Courthouse Academy Team
“Academic Excellence in a Caring Environment”
“Preparing English Speaking Students to Become Bilingual Scholars”
Dear Prospective Employee,
Thank you for considering Courthouse Academy as a possible future home! Courthouse Academy is a great place for staff and families alike.
Courthouse Academy serves students from infancy into elementary school in Spanish Immersion classrooms. Courthouse Academy is the premier Spanish Immersion school in the area. What does this mean? This means that our students who are enrolled in Spanish Immersion will be in a classroom with an English speaking teacher and a Spanish speaking teacher. Our students become comfortable understanding and communicating in Spanish and as they advance in grades they will begin to read and write in Spanish as well. In this increasingly global economy being bilingual will serve these children well in their futures.
The staff has the amazing opportunity to help students become the best they can be while becoming bilingual. You will become a member of a team that creates a world – class environment for our students and you will have the satisfaction of knowing that you are impacting the childrens’ futures in a positive way.
Does this interest you? If so, keep reading…
To be part of a world – class program, you need to be something special too. So, what do we expect of you?
We expect you to come to work:
-Excited every day to enrich the lives of the Courthouse students.
-Caring deeply that what you are doing is valuable.
-With an open mind to learn and share with team mates and students.
-Professional in manner, promptness, attitude and dress.
-Prepared to start your day.
-Prepared to interact with the students and engage in meaningful conversation.
My name is Kimberly Pomares and I own Courthouse Academy. It all began when I went in search of a preschool education for my
daughter. I knew what I wanted. I couldn’t find it, so I went out and created it. I opened the school in 1992, renting space in a church. The school started very small, serving fewer than twenty-five 2, 3, and 4 year-olds and has grown over the succeeding years. I developed a greater understanding of the importance of the preschool years after researching early childhood studies. I concluded that it was imperative to provide the highest quality experiences during the early childhood years.
My vision grew and I decided to create the only Spanish Immersion school in Virginia Beach.
In the Spanish Immersion classes one teacher speaks and teaches in English. The second teacher in the classroom speaks and teaches in Spanish. The education and welfare of children continues to be my passion. I want our children to become well-rounded, productive citizens. Becoming bilingual is part of my passion. It affords these children greater opportunities in the future. I know this because I have two grown daughters who are fluent in Spanish. Both are world travelers, have worked abroad, and now both work for an international company. None of which would have happened without Spanish.
In order for Courthouse Academy to be the best place possible for the children, it needs to be the best place possible for the staff!
Julie Salmon, Kathy Hoppe, and I all work hard to make Courthouse Academy a great place to work.
We work daily to live our culture:
We care about your dreams, ideas, thoughts, and opinions. Together, the entire staff makes a great team. We love great ideas and do everything we can to encourage and support you inside your classroom and out. The staff loves that Julie and Kathy’s doors are always open. Stop in, share what’s on your mind…
Why Choose to Work at Courthouse Academy?
- Competitive Compensation
- Paid Professional Development
- Staff & Family Fun Events
- Off-Site Team Building
- Paid Time off
- Opportunities for Advancement
- Flexible Scheduling
PAID TIME OFF
2 Personal Days Off
Paid Professional Development Training
Paid Training Hours
Paid Study Time
STAFF & FAMILY FUN
the Spanish program they have for Students at Courthouse! I KNOW FIRSTHAND what a tremendous advantage learning a second language can be for my students. Teaching Spanish is so fun because you can act out animals, sing about the months,
and dress up while you teach about clothes! Kids are learning while having fun! The look of pride on parents’ faces as they see their child speaking, reading and singing in Spanish is also priceless!” -Jamily Trinidad Kindergarten
“I chose this quote because it truly describes my experience at Courthouse Academy, as well as the method of how I run my classroom. I believe we have
something to learn from others and it doesn’t matter if they are young or old. I am committed to becoming a better teacher because of the wisdom my mentors have given to me. My own style of teaching is evolving and improving. One reason I wanted to become a teacher was because I enjoy learning and I wanted to share my passion with others. I feel a tremendous responsibility to develop and encourage the young minds in my classroom to find their love for learning too. I am proud to announce that I am not just a kindergarten teacher but I am a kindergarten teacher at Courthouse Academy.” –Meaghan Smith Kindergarten
FUN TIMES AT COURTHOUSE ACADEMY
SPANISH & ENGLISH EDUCATION
Elementary, Preschool & Infants