Elementary Teachers (Pre-K- 5)

Employer: 
St. Mary's Catholic School - West, TX
Contact Name: 
Ericka Sammon
Email Address: 
ericka.sammon@stmaryswest.com
Phone Number: 
(254) 826-5991 Fax: (254) 826-7047
Job Description: 

Job Summary:
The Classroom Teacher plans, guides, and evaluates the learning process of students. This position reports to the principal and has decision-making responsibilities within the framework of school policies, philosophy, organization, and curriculum.

Duties: 

Essential Duties:
• Support and uphold the philosophy of Catholic education and the mission of the school.
• Act as a witness to Gospel values by modeling the teachings of the Catholic Church.
• Support and adhere to the Standards of Conduct and policies and procedures of the school.
• Plan for instruction with logically sequenced objectives based on adopted curriculum and submit plans according to the school policies.
• Provide appropriate material and resources for students to engage in learning.
• Use effective instructional methods and models according to professional standard practice.
• Use varied assessment tools to perform both formative and summative assessments.
• Provide instruction and assessment for understanding.
• Maintain current and accurate records according to school policies.
• Practice positive, consistent discipline in the management of the classroom.
• Communicate with parents regarding academic, behavioral, and safety concerns.
• Maintain a work schedule that maximizes availability to students, parents, and staff.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
• Knowledge of the basic teachings of the Catholic Church.
• Knowledge of subjects taught, instructional methods and strategies, and curriculum differentiation.
• Knowledge of child development, learning, and behavior.
• Skill in handling multiple tasks simultaneously.
• Skill in pacing and differentiating instruction.
• Skill in motivating and engaging students in the learning process.
• Skill in organizing and relating information in an understandable format.
• Skill in using job-appropriate technology.
• Skill in critical thinking and planning.
• Skill in demonstrating professionalism in conduct, demeanor, and work habits.
• Skill in collaborating with peers to enhance the work environment and support instructional planning.
• Ability to maintain confidentiality regarding school matters.
• Ability to manage student behavior in classroom setting.
• Ability to communicate effectively in both written and verbal form.
• Ability to work well with others in the school community.
• Ability to conference with parents upon request and respond to messages in a timely manner.
• Ability to demonstrate gains in student performance that are in keeping with school goals.
• Ability to respond to individual learning needs.

Minimum Qualifications: 

Education:
• Bachelor’s degree in subject taught or related field from an accredited American university or equivalent in a foreign country.

How to Apply: 

Applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to Ericka Sammon, Principal, at ericka.sammon@stmaryswest.com or via fax to 254-826-7047.