The Spanish 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.
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; and maintain a work schedule that maximizes availability to students, parents and staff.
Knowledge of the basic teachings of the Catholic Church; Knowledge of the subjects taught, instructional methods and strategies, and curriculum differentiation; knowledge of child development, learning, and behavior; skill in handling multiple tasks simultaneously, pacing and differentiating instruction, motivating and engaging students in the learning process, organizing and relating information in an understandable format, using job-appropriate technology, critical thinking and planning. Ability to maintain confidentiality regarding school matters, manage student behavior in classroom setting, communicate effectively in both written and verbal form, work well with others in the school community, conference with parents upon request and respond to messages in a timely manner, demonstrate gains in student performance that are in keeping with school goals, and respond to individual learning needs.
Bachelor's degree in subject area taught or related field from an accredited American university or equivalent in a foreign country. Must meet the minimum requirements for teaching field as set forth by Diocese and TCCED. Must submit an Ethics and Integrity in Ministry (EIM) application for Ministry within the first week of employment, participate in an EIM Basic abuse prevention training workshop within 60 days of submitting a complete Application for Ministry, and maintain EIM compliance during the entire term of employment. Must meet staff development guidelines as set forth by the Diocese and school administration. Must complete Religion Certification Part 1 within two years of the date of hire, completing a minimum of 25 hours each year.