Classroom Teacher - Diocese of Bridgeport
Position: Classroom Teacher
Subject Area: Language Arts (English)
Job Title: High School English Teacher
Job Location: Kolbe Cathedral HS, Bridgeport
Beginning: Immediately
Deadline: Open until filled **
District: Diocese of Bridgeport
Bridgeport, CT 06606
Telephone: 203-416-1638
Job Description:
POSITION:  High School English Teacher (1.0)
LOCATION: Kolbe Cathedral High School, Bridgeport

Kolbe Cathedral  High School is a Roman Catholic coeducational, college preparatory school under the direction of the Diocese of Bridgeport.

Under the direction of the school principal, the classroom teacher is responsible for supporting the school and the Diocese of Bridgeport in its mission.  He/she is to facilitate student success and growth in academic and interpersonal skills through implementing diocesan approved curriculum; documenting teaching and student progress/activities/outcomes; addressing specific educational needs of individual students and by creating a flexible, safe and optimal learning environment; and providing feedback to students, parents and administration regarding student progress, expectations, goals, etc.  Educators are engaged in a school conducted by the Roman Catholic Church for the express purpose of education in the academic, social, moral and religious values promulgated by the Church.
  • Recognizes and supports the unique Catholic Mission of the school by speaking, acting, and instructing consistent with the teachings of the Catholic Church.
  • Gives evidence of lived Gospel values by helping to build the school’s faith community by a demonstrated willingness to participate in religious and service activities; strives to model the teaching of Jesus by attitude and example.
  • Demonstrates effective planning skills by preparing lessons designed to implement stated goals and objectives and by incorporating school and diocesan curriculum objectives in lesson plans.
  • Promotes a classroom environment that is safe and conducive to individualized and small group instruction, and student learning.
  • Demonstrates competence in teaching by having a current, thorough knowledge of curriculum and subject matter and be able to communicate effectively with students; be able to organize classroom learning and materials to maximize student time on tasks as well as motivate student learning.
  • Continues to acquire professional knowledge and learning of current developments in the educational field by attending seminars, workshops, professional development, reading professional educational publications, etc.
  • Ensures effective communication with students and parents and encourages parental involvement in students' education.
  • Coordinates with other teaching professional staff members, especially within PLCs, to evaluate and assess curriculum, and participates in faculty meetings and committees.
  • Develops and uses effective methods of assessment that are directly related to curriculum objectives and to concepts and skills taught; consistently and effectively evaluates student progress.
  • Proficiency in the use of computer technology and related educational technology.
  • Establishes a consistent disciplinary approach which promotes self-direction and positive self-image; sets high standards for student behavior and manages inappropriate behavior effectively as per school/diocesan policies.
  • Maintains a functional and pleasant learning environment.
  • Cooperates with school and diocesan administration; works effectively with all staff members to promote positive relationships with students and parents.
  • At all times demonstrates professional responsibility in enforcing diocesan and school policies and regulations.
  • Maintains confidentiality of information, displays sound judgment in professional dress and general behavior.
  • Performs other related tasks as assigned by the Principal and Diocesan Office Administrators as designated by the Superintendent of Schools. 
Note:    The above description is illustrative of tasks and responsibilities.  It is not meant to be all inclusive of every task or responsibility.
  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in education or related discipline applicable to teaching assignment
  • Valid State Teaching Certification
  • Practicing Roman Catholic, in good standing
  • Master’s Degree 
  • Demonstrated experience teaching in a Catholic School
  • Successful prior teaching experience for the appropriate grade level and/or subject
Please email Mr. Henry Rondon at with information and apply through CTreap

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