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
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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.

OVERVIEW: 
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.
 
RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • 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.
 
 MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in education or related discipline applicable to teaching assignment
  • Valid State Teaching Certification
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • 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 Hrondon@Kolbecaths.org with information and apply through CTreap
 

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