Classroom Teacher - Diocese of Bridgeport
Position: Classroom Teacher
Subject Area: Elementary School Classes
Job Title: Elementary School Math Teacher
Job Location: St. Thomas Aquinas School, Fairfield
Beginning: Immediately
Deadline: Open until filled **
District: Diocese of Bridgeport
Bridgeport, CT 06606
Telephone: 203-416-1638
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Job Description:
ELEMENTARY SCHOOL MATH CLASSROOM TEACHER
St. Thomas Aquinas School, Fairfield
OVERVIEW:
Under the direction of the school principal, the elementary 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.
 
FLSA Status:       Exempt
 
RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Recognize/support the unique Catholic Mission of the school by speaking, acting, and instructing consistent with the teachings of the Catholic Church.
  • Active member of a faith community; strives to model the teaching of Jesus by attitude and example.
  • Helps build school’s faith community - demonstrates willingness to participate in and plan school religious and service activities.
  • 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.
  • Promote a safe classroom environment conducive to individualized and small group instruction, and student learning.
  • Current, thorough knowledge of curriculum and subject matter and able to communicate effectively with students; must organize classroom learning and materials to maximize student time on tasks and motivate student learning.
  • Continue to acquire professional knowledge and learning of current developments in the educational field by attending seminars, workshops, professional development, reading professional educational publications, etc.
  • Encourage parental involvement in students' education and ensures effective communication with students and parents.
  • Coordinates with other elementary professional staff members, especially within grade level or PLCs, to evaluate and assess curriculum, and participates in faculty meetings and committees.
  • Develops and uses effective methods of evaluation that are directly related to curriculum objectives and to concepts and skills taught; consistently and effectively evaluates student progress.
  • 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.
  • Cooperates and 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, sound judgment, professional dress and general behavior.
  • Performs other related tasks as assigned by the Principal and Office of 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.
 
BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Working knowledge and strong commitment to the mission of fostering lay leadership in the Catholic Church.
  • Excellent communications skills - written, verbal, public speaking and presentation skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; a self-starter and well-organized; team player; multi-tasker
  • Proficient in computer technology and related educational technology.
  • Flexibility in assessing needs and strategies - adapt appropriately.
 MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Bachelor’s Degree accredited college/university in Education or related discipline to teaching assignment
  • Valid State Teaching Certification in appropriate grade level and/or subject
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
Please submit your cover letter, resume and 3 current letters of recommendation to:
barbara.turner@stasonline.net
 

** District reserves the right to close any Job Posting when a suitable applicant has been found before the deadline date.

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