Classroom Teacher - Diocese of Bridgeport
Position: Classroom Teacher
Subject Area: World Languages
Job Title: Spanish Teacher - PT
Job Location: Holy Trinity Catholic Academy, Shelton, CT
Beginning: Aug 01, 2024
Deadline: Open until filled **
District: Diocese of Bridgeport
Bridgeport, CT 06606
Telephone: 203-416-1638
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Job Description:
Spanish Teacher, Part Time - Two days per week
Holy Trinity Catholic Academy - Shelton, Connecticut

OVERVIEW
Under the direction of the school principal, the part time Spanish Teacher is responsible for supporting the school and 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 and safe learning environment; providing feedback to students, parents and administration regarding student progress.  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
  • Instruct students to speak, read, and write Spanish language.
  • Teach Spanish curriculum as developmentally appropriate and adjust accordingly to each grade level, PreK through grade eight.
  • Introduce students to the culture, customs, and history of places where the language is spoken.
  • Recognizes and supports the unique Catholic Mission of the school by speaking, acting, and instructing consistent with teachings of the Catholic Church.
  • Is an active member of a faith community.
  • 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 safe classroom environment 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; 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 educational field.
  • Encourages parental involvement in students' education and ensure effective communication with students and parents.
  • Coordinates with other elementary professional staff members to evaluate and assess curriculum. Participates in faculty meetings and committees.
  • Develops/uses effective methods of evaluation directly related to curriculum objectives and to concepts taught; effectively evaluates student progress.
  • Establishes consistent disciplinary approach which promotes self-direction and positive self-image; manages inappropriate behavior effectively as per school/diocesan policies.
  • Cooperates with school and diocesan administration; works effectively with all staff members to promote positive relationships with students and parents.
  • Demonstrates professional responsibility in enforcing diocesan and school policies and regulations.
  • Maintains confidentiality of information, 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. 
BASIC QUALIFICATIONS
  • Spanish language written and verbal proficiency and linguistic knowledge, including grammar, vocabulary, language structure, and pronunciation.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Spanish or equivalent knowledge and experience with Spanish language.
  • Excellent written, verbal, public speaking and presentation skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; self-starter, well-organized; multi-tasker.
  • Proficient in computer technology and related educational technology.
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 send cover letter, resume and three letters of recommendation to llani@diobpt.org

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