Classroom Teacher - Diocese of Bridgeport
Position: Classroom Teacher
Subject Area: Science
Job Title: Science Teacher - Middle School (Part Time)
Job Location: St. Catherine of Siena, Trumbull
Beginning: Immediately
Deadline: Open until filled **
District: Diocese of Bridgeport
Bridgeport, CT 06606
Telephone: 203-416-1669
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Job Description:
Middle School Science Teacher, Part-time
St. Catherine of Siena School, Trumbull


OVERVIEW
Under the direction of the school principal, the elementary classroom teacher is responsible for supporting the school and Diocese of Bridgeport in its mission.  He/she facilitates student success and growth in academic and interpersonal skills by implementing diocesan approved curriculum; documenting teaching and student progress/activities/outcomes; addressing specific educational needs of individual students creating a flexible, safe and optimal learning environment; 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
Recognizes, supports 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 and open to the importance of personal faith journey; 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 incorporates school and diocesan curriculum objectives in lesson plans.
Promotes classroom environment that's safe and conducive to individualized, small group instruction & student learning.
Demonstrates competence in teaching by having 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 educational field by attending seminars, workshops, professional development, reading professional educational publications, etc.
Encourages parental involvement in students' education and ensure 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.
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, 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.

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 teaching experience
Successful prior teaching experience for the appropriate grade level

If interested please complete the CT Reap Application and include your cover letter, resume and 3 letters of recommendation.

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