Elementary Classroom and Religion Teacher - Classical
Diocese of Austin Catholic Schools
Location: Taylor, Texas
Type: Full Time
Required Education: 4 Year Degree
Internal Number: 305312
St. Mary's Catholic School in Taylor, Texas, is currently seeking a 2nd Grade Elementary Classroom/Religion Teacher for delivery of our classical methodologies in a self-contained classroom, along with sacramental preparation for First Reconciliation and First Communion (taught through our Religion program).
The oldest private school in the county (125 years old!), SMCS serves PK3-12th grade students. We are the first school in the Diocese to return to our Classical roots, and the first school in Texas to open a Chesterton Academy (an international network of joyfully Catholic, Classical high schools). St. Mary's has implemented a classical instructional program that includes integrated History, Literature, and Religion, formal logic curriculum, rigorous Great Books/Classic Literature studies, and a focus on the pursuit of Truth, Beauty, and Goodness.
We are known for our infectious Christian joy, welcoming family atmosphere, and outstanding service and academic formation. Educating in wisdom and virtue, St. Mary's Catholic School is centered on Christ in all that we do!
Requires: Bachelor's degree. Must be a practicing Catholic in good standing with the Church in order to teach the Religion content in the classroom. Classical education and/or classical teaching experience preferred.
Catholic schools in the Diocese of Austin are canonically obedient to the Bishop and assist him in fulfilling his ministry and canonical obligations. Pastors, presidents, and principals serve as leaders of the schools to make Christ's mission present and enduring in the schools. In order to fulfill Christ's mission, the school leaders employ suitable, chosen collaborators, sharing with them Christ's mission and entrusting to them various responsibilities.
Positions employed in this School help extend the ministry of the School leaders in particular ways as outlined in the job description. The employee in this position is closely connected to and assists the School leaders in the performance of their ministry and, therefore, engages in ministry for the Church.
The teacher plans, guides, and evaluates the learning process of students. This position reports to the principal and has decision-making responsibilities within the framework of school policies, philosophy, organization, and curriculum.
Support and uphold the philosophy of Catholic education and the mission of the school.
Act as a witness to Gospel values by modeling the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church.
Continuously grow in your ministry by participating in religious ceremonies, training sessions, and reflection activities as directed.
Support and adhere to the Standards of Conduct and policies and procedures of the school.
Plan for instruction with logically sequenced objectives based on adopted curriculum and submit plans according to the school policies.
Provide appropriate material and resources for students to engage in learning.
Use effective instructional methods and models according to professional standard practice.
Use varied assessment tools to perform both formative and summative assessments.
Provide instruction and assessment for understanding.
Maintain current and accurate records according to school policies.
Practice positive, consistent discipline in the management of the classroom.
Communicate with parents regarding academic, behavioral, and safety concerns.
Maintain a work schedule that maximizes availability to students, parents, and staff.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Knowledge of the basic teachings of the Catholic Church.
Knowledge of subjects taught, instructional methods and strategies, and curriculum differentiation.
Knowledge of child development, learning, and behavior.
Skill in handling multiple tasks simultaneously.
Skill in pacing and differentiating instruction.
Skill in motivating and engaging students in the learning process.
Skill in organizing and relating information in an understandable format.
Skill in using job-appropriate technology.
Skill in critical thinking and planning.
Skill in demonstrating professionalism in conduct, demeanor, and work habits.
Skill in collaborating with peers to enhance the work environment and support instructional planning.
Ability to maintain confidentiality regarding school matters.
Ability to manage student behavior in classroom setting.
Ability to communicate effectively in both written and verbal form.
Ability to work well with others in the school community.
Ability to conference with parents upon request and respond to messages in a timely manner.
Ability to demonstrate gains in student performance that are in keeping with school goals.
Ability to respond to individual learning needs.
Bachelor's degree in subject taught or related field from an accredited American university or equivalent in a foreign country.
Classical teaching experience preferred
Certifications and Training:
Valid Texas driver's license.
Must maintain compliance with the Diocese of Austin Ethics and Integrity in Ministry (EIM) policies throughout the employment period.
Must meet the minimum requirements for teaching field as set forth by the Diocese and TCCB ED.
Must meet staff development guidelines as set forth by the Diocese and school administration.
Must complete Religion Certification Part 1 within two years of the date of hire, completing a minimum of 25 hours each year.
All employees of the school are engaged in ministry and closely tied to the Principal in the exercise of the Principal's ministry and obligations to the school.
The school is an at-will employer.
Working in a fast-paced environment with priorities and plans that may change rapidly.
Working on weekends, evenings, and some holidays may be required.
Will be exposed to religious ceremonies, conduct, and speech including Christian prayer and Catholic liturgical celebrations. Staff meetings and other functions may open and close with Christian prayer.
Will be required to adhere to established dress codes and conduct standards.
All buildings and vehicles owned by the school are tobacco-free.
May be required to use personal or school vehicles to drive to off-site locations.
Traveling within and outside the school to meetings and other events may be required, and travel may include overnight lodging.
Must maintain a work schedule that maximizes availability to students, parents, colleagues, and administration.
Will be required to work in multiple educational settings.
For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.
Catholic Schools in the Diocese of Austin is a community of parents, teachers and administrators, clergy and religious with values rooted in the Catholic Faith, all working together to provide our students with a strong foundation for life. The Office of Catholic Schools, in service to principals and communities, assists Catholic schools in the formation of its members in their spiritual, intellectual, emotional, physical and social lives. The schools, in turn, provide opportunities for its students, families, faculty, staff and board members to grow in a commitment to be faithful disciples of Jesus Christ. The office also coordinates accreditation, curriculum, testing, training and policy development for the approximately 571 teachers serving in the schools. All of the diocesan schools follow an accreditation process that is prescribed by the Texas Catholic Conference, approved by the Texas Education Agency, and directed by the diocesan superintendent’s office.
Catholic Schools in the Diocese of Austin form a unified school system made up of 22 Catholic schools ranging from Pre-K to 12th grade that collectively educate over 5,300 students across Central Texas. The entire schoo...l system stretches from the city of West in the north to Buda in the south, and from Bryan-College Station area in the east to Killeen in the west.