Royal Palm Academy is a joyful, vibrant, independent, and family-oriented Catholic PK-8 school located in beautiful Naples, Florida.
Royal Palm Academy has an opening for a full-time Middle School History and Western Civilization Teacher for the 2023-2024 school year. Applications are being accepted immediately and interviews will be scheduled for competitive candidates on a rolling basis until the position is filled.
THE POSITION: Full-time Middle School History and Western Civilization Teacher
An undergraduate degree (post-graduate degree preferred) in History, Humanities, Elementary Education, or an equivalent program such as Philosophy or Theology with sufficient course work in History.
For those who have shifted from a career outside of education or without an education degree or career switcher program, must possess a minimum of 2 years of classroom teaching experience at the 6-12 grade level.
ESSENTIAL SKILLS, DUTIES, AND RESPONSIBILTIES INCLUDE:
Teach and act in accordance with doctrinal and moral teachings of the Catholic Church.
Faculty members are required to fully participate in the Catholic Life of our school, including attending Mass, Prayers, Spiritual Retreats, and other Catholic faith activities.
Middle School faculty members are required to participate in our House System and related programs.
Must display an enthusiastic support of our school mission: "Royal Palm Academy partners with families to provide an education of rich academics with Catholic formation. We teach the mind, educate the heart, and form the character of tomorrow's leaders."
Know, teach, and act consistently in accordance with the mission, philosophy, objectives, policies, and procedures of Royal Palm Academy.
Passionate about teaching middle school aged students, and bring an energetic, joyful vibrancy to the classroom experience for our students.
Provide age-appropriate extended or enrichment opportunities.
Communicate regularly with parents or guardians, colleagues, deans, and head of school.
Possess a strong classroom management skillset for students in grades 6-8.
Plan and execute dynamic lessons aligned with our school's curriculum, differentiated to meet the needs of our diverse student population, and using a variety of instructional strategies that are academically rigorous and highly engaging.
Evaluate academic and social development of each student through a variety of formative and summative assessments.
Proficient with technology, including with Microsoft Office and student information systems. Use our SIS to maintain accurate and current records of student progress and reports.
Professional written and verbal communication skills.
Provide excellent and responsive customer service to our parents and guardians.
Reliable, flexible, organized, hard-working, patient, excellent communication skills, and outstanding with children.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS INCLUDE:
Strong background in classical western civilization studies
Florida state teaching licensure/certificate is preferred but not a hiring prerequisite
Florida Teacher licensure or path to licensure
Practicing Catholic in good standing
Our curriculum for Western Civilization can be described as being traditional and classical. A candidate with experience or education in a traditional, classical, or socratic style education system is a strong plus, but not a hiring prerequisite.
A candidate who is able to articulate to our students how the narrative of history in Western Civilization relates to the Magesterium of the Catholic Church is a strong plus.
PHYSICAL AND OTHER DEMANDS INCLUDE:
Ability to perform repetitive physical tasks such as computer keyboarding, writing, and reading
This position is required to closely monitor students in a variety of locations, inside and outside, including athletic fields and areas with noise and activity
Required to maintain composure and to communicate appropriately in words and actions with students, parents, and fellow teachers
To apply, please submit a Cover Letter and Resume/CV as two electronic documents in Adobe PDF format to Michael Bussman, Head of School. Highly qualified candidates will also include a statement of how their background of education and experience makes them the strongest candidate who is ready to provide an immediate and positive impact on our students at Royal Palm Academy.
INTERESTED IN JOINING OUR TEAM IN ANOTHER ROLE?
Royal Palm Academy is always looking for talented and motivated education professionals to join our team. We have other anticipated full-time and part-time positions available for the 2022-2023 school year. You can find our positions posted on our website at RoyalPalmAcademy.org, CatholicJobs.com, NCEA, FCIS, and NAIS. We invite general applications be sent to Michael Bussman, Head of School.
ABOUT ROYAL PALM ACADEMY
Royal Palm Academy is an independent, Catholic, pre-kindergarten to eighth grade school in Naples, Florida. Our mission is to partner with families to provide an education of rich academics with Catholic formation. Royal Palm Academy teaches the mind, educates the heart, and forms the character of tomorrow's leaders. This mission is pursued through the development of the whole person, integral formation, which encompasses the commitment to teach, to educate, and to form our students.