The RELIGION TEACHER plans, organizes, and implements the Mount de Sales Academy instructional program in a Catholic learning environment that guides and encourages students to develop and fulfill their academic potential. This position requires professional certification or pursuit of certification and knowledge of technology programs that support instruction and student recordkeeping. This is a full-time job during the school year and reports to the Vice Principal of Academics.
Duties and Responsibilities
The following description attempts to point out some of the roles that are common to
most teachers and teaching situations.
Initiates, directs and evaluates learning
Implements the content and curriculum effectively
Stimulates convergent and divergent thinking
Encourages self-initiated learning and responsible self-direction
Guides students in applying knowledge and skills to new problem-solving situations
Inspires others by his/her own integrity and example
Is computer literate and encourages the use of technology
Creates a democratic classroom atmosphere
Permits cooperative planning involving students
Helps students become self-disciplined
Attempts to meet the individual needs through individualized or small group instruction
PREPARATION OF MATERIALS
Prepares yearly course syllabi and course requirements
Duplicates materials, previews films and filmstrips, tapes, and records
Ensures that materials and AV equipment, etc. are readily available for class
Plans interesting and varied approaches for presenting content materials
Addresses multiple learning styles in lesson planning
Prepares questions for discussion
Correlates home assignments with lessons taught
Gears field trips to the age, interest, and needs of the students. Field trips are not required [maximum of one or two (1-2) per year]
Engages in long-range as well as weekly planning
Participates actively in faculty meetings, diocesan and school in-service
Accepts membership on school committees
Attends educational workshops and conferences
Continues study for further development through in-service courses or courses for advanced degrees; keeps abreast of happenings in the field of education
Belongs to professional organizations
Subscribes to one or more professional magazines or uses those available through the school
Respects and supports colleagues; works cooperatively with them
Works with Department Head to prepare Department Budget
Uses proper requisition forms for purchases, work orders, sick leave, etc.
Respects and follows the directives of MDSA administration
Exercises good housekeeping by keeping room neat, orderly and pleasing to the eye: bulletin boards, materials, book shelves, learning environment, etc.
Maintains confidentiality of appropriate information relating to the school, student, and parents.
Performs any other tasks as deemed necessary and appropriate for the proper operation of the school, the teaching-learning process and the faith environment of the classroom and Mount de Sales Academy
CLERICAL AND NON-CLERICAL RESPONSIBILITIES
Keeps accurate attendance records
Prepares, records and returns written assignments
Checks home assignments
Evaluates student work and records progress
Completes report cards, Interim Reports; turns in grades on time
Completes other reports by Department Heads or Administration of MDSA
Moderates extra-curricular activities as requested by Administration
Assists in the supervision of the Dining Hall when requested
Meets deadlines set by the Administration
Provides opportunities that would enable the teacher to know each student as an individual; to respect the dignity of each person
Imparts Gospel values for daily living
Conducts interviews and/or gives one-on-one attention to problems/concerns of students
Assists students toward a healthy self-image
Refers students with problems to personnel qualified to address their need(s)
REPORTING TO PARENTS
Attends school related activities (general sessions; special forums) and meetings as scheduled or requested
Provides responses to correspondence; returns phone calls requested by parents
Informs parents of student progress via various communication procedures
Holds informal meetings with parents at school
Conducts formal parent conferences
A commitment to the mission and vision of Catholic education in general and Mount de Sales Academy in particular.
Working knowledge of MS Office suite, instructional software, and on line grade administration
Punctuality and adherence to schedules.
Manifests an attitude of enthusiasm for learning
Exemplifies a positive, loving and forgiving spirit toward those being taught and/or disciplined
Holds a Bachelor, Master or Doctoral degree from an accredited educational institution.
Successful teaching experience or have the qualities of becoming an excellent teacher.
Good interpersonal skills.
Possess skills and knowledge of technology resources.
Catonsville, MD 21228