St. John Paul II Catholic High School is seeking the next member of its distinguished faculty. Currently, we are seeking a theology teacher with the ability to teach a wide range of courses in the department, using a Great Books context for curriculum design. Courses could include Morality, Ethics, and Apologetics, but depending on experience and interest, all courses in the department are shared among its members. This is a full-time position.
This staff member would also participate in (but not lead) the school's Catholic formation team, working with a small group of teachers and administrators to run the school's Catholic formational program (small faith groups, Sacraments, retreats, student leaders, etc.).
The school seeks to maintain a fully and authentically Catholic environment. Theology candidates must be practicing Catholics.
** EXPERIENCE WITH HIGH SCHOOL LEVEL INSTRUCTION IS PREFERRED. **
• Responsibilities & Duties •
+ Prepare curriculum documents to include standards, scope and sequences, syllabi, and lesson plans
+ Use appropriate and varied instructional strategies, activities, and materials to promote student success and achievement
+ Consistently monitor student achievement through appropriate and varied formative and summative assessments
+ Update the school's electronic gradebook site (RenWeb) with lesson plans and student grades at least once per week
+ Establish and maintain open communication with students, their parents, and administration
+ Attend faculty meetings, events, and professional development
+ Collaborate with other faculty members for professional, instructional, and supervisory duties
+ Assume a variety of roles in support of student activities outside of class, both during the school day and after normal school hours
+ Requirements +
• A Bachelor's or Master's Degree in Theology from a Catholic university
• A valid Texas Teacher's Certificate, or 12 credit hours in education courses
• Technology Proficiency (word processing, spreadsheets, databases, multimedia presentations, and internet use for educational purposes)
• Qualifications •
+ Be an active Catholic, with a desire and ability to lead young people by example into a deeper communion with our faith, our Blessed Mother, and her Son, Jesus Christ
+ Have knowledge of both curriculum and instruction, and the ability to engage and instruct students in the content area
+ Have the ability to manage a classroom along with student behavior
+ Promptly address student needs through interventions, including modifying instructional approaches
+ Have the ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with students, parents, and co-workers
+ Be a lifelong learner of his/her practice, and have an openness to self-reflect, receive, and implement feedback on improving their teaching skills.
New Braunfels, TX 78132