Under the supervision of the principal, the teacher is a person of faith who strives to achieve the goals of Catholic education; assumes responsibility for the leadership and management of the grades or classes assigned; develops and implements an instructional program according to the needs of the students and the established Diocesan Curriculum Standards; maintains detailed and accurate records as required by the school; establishes positive school-community relationships; continues professional development to remain current with religious and academic certifications; performs any other job-related tasks deemed necessary and/or assigned by the principal.
III. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Strives to achieve the goals of Catholic education:
Embraces and models the Catholic philosophy of education.
Promotes and lives gospel values and Catholic moral teaching.
Upholds the doctrinal teachings of the Catholic Church.
Provides opportunities for faith development of students in the classroom to prepare them for life in today’s Church and society.
Can articulate and give evidence of Catholic living by the example of their lives.
Assumes responsibility for the leadership and management of the classes assigned:
Provides a positive learning environment.
Organizes the classroom to facilitate student learning.
Supervises and provides for the safety, welfare, and care of the students while they are in school.
Works toward the creation of a Catholic community within the classroom and the entire school community.
Teaches in accordance with diocesan and local policies as well as appropriate state laws.
Shows respect for individuals and fairness in dealing with students and parents.
Develops and implements a daily and weekly schedule covering all areas of curriculum.
Develops and implements an instructional program according to the needs of the students and the established Diocesan Curriculum Standards:
Integrates Church’s teachings in all aspects of the curriculum.
Determines levels of student achievement.
Uses appropriate teaching strategies to meet individual student needs.
Uses resources available to promote learning experiences for all students.
Uses a variety of instructional strategies and incorporates technology into instruction.
Refers students for evaluation and consultation when necessary in collaboration with administration and parents.
Includes all students in presentation and discussions.
Evaluates student progress effectively:
Uses a variety of ongoing assessments.
Aligns assessments with goals, objectives, information taught, and instructional guidelines and Curriculum Standards of the Diocese and school.
Provides prompt constructive feedback on student work and performance.
Maintains proper grading and/or reporting system for each student as required by the principal.
Meets deadlines with official classroom reports, attendance, and statistics as required by the principal