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 Technology Teacher for the 2022-2023 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 Pre-K to 8th Grade Technology Teacher
An undergraduate degree (post-graduate degree preferred) in Elementary Education, Technology, or an equivalent program with sufficient course work in Technology.
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 K-8 grade level.
Mission: Allemployees of Royal Palm Academy are expected to contribute to our school mission. The mission expectations include the following:
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.
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 K-8 students and bring an energetic, joyful vibrancy to the classroom experience for our students.
Full-time Teacher: This position is a full-time teacher position. The core expectations of this position must be met before additional duties will be considered. The core expectations for the full-time Technology Teacher include:
Provide a robust, engaging, joyful, vibrant classroom experience related to technology and STEM for K-8 students.
Communicate regularly with parents or guardians, colleagues, deans, and head of school.
Possess a strong classroom management skillset for students in grades K-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.
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:
Experience working in a Catholic school setting is a strong plus but not a hiring prerequisite.
Florida state teaching licensure/certificate is preferred but not a hiring prerequisite.
Practicing Catholic in good standing is preferred but not a hiring prerequisite.
OPTIONAL ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES: Opportunities to expand the core role of full-time teacher exist for the right candidate with the right background of experience and skillset. These additional opportunities are not hiring pre-requisites for the core Technology Teacher position. These optional additional responsibilities include:
Supporting the school as our webmaster and website sysadmin (Finalsite experience a plus but not a pre-requisite)
Supporting the school as our Renweb/FACTS sysadmin
Supporting school special events in a technical and A/V role.
Ability to teach a beginning coding class or experience coding a 3D printer
Starting and moderating an after-school technology or STEM club
Starting and moderating an after-school Robotics club
Creating short promotional and social media videos highlighting school activities
Managing the livestreaming of school events
Promotional graphic arts and graphic design
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: To apply, please submit a Cover Letter and Resume/CV as two electronic documents in Adobe PDF format to Michael Bussman, Head of School, at email@example.com. 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.
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.