Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy is a Catholic, Dominican, independent, college-preparatory, day and boarding high school whose mission is to educate young women for a life of faith, integrity and truth. We seek an experienced Religion teacher for a 4.5/5 time position for the 2019-2020 academic year. This position will include 4 sections of Religion and advising 10 students. Successful candidates must have a strong foundation in Catholic theology, keep abreast of current topics in the Church, and have knowledge of current trends in religious pedagogy. The ideal candidate will be experienced in integrating technology into their teaching, and ready to consider emerging technologies to enhance learning and student engagement. We are looking for a teacher who will participate in the school community outside the classroom, to support the mission of the school, and to collaborate with colleagues in interdisciplinary research based assignments. As part of an integrated and dynamic faculty, all teachers are involved in co-curricular programs and should share in a commitment to a holistic approach to educating young women.
FSHA educators are members of an innovative learning environment where committed teachers develop intentionally designed curriculums. Faculty is engaged in a 1:1 MacBook program, curriculum/ programming redesign and mapping, and teacher-driven professional learning communities. Dedicated to teaching and learning in a supportive and collegial atmosphere, our faculty “shares out” on best practices, technological integration, and instructional strategies via blogs, small group learning sessions, and visits to each other’s classrooms.
Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
Diversity is a vital element of Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy’s mission to educate young women for a life of faith, integrity and truth. At FSHA, we seek to create and sustain a vibrant, inclusive community and we value and appreciate the uniqueness contained within each person so as to honor the diversity of God’s creation.
The ideal candidate will:
commit to the mission of Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy and the formation and education of women.
be a practicing Catholic who is willing to model what it means to engage in a mature adult faith life.
be able to create an environment in the classroom and in all areas of co-curricular responsibility that nurtures the development of faith, integrity and truth.
design and implement regular formative and summative assessments to measure student learning; possess knowledge of best pedagogical practices in religious education.
be familiar with the USCCB’s secondary religion curriculum framework
hold Archdiocesan certification or be willing to complete the program within five years
Demonstrate a strong commitment to equitable and inclusive classroom practices
be proficient in curriculum planning, instruction, and assessment.
be willing to serve on a collaborative team as a research advisor
have experience with academic technology and/or an enthusiastic willingness to be trained to employ new tools.
demonstrate skill in fostering a learner-centered classroom environment and challenge students to apply knowledge to real-life problems.
be a reflective educator who models intellectual curiosity and is able to distill complicated and nuanced theological, catechetical, and canonical topics into formats accessible and relatable to high school students.
actively participate in the school’s culture of inquiry and seek out opportunities for professional development to enhance content knowledge and pedagogical skill.
possess a BA in Theology or Religious Studies or other relevant area from a Catholic institution. A Master’s degree in Theology, Religious Studies, or Education and 3-5 years high school teaching is preferred.
To find out more, visit us at www.fsha.org. FSHA offers a rich and supportive environment, competitive salary and benefits, and a chance to make a difference in this important position. If this sounds like the career move you’ve been looking for, send your cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please put the job title in the subject line.
Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage qualified minorities, females, disabled persons, and veterans to apply. We evaluate all applicants without unlawful consideration of race, color, age, religion, gender, marital status, disability, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.