Saint Patrick Catholic School is currently seeking a Lower School Teacher to nurture and support students in their personal and academic growth beginning August, 16 2023 for the 2023 - 2024 academic year.
Overview Founded in 2005, Saint Patrick Catholic School (Norfolk, Virginia) is an independent Catholic school with an enrollment of approximately 400 students in grades pre-kindergarten through eight. Boasting a vibrant and accomplished team of educators, the school encourages students to develop a growth mindset while creating an educational framework focused on reinforcing six "pillars" of education that support the total formation of each student. Saint Patrick Catholic School is a Glasser Quality School.
Mission Statement Saint Patrick Catholic School educates and nurtures the whole child - mind, body, and spirit to be a Christ-centered, compassionate, and courageous servant leader.
Uphold the school’s vision an authentically Catholic and warmly ecumenical school
Collaborate with faculty, staff and students to establish servant leadership opportunities
Model behavior consistent with Catholic values and teachings
Exhibit professionalism, positive relationships, and appropriate communication with all members of the community
Develop and deliver meaningful, challenging, engaging, and developmentally appropriate learning experiences for student that align with the school's academic standards
Maintain and provide evidence of daily lesson and unit plans and materials that differentiate learning and maximize instructional time
Establish and maintain a safe, respectful, nurturing classroom environment in accordance with the school’s guidelines that fosters the intellectual, social-emotional, spiritual, and physical development of all students.
Conduct ongoing assessments of student learning, and modify instructional methods to fit individual student’s needs; conduct individual and small group instruction as needed
Provide constructive student feedback and grades in accordance with school policy and procedures
Continue to acquire professional knowledge and learn of current developments in the educational field by attending seminars, workshops or professional meetings
Organize and maintain a system for accurate and complete record-keeping, grading, and reporting for all student activities, achievement and attendance as required by school procedures
Ensure effective communication with students and parents; encourage collaboration and provide regular feedback (both written and in-person) to parents
Coordinate with peers, especially within grade level, to evaluate and assess curriculum
Attend regular faculty and department meetings; contribute to teamwork and positive morale
Participate in faith formation experiences
Perform other duties as directed by school administration
Experience with classroom management and working with digital technologies
Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, possess strong interpersonal skills, and be able to solve problems without sacrificing relationships
Must be able to sit or stand for long periods of time
Must be able to lift at least 50 pounds, climb stairs, bend, crouch, crawl, stoop and run
Committed to serving as a role model for students
Authorized to work in the US
Education and Experience
Bachelor’s degree in Education or a related field
2-4 years of teaching experience, preferably in a Lower School
Licensed by the Virginia Department of Education (preferred)
Competitive salaries based on experience
Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance plans
Disability and Life Insurance plans
Retirement plan with company match
Saint Patrick Catholic School is an equal opportunity employer and considers all applicants for positions without regard to race, color, sex, age, national origin, veteran status, disability, or genetic information.