Highly competitive salary, relocation assistance, performance incentive bonus, and outstanding benefits for top-tier educators.
4 Year Degree
4 openings available.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Are you a dedicated Catholic educator with a passion for fostering academic excellence and spiritual growth?
Royal Palm Academy proudly presents the Saint John Bosco Outstanding Educators Initiative—an exclusive opportunity for exceptional teachers committed to shaping the hearts and minds of our students. As we prepare for the 2024-2025 school year, we extend an invitation to exceptional Catholic educators to become part of our world-class team and contribute to the transformative growth taking place at our premier independent Catholic school in beautiful Naples, Florida.
About Us: Located in sunny Naples, Florida, Royal Palm Academy is a vibrant and family-centered Catholic Pre-K through 8th-grade school. Our mission is to partner with our families to deliver rich academics with Catholic formation, cultivating the intellect, spirit, and character of tomorrow's leaders. Grounded in our resolute Catholic values, we provide an academic environment that nurtures both scholastic excellence and spiritual development.
The Initiative: Our Saint John Bosco Outstanding Educators Initiative is a beacon, guiding us towards our ambitious goal: to become a nationally recognized leader in Catholic education. Royal Palm Academy is on an exciting journey to achieve this distinction, characterized by a vibrant Catholic identity, an outstanding curriculum, academic excellence, a top-tier Athletic program, vibrant student experiences, and a warm, close-knit family environment.
We're not merely seeking educators; we're on the lookout for the nation's foremost talents in Catholic education. Our aim is to assemble a team of passionate educators who yearn to channel their love, skills, passion, and dedication into the most purposeful endeavor. Join us in this passionate and dedicated environment, where your contribution will shape not only the lives of our students but also the future of Catholic education in our country.
Position:Seeking applications for Outstanding Teachers in Kindergarten to 8th Grade
Compensation:Highly competitive salary, relocation assistance, performance incentive bonus, and outstanding benefits for top-tier educators.
Required Qualifications (Must Possess One of the Following):
A practicing Catholic in good-standing.
An undergraduate degree or equivalent certification in Elementary Education, Early Childhood Education, or a Teaching and Education-related program.
For those without an education degree or certification, a minimum of 2 years of lead teacher classroom experience at the K-8 level.
Florida State teacher certification for K-8 teacher positions is highly preferred (or in progress). A minimum of 5+ years of K-8 lead teacher experience, in Catholic or Independent school settings, will be given strong consideration in lieu of certification.
Recent graduates of Catholic Colleges and Universities who possess an Education degree and plan to work towards certification are also invited to apply. (Certification assistance is available for outstanding candidates).
Essential Skills, Duties, and Responsibilities Include:
Alignment with Mission: Display 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."
Catholic Values: Teach and act in accordance with the doctrinal and moral teachings of the Catholic Church.
Passionate Dedication: Bring an energetic, joyful vibrancy to the classroom experience for our students.
School Alignment: Know, teach, and act consistently in accordance with the mission, philosophy, objectives, policies, and procedures of Royal Palm Academy.
Enhanced Learning: Provide age-appropriate extended or enrichment opportunities.
Effective Communication: Regularly communicate with parents or guardians, colleagues, deans, and the head of school.
Classroom Management: Possess a strong classroom management skillset.
Dynamic Instruction: 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.
Student Assessment: Evaluate academic and social development of each student through a variety of formative and summative assessments.
Tech Proficiency: Be proficient with technology, including Microsoft Office and student information systems. Use our SIS to maintain accurate and current records of student progress and reports.
Communication: Demonstrate professional written and verbal communication skills.
Customer Service: Provide excellent and responsive customer service to our parents and guardians.
Traits: Be reliable, flexible, organized, hard-working, patient, possess excellent communication skills, and be outstanding with children.
Catholic Background: Practicing Catholic in good standing and able to teach Catholic theology.
Catholic School Experience: Previous experience in a Catholic PK-8 school setting is a plus but not a hiring pre-requisite.
Teaching Experience: Prior experience teaching in Grades K-8, or experience student teaching.
Orton-Gillingham: Experience with Orton-Gillingham (K-3) (not a hiring pre-requisite, training is available).
Physical and Other Demands Include:
Ability to perform repetitive physical tasks such as computer keyboarding, writing, and reading.
Closely monitor students in various locations, inside and outside, including athletic fields and areas with noise and activity.
Maintain composure and communicate appropriately in words and actions with students, parents, and fellow teachers.
To Apply:To apply, please submit a Resume/CV as an electronic document in Adobe PDF format to Michael Bussman, Head of School, at email@example.com. A cover letter or email describing your interest in joining RPA is optional.
The Application Process:
Email Michael Bussman, Head of School, with your Resume/CV and express your interest.
Exploratory Phone Call—Not an interview, but an opportunity to discuss joining Royal Palm Academy with Michael Bussman, and help determine if there is mutual interest in continuing the application process.
Virtual Interview (or in-person if local)
Essay, Writing Sample, Personality Assessment
Candidate invited to travel (Paid) to Royal Palm Academy and Naples, FL
Tour our campus, meet fellow teachers, final interview with admin team
Welcome to the Royal Palm Academy team!
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. Join us in shaping the future of Catholic education at Royal Palm Academy.