2023-2024 Social Studies Teacher (9-12)


Website jpiihsplano John Paul II High School - Plano, TX

John Paul II High School - Plano, TX

John Paul II High School (JPII), an increasingly multicultural, next-generation Catholic college preparatory high school, is serving families in the greater Collin County area. As we look forward to the upcoming school year, we need a new Social Studies teacher to join our family to support us in our commitment to form inclusive, effective, and ethical servant leaders. We focus on a formative approach to education, which honors the whole person spiritually, emotionally, academically, and physically. Please visit our website (here) to find out more about our mission, vision, and unity statement.

Position Start Date: August 1, 2023

Does your background include some of these educational and certification achievements?

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university.
  • Valid Texas teaching certificate with required endorsements or training for subject and level assigned (Social Studies Composite preferred).
  • Demonstrated competency in the core academic subject area assigned.
  • High School Social Studies teaching experience preferred.
  • Advanced Placement teaching experience preferred.
  • Master’s degree preferred but not required.
  • Being a member of the Catholic faith preferred but not required.

What other special knowledge and skills might you bring to our students and community?

  • Knowledge of Social Studies curriculum and instruction.
  • Demonstrated ability and zeal for improving students’ reading and writing skills.
  • Love for instructing students by creating an enriching, well-managed learning environment.
  • Passion and strong ability for working with a diverse group of students (academically, racially, ethnically, and culturally).
  • Strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills.

We are open to learning more about your unique background that may contribute to meaningful alternatives to the above qualifications.

We will look to you to:

  • Be a positive and inspirational role model for all students. Model the 5 Rs expected of students and staff (Respect, Responsibility, Role Model, Reverence, and Resilience).
  • Create an inclusive classroom environment where all students feel they belong and can achieve their full potential. Manage student behavior in accordance with the handbook.
  • Use innovative learning methods for the spiritual, social, emotional, and physical development of each student.
  • Develop and implement lesson plans that fulfill the requirements of the school’s curriculum program and show written evidence of preparation as required. Lessons should reflect students’ accommodations communicated by JPII Learning Specialists for differences in individual student learning methods. Integrate Catholic Social Teachings and values into lessons when appropriate.
  • Plan and use appropriate instructional and learning strategies, activities, materials, equipment, and technology that reflect understanding of the learning styles and needs of students assigned and present subject matter according to guidelines established by the handbook and the Social Studies curriculum maps.
  • Conduct ongoing assessment of student achievement and analyze test data for major tests administered in class.
  • Establish and maintain open and frequent communication and a professional relationship with parents, students, colleagues, and community.
  • Attend all required school/team meetings and actively participate in staff development. This includes being a team player with other members of staff/department to determine instructional goals, objectives, and methods according to school requirements.
  • Assume responsibility for school programs/initiatives. Sponsor activities and participate in other duties as assigned by the President and/or Principal of the school.
  • Maintain a current program of professional growth by keeping abreast of research studies, participating in workshops, seminars, professional organizations, and/or advanced coursework at colleges or universities.
  • Demonstrate personal grooming, good health practices and conduct expected of professional personnel, complying with school and diocesan regulations.

Performance of this job will be evaluated annually in accordance with the policies of the Diocese of Dallas and John Paul II High School.

Letter of interest, current resume, including significant accomplishments, and non-original copies of transcripts to:

Mr. Mark Crawford
Human Resources Manager
John Paul II High School
900 Coit Road
Plano, Texas  75075

Salary: Commensurate with experience and competitive with local schools. Benefit package included.

Days: 194 Days (prorated)

Interviews conducted as needed.