2023-2024 Teacher – (3K-5K) Children’s Learning Center

Evan Ray

Website Prince of Peace Catholic School

Grades 3K-8th

Position Summary: Children’s Learning Center (CLC) Teacher  

Special teachers make special schools. They shape the trajectory of their students’ lives and make an indelible mark on their souls.  Few professions, we believe, are as important as teaching!

We are looking for teachers who are on fire to serve the Lord and see their profession as a vocation to serve their students and families. We want them to love children, to appreciate their vulnerabilities and their idiosyncrasies, to be gently persistent in helping them grow, and to care about the persons their students are becoming. While the critical mass of our faculty must be Catholic, we welcome applications from teachers of other Christian faiths who understand their teaching as a ministry.

Additionally, we want teachers who understand their profession as a craft, who are always looking for ways to improve, who are self-starters in their professional development, who are collegial in their relationships with other teachers and with administrators, who communicate well with parents, and who care for the success of the whole school, not just their own classrooms.  Excellent teachers are voracious readers in their field, always interested in improving their subject knowledge and pedagogy.

Teachers in the CLC program at Prince of Peace Catholic School (POP), educating students 3-5 years of age, should provide a classroom environment that is both physically and emotionally safe as well as nurturing to children’s bodies, spirits, and minds.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities of the Position:

  • Model the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church, reinforce Catholic identity, and promote Prince of Peace Catholic School’s mission and philosophy
  • Plan, implement, supervise, and maintain a program for a 3K, 4K, or 5K class in accordance with the diocesan standards which incorporates developmentally appropriate activities to help children learn skills in the following areas: language development, numbers and science, social and physical development, art, music, computer skills, and self-control
  • Maintain positive partnerships with parents and communicate students’ progress to parents on a consistent basis
  • Attend all special events at the CLC, including, but not limited to, back-to-school events, Admissions Open Houses, Fine Arts Night and Literacy Night, etc.
  • Develop a positive working relationship with all faculty members, students, and CLC families
  • Plan for instruction with logically sequenced objectives based on adopted curriculum and submit plans according to school policies
  • Develop and use effective methods of evaluation (both formal and informal) that are directly related to curriculum objectives and to concepts and skills taught; consistently and effectively evaluate student progress
  • Maintain current and accurate records (curriculum maps, unit maps, lesson plans, grades) according to school policies
  • Establish a consistent disciplinary approach which promotes self-direction and positive self-image; set high standards for student behavior and manage inappropriate behavior effectively
  • Use relevant technology to support and differentiate instruction
  • Participate in required training, faculty meetings, and professional development; and seek continual professional development opportunities in order to maintain best practices
  • Demonstrate professional responsibility in enforcing diocesan and school policies and regulations
  • Abide by all policies as outlined in the Catholic Schools Office Handbook of Policies and Procedures; TCCB ED Guide to Quality and Effectiveness
  • Be punctual, present and attentive at all duties as stated by the POP faculty handbook.
  • Music teachers should plan and teach (pre-arranged) Christmas, Thanksgiving, Mother’s Day, and end-of-year program songs to the children
  • Spanish teachers should plan and teach basic lessons in Spanish for 3K-5K

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:

  • Demonstrate innovation with curriculum and instruction
  • Exhibit highly developed technology skills
  • Evidence of and participation in continual professional development
  • Effectiveness in organization, communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Strong initiative, ability to manage multiple, competing priorities
  • Collaborate with peers to enhance the work environment and support instructional planning
  • Flexibility in assessing needs and strategies and adapt appropriately in a ministerial environment
  • Be able to manage multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Communicate effectively in both written and verbal form
  • Reporting to the Administration Team, we will look to our teachers to
  • Support the school’s mission and be active in the life and culture of the school and parish community.
  • Represent POP at community functions as needed.
  • Ensure compliance with the policies and procedures of both POP and the Diocese of Dallas.
  • Initiate or develop other programs relative to the job description.
  • Perform all other duties and special projects as assigned by the president/principal/assistant principals.

Performance of this job will be evaluated annually in accordance with the policies of the Diocese of Dallas and Prince of Peace Catholic School. 

Education & Experience:

  • Must meet the minimum requirements for teaching as set forth by the Diocese and TCCB ED
  • Must meet staff development guidelines as set forth by the Diocese and school administration
  • We are open to learning more about your unique background that may contribute to meaningful alternatives to the above qualifications.

Apply: Please submit a cover letter and updated CV to Ms. Evan Ray, Communications Coordinator, at eray@popschool.net.