Elementary School Teacher


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St Monica Catholic School

Ministerial Character

Catholic schools in the Diocese of Dallas are canonically obedient to the Bishop and assist him in fulfilling his ministry and canonical obligations.  Pastors, presidents, and principals serve as leaders of the schools to make Christ’s mission present and enduring in the schools.  In order to fulfill Christ’s mission, the school leaders employ suitable, chosen collaborators, sharing with them Christ’s mission and entrusting to them various responsibilities.

Positions employed at St. Monica help extend the ministry of the School leaders in particular ways as outlined in the job description.  The employee in this position is closely connected to and assists the School leaders in the performance of their ministry and, therefore, engages in ministry for the Church.

Job Summary

The Classroom Teacher plans, guides, and evaluates the learning process of students.  This position reports to the principal/president and has decision-making responsibilities within the framework of school policies regarding curriculum, student development and discipline.

Essential Duties

Support and uphold the philosophy of Catholic education and the mission of the school.

Act as a witness to Gospel values by modeling the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church.

Continuously grow in your ministry by participating in religious ceremonies, training sessions, and reflection activities as directed.

Support and adhere to the Standards of Conduct and policies and procedures of the school.

Plan for instruction with logically sequenced objectives based on adopted curriculum and submit plans according to the school policies.

Provide appropriate material and resources for students to engage in learning.

Use effective instructional methods and models according to professional standard practice.

Use varied assessment tools to perform both formative and summative assessments.

Provide instruction and assessment for understanding.

Maintain current and accurate records according to school policies.

Practice positive, consistent discipline in the management of the classroom.

Communicate with parents regarding academic, behavioral, and safety concerns.

Maintain a work schedule that maximizes availability to students, parents, and staff.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of the basic teachings of the Catholic Church

Knowledge of instructional methods/strategies and curriculum differentiation

Knowledge of child and adolescent development, learning, and behavior

Knowledge of the content and the methods of religious education

Knowledge of effective assessment methods

Able to communicate effectively in both written and verbal form

Able to work well with others in the school community

Able to work independently and self-motivate

Skill in job appropriate technology

Skill in critical thinking and planning

Skill in organization management and delegation of responsibilities

Skill in using group process skills effectively with various school communities

Minimum Qualifications


Bachelor’s degree in subject taught or related field from an accredited American university or equivalent in a foreign country.


None required.

Certifications and Training:

Valid Texas driver’s license.
Must meet the minimum requirements for teaching field as set forth by the Diocese and TCCB ED.
Must meet staff development guidelines as set forth by the Diocese and school administration.
Must complete Religion Certification as directed by the Diocese of Dallas.

Interested applicants should complete an online application with the Catholic Schools Office at www.csodallas.org and contact Kelly Lynch at klynch@stmonicaschool.org.