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St. Rita Catholic School has an opening for a full-time third-grade teacher for the 2024-2025 school year. In 2024-2025, the third grade will be four homeroom sections supported by two full-time instructional aides and an Instructional Support Specialist who works with both third and fourth grade.
FIRST THROUGH FOURTH GRADE PROGRAM PHILOSOPHY:
St. Rita Catholic School’s Elementary Program builds foundational academic competence through a variety of elementary curricula designed to differentiate students’ learning styles and knowledge and taught in a student-centered classroom. Elementary teachers seek to tap into their students’ natural curiosity with authentic, real-life experiences in an environment encouraging students to take risks and hone their voices. From the First through the Fourth grade, the school’s progressive pedagogy builds a literacy framework – language competency – that is a gateway to all forms of learning and understanding. Classroom teachers also intentionally work to develop fluency in elementary mathematics, religion, and literature. Developing elementary knowledge, skills, and experiences serves our belief that the framework for understanding begins with a firm foundation.
ELEMENTARY INSTRUCTOR’S SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Utilizing The College and Heaven Standards set forth by the Diocese of Dallas, elementary teachers will create and provide experiences and activities that challenge all learners and set high standards for achievement. Elementary instructors lead students to build foundational knowledge in religion, literacy, mathematics, science, and social studies.
· Design and deliver differentiated instruction that is based on data and addresses the following questions:
o What does a student know?
o What is a student able to do?
o How will the student demonstrate mastery?
o How will the instructor reteach unmastered material?
o How will the instructor respond when a student already knows the material?
· Utilize both whole-group and small-group instructional methods
· Instruct literacy and math in modified learning blocks
· Provide an active and student-centered learning environment
· Share the values and beliefs of our Catholic faith
· Assist students in creating short-term and long-term learning goals
· Participate and collaborate as a member of a teaching team (vertically and horizontally)
Interested and qualified applicants should send a resume and cover letter to the Dean of Curriculum and Instruction, Dr. Sue Hazzard, [email protected]