Houston, TX

(Full Time)

St. Clare of Assisi School: Homeroom Teacher

The principal, Mr. Martin Flaherty, would love to hire a Christendom Student for this position. He is very willing and able to fit any virtual interviews into his schedule. His cellphone number is (832) 998-4408, and his email is martin.flaherty@stclarehouston.org

The successful candidate is expected to:

  • Be mature, responsible, energetic and nurturing with excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
  • Knowledge of the Humanities and Classical pedagogy.
  • Texas State Teaching Certification
  • Receive and pass a criminal background check clearance.
  • Be trained and verified in Safe Haven child abuse awareness.
  • Be committed to the philosophy of Catholic school and value oriented education.
  • Have a current Catechist Certificate or working towards one.
  • Able to handle both face-to-face teaching and remote online teaching.
  • Frequent reception of the sacraments and a solid interior life.

    Subjects Taught:

Mathematics, Sacramental Theology and Catechism, Medieval History and U.S. History, Geography, Literature and Reading Comprehension, Poetry and Rhetoric, Science, and Computer (Technology). Working knowledge of the Latin language is preferred.

Essential Functions:

  • Develops and administers school curriculum consistent with school goals and objectives.
  • Promotes a classroom environment that is safe and conducive to individualized and small group instruction and student learning.
  • Develops lesson plans and instructional materials and translates lesson plans into learning experiences so as to best utilize the available time for instruction
  • Conducts ongoing assessment of student learning, and modifies instructional methods to fit individual student’s needs, including students with special needs; conducts individual and small group instruction as needed.
  • Instructs students in the principles of responsible digital citizenship and other subject matters specified in applicable laws, as well as administrative regulations and procedures of the school system.
  • Continues to acquire professional knowledge and learn of current developments in the educational field by attending seminars, workshops or professional meetings, or by conducting research.
  • Organizes and maintains a system for accurate and complete record-keeping, grading, and reporting for all student activities, achievement and attendance as required by procedures and applicable laws.
  • Encourages parental involvement in students’ education and ensures effective communication with students and parents.
  • Ensures that student conduct conforms to the school’s standards as outlined in the Student & Faculty Handbooks, and establishes and maintains standards of pupil behavior needed to achieve a functional learning atmosphere in the classroom.
  • Coordinates with other professional staff members, to evaluate and assess curriculum, and participates in faculty meetings and committees.
  • Selects and requisitions appropriate books, instructional aids and other supplies and equipment and maintains inventory records.
  • Administers standardized tests in accordance with testing programs.
  • Agrees to follow and uphold all COVID protocols set forth by the school’s plan.
  • Additional duties as assigned; full job description available from campus Principal.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of current teaching methods and educational pedagogy, as well as differentiates instruction based upon student learning styles.
  • Knowledge of school curriculum and concepts.
  • Knowledge of the Trivium and Quadrivium, as well as the Liberal Arts.
  • Knowledge of data information systems, data analysis and the formulation of action plans.
  • Knowledge of applicable federal and state laws regarding education and students.
  • Ability to use computer network system and software applications as needed.
  • Ability to organize and coordinate work.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with students and parents in person, through electronic means, and in writing.
  • Ability to engage in self-evaluation with regard to performance and professional growth.
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with others contacted in the course of work.

    Additional Job Functions:

  • Sponsor up to two clubs or extracurriculars.
  • Maintain record keeping of students learning and performance.
  • Maintain classroom order and behavioral management to ensure the safety of the classroom.
  • Oversea students in non-instructional duties, such as lunch, carpool, etc.
  • Assist in morning; lunch, or afternoon duty as assigned.
  • A regular day for teachers includes the following physical activities:
  • Stand for long periods of time
  • Walk long distances across campus as well as within classroom
  • Use hands to handle or manipulate tools of teaching (technology, textbooks, student work, chalkboard/whiteboard)
  • Reach with hands and arms
  • Climb steps
  • Sit for periods of time – chairs and floor
  • Stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl
  • Talk, hear, taste and smell
  • Lift up to 50 lbs

Qualifications & Education

  • State Certification in the appropriate grade level preferred.
  • Bachelors from an accredited college or university in Elementary Education or related discipline applicable to teaching assignment.
  • Master’s Degree in related area preferred.
  • Prior experience will be considered.

Professional development lined up:
Each faculty member will have a mentor, and many plan to rent a home together to help cut cost and create a safe and fun reprieve from the work day, as well as provide accountability partners in their pursuit of holiness.

For more information or to apply follow this link HERE