Holy Child Academy seeks a dynamic professional who wishes to teach in a thriving independent Catholic school for grades Nursery through eight, providing outstanding academic, performing arts, and athletic programs for a diverse community. Entering its 92nd year, HCA is poised to grow and meet the needs of children and families who desire a joyful, creative, rigorous, faith-based community.
The successful candidate will be an educator who employs innovative and creative approaches to elementary education, using varied strategies including experiential and project-based work to help students develop the foundational skills needed for success in school. Reporting to the director of the lower school, this full-time teacher will be committed to a holistic approach to education. He or she will place a high value on the distinctive opportunities offered in independent schools, and will welcome the opportunity to advance the mission and philosophy of Holy Child Academy.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Plan and implement a program of engaging and challenging classroom activities for mathematics, language arts, social studies, science, and religion.
Maintain active partnerships with parents with open and effective communication.
Use varied assessment strategies to promote mastery.
Employ effective classroom management techniques to create a peaceful, orderly, and productive environment; help students develop positive behaviors and self-control to assist them in learning.
Establish high standards and expectations for academic excellence; provide a safe and secure environment that encourages students’ self-confidence and achievement.
Actively participate in division and faculty meetings, in-service days, and committee meetings.
Maintain an active commitment to professional growth and development.
Support HCA’s advancement and growth by assisting at Open Houses and other promotional events.
BA or BS in elementary education or related field
Three years of experience as an elementary teacher
Desire to advance the mission and goals of Holy Child education and participate fully in the life of the school community
Demonstrated success in effective classroom management, student engagement, and high quality instruction
Proficiency with differentiated instruction
Excellent interpersonal skills
Excellent verbal and written communication skills and superior public-speaking and presentation skills
Proficiency with educational technology
Outstanding organizational skills
High energy and creativity
Authentic passion for education of young people
Experience in a Catholic, independent school environment
Master’s degree in education or related field
Experience with math programs that emphasize conceptual understanding, procedural fluency, and 21st-century skills, e.g., Go Math! or Singapore Math
About Holy Child Academy
Holy Child Academy (HCA), is a private, Catholic school for boys and girls of many faiths from Nursery through Eighth Grade. Located in Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania, and part of an international network of schools, HCA prepares students to thrive in an increasingly complex and interconnected world and lays the foundation for a lifetime of excellence, achievement, and service.