St. Mary’s Academy Overview:
St. Mary’s Academy, located in Englewood, Colorado is Metro Denver’s premier Catholic,
independent school offering rigorous academics in its co-ed lower and middle schools, and its high
school for girls. St. Mary’s Academy offers a safe, yet innovative program that embraces all student
backgrounds, and fosters character and moral development from Junior Kindergarten
St. Mary’s Academy is a close community where faculty and staff serve as role models for the
students in accordance with a mission to foster excellence in each child through academic
achievement, spiritual development and service. The qualities of a strong work ethic, desire for
personal growth, and commitment to life-long learning that St. Mary’s Academy expects of students
is likewise an expectation for faculty and staff. Each day, too, is an opportunity to live the Loretto
School Values of faith, community, justice, and respect.
St. Mary’s Academy is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and staff who are
dedicated to their profession and to the well-being and life of the St. Mary’s Academy community.
St. Mary's Academy does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, sex, disability, marital status,
national or ethnic origin, race, sexual orientation or religion. This policy applies to all areas of
student concerns: educational policies, admission policies (historically high school admission is open
to women only), scholarship, and grant-in-aid programs, athletic and other school-administered
programs as well as employee/personnel concerns. St. Mary's Academy is an equal opportunity
St. Mary’s Academy is seeking a High School English Teacher reporting to the High School
Principal. This individual will support the organization by planning, organizing and implementing an
appropriate instructional program in a learning environment that guides and encourages students to
develop and fulfill their academic potential.
Through regular conversations with principals, St. Mary’s Academy teachers learn and understand
their job responsibilities. It has been a hallmark of teachers throughout the history of St. Mary’s
Academy that their work goes beyond the classroom and includes not only the academic preparation
of the student, but also the emotional, social and spiritual development of students. Additionally,
teachers at St. Mary’s Academy are enthusiastic and energetic and will find support for new ideas
and programs. This enthusiasm is encouraged and applauded at SMA. Additionally, faculty
members at St. Mary’s Academy are a supportive group. One does not have to look far to find a
helping hand at St. Mary’s Academy.
Major Duties and Responsibilities:
• Plan, prepare and deliver instructional activities that facilitate active learning experiences;
• Develop schemes of work and lesson plans;
• Establish and communicate clear objectives for all learning activities;
• Prepare classroom for class activities;
• Provide a variety of learning materials and resources for use in educational activities;
St. Mary’s Academy
Job Position: High School English Teacher
• Identify and select different instructional resources and methods to meet students’ varying
• Instruct and monitor students in the use of learning materials and equipment;
• Use relevant technology to support instruction;
• Observe and evaluate students’ performance and development;
• Assign and grade class work, homework, tests and assignments;
• Provide appropriate feedback on work;
• Encourage and monitor the progress of individual students;
• Maintain accurate and complete records of students’ progress and development;
• Prepare required reports on students and activities;
• Manage student behavior in the classroom by establishing appropriate rules and procedures;
• Perform certain pastoral duties including student support, counseling students with academic
problems and providing student encouragement;
• Participate in co-curricular and extracurricular activities such as social events, sporting
events, clubs, overnight trips, community service and other school community activities;
• Participate in department and school meetings, as well as parent meetings;
• Communicate necessary information regularly to students, colleagues and parents regarding
student progress and student needs;
• Keep updated with developments in subject area, teaching resources and methods and make
relevant changes to instructional plans and activities;
• Adhere to and support the mission of St. Mary’s Academy.
• Other tasks as assigned;
All teachers are also responsible for a variety of duties and tasks throughout the day; the principal
will make these assignments and share them with faculty. These tasks and assignments change as
needs of the community are determined.
Education and qualifications should include the following:
• Bachelor’s degree, required.
• Master’s degree or teaching certificate, preferred.
• Three years experience teaching High School English with an emphasis in critical thinking,
reading, and writing skills – ideally including composition instruction in grade nine.
• Passion for literature and commitment to employing a positive mindset to teaching English
with student-centric pedagogy and problem-based learning.
• Understanding of and appreciation for high school-aged students in an all-girls community.
• A sense of resonance with the St. Mary’s Academy mission.
Salary is commensurate with experience. This is an exempt, salaried position with benefits.
How to Apply:
Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and statement of educational philosophy to
High School Principal, Iswari Natarajan: email@example.com. No phone calls, please.
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