Royal Palm Academy is an independent, Catholic, PK-8 school in Naples, Florida.
Royal Palm Academy has openings for full-time Elementary Classroom Teachers for the 2021-2022 school year. These are full-time, permanent, salaried positions. Royal Palm Academy offers competitive salary and benefits for candidates to join our highly qualified faculty and staff. Applications are being accepted immediately and interviews will be scheduled for competitive candidates on a rolling basis until the position is filled. These positions are posted on April 27 with a goal of being filled by May 27.
Currently seeking full-time teachers for: K, 1, 2, 5
At Royal Palm Academy, our Catholic identity and school mission permeates our entire school and curriculum. It is an essential component of our identity, especially for our classroom teachers.
Required qualifications of our K-5 classroom teachers at Royal Palm Academy include:
An undergraduate degree (post-graduate degree preferred) or equivalent certification in Elementary Education, Early Childhood Education, or Teaching and Education related program.
For those who have shifted from a career outside of education or without an education degree, must possess a minimum of 2 years of classroom teaching experience at the K-8 level.
Essential skills of our K-5 classroom teachers include:
Passionate about teaching elementary school aged students, and bring an energetic, joyful vibrancy to the classroom experience for our students.
Must display an enthusiastic support of our school mission: "Royal Palm Academy partners with families to provide an education of rich academics with Catholic formation. We teach the mind, educate the heart, and form the character of tomorrow’s leaders."
Must possess a strong classroom management skillset for students in grades K-5.
Must plan and execute dynamic lessons aligned with our school’s curriculum, differentiated to meet the needs of our diverse student population, and using a variety of instructional strategies that are academically rigorous and highly engaging.
Evaluate academic and social development of each student through a variety of formative and summative assessments.
Proficient with technology, including with Microsoft Office and student information systems. Use our SIS to maintain accurate and current records of student progress and reports.
Professional written and verbal communication skills.
Provide excellent and responsive customer service to our parents.
Reliable, flexible, organized, hard-working, patient, excellent communication skills, and outstanding with children.
Preferred qualifications and experiences include:
Practicing Catholic in good standing and able to teach K-5 Catholic religion. Please include parish pastor's contact information in application materials.
Prior experience teaching K-5, or experience student teaching.
To apply, please submit a Cover Letter and Resume/CV as two electronic documents in Adobe PDF format to Jenn Wojcik, Dean of Upper School, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Highly qualified candidates will also include a statement of how their background of education and experience makes them the strongest candidate who is ready to provide an immediate and positive impact on our students at Royal Palm Academy.
About Royal Palm Academy
Royal Palm Academy (RPA) is an independent Catholic Pre-K3 through 8th grade school in Naples, Florida. The school’s approximately 240 students are from Naples as well as neighboring Bonita Springs, Estero, and Fort Myers. Royal Palm Academy was founded in 1997 with the goal of providing academic excellence, spiritual growth, and character development. Royal Palm Academy is a non-diocesan school recognized as a Catholic school by the Diocese of Venice. Royal Palm Academy is accredited by Florida Catholic Conference and Florida Council of Independent Schools.
The Mission of Royal Palm Academy is to partner with families to provide an education of rich academics with Catholic formation. Royal Palm Academy teaches the mind, educates the heart, and forms the character of tomorrow's leaders.
Royal Palm Academy employs an experienced 33 member teaching faculty with combined teaching experience of more than 475 years, with many teachers holding advanced degrees. The administrative staff has extensive experience in both academia and the business world with a combined 89 years of dedicated service to RPA.