St. Paul’s Episcopal School, an independent, coeducational infant through 8th grade school in New Orleans, Louisiana seeks a full time experienced religious studies teacher for Pre-K through eighth grade beginning with the 2018-2019 school year. The teacher in this position also serves as school chaplain coordinating weekly chapel services for the school and for the 2 and 3 year old early childhood program.
The curriculum of St. Paul’s Episcopal School combines traditional instruction in a classroom setting with hands-on activities, sustainability education, outreach, a strong sense of community, and an awareness of personal responsibility. Supportive relationships between student and faculty and purposeful collaboration define the educational community. Creative teachers who have embraced St. Paul’s mission and philosophy strive to meet the needs of learners and embrace the strong sense of community that remains a core value of the school.
At St. Paul’s, focus on Christian character and behavior is at the forefront and is emphasized in every aspect of the school. The head of school, with the assistance of the school chaplain, communicates the school’s Episcopal identity and its goals of inclusion and appreciation for diversity, which are an integral part of an Episcopal education.
The religious studies teacher designs hands-on projects and activities that reflect the school’s commitment to Judeo-Christian values and Scripture. The successful candidate demonstrates respect for the world’s major religions, understands the concept of sustainability that fosters awareness and respect for the natural world and our place in it, appreciates a sense of service rooted deeply in Christian principles, while recognizing and meeting the individual needs of each student at St. Paul’s.
The chaplain is a member of The Administrative Team and works with the pastor, associate pastor, musicians, technology team, teachers, and others to plan, facilitate, and present three chapel services per week for the whole school, one chapel per month for middle school students, and one chapel service per week for the two and three year old students.
Experience as a lower and middle school teacher, knowledge of the major world religions, and Godly Play training are essential. A Bachelor degree or certification in a related field is required.
Additional Salary Information: To be determined by experience