The Upper School English Instructor is a committed educator who will challenge students to perform at their best, while engaging them to approach reading and writing in a thoughtful and imaginative way.
Maintain Duchesne’s excellent writing and literature program.
Commit to understanding and upholding the values of a Sacred Heart education.
Be a positive role model for students
Collaborate with faculty
Demonstrate a functional command of technological tools and a will to develop skills in the technology area as needed.
Develop and implement lesson plans and assessments tools
Supervise students in variety of school-related settings and activities
Maintain required records and follow required procedures / practices consistent with Duchesne Academy/ Upper Schools goals and mission
Bachelor’s Degree in the subject or related subject matter. Master’s Degree is preferred.
Minimum 2 years’ experience teaching upper school students
Expertise in the areas of literature and teaching of analytical and critical thinking, grammar, reading, and writing.
Sound knowledge of current pedagogical theory and practice, and eagerness to continue learning.
Completion of Virtus: Protecting God’s Children training
Successful completion of criminal offender record information and sexual offender registry information checks.
Excellent communication skills with attention to detail
Punctuality and dependability
Ability to maintain accurate records
Adherence to all personnel policies, procedures, and rules contained in the Duchesne Employee Handbook
Treat parents as partners in their child's education
Maintain productive relationships with other Duchesne faculty and staff
Possess strong people skills in order to be empathetic to children’s and parent’s needs
Tenets of Staff Excellence
Duchesne Academy employees embody and promote the Goals and Criteria of a Sacred Heart education. As a staff of excellence they commit to a personal and active faith in God, a deep respect for intellectual values, a social awareness that impels to action, the building of community as a Christian value, and personal growth in an atmosphere of wise freedom. As community builders, employees of Duchesne value and respect their colleagues, and they promote School goals and policies with a generous and positive spirit.
A Sacred Heart employee…
Demonstrates an understanding of Catholic Identity, respects the tenets of Catholicism, and participates in the faith life of the School.
Models acceptance of and respect for other faith and cultural traditions.
Values and encourages interactive service as a life-long commitment.
Creates an inviting environment which honors rigor and relevance, and promotes critical thinking, collaboration, and the creative use of the imagination.
Embraces the importance of the integration of technology within the school; supports and promotes the ethical use of all forms of technology.
Researches, reflects on, and adopts best practices to promote excellence in the area of expertise.
Continually seeks professional growth through self-reflection, observations, collegial dialogue and professional development opportunities.
Fulfills routine professional responsibilities in a thoughtful and timely manner.
Works in partnership and open communication with parents and colleagues to ensure the well-being of the school.
Contributes to a community culture that fosters thoughtful decision-making, honorable behavior, accountability, and a sense of hope.
Nothing in this Job Description restricts Duchesne’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this position at any time. This position is at will, which means that either the employee or Duchesne may terminate the employment relationship at any time, with or without notice and for any reason or no reason.
Duchesne Academy of the Sacred Heart is committed to providing equal opportunity in all of its employment practices, including selection, hiring, promotion, transfer, and compensation, to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex (gender), age, national origin, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law.