4th Grade Teacher


Grand Rapids






Position Summary:  An ideal candidate will be an experienced elementary teacher and a faithful, practicing Catholic who possesses a knowledge of the timeless pedagogy and curriculum of the Catholic intellectual tradition and who is well-prepared for the responsibility of managing a classroom. The fourth grade teacher is responsible for all aspects of the fourth grade classroom at Sacred Heart Academy. Instructional duties include reading/literature, grammar, math, history, science, and religion for a single section of fourth grade students.


Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Know, observe, and execute the Roles, Relationships, Responsibilities described on page 3 consistent with the described Rights, Resources, and Qualifications
  • Effectively manage the classroom and successfully execute all teaching assignments
  • Prepare lessons to teach effectively, correct assignments in a timely and efficient manner, and maintain excellent communication with parents regarding student personal and academic progress
  • Maintain classroom facilities, manage curriculum, and keep academic and attendance records as required
  • Integrate Jesus Christ, the life of the Church and the organic unity of the Catholic faith into the curriculum and classroom environment 
  • Attend faculty and administrative meetings as directed
  • Attend parent/teacher conferences and after-hour evening and weekend Academy functions as directed




  • A practicing Catholic whose life is lived in conformity with the moral teachings of the Church
  • Commitment to the Catholic mission of the Academy and willingness to sign the “Faculty Memorandum of Understanding” and swear the “Oath of Fidelity” to the Catholic faith
  • Bachelor’s degree 
  • Love of great children’s literature
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Strong classroom management skills
  • Desire and capacity to run an efficient and orderly classroom
  • Exceptional written and oral communications skills and strong attention to detail
  • Strong personal discipline and the ability to work independently, as well as on a team
  • Ability to organize priorities



Strongly Preferred

  • Experience with and knowledge of Catholic liberal education
  • Strong grasp of history
  • Aptitude in Latin
  • Strong catechetical background


To Apply: Send cover letter, resume, three professional references and salary requirements to Sean Nolan, Headmaster: snolan@shgr.org 

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