Literature Teacher

In a world starving for Truth, Father Gabriel Richard High School (FGR) strives to deliver academic excellence in an authentically Catholic community.  If you Love God, Love Others, Love Learning, Pursue Excellence, and want to use your gifts and talents to form intentional disciples of Jesus Christ, then we invite you to apply to be our Literature teacher.

Job Description:

  • Teach an integrated humanities curriculum with a focus on Classical Literature, The Western Canon, and The Great Books to eager young minds.
  • Instill in students a love for Literature and the English language.
  • Open students’ hearts, minds, and souls to all that is good, beautiful, and true through the teaching of Literature/English.
  • Use creative and varied pedagogical techniques to create a fun, ordered, and fruitful learning environment.
  • Work collaboratively with the instructional leader and members of the Literature department to leverage best practices and build a passion for literature at the school.
  • Participate in other co-curricular activities.
  • Serve as a faculty mentor to one of FGR’s House Groups.
  • Be ready to support the mission of the school with other duties as assigned.
  • And naturally, prepare lesson plans; take attendance; give assignments and tests; grade student participation and performance; discipline students; and meet with students and parents as needed to discuss any issues.

Necessary Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s English Literature and BA Certification or equivalent; M.A. in English, Education, or a related field preferred.
  • Minimum of two years’ experience teaching Literature/English at the high school level preferred.
  • Proven ability to manage a classroom of 20+ students.
  • Skilled at developing and delivering lesson plans that engage students and lead to high academic achievement.
  • Passionate about forming intentional disciples of Jesus Christ.

Critical Qualities:

  • Intentional disciple of Jesus Christ, with healthy spiritual disciplines who strives to live an integrated life consistent with the Catholic faith and FGR’s values;
  • Professional in demeanor;
  • Winsome personality, with a natural ability to connect with people and move them to action;
  • Self-starter with tons of initiative and follow through;
  • Team player with a sustained positive attitude; and
  • Highly organized and detail oriented.

To Apply:

Email your cover letter, résumé, statement of faith* and application to:

*The Statement of Faith should include an overview of your faith journey, the name of the church you attend, and your current spiritual disciplines.


FGR Mission

Father Gabriel Richard High School, a Catholic school community, exists to build up the Body of Christ through the intellectual and spiritual formation of its students. Rooted in the Catholic intellectual tradition, FGR cultivates in each student a sense of awe in response to the beauty of truth. Strengthened by the Sacraments, students are equipped to live at the service of others through academic excellence, intentional discipleship, creativity and sportsmanship.


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