Middle School ELA

Summary: St. Cecilia Catholic School in Houston, TX, seeks a responsible, energetic and nurturing individual who has experience in teaching.  The position will be under the general supervision of the School Principal, to facilitate student success and growth in academic and interpersonal skills through implementing Archdiocesan approved curriculum; documenting teaching and student progress/activities/outcomes; addressing specific educational needs of individuals students and by creating a flexible, safe and optimal learning environment; and providing feedback to students, parents and administration regarding student progress, expectations and goals.

The successful candidate is expected to:

  • Be mature, responsible, energetic and nurturing with excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
  • Texas State Teaching Certification
  • Receive and pass a criminal background check clearance.
  • Be trained and verified in Safe Haven child abuse awareness.
  • Have a current Catechist Certificate or working towards one.
  • Be committed to the philosophy of Catholic school and value oriented education.

Essential Functions:

  • Develops and administers school curriculum consistent with school goals and objectives.
  • Promotes a classroom environment that is safe and conducive to individualized and small group instruction and student learning.
  • Develops lesson plans and instructional materials and translates lesson plans into learning experiences so as to best utilize the available time for instruction.
  • Conducts ongoing assessment of student learning, and modifies instructional methods to fit individual student’s needs, including students with special needs; conducts individual and small group instruction as needed.
  • Instructs students in the principles of responsible digital citizenship and other subject matters specified in applicable laws, as well as administrative regulations and procedures of the school system.
  • Continues to acquire professional knowledge and learn of current developments in the educational field by attending seminars, workshops or professional meetings, or by conducting research.
  • Organizes and maintains a system for accurate and complete record-keeping, grading, and reporting for all student activities, achievement and attendance as required by procedures and applicable laws.
  • Encourages parental involvement in students’ education and ensures effective communication with students and parents.
  • Ensures that student conduct conforms to the school’s standards as outlined in the Student & Faculty Handbooks, and establishes and maintains standards of pupil behavior needed to achieve a functional learning atmosphere in the classroom.
  • Coordinates with other professional staff members, to evaluate and assess curriculum, and participates in faculty meetings and committees.
  • Selects and requisitions appropriate books, instructional aids and other supplies and equipment and maintains inventory records.
  • Administers standardized tests in accordance with testing programs.
  • Additional duties as assigned; full job description available from campus Principal.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of current teaching methods and educational pedagogy, as well as differentiates instruction based upon student learning styles.
  • Knowledge of school curriculum and concepts.
  • Knowledge of data information systems, data analysis and the formulation of action plans.
  • Knowledge of applicable federal and state laws regarding education and students.
  • Ability to use computer network systems and software applications as needed.
  • Ability to organize and coordinate work.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with students and parents in person, through electronic means, and in writing.
  • Ability to engage in self-evaluation with regard to performance and professional growth.
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with others contacted in the course of work.

Additional Job Functions:

  • Maintain record keeping of students’ learning and performance.
  • Maintain classroom order and behavioral management to ensure the safety of the classroom.
  • Overseas students in non-instructional duties, such as lunch, carpool, etc.
  • Assist in morning; lunch, or afternoon duty as assigned.






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