Archdiocese of Washington
Employment Opportunities


ST. Thomas More School (CCA)
Archdiocese of Washington
Washington, District of Columbia

Job Details
Job ID: 2855118 Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
Re-posted: February 14, 2019 Starting Date: February 28, 2019

Job Description
St. Thomas More Catholic Academy seeks an achievement-oriented educator to deliver social studies and religious education instruction to students in grade 5. Teacher must have strong background and experience teaching the Catholic religion. The teacher who fills this role needs to:
• maintain extremely high expectations for student achievement.
• have a superior grasp of content and knowledge of Socratic Method.
• plan and deliver daily effective-rigorous instruction.
• be an effective classroom manager.
• understand the benefits and philosophy behind reflective teaching practices.
• Engage parents and families in their child’s academic success.
• Maintain high professional standards that contribute to school productivity.

A teacher experienced in teaching students in grades 3-5. The preferred applicant has a strong background in Math, Science and Social Studies and is willing to collaborate with other teachers. This applicant must have the vision, interpersonal and instructional skills to foster the total development of students. The successful candidate will be able to provide appropriate learning opportunities for students in a standards-based environment and have the ability to effectively evaluate student performance. The teacher plans and implements an instructional program that adheres to Archdiocese of Washington’s (ADW) goals, priorities and standards. The preferred candidate must meet the needs of all students and maintain accurate student and attendance records. The candidate will also need to exhibit excellent classroom management strategies that are appropriate in a Christian atmosphere.

Educational Requirements:

A Bachelor's Degree in Education, Political Science, Social Science or any other related field is required.

Previous teaching experience is preferred.

If you are qualified and interested in this position, please send resume and references to:

St. Thomas More Catholic Academy
4265 4th Street, S.E.
Washington, D.C.
Phone: (202) 561-1189
Fax: (202) 562-2336

Position Type: Full-time
Positions Available: 1

Equal Opportunity Employer
The Archdiocese of Washington is an equal opportunity employer.

Job Requirements
  • At least 3 years of relevant experience preferred
  • Bachelor degree preferred
  • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

  • Application Instructions
    Thank you for your interest in working for the Catholic Schools of the Archdiocese of
    Washington. For your convenience, these instructions are to inform you of relevant Archdiocesan policies and to provide you with a checklist to assist you in the application process.

    Please be aware of the following:

    1. The application is intended for use by Archdiocesan Catholic Schools in the Archdiocese
    of Washington. Use of this form by an Archdiocesan Catholic School in no way
    indicates that the applicant will be an employee of the Archdiocese of Washington.

    2. While the Catholic Schools Office assists by establishing contact between schools having
    job vacancies and available applicants, applicants must understand that pastors of
    individual schools or administrators of non-parish schools hire the employees.

    3. Applications are active only until a position has been filled. Applicants wishing to be considered for other Archdiocese positions must submit a new application to each Job ID through SchoolSpring.

    4. Archdiocesan policy requires that all employees be at least 18 years of age.

    5. The Catholic identity of our schools is paramount, and the responsibility for developing
    and enhancing that identity rests with the administration of each school. Therefore, it is
    Archdiocesan policy that applicants wishing to be considered for the position of
    principal of a Catholic school must be practicing Catholics in good standing.

    6. The Archdiocese will only consider complete SchoolSpring applications, and applications will be processed only when all information and supporting documents have been received by the Catholic Schools Office via SchoolSpring.

    Please make sure that you do the following:

    ___ State in your SchoolSpring cover letter what position you are seeking and why you would like to work for a Catholic school in the Archdiocese of Washington.

    ___ Make certain that your SchoolSpring application includes your updated resume and work experience information

    Guiding Principles for the Schools in the
    Archdiocese of Washington

    Catholic schools function at several interlocking levels within the educational ministry of the Church. As academic institutions, they enable students to acquire skills, knowledge, occupational competence and civic responsibility. As Christian institutions committed to the teachings of the Catholic Church, Catholic schools prepare students to respond in faith to Jesus Christ and to understand his message, to view human existence in terms of divinely appointed goals, to follow moral standards of conduct and to achieve integrity of character. As Catholic communities of faith, schools deepen the ties between pastor, priests, faculty, parents and students. Building community in all areas of lifke, Catholic schools foster a spirit of service to humanity and a feeling of fellowship transcending individual difference.

    Catholic schools seek primarily to serve all Catholic parents who seek Catholic education for their children. Because the ultimate responsibility for education rests with parents, schools welcome parent participation in policy decisions through formal channels and encourage informal communication at all levels in such matters as personnel, curriculum and finances. Pastors, administrators and teachers cooperate by fulfilling their respective responsibilities toward the school program. All parties together assess effectiveness in relation to the progress and needs of each student. To the community at large, Catholic schools represent a successful educational alternative, striving for academic excellence without sacrificing Catholic values. The development of each individual student is fostered through innovation and effective use of resources.

    All employees and volunteers are required, as a condition of employment and acceptance of volunteer services, to teach and exemplify the guiding principles set forth above and all terms set forth in the Application for Employment in an Archdiocesan Catholic School.

    Application Questions
    This employer has requested that all applicants answer the following questions. It is highly recommended that you type any essays in a word processing program, save them, and then paste them on the proceeding job application page.
    1. I am employed/have been employed at an Archdiocesan school?

    2. If you have been employed at an Archdiocesan school, what is the name of the school, the position you held, and the dates of your employment?
    Brief Response (Answer limited to 200 characters, including spaces)

    3. What geographic area(s) do you prefer?
    Multiple Choice / Multiple Answers
    - Calvert County
    - Prince George's County
    - Charles County
    - St. Mary's County
    - Montgomery County
    - District of Columbia

    4. I have read the "Statement of Acceptance of Guiding Principles" and I understand that any omission or misrepresentation in this application, or failure to teach and exemplify the Guiding Principles as set forth above, may result in refusal of services or separation from employment.

    Contact Information
    Gerald Smith, Principal
    4265 Fourth Street, SE
    Washington, District of Columbia 20032
    Phone: 202-561-1189