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The Curriculum and Pedagogical Specialist position is a shared position between Frassati Catholic Academy and Bl. Miguel Pro Catholic Academy. The Curriculum & Pedagogical Specialist is hired by the Principals of both Frassati Catholic Academy and Blessed Miguel Pro Catholic Academy to support both schools in achieving excellence in the implementation of the Archdiocesan curriculum in the classroom and in achieving excellence in pedagogical practices that are consistent with a Catholic understanding of the human person. The Curriculum & Pedagogical Specialist serves as an agent of Frassati Catholic Academy and of Blessed Miguel Pro Catholic Academy and performs all position responsibilities under the supervision of the Principals of both schools according to the teachings of the Catholic Church, the goals and objectives of the Catholic schools of the Archdiocese of Denver, and Archdiocesan policies.

The Curriculum & Pedagogical Specialist, having content knowledge, curriculum planning, and pedagogical expertise, will work with the Principals of both schools, in coordination and consultation with the Academic Renewal Specialist in the Office of Catholic Schools, in the creation of materials and resources that will be made available to teachers and leaders in order to support the ongoing academic renewal of both Frassati and Blessed Miguel Pro. The Curriculum & Pedagogical Specialist will focus on individual and group professional learning that will deepen leaders’ and teachers’ understanding of curriculum imbued with a Catholic worldview and pedagogical methods that form the human person. In order to meet this purpose, the Curriculum & Pedagogical Specialist will help create exemplar lesson plans, unit plans, and curriculum support documents, will offer local level professional development on pedagogy, will engage in one-on-one coaching/mentoring with faculty, and will provide formation opportunities for teachers and leaders in using the created resources.

Qualifications

– Bachelor’s degree required

– Successful completion of a teacher credentialing program – Knowledge and experience in both classical pedagogy and traditional pedagogy, consistent with a Catholic liberal education

– Training in or willingness to be trained in quality curriculum development, lesson plan development, pedagogy, and unit plan development.

– Demonstrated formation in and understanding of the Church’s vision for education of the human person, human anthropology, the liberal arts, and a variety of academic content areas.

– Successful experience leading groups of adult learners.

– Demonstrated understanding of change management.

– Ability to collaborate strategically with school staff, the Office of Catholic Schools staff, and work independently.

– Be a fully initiated Catholic in the communion of the Catholic Church and intentionally living out the five precepts of the Church (CCC 2041-2043);

– Refrain from promotion or approval of, or the living out of, any conduct or lifestyle that would reflect discredit or disgrace on, or cause scandal in relationship to, the Archdiocese of Denver, or considered to be in contradiction with Catholic doctrine or morals;

– Strong written communication skills;

– Effective listening and verbal communication skills;

– Proficiency in working with culturally diverse families and communities, or have otherwise demonstrated a commitment to strengthening engagement of a diverse community and skill in communicating with a diverse population;

– Demonstrated experience in collaborating with teachers to support and contribute to a vision of academic excellence and leading others toward that vision;

– Knowledge of child and adolescent development and ability to apply that knowledge to the selection and application of curriculum materials and instructional practices;

– Exceptional organizational skills;

– Commitment to collaboration and teaming and effectiveness in working within a professional learning community.

– Demonstrated leadership skills including: * Building relationships * Conflict resolution * Coaching * Delivering feedback * Holding appropriate parties accountable * Empowering and motivating others * General management and supervision skills

To apply please email a resume and cover letter to eileen.michalczyk@gofrassati.org.

To apply for this job email your details to Eileen.Michalczyk@gofrassati.org


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