Website Rhodora J. Donahue Academy Ave Maria, Florida

The Donahue Academy is seeking a full-time K-12 Art teacher. Candidates must see themselves as called by God to manifest the love of Christ to high school students through the teaching of art, and be a witness to all that is true, good, and beautiful. This calling is joyfully carried out among seasoned faculty who strive for personal sanctity and are “entirely consecrated to the welfare of [their] pupils […] ready to face every difficulty and endure fatigue in order to attain [this] object” (St. John Bosco).

At Donahue Academy, we believe that the pursuit of the transcendental realities cannot be separated from Christ Who is the source of all truth. It is only in the context of our allowing God His due place, with a reverence faithful to the Magisterium of the one, holy, Catholic, and apostolic Church, that an authentic and rigorous liberal arts education is possible. The teaching of art in such an environment affords students an opportunity to encounter Christ in a rich and powerful way wherein they can own the faith for themselves and evangelize others.

The Donahue fine arts program is ordered toward an acquisition of the necessary art skills that communicates an appreciation of the sacred, finding its ultimate origin in God. In particular, the goal of art at Donahue is to develop a keen eye for seeing reality and a trained hand to capture such reality through various media. As skills are honed and the recreation of beauty is cultivated, students will not only recreate sacred art, but learn to appreciate art in all forms. The art teacher must be able to articulate this vision of the fine arts, possessing the ability to teach the appropriate skills, in addition to providing students with an embodied experience of artistic learning.

The salary is competitive and comes with the standard diocesan benefits. As well as being a faithful Catholic in good standing with the Church, a Florida teaching credential is required. If you do not yet have one, a bachelor’s degree and clear personal history will qualify you for a 3-year temporary license and we will assist you in securing a full license online over that time.

Donahue Academy, located in beautiful Southwest Florida, was founded in 2007 and has quickly risen to the top as one of the foremost Catholic classical schools in the nation. Our academically excellent school has waiting lists in nearly every grade and the highest scores in the diocese of Venice. With the next phase of our expansion underway, we have an expected enrollment of 440 preK-12th-grade students for the 2024-25 school year.

Skills & Experience
·       Minimum of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university that is applicable to a teaching assignment.
·       Hold a current, 5-year renewable Professional Florida Educator Certificate; a 3–4-year non-renewable Temporary Florida Educator Certificate or be eligible for certification.
·       Strong understanding and knowledge of Catholic pedagogy (cf Gravissimum educationis, 8)
·       Excellent communications skills both written and oral.
·       Openness to being formed in school curriculum and concepts.
·       Obedience to applicable federal and state laws regarding education and students.
·       Strong planning and organizational skills.
·       Willingness to undergo a FDLE Level 2 background check.
In return we offer a competitive salary, schedule and comprehensive benefits including health, dental, short, and long-term disability, generous sick/personal days and paid holidays.

Title:  Teacher, Full-time
Reports to: Principal
Location: Rhodora J. Donahue Academy, Ave Maria, FL

Job Responsibilities

·       Teaches grade-level curriculum consistent with diocesan requirements and Donahue
curricular objectives.
Promotes a classroom environment that is loving, safe, and conducive to individualized and small-group instruction.
Develops lessons and related instructional materials that are all part of a unified presentation of the specified grade level curriculum; writes accompanying, adequately detailed lesson plans.
·       Works with and under grade-level Deans.
Differentiates instruction based on student learning style and needs.
·       Conducts ongoing and varies forms of assessments of student learning.
Continues professional knowledge of developments in classical, Catholic education by reading, attending seminars, workshops, and professional meetings.
Encourages parental involvement in student education and ensures effective communication to students and parents.
·       Actively participates in faculty meetings and committees.
·       Participates in activities outside of the classroom involving students.

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