Website Spiritus Sanctus Academy Ann Arbor, Michigan

Job Description:

Spiritus Sanctus Academy is currently seeking a Middle School History Teacher to join our team of enthusiastic Catholic educators. The ideal candidate will have a love for the rich cultural heritage we inherit and be able to help students understand the human story through the lens of a Catholic worldview that appreciates the dynamics of human choice and the workings of divine providence. Using a traditional instructional approach, the ideal candidate will be passionate about supporting the Catholic educational mission of our school and be able to provide a positive learning environment, organize the classroom to facilitate student learning, supervise the safety and welfare of students, and help nurture a positive Catholic culture, through his or her own example and by cooperating in the formation of each child as a joyful disciple of Christ.

Duties and Responsibilities:

·       Supporting the Catholic educational mission of the school, upholding school policies

·       Using a virtue-based approach in developing positive, appropriate relationships with students that foster Christian discipleship and a classroom environment conducive to growth and learning

·       Establishing and maintaining a positive homeroom environment

·       Preparing and delivering sound instruction to advance students towards content mastery

·       Effectively assessing student learning and performance

·       Providing attentive supervision of students

·       Taking responsibility for planning and assisting with some school activity/activities

·       Collaborating positively and supportively with school administration, faculty, staff and parents to maximize students’ spiritual, intellectual, social and physical formation

·       Responsibly complying with deadlines and expectations as communicated by the school

·       Attending faculty meetings, professional development training, and other school events as required


·       A faithful practicing Catholic, who offers a joyful witness of a life of faith, and is passionate about creating and nurturing a Catholic culture in the classroom and throughout the school, according the mission of Spiritus Sanctus Academy

·       Bachelor’s degree, 3 years of experience teaching Middle School is preferred, as is MI state certification

·       An openness to and/or ability to teach another subject is preferable

·       Strong interpersonal, communication, organizational, and classroom management skills

·       Knowledge and implementation of good instructional practices

·       A mastery of content and a joy in teaching and interacting with young people

·       Completion of Protecting God’s Children/VIRTUS safe environment training and a background check

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