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First Grade Teacher - St. Mary's Catholic School in Boise


Boise, Idaho


St. Mary's Catholic School/St. Mary's Parish


 Recognize and support the unique Catholic Mission of the School by speaking, acting, and instructing consistent with the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church. The teacher may not espouse any doctrine inconsistent with the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church.
 Set an example for students by personal adherence to Catholic Doctrine and Catholic principles of morality
 Support the school’s educational, spiritual and pastoral mission.
 Give evidence of living Gospel values by being an active member of a faith community and being open to the importance of a personal faith journey; strive to model the teaching of Jesus by attitude and example.
 Help build the school’s faith community by a demonstrated willingness to participate in, and help plan, school religious and service activities.
 Demonstrate effective planning skills by preparing lessons designed to implement and achieve academic goals and objectives as adopted by the school, along with a Catholic religious curriculum following the diocesan religion curriculum.
Understand latest research in literacy for primary grades.
 Demonstrate competence in teaching by demonstrating current, thorough knowledge of the academic and religious curriculum as specified, and be able to communicate effectively with students; be able to organize classroom learning and materials to maximize student time on task as well as motivate student learning.
 Develop and use effective methods of evaluation that are directly related to curriculum objectives and to concepts and skills taught; consistently, clearly, and effectively evaluate student progress.
 Establish a consistent disciplinary approach which promotes self-direction and positive self-image; set high standards for student behavior and manage inappropriate behavior effectively.
 Maintain a functional and pleasant learning environment.
 Cooperate with school and diocesan administration; work effectively with all staff members to promote positive relationships with students and parents. Specific attention will be given toward prompt attendance at scheduled faculty trainings and meetings.
 Demonstrate professional responsibility in enforcing school policies and regulations.
 Display sound judgment in dress and general behavior. Specifically, teacher will follow school dress code standards.
 Maintain confidentiality of information
 Perform other duties as assigned.

Physical/Mental Requirements: Coordination and manual dexterity, normal mental and visual capabilities, and the ability to lift as required in a normal office environment.

Required Activities: Walking; sitting; standing; stooping; reaching; talking; handling; hearing; carrying; and keyboarding.

Basic Qualifications:
 Working knowledge of, and a strong commitment to, the mission of fostering lay leadership in the Roman Catholic Church. If a baptized Catholic, must be a practicing Roman Catholic in full communion with the Church.
 Excellent communication skills including written and oral, public speaking and presentation skills.
 Excellent human relations and interpersonal skills; must be a self-starter and be well-organized; must be a team player.
 Be available for evening and weekend work as necessary; have reliable transportation.
 Be able to manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
 Proficiency in the use of computer technology including word processing and the use of excel and related technology;
 Flexibility in assessing needs and strategies and adapt appropriately in a ministerial environment.
 Complete and pass a criminal history and background check.
 Professional bearing; clean and neat personal appearance.

Education and Experience
 Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution
 Certified by the State of Idaho as a Teacher

Other/Preferred Skills:
 Previous classroom experience preferred
 Bi-lingual (English/Spanish)

Position open until filled

How to Apply

Submit letter of interest, complete Diocese of Boise application for certified position, resume, and letters of recommendation to Tammy Emerich - Superintendent of Catholic Schools

Diocesan Pastoral Center

FAX: (208) 342-0224

1501 S. FEDERAL WAY, SUITE 400, BOISE, ID 83705

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