Feb 22, 2024

English Teacher

  • Boylan Catholic High School
  • Rockford, IL, USA
Full time Education: Middle/High School

Job Description

Job Title: English Teacher
Reports to: Principal


Position Summary:

The English Teacher at Boylan Catholic High School plays a pivotal role in fostering a comprehensive and engaging learning environment within the framework of Catholic values. The Teacher facilitates student success and growth in academic and interpersonal skills by implementing an approved
curriculum; documenting teaching and student progress/activities/outcomes; addressing specific educational needs of individual students creating a flexible, safe, and optimal learning environment.


Areas of Responsibility:

  • The essential role of the Catholic school teacher is to witness the Gospel message and to lead students to reflect on a Christian approach to life while building the faith community.
  • The teacher should provide students the opportunities to develop their gifts as peacemakers and stewards for the service of the world community.
  • The teacher should design, develop, and deliver quality lesson plans and curricula that adhere to national and school guidelines.
  • Deliver high-quality, engaging instruction in the form of discussion, direct teaching, demonstrations and independent practice using a variety of proven methods.
  • Differentiate lessons when needed to give all students access to the curriculum regardless of disability, instructional level, English proficiency or level of interest in the subject.
  • Teach content and skills in English language, literature, and composition, as well as in reading, to secondary students, utilizing the course of study adopted and other appropriate learning activities as guidelines in teaching individual course content.
  • Participate as a contributing member of the English Department.
  • Develop a unified language arts program in which students are provided the opportunity to experience language as oral and written discourse by which the user shapes experience.
  • Participate in school improvement activities as provided in the school’s School Improvement Plan.
  • Draw up suitable assessments and deliver helpful feedback to students, parents, and other teachers.
  • Establish classroom rules and regulations and ensure that all students understand what is expected of them.
  • Provide extra resources, support, and interventions for students who are struggling.
  • Grade papers, update records, and handle various administrative tasks.
  • Create an environment where students feel comfortable asking questions and voicing concerns.
  • Participate in other school activities and regularly communicate with parents.
  • Evaluate student performance on tasks established by the standards using different methods such as observation, performance-based tasks or other standard test practices.
  • Maintain a safe, orderly and supportive classroom by modeling expected behavior and standards, promoting positive interactions and quickly addressing behaviors that are not in line with the school discipline plan.
  • Improve skills and knowledge in teaching by regularly taking classes, attending workshops and discovering new methods of delivering exciting content to students.
  • Work with school administration to develop curriculum, revise school policies, and implement new technology.
  • Assist with initiatives and activities within the school such as standardized testing, class level presentations and course forecasting.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of subject matter and curriculum standards
  • Ability to work with colleagues to design and teach multi-disciplinary courses
  • Ability to create engaging lesson plans and classroom activities
  • Ability to differentiate instruction for diverse learners
  • Ability to use computer network systems and software applications as needed.
  • Ability to organize and coordinate work.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with students and parents.
  • Ability to engage in self-evaluation about performance and professional growth.
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with others contacted in the course of work.
  • Ability to work with colleagues to design and teach multi-disciplinary courses
  • The ability to answer sensitive questions and create an environment where everyone’s opinions are respected.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelors or Masters from an accredited college or university in education discipline applicable to teaching assignment.
  • Illinois Professional Educator Licensure
  • Successful prior teaching experience for the appropriate grade level is preferred.
  • Understand, embrace, and be able to articulate the mission and vision of Boylan Catholic High School.

 


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