Elementary School Teacher
Grand Rapids
Posted 2 months ago

Holy Spirit School is seeking a 5th grade teacher beginning in the 24-25 school year as we are
adding another 5th grade classroom. Our mission at Holy Spirit School is to learn, live, and share
the message and teachings of Jesus Christ.


Reports to Principal

Supervisory Responsibility

Supervises students throughout the day

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Recognize and support the unique Catholic mission of the school by speaking, acting, and instructing consistent with the teachings of the Catholic Church
  • Give evidence of lived Gospel values by being an active member of a parish community; strive to model the teachings of Jesus through attitude and example.
  • Demonstrate effective planning skills by preparing lesson plans designed to implement stated goals and objectives and by incorporating curriculum objectives in lesson plans.
  • Demonstrate competence in teaching by demonstrating current and thorough knowledge of curriculum and subject matter
  • Must be able to communicate effectively with students
  • Must be able to organize the classroom learning environment and materials to maximize student time on tasks 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 and effectively evaluate student progress
  • Establish a consistent disciplinary approach which promotes self-direction and confidence; set high standards for student behavior and manage inappropriate behavior effectively
  • Cooperate with school and diocesan administration; work effectively with all staff members to promote positive relationships with students and parents
  • At all times demonstrate professional responsibility in enforcing diocesan and school policies and practices
  • Maintain confidentiality of information; display sound judgment in dress and general behavior
  • Perform other duties as assigned


Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university and possess a valid Michigan teaching certificate.


  • Must have excellent human relations and interpersonal skills
  • M be a self-starter and be well organized
  • Must be proficient in the use of computers and educational software
  • Must have a strong working knowledge of the Catholic faith, including catechetical certification through the Diocese of Grand Rapids
  • Must pass a criminal background check and complete the VIRTUS/Protecting God’s Children program
  • The above statements describe the general nature and level of work of the position. They are not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills

To Apply

Please send an electronic letter of interest a resume, and this employment application to Principal Patrick Kalahar at [email protected].

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