Elementary School Teacher
Grand Rapids
Posted 1 month ago

General Introduction

The Bishop of Grand Rapids is the visible head and source of unity in the particular Church entrusted to his pastoral care (CCC 1594). In a unique and visible way, he makes Christ’s mission present and enduring while functioning in his role as Shepherd of the Christian Community. In order to fulfill his mission, the Bishop trusts chosen collaborators (clerics, religious and lay people) to share in the apostolic mission and entrusts various responsibilities to them. Each employee helps to extend the ministry of the local Pastor in particular ways as outlined in this position description.

Position Status

1. Full Time

2. Salary

3. Benefit Eligible

Immediate Supervisor

Headmaster Department: Lower School

Position Summary

An ideal candidate will be an experienced elementary teacher and a faithful, practicing Catholic who possesses a knowledge of the timeless pedagogy and curriculum of the Catholic intellectual tradition and who is well-prepared for the responsibility of managing a classroom. The fourth grade teacher is responsible for all aspects of the fourth grade classroom at Sacred Heart Academy. Instructional duties include reading/literature, grammar, math, history, science, and religion for a single section of fourth grade students.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Know, observe, and execute the Roles, Relationships, Responsibilities described on page 3 consistent with the described Rights, Resources, and Qualifications
  • Effectively manage the classroom and successfully execute all teaching assignments
  • Prepare lessons to teach effectively, correct assignments in a timely and efficient manner, and maintain excellent communication with parents regarding student personal and academic progress
  • Maintain classroom facilities, manage curriculum, and keep academic and attendance records as required
  • Integrate Jesus Christ, the life of the Church and the organic unity of the Catholic faith into the curriculum and classroom environment
  • Attend faculty and administrative meetings as directed
  • Attend parent/teacher conferences and after-hour evening and weekend Academy functions as directed



  • A practicing Catholic whose life is lived in conformity with the moral teachings of the Church
  • Commitment to the Catholic mission of the Academy and willingness to sign the “Faculty Memorandum of Understanding” and swear the “Oath of Fidelity” to the Catholic faith
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Love of great children’s literature
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Strong classroom management skills
  • Desire and capacity to run an efficient and orderly classroom
  • Exceptional written and oral communications skills and strong attention to detail
  • Strong personal discipline and the ability to work independently, as well as on a team
  • Ability to organize priorities

Strongly Preferred

  • Experience with and knowledge of Catholic liberal education
  • Strong grasp of history
  • Aptitude in Latin
  • Strong catechetical background

To Apply

Send cover letter, resume, three professional references, and this employment application and salary requirements to Sean Nolan, Headmaster: [email protected]


This position is for the 2024-2025 academic year. The Academy prefers that the candidate will start onboarding over the summer, or even in the spring if possible.

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