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SMR considers its teachers as its most important and valued employees tasked with creating and sustaining a vibrant learning atmosphere as well as developing enduring personal relationships with students as part of the Xaverian educational ideals. SMR teachers are expected to support the school’s mission as a college preparatory environment and, while our teachers are not required to be practicing Catholics, there is an expectation that the philosophy and doctrines of the Catholic Church will be upheld and supported. Teachers will have five full-time classes and may be asked to fulfill essential duties either during or directly before or after the school day. Coaching and club advisor roles and responsibilities are also a valuable element of the role of educator at St. Mary’s Ryken. St. Mary’s Ryken is a member of the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference and supports twenty-one varsity and junior varsity sports. Coaching opportunities exist for many athletic teams. SMR has a club and resource time embedded into the school day and moderator positions are available.
The Archdiocese of Washington is an equal opportunity employer.
A Master’s degree is preferred but not required. Likewise, expected content area teaching experience is preferred but other experiences and educational qualifications will be considered. At minimum, a Bachelor’s Degree in the expected content area is required of all SMR teachers. Of utmost importance is the ability to establish a rigorous yet engaging classroom atmosphere with the expectation that all students are being prepared for continued study after high school. Technology skills that correlate to teaching in a 1:1 environment are highly valued; however, training is available for teachers who bring other strengths and experiences to the position but may not yet have had the opportunity to build a repertoire of technology-integration skills. Other valuable attributes include, but are not limited to: strong organizational and interpersonal skills; knowledge of current trends in national content area standards; proven ability in critical thinking, analysis and writing instruction. Maryland teacher certification (or the ability to attain certification in three years) is highly encouraged.
Bachelor degree preferred
Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required
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2. While the Catholic Schools Office assists by establishing contact between schools having job vacancies and available applicants, applicants must understand that pastors of individual schools or administrators of non-parish schools hire the employees.
3. Applications are active only until a position has been filled. Applicants wishing to be considered for other Archdiocese positions must submit a new application to each Job ID through SchoolSpring.
4. Archdiocesan policy requires that all employees be at least 18 years of age.
5. The Catholic identity of our schools is paramount, and the responsibility for developing and enhancing that identity rests with the administration of each school. Therefore, it is Archdiocesan policy that applicants wishing to be considered for the position of principal of a Catholic school must be practicing Catholics in good standing.
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