Archdiocese of Washington
Employment Opportunities


St. Augustine School
Archdiocese of Washington
Washington, District of Columbia

Job Details
Job ID: 4367647 Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
Posted: August 1, 2023 Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description
Saint Augustine Catholic School
Kindergarten Teacher Job Description

Teaching in a Catholic school is an opportunity to make a tremendous difference in your students’ lives. You not only help them excel academically (99% of Catholic high school graduates in the archdiocese go on to college), but also personally through an environment that nurtures faith, values and a respect for truth and learning. These are lessons that will stay with your students for the rest of their lives. Saint Augustine School in Washington DC is seeking a first grade teacher that is elementary or early childhood certified in VA, MD or DC. The successful candidate will have strong classroom management skills as well as a background in early elementary best instructional practices.

Primary Responsibilities:
•Provide direct instruction to students in literacy and mathematics
•Design lessons that provide for conceptually-based, differentiated instruction

•Collaborate with grade level teachers to determine the needs of students and plan for differentiated instruction

•Bachelor Degree is required
•Deep understanding of contemporary pedagogy associated with student-centered instruction
•Experience working with a wide range of student needs, both remedial and advanced
•Knowledge of the Common Core Mathematics Standards and their implications for student-centered instruction
•Experience using multiple forms of data to make instructional decisions
•Demonstrated capacity to partner with colleagues in meeting the needs of students
•Demonstrated success in working with diverse teams
•A warm and engaging personality with a genuine appreciation and respect for the capacities of all children
•A high level of integrity and strong work ethic
•A deep understanding of diversity, equity and inclusion, skill in growing and supporting programs and practices that are culturally responsive, and a recognition of one’s own biases and how they may impact one’s perspectives and actions
•Keen familiarity of the rewards and challenges of teaching in a mission-based school

Preferred Qualifications
•Teaching Certification
•Experience in teaching developing readers and writers
•Experience teaching mathematics conceptually to early elementary grade students
•Experience working with grades 1 and/or 2 students

Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and, list of three references

Position Type: Full-time
Positions Available: 1

Equal Opportunity Employer
The Archdiocese of Washington is an equal opportunity employer.

Job Requirements
  • Bachelor degree preferred
  • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

  • Application Instructions
    Thank you for your interest in working for the Catholic Schools of the Archdiocese of Washington. For your convenience, these instructions are to inform you of relevant Archdiocesan policies and to provide you with a checklist to assist you in the application process. Please be aware of the following: 1. The application is intended for use by Archdiocesan Catholic Schools in the Archdiocese of Washington. Use of this form by an Archdiocesan Catholic School in no way indicates that the applicant will be an employee of the Archdiocese of Washington. 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. 6. The Archdiocese will only consider complete SchoolSpring applications, and applications will be processed only when all information and supporting documents have been received by the Catholic Schools Office via SchoolSpring. Please make sure that you do the following: ___ State in your SchoolSpring cover letter what position you are seeking and why you would like to work for a Catholic school in the Archdiocese of Washington. ___ Make certain that your SchoolSpring application includes your updated resume and work experience information. For all applications for schools located in the state of Maryland, the applicant must complete and provide the hiring school at their interview with top of first page and all of second page of the Employment History Review Form for (1) the applicant’s current employer; (2) ALL of the applicant’s former school employers; and (3) ALL other employers where applicant had direct contact with minors. Please bring these forms if you are selected for interview. The Employment History Review Form can be found at: "Statement Acceptance of Guiding Principals for the Schools in the Archdiocese of Washington" Catholic schools function at several interlocking levels within the educational ministry of the Church. As academic institutions, they enable students to acquire skills, knowledge, occupational competence and civic responsibility. As Christian institutions committed to the teachings of the Catholic Church, Catholic schools prepare students to respond in faith to Jesus Christ and to understand his message, to view human existence in terms of divinely appointed goals, to follow moral standards of conduct and to achieve integrity of character. As Catholic communities of faith, schools deepen the ties between pastor, priests, faculty, parents and students. Building community in all areas of like, Catholic schools foster a spirit of service to humanity and a feeling of fellowship transcending individual difference. Catholic schools seek primarily to serve all Catholic parents who seek Catholic education for their children. Because the ultimate responsibility for education rests with parents, schools welcome parent participation in policy decisions through formal channels and encourage informal communication at all levels in such matters as personnel, curriculum and finances. Pastors, administrators and teachers cooperate by fulfilling their respective responsibilities toward the school program. All parties together assess effectiveness in relation to the progress and needs of each student. To the community at large, Catholic schools represent a successful educational alternative, striving for academic excellence without sacrificing Catholic values. The development of each individual student is fostered through innovation and effective use of resources. All employees and volunteers are required, as a condition of employment and acceptance of volunteer services, to teach and exemplify the guiding principles set forth above.

    Application Questions
    This employer has requested that all applicants answer the following questions. It is highly recommended that you type any essays in a word processing program, save them, and then paste them on the proceeding job application page.
    1. I am employed/have been employed at an Archdiocesan school?

    2. If you have been employed at an Archdiocesan school, what is the name of the school, the position you held, and the dates of your employment?
    Brief Response (Answer limited to 200 characters, including spaces)

    3. What geographic area(s) do you prefer?
    Multiple Choice / Multiple Answers
    - Calvert County
    - Prince George's County
    - Charles County
    - St. Mary's County
    - Montgomery County
    - District of Columbia

    4. I have read the "Statement of Acceptance of Guiding Principles" and I understand that any omission or misrepresentation in this application, or failure to teach and exemplify the Guiding Principles as set forth above, may result in refusal of services or separation from employment.

    5. All religion teachers shall be practicing Catholics, who must be qualified and certified to teach religion by the Archdiocese of Washington and have a deep knowledge of doctrine and live an authentic witness to the faith. Since this position includes teaching the Catholic faith, please indicate if you are a practicing Catholic:

    Contact Information
    Emmaneulla Ladipo, Principal
    1421 V Street, NW
    Washington, District of Columbia 20009
    Phone: 202-667-2608