Independence Mission Schools is a network of 15 Catholic schools across Philadelphia, supporting over 5,000 students of all backgrounds. We are looking for candidates who share in our mission to unlock our students’ God-given potential by preparing them to excel at the best high schools in Philadelphia and beyond.
St. Thomas Aquinas on located in South Philadelphia is seeking a Grade 4 teacher who will instruct students in the Common Core State Standards in all areas of the elementary curriculum. Teachers may participate in curriculum committees and other professional activities and will perform related duties as required or requested.
The successful candidate will show a commitment to the school community by consistently going above and beyond, by intentionally building relationships with staff, parents and students and by dedicating himself or herself to mastering the craft of teaching. The candidate will be eager to learn about and implement rigorous, standards-aligned curriculum that sets a high bar for student learning. The candidate should demonstrate a strong understanding of the foundations of literacy instruction and of the standards of mathematical practice.
In addition, the successful candidate will:
Model outstanding character in accordance with Catholic teachings, and exhibit these traits through a positive classroom atmosphere and a commitment to the moral formation of our students
Have experience teaching diverse learners and differentiating instruction
Set high behavioral and academic expectations for students and have a track record of leading students to successfully achieve those expectations
Be skilled at measuring student growth and using that information to inform instruction
Be an enthusiastic learner, committed to his or her own growth as an educator, who applies skills learned through frequent coaching, grade level teamwork and professional development
Actively participate in the school community by lending their skills and interests to coaching and moderating extracurricular activities
Successful candidates must be able to clear all background checks as listed on Careers Page.
Bachelor’s Degree required; Pennsylvania Instructional Certificate in appropriate content area preferred.
Applicants with a desire to work in an urban Catholic school setting are highly encouraged to apply.
For more information about our school locations, please visit our Schools tab from our website: www.independencemissionschools.org/
For more information about St. Thomas Aquinas, please visit: https://stthomasphila.independencemissionschools.org/
To apply for this job please visit independencemission.tedk12.com.
Independence Mission Schools provides a transformative Catholic education to children of all faiths in low-income neighborhoods across the city of Philadelphia.
One of the poorest urban centers in the nation, Philadelphia has 400,000 residents living in poverty. Among students attending an Independence Mission School, 36% live in poverty, nearly double the rate of children across the nation. That’s a staggering number.
Each day we open our doors to nearly 5,000 students, many carrying with them the challenges of life below the poverty line — food insecurity, home insecurity, violence and fundamental learning deficits. These circumstances could seem like insurmountable odds for these young learners. Yet they are resilient and come to us energized and full of promise.
Unlocking this potential starts with a culture of love that values and embraces each child. The promise of God’s love, shown by our faculty and staff, is at the very core of the Catholic education our schools deliver. This atmosphere sets our students, from Pre-K to Grade 8, on the path to a promising future confident in their own worth so they can be ready to succeed both in and out of the classroom.