To plan, organize and implement an appropriate instructional program in an elementary or secondary learning environment that guides and encourages students to develop and fulfill their academic potential. Nardin Academy teacher is dedicated to the mission of the Academy, committed to the study of pedagogy, motivated to work collaboratively, and committed to a self-reflective practice and professional development. This teacher is self-motivated, self-directed, and able to manage time effectively while fulfilling curricular expectations.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Able to establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others
Able to communicate effectively orally and in writing
Demonstrates strong content knowledge as well as the ability to employ various instructional practices
Meets professional teacher education requirements of the Academy and NY state
Plans for the developmental needs of the children on an individual and group level in the areas of academic, emotional, social and psychomotor growth
Executes curriculum in an appropriate manner
Supports the mission and goals of Nardin Academy
Demonstrate a working knowledge of Google Suite, Learning Management System (LMS), PowerSchool
Performs all other related work delegated or required to accomplish the objectives of the total school program
Duties and Responsibilities
Overtly supports and acts in accordance with the Academy’s mission
Designs curriculum areas and arranges furniture for optimum use of space
Prepares an environment to facilitate the learning needs of all children
Demonstrates planning and preparation for instruction
Upholds professional standards of personal presentation, punctuality, professional courtesy, and discretion
Appropriately carries out specific assignments, including but not limited to, service learning, advisory programs, assigned supervision, and other areas as determined by their supervisor
Maintains professional credentials as appropriate
Honors the confidentiality of school and student information
Complies with the policies and procedures as articulated by the school’s Faculty Handbook
Engages in self-reflection and annual development of a growth and renewal plan based on the Characteristics of Professional Excellence
Develops and implements individual and group lessons
Establishes a professional relationship with parents
Maintains inventory of classroom materials and furnishings
Monitors student progress
Maintains and updates academic records
Develops and implements weekly, monthly, and annual curricular goals
Establishes professional relationships with staff, working cooperatively to meet the needs of the children at all times include before and after school programs
Other Duties Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Education or related field from an accredited institution
NY State or comparable certification in teaching in appropriate subject area
Fluent in Spanish (Education degree; Spanish degree).
Previous teaching experience in a professional setting preferred.
Founded in 1857 by the Daughters of the Heart of Mary (DHM), Nardin Academy is the oldest independent Catholic school in Buffalo, consisting of a co-ed Montessori (toddlers, early childhood, including Montessori kindergarten, and grades 1-3); a co-ed elementary school (grades K-8); and a high school for young women (grades 9-12). For over 150 years, Nardin has provided academic excellence alongsid...e a strong moral foundation for its students. Nardin is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools and National Catholic Educational Association and all three schools are accredited by the Middle States Association. Nardin's Montessori program, the oldest in Western New York, is accredited by the American Montessori Society (AMS). Located in the heart of the Elmwood Village, the main campus on Cleveland Avenue is on approximately four acres and houses the elementary and high schools, as well as the primary grade Montessori classrooms. The Montessori campus on West Ferry Street is on one acre and houses toddler, early childhood, and kindergarten classrooms and facilities. Across the three schools, which have a combined enrollment of 924 students, Nardin is a vibrant community with a dedicated faculty, an engaged student body, and state-of-the-art facilities.