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2nd Grade Teacher

Queen of Peace Catholic Academy
10900 SW 24th Avenue, Gainesville, FL 32607


10900 SW 24th Avenue, Gainesville, FL 32607

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  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance

Full job description

FLSA: Full-Time Exempt
Reports to: Principal
General Summary: Under the direction of the school principal, is responsible for supporting the Diocese of St. Augustine in its mission to educate, evangelize and catechize youth in a Catholic school environment.
**Florida Teaching Certificate Preferred

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Recognizes and supports the unique Catholic mission of the school by speaking, acting, and instructing consistent with the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church. The teacher may not espouse any doctrine inconsistent with the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church.
  • Works collaboratively with the principal to build the faith community, giving evidence of the lived Gospel values by personal example and by being an active member of a faith community.
  • Maintains physical and informational security at all times, respecting confidentiality and privacy.
  • Works collaboratively in a positive, friendly and professional manner.
  • Adheres to all diocesan and school policies and regulations, while supporting the school’s spiritual, pastoral and educational mission.
  • Demonstrates effective planning skills by preparing lesson plans designed to implement and achieve academic goals and objectives, as adopted by the school.
  • Integrates Catholic religious curriculum, as articulated by the school.
  • Builds the school’s faith community by a demonstrated willingness to participate and help plan school religious and service-related activities.
  • Demonstrates and effectively communicates knowledge and competency of academic and religious curriculum; ability to organize learning materials to maximize time, as well as engage and motivate students.
  • Establishes a consistent classroom management approach that promotes self-direction and a positive self-image. Sets high standards for student behavior and manages inappropriate behavior effectively, in accordance with school policy.
  • Participates in continuous professional development as a lifelong learner.
  • Performs other related duties, as assigned.
  • Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required
  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.
  • Must maintain Professional Educator certification in the State of Florida.
  • Must have or be able to obtain within two years Basic Diocesan Ministry Certification.
  • Ability to respect, promote, accommodate, and not be in conflict with the mission, moral and social teachings, doctrines and laws of the Roman Catholic faith in the way one speaks, acts and instructs.
  • Must maintain a valid driver’s license.
  • Must successfully pass the required criminal background check prior to employment and every five years; must complete Protecting God’s Children (PGC) workshop prior to employment.
  • Proficient in use of computer technology, including school-related software.
  • Ability to have flexibility in assessing needs and strategies and adapt appropriately.

Must consistently demonstrate a positive, friendly, respectful and caring attitude with colleagues, the public, and all one serves in word and deed. Ability to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends, to accommodate school-related events.


Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, vendors, employees, and the general public.


Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.


Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 20 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and ability to adjust focus.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Position may require some evening and weekend hours.

Job Type: Full-time


  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance

Grade levels:

  • 1st grade
  • 2nd grade
  • 3rd grade
  • 4th grade
  • 5th grade
  • Kindergarten


  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday

School type:

  • Private school
  • Religious school


  • Bachelor's (Required)

Security clearance:

  • Confidential (Preferred)

Work Location: In person