Careers At The de Paul School

The de Paul School is a fully accredited and acclaimed independent school for children with learning differences such as dyslexia, ADHD, and central auditory processing deficit. Each de Paul School classroom is led by a credentialed, highly-qualified, enthusiastic, and specially-trained teacher who understands the joys – and challenges – associated with our field and our mission. We will accept applications from educators whose college degrees, training and instructional experiences reflect expertise and commitment to transformative student achievement. The candidate will articulate a resolution to supporting the school’s established instructional and cultural pillars.  We seek educators who are passionate about student success, resilient, superlative communicators, and models of civility and hopefulness. Our de Paul School teachers work in teams, so candidates must possess a commitment to collaboration and corporate problem-solving.

Interested professionals can send their letter of introduction to dpinfo@depaulschool.org.

 

*The de Paul School does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, ethnicity, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, or disability in the administration of its policies, procedures, and programs.

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                                                                 A Message from our Principal

Lisa Stepp

When we first meet prospective faculty members, we emphasize the duty and the demands of instructing at The de Paul School.  We make it clear that this will be the most challenging teaching position you will ever hold. And yet, we can similarly affirm that teaching at The de Paul School will be the most rewarding, inspiring, and meaningful job one can ever have! We are always seeking our next outstanding teacher… so, reach out to us if you would like to learn more about our peerless students, faculty, curriculum, and school culture!

 

-Lisa Stepp, Principal

Available Positions

Dean of Students

Position Overview

The Dean of Students leads the school’s effort to advance a community of reciprocal respect and compassion, consistent with the school’s philosophy and core values. Working with students, teachers, and parents, the Dean of Students intercedes in day-to-day and more complex instances to provide support which redirects, redeems, restores, and dignifies members of our school community.

 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Community Development: Strengthens the school community’s understanding of and service to complex and diverse learners and their families. This includes the domains of social/emotional wellbeing, behavior, identity, and equity/inclusion.
  • De Paul Difference: Shepherds a consistent and congruent schoolwide approach to behavioral support, which emphasizes restoration and growth in self-management.
  • Evaluates and advances faculty mastery of classroom leadership skills which promote positive behaviors, self-management, and trusting relationships.
  • Resolves behavioral or emotional concerns that cannot be adequately addressed by the teacher.
  • Facilitates a collaborative process to create individualized approaches, as needed, to address a student’s constellation of needs: academic, social, behavioral, and emotional.
  • Communicates proactively with parents to discuss student progress, difficulties, concerns, and responses to de Paul interventions.
  • Social-Emotional Learning: Guides the delivery of SEL within the school’s curriculum.
  • School Transitions: Oversees communications between schools as students transition out of de Paul from any team. Oversees the timeline of events and family support which guide Team 8 students and their families to their high schools of choice. Cultivates collaborative relationships with local schools.
  • Eligibility: Serves as point-person for communications with school districts regarding eligibility for services (ARC, Title funding, etc.). May appoint qualified individuals to attend these meetings.
  • Leadership Team: Communications, administrative planning, and decision-making. Leads in the annual review and publication of the School Handbook.

 

Qualifications

  • Advanced degree in Education, Special Education, Counseling, and/or Administration
  • Proven instructional experience and expertise with students who learn differently
  • Experiences in both Elementary and Middle School programs
  • Exemplary communication skills in 1:1, small group, and public settings
  • Unquestionable integrity, particularly in honesty, discernment, and trustworthiness
  • Leadership skills that inspire as they explicitly direct others to action
  • Highly organized and self-activating

 

Direct reports

Executive Assistant provides support.

 

To apply, please send resume to Laurie.Bottiger@depaulschool.org.

Full-Time Teacher

Position Overview

The Teacher is responsible for instructional delivery of the school’s curriculum to its students per the approved and specialized de Paul School methodology. As part of the de Paul School instructional day, the Teacher manages her/his students in areas of organization, behavior, movement through the daily schedule, and safety/security. The SCHOOL HANDBOOK and EMPLOYEE HANDBOOKS provide clear and specific information about the duties and demands associated with one’s role as Teacher at The de Paul School. The EMERGENCY MANUAL is also a valuable resource. This is a full-time and exempt position.

 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Plans and delivers instructional lessons to the students, then assesses performances against goals and objectives of the lessons. Planning, instruction and assessment demonstrate expertise with the School’s methodology which is designed specifically for students who learn differently.
  • Communicates through documents, conversations, reports, and conferences the student’s progress and areas for improvement. This communication is both internal and external.
  • Participates fully in the professional development program for the faculty.  Works with Principal to craft and perform against a personalized professional development plan.
  • Participates in curricular and instructional committees which advance the School’s instruction and educational culture (e.g., departments).
  • Provides vigilant mental and physical presence throughout the school day and throughout campus to support safety and security. Fulfills monitoring duties and assignments which oversee students and others in a vigilant manner.
  • Represents the School internally and externally as a professional, knowledgeable, and responsible educator and individual.
  • Attends and supports, as needed, special events which promote the school (e.g., Open Houses) or which celebrate milestones in the School’s history/year (e.g., Recognition Night).

 

Qualifications

  • Degree in Education, Special Education, or specialization which may translate into content-rich expertise (e.g., Mathematics, History, Science, Engineering); license/certification required
  • Proven instructional experience and expertise with students who learn differently
  • Experience in an independent or private school is desirable
  • Exemplary communication skills in 1:1, small group, and public settings
  • Unquestionable integrity, particularly in honesty, discernment, and trustworthiness
  • Collaborative, resilient, and optimistic
  • Highly organized and self-activating

 

Direct reports

Faculty members report to the Principal/Associate Head of School.

 

The de Paul School does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, ethnicity, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, or disability in the administration of its policies, procedures, and programs.

 

To apply, please send resume to Laurie.Bottiger@depaulschool.org.

Summer Program Instructor

Click to Download Our Summer Program Teaching Flyer

Position Overview

  • The Summer Program Instructor will support and instruct students identified as having specific learning differences which may include ADHD, Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, and Dyscalculia.
  • Upon successful completion of a mandatory one-week New Teacher Institute, the Instructor  will be responsible for collaborating with the Directors of The de Paul School Summer Program and Teaching Assistants to establish and deliver a safe, three-week student-centered language and/or math program. Both programs will be based upon the core principles of structure, multisensory instruction, attention based learning and purposeful practice.
  • The Instructor will work with the Summer School Directors and Teaching Assistants to communicate educational goals and progress made by the student to parents during each portion of the Summer School Program.
  • The Instructor will support and adhere to the mission of The de Paul School and display competence in the school’s effort to advance a community of reciprocal respect and compassion consistent with the school’s philosophy and core values.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Meet with Summer School Director to establish starting points and goals for the students with which the Instructor will work.
  • Use the templates provided at the New Teacher Institute to plan and organize daily lessons in math or language and submit to Summer School Directors for approval.
  • Daily maintain a structured yet inviting classroom area.
  • Teach and manage students from 9:00 – Noon daily for each three-week period.
  • Help supervise Friday afternoon enrichment events which may include off site excursions.
  • Share any questions, serious behavioral or curricular questions with the Directors of the Summer School Program.
  • Perform Administrative/Clerical duties as related to reporting progress.

 

Qualifications

  • Enrollment at the Collegiate level
  • Interest in Education, Special Education, Counseling, and/or Administration Careers
  • Previous experience with elementary or middle school aged students which may include substitution, tutoring, mentoring, volunteering, or other like experience
  • Valid State ID, Student ID, or Driver’s License
  • Successful Completion of a Criminal Background Check
  • Exemplary communication skills

 

Must be willing to commit to contracted dates during session one and/or session two:
  • Session One Mathematics June 13 - July 1, 2022
  • Session Two Language Arts July 11 - July 29, 2022

 

**Must be willing to attend the below mandatory New Teacher Institute training session:

  • June 6-June 10

 

Please email Cover Letter and Resume with three personal/professional references to kemper.academy@depaulschool.org.

We look forward to receiving your application. Thank you!  

 

Application for the Summer Program Instructor Position:

Summer Program Teaching Assistant
(Collegiate Level Position)

Click to Download Our Summer Program Teaching Flyer

Position Overview

  • The Teaching Assistant will support and instruct students identified as having specific learning differences which may include ADHD, Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, and Dyscalculia.
  • Upon successful completion of a mandatory one-week New Teacher Institute, the Teaching Assistant will be responsible for collaborating with the Directors of The de Paul School Summer Program to establish and deliver a safe, three-week student-centered language and/or math program. Both programs will be based upon the core principles of structure, multisensory instruction, attention based learning and purposeful practice.
  • The Teaching Assistant will work with the Summer School Directors to communicate educational goals and progress made by the student to parents during each portion of the Summer School Program.
  • Teaching Assistants will support and adhere to the mission of The de Paul School and display competence in the school’s effort to advance a community of reciprocal respect and compassion consistent with the school’s philosophy and core values.

 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Meet with Summer School Director to establish starting points and goals for the students with which the Teaching Assistant will work.
  • Use the templates provided at the New Teacher Institute to plan and organize daily lessons in math or language and submit to Summer School Directors for approval.
  • Daily maintain a structured yet inviting classroom area.
  • Teach and manage students from 9:00 – Noon daily for each three-week period.
  • Help supervise Friday afternoon enrichment events which may include off site excursions.
  • Share any questions, serious behavioral or curricular questions with the Directors of the Summer School Program.
  • Perform Administrative/Clerical duties as related to reporting progress.

Qualifications

  • Enrollment at the Collegiate level
  • Interest in Education, Special Education, Counseling, and/or Administration Careers
  • Previous experience with elementary or middle school aged students which may include substitution, tutoring, mentoring, volunteering, or other like experience.
  • Valid State ID, Student ID, or Driver’s License
  • Successful Completion of a Criminal Background Check
  • Exemplary Communication Skills

 

Must be willing to commit to contracted dates during session one and/or session two:
  • Session One Mathematics June 13 - July 1, 2022
  • Session Two Language Arts July 11 - July 29, 2022

 

**Must be willing to attend the below mandatory New Teacher Institute training session:

  • June 6-June 10

 

Please email Cover Letter and Resume with three personal/professional references to kemper.academy@depaulschool.org.

We look forward to receiving your application. Thank you!  

 

Application for the Collegiate Level Position:
https://forms.office.com/r/eauLtmNmX9

Summer Program Teaching Assistant
(High School Level Position)

Click to Download Our Summer Program Teaching Flyer

Position Overview

  • The Teaching Assistant will support the Classroom Teacher during instruction of students identified as having specific learning differences which may include ADHD, Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, and Dyscalculia.
  • Upon successful completion of a mandatory one-week New Teacher Institute, the Teaching Assistant will be responsible for collaborating with the classroom teacher to plan activities which support instruction and remediation.
  • Teaching Assistants will support and adhere to the mission of The de Paul School and display competence in the school’s effort to advance a community of reciprocal respect and compassion consistent with the school’s philosophy and core values.

 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Meet with the Classroom Teacher to establish starting points and goals for the students with which both will work.
  • Daily support the Classroom Teacher in maintaining a structured yet inviting classroom area.
  • Teach and manage students as supervised by the Classroom Teacher from 9:00 – Noon daily for each three-week period.
  • Perform Administrative/Clerical duties as identified by the Classroom Teacher or Summer School Director.

 

Qualifications

  • Must be at least 16 years of age
  • Should be Interested in Education, Special Education, Counseling and/or Administration Careers
  • Must have a Valid State ID, Student ID, or Driver’s License
  • Must have Successful Completion of a Criminal Background Check
  • Must have exemplary Communication Skills
  • Must demonstrate a history of responsibility, dependability, and maturity.
  • Must be willing to commit to contracted dates during session one and/or session two:

Session One Mathematics June 13 - July 1, 2022

Session Two Language Arts July 11 - July 29, 2022 

 

**Must be willing to attend the below mandatory New Teacher Institute training session:

  • June 6-June 10

 

Please email Cover Letter and Resume with three personal/professional references to kemper.academy@depaulschool.org.

We look forward to receiving your application. Thank you!

 

Application for the High School Level Position:

Physical Education Teacher

Position Overview

Physical Education is a crucial component to nurturing the whole child at de Paul.  The Physical Education teacher leads the school’s emphasis on developing the personal interests, physical fitness, attitudes, and social skills that lead to healthy, active lifestyles. The SCHOOL HANDBOOK and EMPLOYEE HANDBOOK provide clear and specific information about the duties and demands associated with one’s role as Teacher at The de Paul School. The EMERGENCY MANUAL is also a valuable resource. This is a full-time and exempt position.

 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Planning/Instruction/Assessment:  Plans and delivers daily instruction for different developmental levels throughout grades K-8. Evaluates results against target goals for development and modifies instruction accordingly. Demonstrates expertise with the School’s instructional and management methodologies which are designed specifically for students who learn differently.
  • School Culture:  Embodies the school’s ethos of restoration, supportive relationships, and dignity. Builds trusting relationships in order to coach students in areas of personal challenge, including physical exertion, coordination, and self-regulation.
  • Professional Development:  Participates fully in the faculty professional development program. Works with the Associate Head to develop an individualized professional development plan focusing on increasing knowledge and expertise of students with learning differences, on increasing the effectiveness of instruction for de Paul’s specific population, and on nurturing self-esteem and independence of students.
  • Communication with Families:  Actively engages with parents and families to communicate student progress, classrooms goals, and specific areas of concern.  Ensures that all communication is objective, constructive, and representative of the school culture’s high regard for effective communication.
  • Safety and Security:  Provides vigilant physical and mental presence throughout the day to support student safety and security.   Fulfills monitoring duties before, during, and after school as assigned.
  • Collaborative Contribution: Collaborates with colleagues, informally and in committee, to improve planning and delivery of lessons and to address individual needs of students.  Attends and supports, as needed, special events which promote the school (e.g., Open Houses) or which celebrate milestones in the School’s history/year (e.g., Recognition Night).
  • Other duties: Fulfills other duties as assigned by the administration.

 

Qualifications

  • Degree in Physical Education or Certification in a specialization which provides content-rich expertise
  • Proven instructional experience and expertise with students who learn differently
  • Exemplary communication skills in 1:1, small group, and public settings
  • Unquestionable integrity, particularly in honesty, discernment, and trustworthiness
  • Collaborative, resilient, and optimistic
  • Highly organized and self-activating

 

Direct reports

Faculty members report to the Associate Head of School.

 

The de Paul School does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, ethnicity, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, or disability in the administration of its policies, procedures, and programs.

 

To apply, please send resume to Laurie.Bottiger@depaulschool.org.