Lacordaire Academy is an independent Catholic school with a coed Pre-Kindergarten to 8th grade and an all-girls 9th to 12 grade.  The Academy is an equal opportunity employer.

Lacordaire Academy’s faculty become part of a talented and diverse team of educators, who have provided excellence in academics for over 95 years. As a sponsored work of the Dominican Sisters of Caldwell, all faculty members are charged with the responsibility of accomplishing Lacordaire’s mission and vision into the future.  The faculty and staff work in a collaborative environment and the pursuit of academic passions is both celebrated and supported.  The academic environment is supported by professional development and state of the art technology. Furthermore, small class sizes enable teachers to individualize their instruction to adjust to various learning styles. To become a member of Lacordaire Academy’s faculty one must possess a mastery of subject or content knowledge, a passion for teaching, and a desire to change the world for the better one student at a time.  Lacordaire faculty are collaborative, creative and tireless in their efforts on behalf of their students.

Prior to working at Lacordaire, personnel must have Protecting God’s Children Certification and Background Check/Fingerprinting completed.  Training for Protecting God’s Children will be facilitated by the school once references are checked.

As a “Best of Essex” independent Catholic school in Upper Montclair NJ, Lacordaire Academy has a long standing legacy of excellence in it’s curriculum and community. We are recognized for achieving outstanding academic results with students from diverse backgrounds, and we have created an innovative PK-12 school model that is preparing current and future generations of children with the subject mastery and skills to succeed in college and life. We now need a talented and charismatic Art Teacher and a Part-time Second Grade Teacher to join our school community.

Art Teacher

Key responsibilities include:

  • Building a classroom culture in which students love art!
  • Engaging students in the creative process and cultivating their talents, while deepening their knowledge and understanding of visual art and art history
  • Collaborating with our teachers and across the local communities network to build a world-class art program, while cultivating a school environment that prioritizes aesthetics and makes learning visible to the community
  • Building a culture of self-expression that utilizes discourse and critique to promote scholarly critical thinking about art and identity
  • Working with administration to provide an open and vibrant classroom that allows for alumni, prospective families, and students to witness the creative process at our school
  • Ability to teach across multiple grade levels (PreK —12th Grades)

Successful candidates should also have the following experiences and characteristics:

  • Prior experience in establishing creative environments in which art is explored, discovered, and observed both in and out of the classroom
  • Hold a Bachelor’s degree in Art or Art Education, with an outstanding record of academic achievement and leadership;
  • A person of high moral character; and passionate about art and learning
  • Excellent writing and speaking skills preferred
  • A willingness to work in a fast paced environment is essential
  • A great team player with a good sense of humor
  • A pleasant personality that enjoys interacting with children of all ages, parents, administration, and staff

To join our team, please send a cover letter and resume that outlines your candidacy to cdelpozzo@lacordaire.net .  Your cover letter should explain in detail your qualifications for the position.

Lacordaire Academy is an equal opportunity employer and actively encourages applications from people of all backgrounds.

Part-Time Second Grade Teacher

Applicants should hold a bachelor’s degree in elementary education or a related field. Experience with technology and inquiry based learning preferred. Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to Suzanne Bilicska at sbilicska@lacordaire.net. 

Lacordaire Academy is an equal opportunity employer and actively encourages applications from people of all backgrounds.

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