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How much difficulty would I have being hired at a Catholic School?
Old 12-20-2016, 05:12 PM
 
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A co-worker at the after school program told me there is an opening at their mom's (who's a P) school's sister school for a first grade teacher and they're looking to fill it quickly. I'm not certified in elementary ed, but I am certified in secondary ed. I know it won't hurt to send the P my resume and cover letter, but I'm afraid I won't be qualified enough. I work with 1st graders during the summer at summer camp, currently work as an associate teacher in special education for grades 3-5, and work with kids K-14 at the after school program. My co-worker isn't exactly sure what they're looking for, but they do want to fill the position immediately as the P is currently teaching the class.

Would a P consider me? I've done lesson planning for the after school program as well as summer camp for elementary grades and have worked at the summer camp for two years going on three. The after school program I've been working at for a year.


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if they really need to fill it quickly. I think most faith based schools want faculty that are practice the same faith. Line up references that can address your ability to work well with that age group.
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What does it hurt to try? go for it!
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I was raised Lutheran, so I'm familiar with Christian teachings at least and the bible even though it's not Catholic teachings. They're pretty desperate to fill the position from my understanding. Ideally they want someone in by January 10th at the latest. It's around the same salary I'm making now as an associate teacher (which isn't much) but I would have my own classroom and an aid has been assigned to the room. I think it's worth a shot. Do I name drop in a cover letter that I work with "Mrs. Principal's" daughter and they informed me that a position was open.

My boss at the after school program has already written me a letter of reference for teaching positions, so I do have at least one solid reference. I guess I'll see what happens.
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It's possible
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especially since you are a certified teacher. You have nothing to lose by applying.


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I teach at a Catholic school. We have several non-Catholic teachers. We also have some who are working at a certificate in a different grade/subject area.
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I doubt it because you're not licensed to teach 1st grade. I believe it's a state rule that they need to go by.

I just saw the date on this. Did you end up applying? If so, what happened?
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I just read your post now. So, I'm not sure where you are as far as the first grade position. However, I will tell you that in my experience if you have to teach religion, they want you to be Catholic. Otherwise, if they are really in need of a first grade teacher they would for sure consider you.
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How did it go?
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Did you ever apply for this position? If so, how did it go? If not, did you find something else that worked for you? Best of luck with whatever you do.
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