Job Openings! Qualified Principals and Teachers Urged to Apply to Catholic Schools

Archdiocese of Washington introduces YouTube video on teacher recruitment

April 17, 2009

“Along with the cherry blossoms, Easter and baseball, the other ritual of spring is recruiting teachers for our Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Washington. We’re looking forward to next fall, and the search for principals and teachers is on,” said Liz Whelan, director of professional development for Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Washington.

Nearly two dozen school positions are posted already on the archdiocesan website with more being added nearly daily. April and May are heavy recruitment months with up to 150 job openings expected in Catholic schools throughout the archdiocese.

As part of its recruitment, the archdiocese has posted a video on YouTube featuring teachers and students from local Catholic schools, including Archbishop Carroll High School (DC), St. Catherine Labouré School (Silver Spring) and St. Matthias Apostle School (Lanham). The archdiocese also is airing local radio ads and is reaching out to universities across the region.

“Catholic schools have a strong focus on academics within a faith-based environment. We’re looking for creative teachers, supportive of the mission of Catholic schools, who enable their students to reach their potential and to live their lives through the lens of faith,” said Whelan.

There are nearly 100 elementary, middle and high schools in the archdiocese, serving over 29,000 students in the District of Columbia and Calvert, Charles, Montgomery, Prince George’s and St. Mary’s counties in Maryland. Twenty-one schools in the archdiocese have been recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as Blue Ribbon Schools, including three Blue Ribbon schools in the past two years.

Kathy Dempsey
Office of Communications
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