Gwynedd-Mercy Academy seeks creative and talented education professionals to join our highly experienced faculty and staff. Applicants should complete the GMA Employment Application.
Grades 5-8 Math and 6th Grade Homeroom Teacher
- Homeroom religion teacher for a middle school classroom.
- Math teacher for grades 5-8
- Plan and implement a program of engaging and challenging classroom activities for grades 5-8 in which courses will include both grade level and honors instruction
- Maintain active partnerships with parents with open and effective communication.
- Use varied assessment strategies to promote creativity and individualized instruction
- Employ effective classroom management techniques to create a challenging, and exciting learning environment
- Support the school’s commitment to diversity, equity, inclusivity, and belonging
- Help to prepare students for transition into competitive private high schools
- Actively participate in faculty meetings, in-service days, and committee meetings
- Full-time Middle School faculty are also expected to perform supervisory duties (lunch, recess, bus line, etc.), and assist with other programmatic activities that are part of the school day
- Incorporate technology and the use of hands on manipulatives into instruction as appropriate
- Collaborate with colleagues regarding curriculum planning, instruction, and student support needs in alignment with best practices
- Bachelor’s degree in an education related field, Master’s degree preferred.
- Pennsylvania Teaching Certification in Middle Level Math (4-8 or 7-12) required.
- Minimum of three years teaching experience.
- Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
- Proficiency in using educational technology and learning management systems. RenWeb and Schoology preferred.
Salary commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits. Candidates should submit a letter of interest and resume at www.gmaelem.org/apply.
Built on Mercy, rooted in Gospel values, and committed to excellence, Gwynedd-Mercy Academy, sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy, is a private, Catholic, co-educational school, for students in kindergarten through grade eight.
Located in Ambler, PA, GMA is committed to shaping tomorrow's leaders, one student at a time; enabling them with the tools and skills to enrich themselves and the communities in which they live. We are dedicated to helping all of our students actualize their whole potential. As part of the GMA and Mercy communities, our students become exposed to a world beyond the classroom. They come to appreciate and enjoy the wonders and importance of life-long learning. As graduates, our students matriculate from GMA having not only received an exceptional academic education but having gained the skills and responsibility to serve and lead.
Library Program Description
At GMA, the mission of our library program is to foster a love of reading through exposure to a variety of literature and to ensure that students, faculty, and staff are effective users of ideas and information. Students are empowered to be critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, skillful researchers, and ethical users of information. Additionally, the library serves to build and to strengthen connections between student information and research needs, curricular content, learning outcomes, and information resources. Flexible access to the programs and services of the library program is encouraged to all students and staff. The Reading Olympics, Scholastic Book Fair, and PA Young Readers Choice Awards are several activities supported by our library program.
The Librarian is responsible for educating the whole child by providing a quality learning experience to all children in his/her care. The Librarian is charged with the daily operation and functions of the library. The Librarian has the primary responsibility for the major library functions. In the execution of these functions, the librarian must assume several distinct roles, including:
- A consultative role: includes active consultation with teachers as they plan instruction to recommend the inclusion of appropriate library and media skills instruction and resources into classroom curricular units.
- An instructional role: includes both formal instruction in library, media, and technology skills (in conjunction with the Director of Instructional Technology) that addresses multiples literacies (information, media, visual, and technology), as well as informal assistance to students and staff in locating and using library materials and technology. The Librarian creates an environment that is conducive to active and participatory learning.
- An administrative role: includes the daily management of library center routines, evaluation of library materials, purchasing, circulation control, provision of equitable access to all physical and virtual collections of resources that support the school curriculum and meet the diverse needs of all learners, and coordination of library volunteers.
- An information specialist role: includes developing and maintaining a collection of resources appropriate to the curriculum and the learners, modeling effective strategies for developing multiple literacies, and evaluating, promoting, and using existing and emerging technologies to support teaching and learning.
Qualifications and Requirements
A candidate should hold:
- A Bachelors or Masters Degree in Education
- PA Library Certification
- A Master of Library Science Degree (MLS) is preferred
- Membership to American Association of School Librarians (AASL)
- Catholic School Librarian experience preferred
A candidate will need upon hiring:
- Compliance with State and Archdiocesan Safe Environment and Act 126 guidelines
Learning Support Teacher
Gwynedd-Mercy Academy is seeking a creative and talented full-time Learning Support Teacher to serve in the McAuley Learning Center, a learning support program which fosters the Mercy mission and enhances the school-based programming of students identified with learning differences. The Learning Support Teacher supports the academic needs in and out of the classroom for students in Kindergarten through grade 8. The Learning Support Teacher will also work closely and collaboratively with faculty and parents serving as a resource member of the Student Support Team, implementing accommodations, facilitating students’ individualized academic goals, and promoting student self-advocacy skills.
- Desire/commitment to work in a Mercy Mission focused, Catholic school environment
- Master’s Degree in Special Education
- PA State Teaching Certification
- Reading Specialist certification or training in Wilson or Orton-Gillingham
- Creative thinker and problem solver
- Effective oral and written communication skills, strong organizational skills and flexibility
- Familiarity with the following applications or similar: iPad, Microsoft Office, G Suite for Education, Schoology
All candidates must pass Criminal Background, Child Abuse, and FBI Fingerprint Check and complete child abuse prevention trainings.
Salary is commensurate with background and experience. Excellent benefits. Must be a U.S. Citizen or possess a United States Permanent Residence Card.
Applications accepted until the position is filled. To apply, please submit resumes and cover letters to www.gmaelem.org/careers.