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Below are current openings at Gwynedd-Mercy Academy. To apply, please click here to complete our application form.

Technology Teacher - Grades K-8

Gwynedd-Mercy Academy is a private, Catholic, co-educational academy committed to quality education integrated with Gospel values.  A ministry of the Sisters of Mercy and established in 1861, Gwynedd-Mercy Academy combines a long tradition of academic excellence with innovative teaching methodology and progressive technology integration to create a caring, child-centered environment.

Students at Gwynedd-Mercy Academy are nurtured and encouraged to reach the highest standards of excellence. A challenging and individualized academic curriculum, extensive arts and music programming, team-building athletics, and extended learning and service opportunities both on and off campus allow our students to recognize their gifts and to actualize their potential.

Gwynedd-Mercy Academy is seeking a full-time, high energy, innovative Technology Teacher/Coordinator with experience and enthusiasm to facilitate the vision, implementation, and ongoing assessment of a strategic direction in the areas of instructional technology. As the Technology Teacher, this person is responsible for creating a classroom environment that develops in each student an awareness of the role of technology in education and one that uses all forms of technology and skills. As Technology Coordinator, this person will work in close collaboration with the Director of Curriculum and Student Life, Director of STEM, Director of IT, and Library Media Specialist in providing oversight of all areas of educational technology integration and communication.

 RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Works in collaboration with Director of Curriculum and Student Life, Director of STEM, Director of IT, and Library Media Specialist in the facilitation of a strategic technology plan and implementation of strategic goals for technology integration throughout the curriculum
  • Facilitates technology curriculum integration across grades K-8
  • Provides in-class instruction for grades K to 8
  • Provides ongoing staff development in support of technology goals
  • Provides ongoing assessment on all aspects of technology related to educational goals
  • Provides support and mentoring for teachers and staff as needed
  • Keeps current with new and emerging technologies and provides relative information/research to faculty and staff in support of their areas of responsibility

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Desire/commitment to work in a Mercy Mission focused, Catholic school environment
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Instructional Technology, or Computer Science
  • PA Teaching Certification
  • Experience in the area of Educational Technology in an elementary and/or middle school setting
  • Creative thinker and problem solver
  • Effective oral and written communication skills, strong organizational skills and flexibility
  • Ability to work as part of a team with faculty, parents and students
  • Familiarity with the following applications: iPad, Windows 10, Microsoft Office 2016/O365, Web 2.0 Tools, Cloud Storage, G Suite for Education

All candidates must pass Criminal Background, Child Abuse, and FBI Fingerprint Check.

Salary commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits. Candidates should submit a letter of interest and resume at https://www.gmaelem.org/about-us/careers/apply. Salary is commensurate with background and experience.Must be a U.S. Citizen or possess a United States Permanent Residence Card.

Job Type: Full-time

 

Library Media Specialist - Grades K-8

Gwynedd-Mercy Academy 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 Media 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 media 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.

Primary Function

The Library Media Specialist is responsible for educating the whole child by providing a quality learning experience to all children in his/her care. The library media specialist is charged with the daily operation of the library media program. He/she has the primary responsibility for the major library media center functions. In the execution of these functions, library media specialists must assume several distinct roles, including:

  • 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.
  • instructionarole: 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 media materials and technology. The library media specialist creates an environment that is conducive to active and participatory learning.
  • An administrative role: includes the daily management of library media center routines, evaluation of library media 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.

GMA Library Media Specialist- Job Description

In each role, the library media specialist works to promote reading as a foundational skill for learning, personal growth and enjoyment. The program models an inquiry-based approach to learning and the information search process. It is guided by the regular assessment of student learning which is regularly analyzed to improve instruction. The library media specialist must remain current in professional practices and developments, information technologies, and educational research as applicable.

Key Relationships

The Library Media Specialist reports to the Principal and is evaluated, supervised, and mentored by the Principal, Vice Principal, and/or Director of Curriculum and Student Life. Other key relationships include other faculty members, staff, students and parents.

Qualification and Requirements

A candidate should hold:

  • Bachelors or Masters Degree in Education
  • PA Library Certification
  • Master of Library Science Degree (MLS) is preferred
  • Membership to American Association of School Librarians (AASL)

A candidate will need upon hiring: Compliance with State and Archdiocesan Safe Environment and Act 126 guidelines

A candidate must demonstrate:

  • The ability to establish collaborative relationships with teaching staff
  • Familiarity with MSA-CESS criteria and standards of excellence

All candidates must pass Criminal Background, Child Abuse, and FBI Fingerprint Check.

Salary commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits. Candidates should submit a letter of interest and resume at https://www.gmaelem.org/about-us/careers/apply. Salary is commensurate with background and experience.Must be a U.S. Citizen or possess a United States Permanent Residence Card.

Job Type: Full-time