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Listed below are the current open positions at the Academy. If interested or for more details, please send resume, cover letter, and letters of recommendation to Ms. Rita Tangney at or mail to:


Saint John Paul II Catholic Academy
Attn: Mrs. Rita Tangney
2200 Dorchester Ave
Dorchester, MA 02124


All Academy personnel must first undergo a CORI (Criminal Offender Record Information) check and complete the Protecting God's Children program.


Positions Available:

Grade 4 Teacher
Bachelor's Degree required, Master's Degree and prior classroom experience preferred. Prior experience at elementary level preferred. Massachusetts State Certification required.
2.9 (Preschool) Aide
Teaching Assistants are expected to support the teacher and students in the classroom. There are eight performance areas for teaching assistants to engage in daily:
I. Catholic Identity
A) Consciously incorporate the gospel message into lessons.
B) Maintain a Christian and respectful environment
C) Support and develop students’ self-discipline and sense of responsibility
D) Participate in prayer and assist students in learning prayers
E) Mentor Christian values and good character through daily interactions with students, parents and staff
II. Planning and Preparation for Instruction
A) Support the teacher with preparing materials, supplies and equipment before each lesson.
B) Be prepared to assist with the lesson and helps get students on task at the beginning of lessons.
III. Classroom Management
A) Implement SJP rules for discipline and management of student behavior.
B) Create a safe, respectful learning environment
C) Assist with classroom routines that promote responsibility and order.
D) Maintain order in the classroom in a fair and equitable manner.
IV. Instruction
A) Use SJP approaches to instruction.
B) Present material clearly and explicitly.
C) Use a variety of instructional strategies to engage student learning and support a range of learners, as instructed by the teacher.
V. Monitoring, Assessment and Follow-up
A) Provide timely feedback of high quality that is specific to each students Gold goals.
B) Circulate throughout the classroom to check student performance and needs.
VI. Professional Development
A) Successfully complete all professional development activities as designated by the principal.
B) Participate in ongoing and continuous professional development through Lynch and the Academy.
VII. Family and Community Outreach
A) Show respect for family, culture, values and beliefs.
B) Deal immediately and successfully with parents.
VIII. Professionalism
A) Develop cooperative and collaborative relationships with colleague and administrators.
B) Exhibit professionalism in dress and appearance.
C) Carry out duties punctually and conscientiously.
D) Maintain excellent standards of attendance
E) Follow all school rules, policies and procedures.
Substitute Teachers

All campuses are seeking substitute teachers. Please contact Campus Principals for more information. 


Volunteer opportunities are always available at the Academy, both at each campus and the Regional Office. Service hours at the Academy are also available for high school students.