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Academic Excellence Specialist (Elementary)

Catholic Schools

Posted 2/7/2018 until 6/1/2018



The Department of Catholic Schools (DCS) is seeking a motivated teacher or leader to serve as an Academic Excellence Specialist for up to 50 elementary schools (TK-8).  This position is intended to foster school-wide collaboration in an effort to support the learning of all students. 


This position includes:

  • Collaborating with the DCS Excellence Team to identify and support the needs of the schools in the Archdiocese
  • Assisting in the design and implementation of professional development and resources for principals and teachers, particularly in the area of core instructional practices and their implications for differentiation, technology integration, and curriculum development
  • Facilitating both large and small group professional development sessions for cohorts of up to 10 schools  
  • Conducting site visits to support principals on the school level. 
  • Strong interpersonal skills and openness to collaboration and professional growth are critical for this position.



Preferred Qualifications:

  • Minimum 5 years teaching experience, at least 2 of those years in a Catholic School
  • Master’s Degree (teaching and/or administrative) OR Teaching Credential
  • Knowledge of research regarding core instructional practices, curriculum development, and professional learning communities
  • Preference given to candidates with instructional leadership experience


QUALIFIED CANDIDATES SUBMIT: Cover Letter and Resumé (via email)

  • Cover letter (no greater than 2 pages), answering the following questions:
    • Why do you find yourself being called to this position?
    • Offer three specific skills that you possess that you find qualify you for this position.
  • Resumé (include all work- and service-related experiences, dates and education related to the position)
Please submit the resume and cover letter to: 

Gina Aguilar
Associate Director of Academic Excellence

Information/Application Contact:

Catholic Schools
3424 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles CA 90010
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