Diocese of Winona-Rochester Employment


Kindergarten Teacher

Ave Maria Academy @ Maple Grove, MN posted on Wed, Jun 26

Apply until: 2024-09-01


Ave Maria Academy, located in Maple Grove MN, is looking for two full-time teachers: a Kindergarten and Fourth Grade Teacher for the 2024-2025 school year. The teacher first and foremost supports the mission of Ave Maria Academy to form young minds, hearts and souls to love Jesus Christ and develop a character that allows for true Christian discipleship. The teacher fulfills the mission of the school by planning, guiding and evaluating the learning process within the framework of the school’s philosophy and curriculum for the kindergarten and fourth grade students. The position provides the appropriate learning atmosphere and activities designed to maximize student competencies and skills for intellectual, emotional, social and spiritual growth toward a successful future. The teacher carries out their work professionally and with a spirit of initiative, creating an environment of confidence and respect.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Supports and upholds the philosophy of Catholic education and the mission of the school.
  • Plans, implements and supervises the fourth grade education program in accordance with the goals, policies, procedures, philosophy and curriculum of the school.
  • Establishes and maintains an orderly classroom environment conducive to learning. Manages student behavior in accordance with rules and disciplinary system of the school.
  • Establishes positive rapport with parents and communicates student progress with them regularly.
  • Works with the Principal to plan and implement age appropriate activities, programs, community service, and stewardship opportunities for students.
  • Acts as a witness to Gospel values by modeling the teachings of the Catholic Church.

The above information on this position description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

About Us:                                                                                    

Ave Maria Academy is a Catholic school educating students in pre-kindergarten through 8th grade in Maple Grove, MN.

Rooted in the Catholic intellectual tradition, Ave Maria Academy forms young minds, hearts, and souls through a commitment to clear thinking, academic achievement, character formation, prayer, and service. In an encouraging and safe environment transformed by faith, reason, and virtue, each child’s unique and God-given talents are nurtured through mastery of a rigorous curriculum and active participation in the Catholic faith.


Candidates may submit a resume, cover letter, and at least 2 references to Mrs. Lisa Noetzel, Executive Assistant, at frontdesk@avemariaacademy.org. The cover letter should include general philosophy of education, why the candidate would like to work with children of this age, and why they would like to work in a Catholic school. This position will remain open until filled.