Employment

CATHOLIC DIOCESE OF PEORIA
TEACHER APPLICATION PROCEDURE

 

  1. Any person seeking a teaching position in the Catholic schools of the Catholic Diocese of Peoria must file an application with the Office of Catholic Schools.

  2. Likewise, any person seeking a teaching position in the Catholic schools of the Catholic Diocese of Peoria is expected to hold state certification appropriate for the grade-level/subject the teacher is applying for.  It is acceptable for those new to teaching to be in the process of obtaining certification/licensure at the time of application.   

  3. All applicants must submit a completed application form, a resume, official transcripts, a copy of the current certificate/licensure, and three current, written recommendations (no older than three years).  The written recommendations, each of which must be accompanied by the completed applicant waiver form, are required from: a) the applicant’s pastor, b) a former employer [for new college graduates, the student teaching supervisor], and c) a professional colleague. It is the applicant’s responsibility to verify that recommendations and transcripts have been sent by the persons requested to do so.

  4. When all required information is received, the applicant will be notified that the file is complete.  Names of applicants whose files are complete and the position sought are listed for principals, and copies of applicant files are made available to schools, upon request that have openings.

  5. A principal interested in a particular applicant will contact the applicant and arrange for an interview.  The interested principal will also check all references as well as contact all current and previous employers.

  6. If a principal hires an applicant, the principal notifies the Office of Catholic Schools, and the Office of Catholic Schools will then send the original file to the hiring principal and remove the applicant’s name from the list of available candidates.  If a principal reviews an applicant’s file and/or interviews an applicant and does not hire the person, the principal notifies the Office of Catholic Schools, and the applicant’s name is continued on the list of available applicants.  

  7. Periodically, an applicant will be asked if he or she wishes to keep his or her file active and, therefore, to update his or her file.

  8. COMPLETING THE APPLICATION PROCESS IS NOT A GUARANTEE TO ANYONE THAT HE OR SHE WILL BE INTERVIEWED FOR A TEACHING POSITION OR WILL OBTAIN A TEACHING POSITION IN A CATHOLIC SCHOOL IN THE CATHOLIC DIOCESE OF PEORIA.

  9. The Office of Catholic Schools does not hire teachers.  However, no person can be considered for a teaching or administrative position in a Catholic school unless he or she follows the application process as outlined.

  10. Because of the religious nature of Catholic schools, in all cases, the lifestyle, philosophy, and beliefs of an applicant will be considered and are expected to be consistent with the teachings and beliefs of the Catholic Church.  In addition, all Catholic applicants are expected to be in good standing with the Church: E.G., Roman Catholic teachers not married according to the laws of the Roman Catholic Church are not eligible to teach in a Catholic school; likewise, persons baptized in the Roman Catholic Church who are now members of another church are not eligible to teach in a Catholic school.  Teachers who are hired must sign the Witness Statement.

  11. Each year applications for teaching positions are sought in anticipation of openings. An applicant is asked to be sure to indicate on the application form the region[s] and/or schools that he/she would be interested in being considered for.  Principals are asked to notify the Office of Catholic Schools of any openings for posting on the webpage.

  12. Application materials, once completed, are to be submitted to the Office of Catholic Schools electronically.  When submitted electronically the applicant’s typed name on the signature line will serve as the signature and verify that the candidate has read, understands, completed and submitted electronically, and agrees to abide by the provisions of the application with the applicant’s signature should be mailed to the Office of Catholic schools.  Completed application materials may also be mailed to the Office of Catholic Schools.  The address is on the application form.

  13. The Catholic elementary schools in the Catholic Diocese of Peoria are:
    • Bloomington, Corpus Christi School (PK-8); St. Mary School (PK-8)
    • Champaign, Holy Cross School (PK-8); St. Matthew School (K-8)
    • Chillicothe, St. Edward School (PK-8);
    • East Moline, Our Lady of Grace Catholic Academy (PK-8)
    • Galesburg, Costa Catholic Academy (PK-8)
    • Geneseo, St. Malachy School (K-6)
    • Kewanee,  Visitation School (PK-8)
    • Kickapoo, St. Mary School (PK-8)
    • LaSalle, Trinity Catholic Academy (PK-8)
    • Lincoln, Carroll Catholic School (PK-8)
    • Macomb, St. Paul School (PK-6)
    • Mendota, Holy Cross School (PK-8)
    • Metamora, St. Mary School (K-8)
    • Moline, Seton Catholic School (PK-8)
    • Monmouth, Immaculate Conception School (PK-8)
    • Morton, Blessed Sacrament School (PK-8)
    • Nauvoo, Sts. Peter and Paul School (PK-6)
    • Normal, Epiphany School (PK-8)
    • Odell, St. Paul School (PK-8)
    • Oglesby, Holy Family School (PK-8)
    • Pekin, St. Joseph School (PK-8)
    • Peoria, Holy Family School (PK-8); St. Jude School (PK-8); St. Mark School (PK-8); St. Philomena School (PK-8); St. Vincent de Paul School (PK-8); St. Thomas School (PK-8)
    • Peru, Peru Catholic School (PK-8)
    • Philo, St. Thomas School (PK-8)
    • Pontiac, St. Mary School (K-8)
    • Princeton, St. Louis School (PK-8)
    • Rantoul, St. Malachy School (PK-8)
    • Rock Island, Jordan Catholic School (PK-8)
    • Streator, St. Michael the Archangel School (PK-8)
    • Washington, St. Patrick School (PK-8)
  14. The Catholic secondary schools in the Catholic Diocese of Peoria are:
    • Bloomington, Central Catholic High School (9–12)
    • Champaign, The High School of St. Thomas More (9-12)
    • Peoria, Peoria Notre Dame High School (9-12)
    • Peru, St. Bede Academy (9-12)
    • Rock Island, Alleman High School (9-12)
    15. The Catholic Pre-K through Grade 12 academies in the Catholic Diocese of Peoria are:
  • Danville, Schlarman Academy (PK-12)
  • Ottawa, Marquette Academy (PK-12)
 

                                                                                                                                                                03/02/15