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Lower School Religion Teacher (K-4)

FLSA:                         Non-Exempt                

Position Status:      Part-Time (20 hours per week)

Reports to:              Lower School Principal


Summary Description

Nardin Academy is an Independent Catholic School located in Buffalo, NY.  Nardin asks all in our community to “Inspire hearts and minds to do amazing things for the world through faith, character, academic excellence, and service.” Nardin’s values include Embracing All, Nurturing Talent, Fostering Connection, Living & Serving Through Faith, and Igniting Possibilities.  Nardin is a diverse and welcoming community that fosters an inclusive environment that celebrates the background and experiences of all.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Strong background in children’s based faith formation
  • Patient, compassionate and nurturing
  • Organically exude the core values of the Catholic faith 
  • Ability to connect one’s faith to their daily lives in a manner a child can embrace and understand 
  • Discuss the teachings of Jesus as well as knowledge with prayers, sacrament study, children’s Bible stories and parts of the Mass
  • Ability to connect the teaching of the Catholic faith with character education


Duties and Responsibilities

  • Overtly supports and acts in accordance with the Academy’s mission
  • Prepares an environment to facilitate the learning needs of all children
  • Demonstrates planning and preparation for instruction
  • Appropriately carries out specific assignments, including but not limited to, service learning, advisory programs, assigned supervision, and other areas as determined by their supervisor
  • Honors the confidentiality of school and student information
  • Engages in self-reflection and annual development of a growth and renewal plan based on the Characteristics of Professional Excellence
  • Develops and implements individual and group lessons
  • Establishes a professional relationship with parents
  • Monitors student progress
  • Maintains and updates academic records



  • Bachelor's degree (minimum); Master’s degree (preferred) in Elementary Education with a focus on theology and/or ministry
  • Classroom teaching experience with students in grades K-4



To apply, please submit the following materials as a PDF to Please include:

  • Cover letter expressing your interest and qualifications 
  • Current resume
  • Minimum of 3 references with names, current addresses, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses.