St. Joseph of Cupertino School

St. Joseph of Cupertino School in Cupertino, CA, seeks a full-time Kindergarten Teacher for the 2024-2025 school year. St. Joseph of Cupertino School is the educational gateway to the future of our youth. In the heart of Silicon Valley, our TK-8th grade Catholic school is focused on the care of the whole person. We go beyond caring for the educational growth of our students and strive to foster their moral, emotional, and spiritual growth. We take our responsibility for our community’s well-being and safety very seriously. Earning recognition as a top academic school in the Diocese of San Jose is one example of reaching our academic goals, but our religious studies, the classes in the Fine Arts, foreign language, and robust club offerings round out your child’s education.


Essential Duties & Responsibilities: 

  • Design and implement curriculum, instruction, and assessments aligned with the designated standards and research-based practices. 
  • Utilize assessment data to implement responsive instructional interventions to support the learning of every student. 
  • Model and be supportive of a faith-filled Catholic environment in both words and actions. 
  • Maintain and demonstrate strong classroom management skills in accordance with the school’s philosophy and classroom rules to support a safe, positive, productive learning environment. 
  • Meet the academic and socio-emotional needs of diverse learners, approaching students from an asset perspective. 
  • Implement school-wide systems outlined by the school administration. 
  • Engage in all collaborative and professional learning sessions scheduled by the school and Department of Catholic Schools 
  • Collaborate with school employees. 
  • Communicate and partner with parents on a regular basis. 
  • Cover assigned staff duties, including recess supervision, as well as other duties that may be assigned from time to time by the school administration. 
  • Maintain absolute confidentiality over student and institutional information. 

Other Duties & Responsibilities: 

  • Act as a role model of professionalism in a Catholic environment. 
  • Support the philosophy, policies, and goals of the school, as well as the decisions made by the Principal and Administrators. 
  • Ensure the health, safety, and welfare of all students. 
  • Adhere to all policies and procedures as outlined in the parent/student handbook and employee handbook. 
  • Work as part of a team 
  • Attend faculty, administrative, and all other meetings as needed. 

Vision, Strategy and Leadership: 

  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail. 
  • Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines. 
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills. 
  • Strong supervisory and leadership skills. 
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and to delegate them when appropriate. 

Collaboration and Communication: 

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.  
  • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills. 


  • Strong managerial and administrative skills 
  • Able to establish and maintain positive, effective working relationships with students, parents, staff, diocesan departments, and the general public. 
  • Able to interact with school-aged children in a warm, confident manner. 
  • Self-motivated and reliable. 
  • Knowledge of first-aid procedures. 
  • Ability to work independently and with a sense of immediacy. 
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills with a strong customer service focus (internal and external). 
  • Ethical and discreet team player. 


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, ability, or physical demands required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position. 

Education and/or Experience: 

  • Bachelor’s degree is required. 
  • A valid CA teaching credential preferred. 
  • Master’s degree in an educational field, preferred. 
  • Experience in Catholic education, preferred. 

Leadership Skills: 

  • Coaching/Mentoring 

Language Skills:  

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills with an ability to effectively communicate with all stakeholders of the school. 
  • English, required. 

Technical Skills:  

  • Proficient at word processing, presentation, and electronic mail applications. 
  • Experience with school information systems (SIS). 

Physical Demands:  

  • Sitting, standing, walking, reaching, lifting, repetitive motion, bending, stooping, crouching, climbing, stretching, twisting. 
  • Can operate standard office equipment such as copiers, fax machines, personal computer, telephone, and alarm system. 
  • Can lift 10 lbs. in compliance with safety standards. 
  • Level of vision, hearing, speaking required. 

Other Requirements:  

  • Must have an understanding and acceptance for the mission of the Catholic Church.  
  • Must support the teachings and values of the Catholic Church and its mission and act as a Minister of the Faith. 

Salary Range: $63,000 – $100,000 per year based on education and experience.

How to Apply: Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to Cheryl Palladino at

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