We believe that teachers are partners with parents in the education and formation of children. Teachers make a critical difference in the lives of children and teens and more often leave lasting impressions! The Diocese of Manchester Catholic Schools Office recognizes that talented teachers can come from a variety of different career paths. Thus, there are options for non-certified teachers to obtain certification in the areas in which they teach. For teachers who are not currently certified in the State of New Hampshire, there are pathways that currently exist to obtain certification while employed as a teacher in our schools. We are committed to employing individuals who are filled with a faith in Christ, and passionate about imparting knowledge to children and teens!
"Dear Catholic School Teachers and Staff, “Do you want to do a good deed? Teach the young! Do you want to do a holy thing? Teach the young! Truly now, and for the future, among holy things, this is the holiest” (Saint John Bosco). It is with great joy and anticipation that soon our schools will be bustling with the sounds of laughing children, of prayer, and of true learning! Now more than ever before, the formation of young people will flow-with great fervor- through each one of you in your classrooms, hallways, and community. I am pleased that our Catholic schools will be returning to in-person learning. This return to a sense of order and normalcy is a blessed gift to the children. To shower them in Goodness, Truth, and Beauty is the noble responsibility of all those working in Catholic education. I am sure that returning to the classroom is a gift to you as well, as teaching is a true vocation from God. As schools set to open for the new academic year, it’s time to return to the work of Faith. To all those preparing, praying, and planning for a safe school year, I say “THANK YOU”! Your dedication has not gone unnoticed. Anchoring children in the ways of the Faith and tethering them tightly to Jesus, present in the Holy Eucharist, is of supreme importance. It is what makes our Catholic schools Catholic. Although undoubtedly this year may look different with new protocols and safeguards in place, there are some things that will never change: Our mission of teaching the young to know, love, and serve Christ. Thank you for your ministry in Catholic education. Thank you for lighting the spark of knowledge and faith; indeed it is a holy thing.”
- Most Reverend Peter A. Libasci, Bishop of Manchester
WHAT OUR TEACHERS ARE SAYING
"I became a Catholic school teacher, because then I could be myself. I could mention God and other Catholic ideas within my lessons. At a Catholic school, I do not have to separate myself from my spirituality, an essential part of my being, from what I do for a living. I did work in a public school, once, and I found it very difficult."
"This is my 25th year working in Catholic Education. Every day, I am moved by the Holy Spirit to help my students to understand God's love for them, to grow in their relationship with Him, and to share His love in service to others."
o"Choosing to teach in the Catholic sector was a calling for me, from my earliest teaching years. As a product of Catholic schooling myself, the same environment in which I thrived over the most formative years of my development was a warm invitation home. To attain my first Catholic school teaching position, I was hired by my Third-Grade teacher, for a Third-Grade position, in the same elementary school I attended. It truly was a returning to home experience, and one I am immensely grateful for. Instantly, I could feel the influence on families and students I served was a mission, and one I have happily continued over the past 18 years. Christ and the message of Christ as the nucleus of my classroom is a joy and a privilege. To share with students the model of our Savior and blend this influence into the curriculum makes an extremely well-rounded student and more importantly, builds the Church as the student continues his/her faith journey. As students experience the highs and lows of "growing up", the achievements and challenges they face, showing Christ is with them through it all provides comfort and foundation to build their Christian values and share with others as Jesus did."
"I grew up in Manchester, joined the military, went to college in Rhode Island and ended up teaching here in NH. With 18 years of teaching experience and content where I was - I just happened to search the teaching opening page while eating lunch one day. That one happenstance to check on openings brought me to Trinity. Not looking for a new position I saw a science opening at Trinity High School, a school I knew growing up and the school my father graduated from in 1957. When I called the school to inquiry, I was transferred to the assistant principal - Patrick Smith. This is where the divine intervention comes in; Pat was a few years behind me in school, I graduated with his sister from high school and my father graduated with his father from Bishop Bradly (Trinity) in 1957. I became a catholic school teacher because it is what I wanted to do, God obviously wanted it as well. What I love most or rather appreciate most about teaching in a catholic school is the feeling of family and community. It was stressed to the student body my first day of class at the first student body assembly and is reiterated each week that Mr. Gadecki sends out his update emails. We are stronger together and strongest in our faith, and when the students verbally recognize what family means in terms of a school community it makes you realize how lucky we are to teach in the Catholic faith. Individuals should consider teaching in a Catholic school because of God, family and community. The only teaching assignment that can offer all three - practice all three, preach all three, promote all three and instill the meaning of how all three affect us daily in the best possible way."