St. Thérèse of Lisieux once wrote that "Our Lord does not look so much at the greatness of our actions, or even at their difficulty, as the love with which we do them". The daily miracles happening in our schools are small and mighty. It is because of you that our New Hampshire Catholic schools are thriving.
As a way to say "thank you" and in great admiration for all you do, and to fill vacancies and expand enrolment capacity, the Diocesan Catholic Schools Office has launched START (Securing Teachers and Retaining Talent). START is a two-pronged incentive for full-time faculty for the 2022-2023 academic year.
- All existing full-time teachers in Diocesan Catholic schools that renew their contract for the 2022-2023 academic year will receive a $1,000 bonus upon returning to work in September 2022.
- Any new full-time teacher that signs a contract for the 2022-2023 academic year will receive a $1,000 hiring incentive in September 2022.
"The Church needs men and women who are intent on teaching by word and example - intent on helping to permeate the whole educational milieu with the spirit of Christ. This is a great vocation, and the Lord himself will reward all who serve in it as educators in the cause of the word of God." - St. John Paul II
Have you ever discerned a vocation in teaching? Have you heard a calling in your heart? The Diocese of Manchester is looking for men and woman who seek to share in the mission of the Catholic Church as part of the New Evangelization.
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! Understanding their essential role in serving as witnesses to the faith, in both word and deed, our teachers value their partnership with parents in fulfilling this mission in preparing students to live virtuous lives in service to society and the Church. Our Catholic school teachers strive for holiness, the highest moral character, and professional excellence in education while committing themselves to knowing and loving each and every student in their school. If this commitment speaks to your heart, perhaps you are being called to the beautiful vocation of teacher in the Diocese of Manchester.
Faculty in the Diocese of Manchester Catholic Schools enjoy eternal benefits.
Catholic schools offer the best in both academic and character education because we strive educate the whole person; body, mind, and soul. Our educational team spans the entire spectrum from newly trained teachers to veterans with decades of experience. We offer a range of standard benefits including medical and dental, as well as opportunities for ongoing professional development.
In addition to sharing your academic talents, Catholic schools allow you the freedom to share your faith and love of Christ with the youth of today, the leaders of tomorrow.
"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."