5th Grade Teacher- Small class size

St. Bernard Catholic Elementary School, serves students ages pre-Kindergarten to 8th-grade elementary school located in Benson, is currently accepting applications for an efficient and successful SMALL CLASS size 5th Grade teaching position for the 2024-25 school year.

This position requires the teacher to develop lesson plans, formulate classroom instruction, and facilitate learning for 15 students. The teacher will create a caring, Christian, and positive learning environment for academic, social-emotional, and spiritual development. The teacher will provide accommodations to support the student’s growth in the general curriculum and if necessary also work with resource staff to adjust instruction to meet the needs of all students. The teacher will maintain the student’s academic progress and records along with various assessments to document the progress of the student through the year. The teacher will maintain a line of communication between the parents, students, their Instructional Para, administration, and fellow school staff.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
-Positive and friendly attitude, and a team-centered approach.
-We are looking for candidates who possess skills in communication, listening, collaboration, adaptability, and patience.
-The teacher will set high classroom expectations in all academic areas and ensure lesson plans align with the Archdiocese curriculum.
-Utilize a variety of assessments to evaluate academic performance and adjust lessons to meet the needs of all students.
-The teacher will also work with the resource teachers and counselors to ensure every student is learning to the best of their ability.

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Additional Information


-Competitive salary based on education and experience.

Start Date:

-New teacher meetings begin in late July 2024

– Teacher return to school Aug. 5, 2024

Education and Experience
-A valid Nebraska Teaching Certificate or Provisional Nebraska Teaching Certificate or a Transitional Teaching Certificate or a Local Substitute Certificate
with a Bachelor’s degree in Education (or other related field) from an accredited college or university.
-Applicant must complete a background check and the Archdiocese of Omaha required Safe Environment training.
-Strong in their understanding of and living out their Catholic faith.

Contact Information

St. Bernard Catholic School
3604 N. 65th St.
Omaha, Nebraska 68104

Dr. Sarah Valasek
(p) (402) 553-4993

How to Apply

Interested candidates can apply electronically to Dr. Sarah Valasek, Principal via email:


or via paper copy by mail.

Cover letter
Educational Philosophy (One page)
Copy of college transcripts
List of references – references will only be contacted once the applicant has been interviewed and is one of the finalists. (This is to preserve confidentiality on the applicant’s part)