2021-2022 Teacher Applications

Cristo Rey Richmond High School is a Catholic learning community that educates young people of limited economic means to become men and women of faith, purpose and service. Through a rigorous college preparatory curriculum, integrated with a relevant work study experience, students graduate ready to succeed in college and in life. Cristo Rey Richmond High School will soon be a part of the largest network of high schools in the country that exclusively serve families of limited economic means.


  • Aligned with the school’s Catholic identity and mission to foster the academic and spiritual growth of high school students to become men and women of faith, purpose and service.
  • Driven to work for justice on behalf of urban students who wish to have a Catholic college preparatory education
  • Values the corporate work study experience as a place of learning and growth for students
  • Belief that every child is deserving of an excellent education that prepares them for college and life beyond college
  • Willingness to receive feedback, engage in frequent dialogue and the ability to self-reflect
  • Collaborative in advancement of the mission
  • Belief in data-driven instruction
  • Ability to connect with and engage urban students and families


  • Uphold the Cristo Rey mission, vision and values
  • Embrace school-wide systems and promote high standards of behavior
  • Collaborate with school leadership, providing input to school programs
  • Actively participate in professional development sessions
  • Communicate professionally with peers, supervisors, parents and students
  • Be committed to a longer school day and calendar year
  • Adhere to professional guidelines as indicated in the staff handbook
  • Participate in school-wide culture and faith formation events
  • Perform other duties as assigned


  • Establish and maintain a positive classroom environment
  • Plan rigorous lessons aligned to the prescribed standards
  • Differentiate lesson plans for a variety of learners
  • Adhere to a scope and sequence
  • Implement feedback from administrators and instructional leaders regarding lesson plan design and/or implementation
  • Support instruction with school-wide supplemental programs
  • Maintain grade books and meet grade reporting deadlines
  • Communicate with families regarding student academics and behavior
  • Utilize planning periods for the advancement of student academics
  • Tutor students in need of remediation


  • Bachelor’s Degree (REQUIRED)
  • Possession of a valid Virginia teaching license (REQUIRED)
  • Minimum three years of urban teaching experience (REQUIRED)
  • Bilingual (PREFERRED)
  • Master’s Degree in Education or content area (PREFERRED)
  • Prior successful high school teaching experience with traditionally underserved students(PREFERRED)
  • Experience with teaching students in need of significant academic support(PREFERRED)
  • Experience working with English language learners (PREFERRED)

APPLICATION PROCESS   A complete application will include:

  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter: Please write a letter (limited to 2 pages) that answers the following:
    1. Describe your philosophy of education and how you would put it into practice at Cristo Rey
    2. What attracts you to the Cristo Rey mission? How do you feel you are a match for this unique opportunity to be an instructor at Cristo Rey Richmond High School?
    3. In what ways can you add to the richness of the program?
  3. References:  Please list 3 professional references (include email address and phone number)

Please email your completed application as an attached PDF to teachingapps@cristoreyrichmond.org
with the subject title “Teaching Application 2021-2022.”

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