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Religious Studies Teacher $50,000-$100,000

La Salle College Prep (Pasadena)






As a private, Catholic, coeducational, college preparatory high school founded on the Lasallian tradition of academic excellence, we look for employees who want to build a community of persons deeply conscious of their responsibilities to each other. At La Salle College Preparatory, we develop and nurture personal growth through exploration and discovery. We educate and inspire our community of curious and capable students by providing powerful mentorship and instruction to innovate inside and outside the classroom.

Teacher Job Description and Job Summary:

Teachers at La Salle College Preparatory are responsible for developing the necessary actions for the success of the goals of the Strategic Plan, providing excellent instruction and guidance to students in grades 9-12, creating curriculum connections across domains, and developing a common rubric defining academic rigor. In their content area, teachers prepare students for the future by attaining excellence with best-practice pedagogy and delivering engaging lessons and activities for post-pandemic learners. Teachers will develop students’ cognitive engagement within the content area, helping them to develop ways of thinking to emphasize problem-solving and setting high academic goals through deliberate and engaging practice. All teachers must deploy evidence-based instructional methods aligned with the best practices of their discipline.

As a Catholic institution in the Lasallian tradition, teachers are also expected to live the 5 Core Principles of the Lasallian tradition by promoting academic excellence, faith formation, inclusion, respect for the individual, social justice, and service. The benevolent and worshipful atmosphere we cultivate at our school is intentional. In our Lasallian community, educators touch hearts, stimulate minds and prepare students for a life of meaning.

Teachers are expected to practice and display strong professional skills at all times, exhibiting self-awareness and that of others, strong interpersonal skills with collegial conversations, school-wide communications, excellent participation skills in group dynamics, and an intrinsic awareness towards distinctions among students, employees, and parents across different, ethnic, religious, cultural, socioeconomic, and generational cohorts.

Duties & Responsibilities:

All educators at La Salle College Preparatory are expected to be effective across the following four domains of professional practice.

Domain 1: Truth and Transparency

This domain is aligned with the Lasallian Core Principle: Quality Education. Under this domain, faculty are expected to:

  • Be experts in their discipline of instruction.
  • Demonstrate deep experience in their subject area through the development of discipline-specific and appropriate cross-disciplinary learning opportunities.
  • Responsibly select accurate discipline-specific content for the classroom.
  • All information and work presented to students should be evaluated for proficiency against the national performance standards within each discipline.
  • Plan challenging, discipline-appropriate lessons, projects, and instructional modules to evaluate student performance through formative and summative assessment practices.
  • Maintaining clear, accurate, and detailed academic records for external examination, including:
    • Accreditation
    • Internal alignment & curricular documentation
    • Communication with Stakeholders

Domain 2: Inclusive Instructions

This domain is aligned with the Lasallian Core Principle: Respect for All Persons and an Inclusive Community. Under this domain, faculty are expected to:

  • Create opportunities to engage and open doors for students with different opinions, ideas, and perspectives.
  • Instructional routines allow students to lead instruction, participate in collaborative discussions, and demonstrate skill acquisition and application.
  • Incorporate new learning modalities to support differences between students.
  • Personalize opportunities for students to demonstrate proficiency based on the unique strengths and weaknesses of each learner.
  • Provide students with opportunities to resubmit work to demonstrate growth and, eventually, mastery.
  • Adopt instructional tools which utilize technologies students will rely on in the future.
  • Teachers are technologically savvy and implement the required tools provided by La Salle College Preparatory to increase student access to information, classroom resources, and assessments.

Domain 3: Conscientious Collaboration

This domain is aligned with the Lasallian Core Principle: Concern for the Poor & Social Justice. Under this domain, faculty are expected to:

  • Create and capitalize on meaningful cross-disciplinary opportunities for teaching and learning.
  • Work collaboratively with faculty and administrative peers to provide students deeper learning opportunities.
  • As a mentor, reflect the values of the community by guiding students and supporting students with engaging learning opportunities outside the classroom.
  • Provide additional support to students during school hours outside of scheduled class time.
  • Support growth mindset through Advisory and Mentoring programs.
  • Build patterns of radical empathy when interacting with others.
  • All teachers demonstrate sincerity and acceptance for all students.

Domain 4: Foundation of Faith

This domain is aligned with the Lasallian Core Principle: Faith in the Presence of God. This includes adhering to the guidelines outlined in the faculty handbook, including demonstrating professional conduct when interacting with administrators, colleagues, families, students, and other community stakeholders. Under this domain, faculty are expected to:

  • Attend and participate in required community activities.
  • Attend all faith-formation events.
  • Lead through service by working in the community for the common good.
  • Strict and consistent application of the La Salle College Preparatory academic and community rules.
  • Promote the values of Godly character through personal humility, gratitude, forgiveness, and faith.
  • Establish and maintain clear ethical standards.
  • Follow and hold students accountable to the rules and codes outlined in the La Salle College Preparatory Student Handbook.

La Salle College Preparatory will offer a salary that will range from $50,000 – $100,000/ year (starting full time pay for) depending on experience and education degrees. Position begins August 2024.

Founded by the Brothers of the Christian Schools in 1956, La Salle College Preparatory of Pasadena, CA is the only Catholic co-educational high school in the northern San Gabriel Valley. The school curriculum is college preparatory as 99% of the graduates matriculate to higher education. Our current enrollment of 640 students represents a diverse population reflective of our surrounding communities. We offer a full range of co-curricular and athletic opportunities for our student body. For more information, please visit our website at

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to:


Job Specifications & Qualifications:

All La Salle College Preparatory Teachers are required to:

  • Hold advanced degrees, or significant coursework, in their field of instruction.
  • Provide evidence of at least 2 years of experience teaching their discipline of instruction.
  • Maintain a professional license or certification in education.
  • Participate in school-sponsored professional development.
  • Seek out and participate in opportunities for individual discipline-specific professional development.
  • Commit to serving as a mentor and model for La Salle students as they navigate social and spiritual relationships during the Identity Formation stage of psychosocial development.
  • Endorse and affirm the tenants of the Statement of Principles for Employment in Catholic Schools as required for employment.

Wage Range
The rate of pay offered to the selected candidate is based on internal pay policy and budget. New hires are commonly paid at the minimum of the wage range or within the lower part of the range. We consider a number of factors when making compensation decisions including, but not limited to, skill sets, experience, training and other department needs.

Information/Application Contact

La Salle College Prep (Pasadena)

3880 E. Sierra Madre Blvd.

Pasadena, CA 91107