• Office of Catholic Schools
  • Catholic Diocese of Columbus
  • TEACHING APPLICATION COVER LETTER

Dear Applicant:

Thank you for your inquiry regarding teaching in the Catholic schools of the Diocese of Columbus. The Diocese operates fifty-three schools. While the majority of these schools are located in the Columbus metropolitan area, many are located in smaller towns and rural communities. All exist primarily to teach children to live as Christians and to be happy, productive citizens.

Diocesan policy and the Superintendent of Schools require all full-time and part-time teachers to hold a currently valid Ohio Resident Educator, professional or permanent certificate/license by the first day of each school year. Teachers may not begin the school year with an aide, substitute, out of state, or expired certificate/license.

All applicants for teaching positions in the schools of the Columbus Diocese must complete the on-line teaching application BEFORE being considered for teaching vacancies.

Interviews for full-time and part-time teaching positions will be conducted by the principal of each school. Teaching openings are posted on the Department for Education website. If a vacancy is posted for which you are licensed/certified and wish to be considered, please complete the on-line application and contact the principal or designee as specified in the posting. Teaching applicants will need to provide individual principals with a copy of a currently valid Ohio teaching license/certificate, transcripts showing degree and date of degree, and credentials from your college placement office, or two letters of reference if you have classroom teaching experience, when interviewed at a school for a specific opening.

It is the policy of the Diocese of Columbus not to discriminate on the basis of age, race, sex, handicap, or national origin. However, in accordance with O.R.C. 109.57, the chief administrator of any chartered nonpublic school must request that the Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation research and determine whether the BCI and FBI have any information which would prevent a person from teaching or substituting in the schools.

The Diocese will maintain your on-line application for regular teaching in the active file for two (2) years from the time of its completion unless you notify the HR Assistant for Teacher Personnel to the contrary.

Thank you again for your interest in the Columbus Catholic schools. If you have any further questions about the application procedure, please contact me.

(Please CLICK HERE to complete the on-line application first.)

Sincerely,

Jeanne Gissel
HR Assistant for Teacher Personnel
Diocese of Columbus
Office of Catholic Schools
197 East Gay Street
Columbus, OH 43215
jgissel@columbuscatholic.org
614-221-5829