A teaching position at Padre Pio Academy in Ridgefield has unexpectedly opened up over the Christmas break. They are looking for a teacher ASAP to finish out this school year's spring semester.

The position would require the candidate to help proctor the high school home school program and to teach one mathematics course for the lower school Academy.

Classes begin January 9th.

Please contact Father David Thomas at [spoiler][PM me for his e-mail address][/spoiler] for further details.

That's pretty much all I know about the position, and any hiring would be at Father's discretion.

However, since it is an SSPX school, I'll give some general guidelines on the kind of people that SSPX schools hire as teachers, as I understand it:

- teachers must not be modernists, and must attend Mass with the SSPX (presumably

*only* with the SSPX)

- teachers must possess virtue and be able to inspire their students, educationally and formatively. (Ideally they should have prior experience teaching/tutoring/working with children/etc., but I'm pretty sure that this is not absolutely necessary)

- teachers must thoroughly know and understand the course material (a degree is not absolutely required, though it does look nice and theoretically proves that the teacher actually does have the knowledge and understanding that he claims to have)

- teachers must complete the SSPX's teaching seminar, which gives them a theoretical and practical background on what education is exactly, and (I think) on the manner in which the teacher should present the course material to the students. (But I am thinking that this particular situation may warrant an exception to this requirement, since the seminar is only offered in the summer yet they are in need a teacher

*"ASAP"*...)