2307 South Lindbergh Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63131
Description: St. Joseph’s Academy is a four-year all-girls college preparatory high school sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet with an enrollment of 500 students.
The mission of the Academy is to provide quality Catholic education for young women in an environment that challenges them to grow in faith, knowledge, and respect for self and others. The community of St. Joseph’s Academy expects these young women to make a profound impact on the world.
St. Joseph’s Academy is focused on providing an internship for an individual who is interested in teaching in secondary education as a career, with particular emphasis on teaching high school theology while offering an opportunity to work with the campus ministry team.
The intern would complete about 10-15 hours of classroom observation within the first four weeks of the SJA semester. He/she would then create lesson plans and teach.
*The intern must be of the Catholic faith.
* An initial interview with site supervisor is required.
* The student meets with the supervisor and the principal together for a second interview prior to the student’s submitting his/her SPM Form of Intent.
*He/she must attend the Protecting God’s Children program before working at SJA.
*A Missouri background check must be completed and results received prior to the start of the semester.
*Illinois residents must also have the Illinois background screening with the results received before the semester begins.
The intern must be able to conform to the high school schedule. The hours/days are fairly flexible, but are dependent on the school schedule and the individual teacher’s schedule.
If the student desires to work with the Campus Ministry team, he/she must be available for morning meetings beginning approximately at 7:30 a.m. (30 minutes before the first bell)
Number of Positions Available: 1
Past Aquinas Institute Interns at this Site:
Br. Patrick Hyde (FA11/SP12)
Mrs. Sarah Boul
314-808-7688 (c), 314.394.4130 (wk) | firstname.lastname@example.org
Ann M. Hammer
Theology Department Chair and Director of Diversity
314.394.4072 (wk) | email@example.com
Supervisor(s)’ Bio/Additional Comments:
Sarah Boul is a theology teacher at St. Joseph’s Academy, an all-girls Catholic high school sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet. Mrs. Boul has taught high school women for two years. Prior to her teaching ministry, she served in campus ministry for eight years and youth ministry for four years. She has a Masters in Pastoral Studies from Aquinas Institute of Theology and a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education from the University of Missouri-Columbia.
Mrs. Boul is open to partnering with a graduate student who is interested in pursuing a teaching career in Catholic education and/or campus ministry. At St. Joseph’s Academy, the graduate student would observe classroom teaching with the eventual goal of planning and teaching his/her own lessons. Potential content areas of observation and teaching experience are Sacred Scripture, Morality, and Death and Dying.* (Note: These are subject to change.)
Ann Hammer is a theology teacher, Department Chair, and Director of Diversity at St. Joseph’s Academy, an all-girls Catholic high school sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet. She has taught high school women for twelve years. She has earned a Master of Divinity from Aquinas Institute of Theology and a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from the University of Toledo.
Ms. Hammer is open to partnering with a graduate student who is interested in exploring teaching theology and/or campus ministry. At St. Joseph’s Academy, the graduate student would observe classroom teaching with the eventual goal of planning and teaching his/her own lessons. Potential content areas of observation and teaching experience are Old Testament, Social Justice, and Introduction to Women’s and Gender Studies.