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Employment Opportunities


Royal Palm Academy is a joyful, vibrant, independent and family-oriented Catholic PK-8 school located in beautiful Naples, Florida.


Royal Palm Academy is always seeking extraordinary teachers & staff to join our team. We offer very competitive salary and excellent benefits for candidates to join our highly qualified faculty and staff. 
  • An undergraduate degree (post-graduate degree preferred) or equivalent certification in Elementary Education, Early Childhood Education, or Teaching and Education related program.
  • Passionate about teaching elementary school-aged students, and bring an energetic, joyful vibrancy to the classroom experience for our students.
  • For those who have transitioned from a career outside of education or without an education degree, candidates must possess a minimum of 2 years of classroom teaching experience at the K-8 level.
  • Must display an enthusiastic support of our school mission: "Royal Palm Academy partners with families to provide an education of rich academics with Catholic formation. We teach the mind, educate the heart, and form the character of tomorrow's leaders."
  • Know, teach, and act consistently in accordance with the mission, philosophy, objectives, policies, and procedures of Royal Palm Academy.
  • Must possess a strong classroom management skillset for students in grades K-5.
  • Must plan and execute dynamic lessons aligned with our school's curriculum, differentiated to meet the needs of our diverse student population, and using a variety of instructional strategies that are academically rigorous and highly engaging.
  • Evaluate academic and social development of each student through a variety of formative and summative assessments.
  • Proficient with technology, including with Microsoft Office and student information systems. Use our SIS to maintain accurate and current records of student progress and reports.
  • Professional written and verbal communication skills.
  • Provide excellent and responsive customer service to our parents.
  • Reliable, flexible, organized, hard-working, patient, excellent communication skills, and outstanding with children.
  • Practicing Catholic in good standing and willing to teach Catholic religion.
  • Prior experience teaching K-5, or experience student-teaching.
  • Experience with Guided Reading, Orton-Gillingham instructional methods, and Writer's Workshop.
  • Submit a cover letter and resume as two different electronic documents in Adobe PDF format to Michael Bussman, Head of School, at
  • Highly qualified candidates will include in their cover letter an explanation of how their background of education and experience makes them a strong candidate who is ready to provide an immediate and positive impact on our students at Royal Palm Academy.
Royal Palm Academy posts our current open positions on the following career pages: