The Episcopal School of Dallas prepares young men and women for lives of intellectual discovery, integrity, and purpose. Built upon our Founding Tenets of Daily Worship, Community, Ethical Decision-Making, and Service, ESD is committed to the intellectual, spiritual and physical wellness of every member of its community.
Founded in 1974 by The Reverend Stephen B. Swann with eight seventh-grade students, today ESD educates and inspires 1,150 students in grades beginner (age 3) through grade 12. ESD is located in Dallas, a modern metropolis of North Texas, and a commercial and cultural hub in the region.
At the heart of ESD are talented and compassionate faculty and staff who are the backbone of our institution and paramount to the school’s success. They adeptly balance rigorous, college preparatory coursework with understanding and nurturing of the whole child. Classes are small, with an overall student-teacher ratio of 7:1. ESD employees are lifelong learners, and the school invests nearly $500,000 in professional development annually. More than 250 serve the ESD community and all are appreciated and respected for their individual and collective contributions.
Purpose: The ideal candidate is an outstanding teacher with a solid background in and passion for teaching middle school students about history. The candidate should have a strong repertoire of tools for teaching students to read closely, think critically, and write in a variety of modes. This teacher will help students read with understanding by providing strategies for engaging with a variety of texts in many genres, both fiction and nonfiction. He/she will create a classroom with opportunities to hone skills in creative expression, communication, and collaboration. The successful candidate is also a lifelong learner who welcomes opportunities for professional development and collegial conversation leading to the development of effective, inquiry-based education.
Teach Middle School History, delivering instruction aligned with ESD’s Statement of Educational Philosophy and Mission.
Provide integral and varied support, planning, oversight, and communication as an academic advisor.
Offer significant involvement and/or leadership in an extracurricular capacity as a club advisor or athletic coach.
Participate and engage in professional activities and gatherings at team, departmental, divisional, and school-wide levels.
Use appropriate technology in support of the curriculum of the twenty-first century global classroom.
Communicate effectively with students, parents, and colleagues.
Work closely with colleagues on the school’s curricular initiatives
Serve as a club advisor and/or athletic coach. (Coaching is highly encouraged; Current Coaching opportunities available: Baseball, Basketball, Crew, Field Hockey & Football) Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
Qualifications and skills:
Bachelor’s degree in History or related field —Master’s degree preferred.
Minimum three years of experience as a Middle School teacher.
Proficiency in educational technology and twenty-first century pedagogy.
Commitment to participate broadly in the life of the school.
Effective interpersonal skills; specifically for interacting with students and faculty members.
Demonstrated record of effectively differentiating instruction and using instructional technology.
Experience with school change and facilitating teacher collaboration.
The Episcopal School of Dallas is a faith-centered, co-educational, college preparatory, independent day school with students age 3 – Grade 12. The policy of The Episcopal School of Dallas is to recruit, hire, train and promote employees without discrimination based on race, sex, sexual orientation, age, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability or any other status protected by law. In our recruitment practices, we strive to create a diverse school community whose members embrace the Mission and Vision Statement of the school.