Position Summary: ?Lead Teachers create a flexible program and class environment favorable to learning and personal growth. They establish effective rapport with students and motivate them to develop skills, attitudes and knowledge in accordance with each student’s ability. Lead Teachers establish good relationships with parents and other staff members.
Responsibilities include the following:
The teacher displays extensive content knowledge and expands on the content knowledge using additional resources.
The teacher uses a variety of teaching techniques suitable to the age and needs of the students and subject matter being taught.
The teacher collaborates with colleagues and the School’s Leadership Team in the design and implementation of curriculum within the context of the School’s overall program and mission.
The teacher will perform duties outside of the classroom, during set hours, when they are not teaching in Music and students are not present. This may include helping in classrooms, STEAM/STEM Lab, Library Assistance, Playground, as well as assisting with Recess, Carpool, and Lunch among other duties.
The teacher initiates growth and change in his/her own intellectual and professional development, seeking out conferences, courses, and other opportunities to learn.
The teacher is self-aware and self-monitoring in identifying and solving student, curricular, and school problems. At the same time, the teacher knows the mission and policies of the School and, when questions or concerns arise, raises them with appropriate colleagues and supervisors.
The teacher models integrity, curiosity, responsibility, creativity, and respect for all persons as well as an appreciation for racial, cultural, religious and gender diversity.
The teacher works in collaboration with the Director of Advancement to execute the graduation ceremony.
The teacher performs other duties as assigned by the Head of School.
The teacher supports the school and its Leadership.
Embodies Organizational Image - Supports and actively promotes the organization. Positively reflects the organization’s core values and addresses actions that don’t align with those values.
Establishes Credibility with Adult Constituencies - Actions and words are aligned; presents facts in an accurate manner and is willing to admit mistakes.
Builds Student Skills and Confidence - Makes students a top priority and works to build their trust. Focuses on discovering and meeting students’ needs and expectations and addresses any presenting issues.
Builds Collaboration with Teammates - Fosters collaboration; ensures others are well informed of changes, initiatives and progress.
Demonstrates Effective Content Knowledge, Delivery, and Assessment – Demonstrates mastery of content. Creates an environment where students are actively engaged in learning while utilizing a variety of assessment.
Displays Emotions Effectively - Expresses reactions and opinions with genuine emotion; emotions are not hidden but also not over blown. Handles intense interactions and emotionally charged situations effectively.
Builds Rapport - Puts others at ease, easily relates to people and establishes rapport by creating common ground.
Bachelor’s Degree or higher in appropriate field
3 years experience preferred, but not required
Ability to write and speak effectively
Ability to work well with other teachers
Expressions of interest in this position along with resume, cover letter, statement of educational philosophy and leadership, and references should be emailed in PDF form to Brenda Lockett, Assistant to the Head of School at firstname.lastname@example.org. References will not be contacted without advanced notice.
About The Fay School
The Fay School is a nonsectarian, not-for-profit, co-educational school in which children of diverse talents and backgrounds with strong academic abilities are offered a high-quality education in a secure, enriching and academically challenging environment. Here children learn and grow intellectually, physically, socially, ethically, and artistically while developing self-confidence and a lifelong love of learning through an active partnership among educators, parents, and students.
Students of The Fay School learn what it means and how to become Prepared, Well-Rounded, and Articulate–three essential cornerstones for success as they move forward in life.
We prepare students for entrance into and success within Houston’s finest middle and upper schools. Our progressive and rigorous curriculum is exclusively preparatory in nature and our graduates are successful throughout the city of Houston.
Our well-rounded students are grounded in an appreciation of community and global awareness. Our “Fay Family” is central to the ethos of our international culture and the diversity of thought and experiences our students enjoy.
We believe communication is paramount to success and we teach our students to articulate their thoughts, values, and aspirations. At Fay, success is found in our students’ poised and compelling communication with peers and adults alike.
Adding to the rigor of our academic program, The Fay School’s most distinguishing factor is our Leadership Development Program. Grounded in both emotional intelligence and human capital strategy, The Fay School’s vision is to deliberately build and educate the next generation of leaders for our world. Our students experience leadership training and curriculum typically reserved for Fortune 500 companies and they graduate from Fay with skills that will serve them for a lifetime.