Overview of St. Andrew’s Episcopal School of Amarillo
St. Andrew’s was founded in 1951 as a faith-based school with the goal to provide exceptional educational opportunities within a Christian environment. We are Amarillo’s independent, Primer-8th Grade day school with a mission to nurture each student in the Episcopal tradition. Serving approximately 300 students, we welcome families from any faith tradition. We provide opportunities for children to develop through a superior academic program, dedicated fellowship, and service to the community.
St. Andrew’s has built over the years a distinctive and collaborative program and team. All SAES faculty and staff live the mission and philosophy of SAES each school day. The expectation is that each of us engages actively in and celebrates our individual and collective strengths as a community.
The Position & Desired Attributes
The Second Grade Teacher will report to the Primary Branch Head and Head of School while striving with colleagues to create distinctive learning experiences every day. First and foremost, this visionary teacher will care about children and celebrate what they can do both in and beyond the classroom. S/he will possess the ability to develop a growth mindset and love of learning through discovery in our children while advancing their skillsets through diverse, hands-on learning experiences. Demonstrated excellence and/or capability to excel in curriculum development is required.
St. Andrew’s Second Grade teacher will bring life, work, and educational experiences that allow her or him to be confident, warm, approachable, coachable, relationship-driven, and service-oriented. With primary teaching responsibilities in reading, writing, and math, demonstrated excellence and ongoing professional learning in these curricular areas will be valued greatly. We desire an authentic, transformational teacher-leader who will further elevate our program as we strive to become a world-class institution.
Most importantly, though, demonstrating the ability to lead yourself and others through self-awareness, love, ingenuity, and heroic ambition will elevate your candidacy.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Entrusted with the education of children, a SAES teacher promotes the best interest of the child within the context of the SAES vision and mission. This individual should…
Nurture a child’s joy of discovery and passion for learning.
Build relationships with our students so to provide for a child’s social, emotional, physical, intellectual, and moral growth.
Commit to experiential learning, collaborative design and implementation of the second-grade program to intentionally engage students in dynamic and hands-on learning experiences in a joy-filled classroom.
Integrate literacy skill development across the curriculum with a specific focus on fostering active reading and writing skills. Workshop-based teaching methods are valued.
Develop students’ conceptual understanding of math through the Eureka Math program using leading questions, direct instruction, and dialogue.
Advance students’ science and social study skills through integrated lessons.
Defend the dignity and worth of each member of the community by fostering respect, understanding, and the acceptance of differences in partnership with all colleagues.
Implement non-coercive classroom management and the school-wide discipline program.
Create positive and transparent relationships with parents that facilitate the child’s growth.
Assess learning in a variety of ways including formal and informal assessment and report that assessment to parents in a direct and compassionate manner at designated times and in designated manners.
Display student work as authentic celebrations of learning.
Participate actively in professional dialogue at regularly scheduled faculty meetings.
Demonstrate an active commitment to one’s professional growth and to modeling life-long learning.
Interested individuals should submit an uncommon letter of interest, a detailed resume, and a succinct philosophy of education to the Head of School’s Assistant, Mrs. Cloris Thurston, at email@example.com. Interviews will begin as qualified candidates submit their materials. St. St. Andrew’s strives to provide an inclusive environment for people of diverse backgrounds and is an equal opportunity employer.