St. Mark’s School of Texas seeks an experienced educator to join our middle school faculty beginning in the 2020-2021 school year. A strong candidate will be a compassionate teacher with knowledge and understanding of the development of adolescent boys. Experience should include the background to teach necessary language arts skills, including literary analysis, grammar, syntax, and writing, along with content knowledge specific to United States History. The Humanities course is interdisciplinary in structure, so the teacher instructs both English and history topics in a single classroom. Candidates should have excellent written and oral communication skills, be organized, and be positive team-players.
St. Mark’s is a vibrant learning community, and successful candidates will be generative in their thinking about teaching and learning, will enjoy working with middle school boys, and will seek to collaborate with colleagues, share teaching resources, and contribute to the wider school community in a myriad of ways including coaching and participation in the St. Mark’s outdoor education program. Additionally, teaching character and leadership education to all boys reflects a deep commitment to our mission at St. Mark’s. We have a well-developed program that spans grades one through twelve. Successful candidates will share an interest in this aspect of the School’s program and will place equal priority on both the character and intellectual development of students.
Teach two sections of eighth grade humanities
Serve as an advisor to a small group of eighth grade students
Communicate regularly with parents about student progress
Coach and/or participate in the St. Mark’s Wilderness Program
Work with the eighth grade team to organize and orchestrate field trip(s) that correlate with curriculum
Participate in the Character and Leadership Education Program
Experience / Qualifications & Skills
A Bachelor’s degree is required, a Master’s degree is preferred
Five or more years teaching experience at the middle school level preferred; independent school experience is a plus
Experience that contributes to the co-curricular program such as coaching or outdoor education
Knowledge of varied teaching strategies to differentiate learning
Fluency with a variety of technology tools to advance learning
Passion and patience for working with middle school children
Qualified candidates should visit our website to complete an online application including a letter of interest, resume, and a statement of teaching philosophy.
About St. Mark's School of Texas
Founded in 1906, St. Mark's School of Texas is a non-sectarian, college-preparatory, independent day school for boys in grades one through twelve. The School’s charter states that it is “designed to afford its students well-rounded physical, intellectual, moral, and religious training and instruction.” The School is intended to be a diverse community of teachers and students who share a love of learning and who strive for high achievement in whatever they undertake.
St. Mark’s aims to prepare young men to assume leadership and responsibility in a competitive and changing world. To this end, the School professes and upholds certain values. These values include the discipline of postponing immediate gratification in the interests of earning eventual, hard-won satisfaction; the responsibility of defending one’s own ideas, of respecting the views of others, and of accepting the consequences for one’s own actions; and an appreciation for the lively connection between knowledge and responsibility and the obligation to serve.