Founded on the principle of building a school “where children come first,” The Fay School serves roughly 285 students from 3 years to Fifth Grade in the Uptown area of Houston, Texas. It is among the best independent early childhood and elementary schools in the competitive Houston marketplace.
By fostering their emotional intelligence and leadership development while providing challenging and engaging academics, The Fay School’s graduates gain admission into Houston’s most sought-after middle schools.
A joyful educational oasis, the school sits on 8.5 acres of naturally landscaped property where children frequently work and play in its beautiful outdoor setting. Many Fay families speak of the immediate calm they feel as they drive onto campus, delivering their children to this unique student-focused learning environment.
To capitalize on the evolving landscape of education and plan its direction for the next three to five years, The Fay School is engaged in a partnership with Ian Symmonds & Associates, a leading firm in facilitating innovative strategic planning. Fay’s strategic planning process is taking place during the 2019-2020 school year. The forward-thinking plan will be unveiled early in the 2020-2021 school year, in conjunction with the celebration of The Fay School’s 30th Anniversary. This is an exciting time to be a part of a community focused on the evolving landscape of education and innovative thinking.
The lead teacher is a 10-month position reporting to the Principal. Passionate about working with elementary aged students, the Lead Teacher plans and directs the daily activities of a class with a variety of instructional strategies, questioning techniques and group structures. They effectively utilize their Assistant Teacher and actively collaborate with the grade level team and special area teachers to augment student learning. The Lead Teacher views themselves as a learner, continually engaging in professional activities and reflective practices. They contribute to faculty meetings to advance the work of the school and partner with parents through personal communication and weekly newsletters to ensure the success of each student.
Embodies Fay’s vision to “deliberately build and educate the next generate of leaders for our world.”
Exhibits a love of mentoring young children and spirit of collegiality
Plans engaging lessons to stimulate students’ intellectual development
Incorporates experiential learning and natural world experience into lessons
Seeks new and innovative ways to engage students in learning
Demonstrates a clear understanding of the developmental needs of elementary aged students, and a desire to support and challenge them
Participates actively and enthusiastically in professional learning
Embraces feedback and a culture of continuous improvement
Celebrates racial, ethnic and ideological diversity of families
Communicates effectively and thoughtfully through writing and face-to-face interactions with staff, administrators and parents to build strong relationships
Bachelor’s degree or higher in education
3 years of teaching experience preferred
Knowledge of experiential education, Responsive Classroom and Units of Study in Reading and Writing by Lucy Calkins and TCRWP Colleagues preferred
Application Requirements and the Search Process:
Candidates should submit the following in PDF form:
A cover letter indicating why they are particularly interested in and qualified for the position
A statement of educational philosophy
A current resume
A list of three references
Internal Number: 1004
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.
Anchored to a challenging, engaging, and relevant academic program, The Fay School’s Leadership Development Program distinguishes itself among all other schools in Houston. 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 reserved for Fortune 500 companies, and they graduate from Fay with skills that will serve them for a lifetime.