St. Gabriel's Catholic School is seeking a dynamic 1st Grade Teacher beginning in the 2020-21 school year. SGCS is a co-educational Catholic school serving students from PreK 3 through 8th grade in Austin, Texas. The Lower School is comprised of grades PK3-4th grade and the Middle School houses grades 5-8. SGCS provides a challenging and enriched curriculum that allows graduates to achieve success in the high schools of their choice.
Lower School homeroom teachers must possess a love for children in all their developmental stages, the ability to work well on a team, excellent oral and written communication skills with both colleagues and the community, and be motivated, life-long learners. The ideal candidate, therefore, has at least three years of teaching experience at the elementary level, has demonstrated a passion for elementary students and for innovative teaching, and is either experienced in, or willing to develop expertise in, social-emotional learning, project-based learning, and STEAM instruction. Additionally, the ideal candidate is knowledgeable about elementary curriculum and interested in working with an eye to delivering a balanced yet differentiated approach for our young students, as well as to positively supporting parents in their journeys with young children. SGCS is a technology-rich school, thus teachers are expected to demonstrate meaningful skill with technology in order to create authentic learning experiences for their students.
About St. Gabriel's Catholic School
St. Gabriel’s is accredited through the Independent School Association of the Southwest (ISAS) and the Texas Catholic Conference Education Department (TCCED)
St. Gabriel’s Catholic School stands apart as a profoundly unique school and community. On our website, you will learn more about the ways St. Gabriel’s customizes the educational experience to match the skills and personality of each student, how we ask every constituency in our community to stretch themselves to their limit and then to go a little further, and how Christ lies at the center of all we do. In the happy faces of our students, you will see the results of high expectations and the joy that safety, affection, and a love of learning can bring.
Less obvious are the crucial relationships that make St. Gabriel’s possible. The rich partnership between faculty and parents not only produces better academic outcomes, but also models for our students the benefits of patience, generosity, and a shared commitment to excellence. We know learning is not a static transferral of ideas, but a dynamic process in which the teacher and student are collaborators and fellow travelers. Equally important is the special way our stu...dents care for one another. They are student leaders and have pride in their school and in each other. Every day I am surprised and inspired by these wonderful children. They are amazing!
I invite you to come see for yourself. Come walk our halls and spend time on our campus. Our buildings and grounds manifest our mission: welcoming, inclusive, and vibrant. You will see our students learning about themselves and the world around them through a potent mixture of technology, expertise, and creativity. Our campus is constantly humming with activity; you are always welcome!
A St. Gabriel’s Catholic School graduate is an accomplished scholar, a confident leader, and a compassionate friend. Yet there is more. Our graduates are grounded in faith and open to the call of God in their lives. They will make this world a better place.
On behalf of the faculty, staff, families, and students, welcome to St. Gabriel’s Catholic School!
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