St. Andrew’s Episcopal School seeks to hire a full-time, innovative, collaborative, and knowledgeable homeroom teacher with responsibilities to begin August 2020. Preferred candidates will be enthusiastic and passionate about teaching elementary aged students in a progressive learning community, with a professional orientation for daily collaborative work, team communication and continued professional development. Candidates are expected to have favorable attitudes or prior knowledge for project-based instruction, social emotional learning, responsive classroom, technology integration, curriculum development, differentiation, effective parent communication and reflective practice. Finalists are expected to be familiar with responsive instruction to student inquiry, cognitively guided instruction, balanced literacy instruction, writer’s workshop and the facilitation of student-led portfolio conferencing. The ideal candidate will celebrate reflective practice around matters of diversity, equity, and inclusion in educational environments. The individual selected for this position will be expected to engage, motivate, assess and develop student learning while managing the routine classroom activities for 18 students, including the daily instruction of language arts, science, mathematics and social studies in developmentally appropriate ways. Elementary classroom teachers are also responsible for developing student field experience that is an enriching natural extension of student learning in the classroom. Candidates who contribute to the cultural and ethnic diversity of the community are encouraged to apply.
In order to be considered for this position at St. Andrew’s, we ask that candidates submit a resume, and in lieu of a cover letter, applicants are asked to submit written responses to the following 3 questions. Please submit your resume and written responses to the 3 questions to Michelle Roe, Director of Finance & Human Resources, at email@example.com.
The work of diversity, equity, and inclusion, like all noble endeavors, is a never-ending journey. As it relates to your experience in schools, what is the most important thing that you have learned along your DEI journey?
As an Episcopal school, St. Andrew's seeks to nurture the development of the whole child, body, mind, and spirit, and to balance faith and reason, the head and the heart, in the learning process. This Episcopal ethos takes shape in things like daily chapel, service learning, DEI (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion), and SEL (Social and Emotional Learning). What, if anything, attracts you to working in an educational community that embraces a holistic approach to learning and whole-child formation?
Please document and describe a successful unit that you taught in any subject area in terms of:
Grade level, class size, and subject area
Curricular material you created and/or utilized
Instructional practices and engagement strategies
Student learning experiences and learning opportunities
Student assessments you utilized and/or created
A summary of what you learned from the experience what you improve upon when doing the unit again.
About St. Andrew's Episcopal School
St. Andrew’s is a co-educational Episcopal K-12 day school, enrolling a diverse student body of approximately 950 students on two campuses in Austin, Texas. The school strives to help young people from diverse racial, religious, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds to achieve their potential not only in intellectual understanding but also in aesthetic sensitivity, physical well-being, and moral decisiveness so that they may lead productive, responsible lives, not only for themselves but also for their community.
St. Andrew’s embraces the Episcopal identity of intentional pluralism as well as that of spiritual and religious growth integrated into the curriculum and life in the school community. Daily chapel is held in all grades. St. Andrew's employs individuals without regard to race, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, sexual orientation, or disability as protected by federal, state, or local law.
St. Andrew's is committed to providing equal opportunity in all personnel actions and in the administration of all policies and programs. St. Andrew's keeps resumes on file for future openings. Please send resumes in PDF or Word format to our Director of Finance & Human Resourc...es, Michelle Roe, at HR@sasaustin.org If you have any questions, please call (512)299-9806. For more information about St. Andrew’s School in Austin, please access our web site: www.sasaustin.org