St. Mark’s Episcopal School is conducting a search for an innovation and technology teacher for the 2020-2021 school year. St. Mark’s, established in 1979, is a coeducational parish day school, now serving over 400 students from age two through Grade 8 in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. The foundation of St. Mark’s program is to provide students with balanced exposure to academics, arts, athletics, and spiritual life. At all levels, our students will be, as our mission states, academically enriched in a nurturing Christian environment.
St. Mark’s seeks to ensure all children learn the value of their innate talents. Through enrichments in technology, art, and drama, students learn to express their creativity. For this position, PK 4- 6th grade classes aim to teach digital natives instructional skills from keyboarding to coding using both our computer lab and STEM SmartLab. Middle school elective classes; including photography, graphic art, and STEAM; help students hone particular skills . The teacher who holds this position also helps to lead our Lower School Keyboarding Club and Middle School Innovator’s Club after school. It is important to note that the Innovator’s Club includes out-of-class competitions.
Ideal candidates are those who seek to partner with parents, collaborate with team members, demonstrate a commitment to professional growth, motivate students academically, and support students in developing their moral character.
The innovation and technology teacher will:
Create a welcoming, creative space for children of all levels of technological abilities.
Teach courses for grades PK-6 computer skills and grades 6-8 digital photography & graphic art.
Serve as an advisor for middle school advisory.
Work collaboratively with other teachers to plan lessons, produce school-wide events, and administer standardized testing.
Lead the participation of students in local competitions with which the school has been previously affiliated.
Organize after school clubs for lower school and middle school students.
Chaperone an overnight class trip once class trips restart.
For more information on St. Mark’s Episcopal School, visit our website at stmarkspbg.org. Interested candidates should email a cover letter and resume to Nicole Robison, Head of Middle School, at email@example.com.
Preferred Professional Qualifications:
A bachelor’s degree in a related field. Advanced degree preferred.
A firm understanding of differentiated instruction, 21st century skills, 3D printing, coding, emerging technologies, MakerSpaces and project-based learning.
Interest & experience in the “maker arts,” DIY, & fabrication
Previous teaching experience.
Familiarity with independent school culture.
Comfort with a faith-based school.
About St. Mark's Episcopal School
St. Mark’s Episcopal School, a PK2 through eighth grade parish day school serving approximately 470 students, is located in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. The School develops individual potential through passionate teachers and its exemplary academic, fine arts, and athletic programs. Service to others and the development of values essential to live a life of purpose are woven into the daily life of the School. The School’s mission of providing an academically enriched program in a nurturing Christian environment is the Episcopal way.