The Kinkaid School is seeking a dynamic English Teacher to join its Middle School team at the start of the 2021 school year, in August 2021. The ideal candidate will have experience teaching middle school age children with proven success in connecting the content to students’ innate inquisitiveness and critical thinking skills. Reporting to the Head of Middle School, the Middle School English Teacher will be called on to promote high levels of learning in an engaging and effective manner using a variety of instructional methodologies and curriculum resources.
The Kinkaid School is a co-educational non-sectarian day school enrolling over 1,400 students in pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade. Located on a sixty-five-acre campus in the heart of Houston, Texas, the School offers a thriving intellectual community in the midst of a vibrant, urban, diverse culture. The Middle School faculty enjoys small class sizes and a collegial, collaborative environment centered on intellectual curiosity and continuous professional development.
The Middle School English Teacher is responsible for creating a supportive learning environment and instructional program that results in students meeting their potential and achieving academic success. This position includes responsibility for teaching five sections of eighth grade English and for advising a small group of students.
Develop and implement instructional plans, activities, and assessments that actively engage students in meaningful learning experiences.
Work collaboratively with subject teaching partners, the English Department, and administrators to foster a positive student learning experience.
Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with students, parents, and other professionals on a regular basis.
Maintain an accurate record of student attendance and grades.
Provide students with timely feedback and keep parents or guardians informed of students’ academic and social/emotional progress.
Participate in grade-level team, department, and divisional faculty meetings.
Assist in assessing changing curricular needs offering suggestions for improvement.
Model professional and ethical standards when dealing with students, parents, peers, and the community.
Set performance goals and engage in a cycle of professional growth and development.
Fulfill additional responsibilities as requested by the division head.
Additional responsibilities might include supervisory duties, serving on a school committee, coaching a sport, or leading a club, and are contingent upon the interest and skill set, as well as the School’s needs.
A Bachelor's Degree in a related field preferred, Master’s degree preferred
A minimum of three years of experience teaching English, preferably to middle school children
Core knowledge of development of middle school age children
Applied experience demonstrating core knowledge of the developmental characteristics and research-based practices for effective instruction for middle school learners
The Kinkaid School provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law, The Kinkaid School complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.
About The Kinkaid School
The Kinkaid School is a co-educational non-sectarian day school enrolling 1,400 students in pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade. Located on a sixty-five-acre campus in the heart of Houston, Texas, the school offers a thriving intellectual community in the midst of a vibrant, urban, diverse culture. With an enrollment of almost 600, the Upper School fosters a learning environment centered on academic excellence, intellectual curiosity and personal attention. The Upper School faculty enjoys small class sizes and a collegial, collaborative environment centered on intellectual curiosity and continuous professional development.