St. Mark’s Episcopal School in Houston, Texas is seeking creative, organized, team players to serve in the Middle School for the 2021-2022 school year. We are looking for dynamic, forward-thinking, and student-centered professional educators who are motivated by problem-solving and leading students at this stage of their development. Of paramount importance is the understanding of the social and emotional development of children aged 10-14, in 5th through 8th grade.
Applicants with a minimum of three years of teaching experience in middle school experience are preferred, along with an appreciation for an interdisciplinary approach to learning. Prospective colleagues should embrace working with students who possess a range of abilities, talents, and learning styles. Please note background/experience in coaching athletics and other extracurricular activities.
Plan, deliver and evaluate lessons
Assess student learning
Provide feedback and instruction to students
Serve as a Middle School student advisor
Engage in curricular review and mapping
Nurture a partnering relationship with students and their families
Effective written and oral communication skills
A collaborative and joyful spirit
Working knowledge of technology resources in education
A Bachelor’s degree in education or a related field
In addition to the above qualities, the following items are preferred and highly valued:
Experience and comfort with iPad use in a classroom setting
Advanced degree in education or a related field
An understanding of and a passion for teaching the middle school-aged child
Ability and willingness to lead or assist with athletics and/or after school clubs
About St. Mark’s Episcopal School
The community of St. Mark's Episcopal School celebrates the uniqueness of each child. We are stewards of our students' intellectual curiosity, faith, and passion for discovery. We cultivate joy, playfulness, and growth in a child-centered environment. Located in the West University Place neighborhood of Houston, St. Mark’s serves 450 students from two-year-olds through 8th grade. St. Mark's is an engaging community of learners where the school partners with its families in preparing each student for the path that lies ahead through a stimulating, whole-child school experience. Through offerings in athletics, performing and visual arts, technology, Spanish, and a robust curriculum, St. Mark's prepares its graduates for the many high school options Houston offers, and successfully places its students in high schools which best fit each.
St. Mark's is an Episcopal school, and as part of the St. Mark's Episcopal Church parish, is known as a community environment and second home to over 350 families. The school is committed to its positive relationship with families, believing strongly in the power of a fully engaged dynamic between school and ...home. As a place where children are known, teachers understand what it means to meet children where they are, which plays a crucial role in fostering each child's spirit.