The Emery/Weiner School seeks a dynamic, innovative, and collegial Hebrew Teacher to join our collaborative faculty. Responsibilities include teaching five sections of Hebrew and serving as an advisor as well as participation in student life, coaching, and chaperoning duties according to the experience of the candidate and needs of the school. A strong candidate will have a minimum of five years of teaching experience and a desire to teach in a progressive, student-centered independent school that values innovative pedagogy and experiential education. An outstanding candidate should be able to demonstrate a track record of innovation, flexibility, collegiality, and student success. Coaching experience would be considered a plus.
This position requires a professional who:
Is passionate about teaching World Language skills to MS and US students.
Serves as a content expert and seeks out opportunities to expand his or her knowledge.
Thrives on a collaborative team which promotes daily brainstorming and creative thinking.
Exhibits a growth mindset and continually improve the way he or she operates.
Masters diverse teaching styles and allows for student-led questioning and discussion and student-developed assignments.
Embraces classroom technology integration as a tool for learning
Provide direct instruction to students, individually or in small groups, during class and outside of the classroom.
Implement strategies to help students with reading and writing in Hebrew.
Evaluate student’s Hebrew proficiency.
Teach five sections of Hebrew classes,
Assess students’ academic and social development,
Provide consistent oral and written communication to students and families,
Serve as advisor to a small cohort of students,
Collaborative work on grade-level, department, and interdisciplinary faculty teams,
Contribute to the life of the school outside the classroom.
Bachelor’s Degree in Hebrew, Education, or related field
Comfort with innovative and forward-thinking approaches to instruction
A strong a commitment to professional growth
Advanced degree in Education, or related field
Minimum of 5 years of proven success teaching Upper School and/or Middle School students
Experience teaching in independent schools
Experience and willingness to coach an athletic sport
About The Emery Weiner Center for Jewish Education
The Emery/Weiner School, a private, college-preparatory middle and high school located in Houston, TX, is different! First, we provide the finest academics; second, we educate the whole child; third, we maintain a unique student culture; and fourth, we do all of this in an environment that is framed by and infused with progressive and pluralistic Judaism. Our academic program encompasses traditional and progressive methods. For instance, we stress skills such as writing and reading, but also engage in experiential learning and regular field trips. Our approach to Judaic studies is a modern one, which seeks to make the material and the traditions relevant for each student. And our culture is one that empowers students in order to create in each a sense of responsibility not only for their school community, but for the greater community at-large.