The St. Mark’s School of Texas seeks an experienced, compassionate educator to join our Lower School faculty beginning in the 2021-2022 school year. The Lower School is a vibrant community for boys in grades 1 – 4, grounded in a strong curriculum and supported by a collaborative faculty and staff. Competitive candidates will possess the skills to nurture the development of young boys, the expertise to teach mathematics and social studies, and the enthusiasm for collaboration among colleagues. In addition to teaching academic curriculum, candidates will also demonstrate the ability to teach and nurture developmentally appropriate life skills conducive to the developmental needs present in a third-grade classroom. Competitive candidates will be organized, effective communicators and positive team players, looking to contribute to the mission of the School.
St. Mark’s School of Texas is a vibrant learning community, and successful candidates will have a love of working with boys and will be generative in the ways they think about teaching and learning. Character and leadership education is an important element of the School’s program that spans all Divisions and is integrated throughout the curriculum.
Supervise and guide homeroom students
Teach mathematics, social studies, and life skills
Communicate regularly with parents about student progress
Work with the grade-level and Lower School team to organize and orchestrate field trip(s) that correlate with the curriculum
Participate in the character and leadership education program
Experience / Qualifications & Skills
A Bachelor’s degree is required; a Master’s degree is preferred
Five or more years teaching experience at the elementary level; independent school experience is a plus
Knowledge of varied teaching strategies to differentiate learning
Fluency with a variety of technology tools to advance learning
Passion and patience for working with children at their developmental levels
About St. Mark's School of Texas
Founded in 1906, St. Mark's School of Texas is a non-sectarian, college-preparatory, independent day school for boys in grades one through twelve. The School’s charter states that it is “designed to afford its students well-rounded physical, intellectual, moral, and religious training and instruction.” The School is intended to be a diverse community of teachers and students who share a love of learning and who strive for high achievement in whatever they undertake.
St. Mark’s aims to prepare young men to assume leadership and responsibility in a competitive and changing world. To this end, the School professes and upholds certain values. These values include the discipline of postponing immediate gratification in the interests of earning eventual, hard-won satisfaction; the responsibility of defending one’s own ideas, of respecting the views of others, and of accepting the consequences for one’s own actions; and an appreciation for the lively connection between knowledge and responsibility and the obligation to serve.