TMI Episcopal is seeking an upper school science teacher. The position will commence in August 2021. A strong candidate will have a minimum of 5-7 years of prior teaching experience in independent schools.
The ideal candidate will have knowledge of and experience teaching Chemistry and Physics in an upper school setting, will be well versed in the NGSS standards, Design Thinking and Project Based Learning. Their teaching approach will reflect experience with a variety of modes of teaching and demonstrate a strong ability to differentiate instruction. Candidates must have extensive experience with upper division Chemistry and Physics.
Teaching 5 sections of a combination of Upper School Chemistry and Physics
Serving as an advisor to a small group of students
Fulfilling duties as assigned throughout the day
Contributing to the broader TMI community by participating in extracurricular activities to possibly include the athletic program, residential life program, and/or club programs
Bachelor's degree in science, education, or related field required; Master’s degree in science, teaching, or education preferred
Five to seven years of teaching experience at the upper school level, preferably in an independent school setting
Experience teaching Chemistry
Plan, prepare and deliver lesson plans and instructional materials that are structured, multi-sensory and targeted to individual learning styles in order to facilitate active learning and assist students in achieving their potential
Ensure that curriculum, lesson plans and evaluations are in accordance with established school procedures and pedagogy.
Collaborate with the department team to achieve optimum outcome for each student.
Instruct and monitor students in the use of learning materials and equipment.
Use relevant technology to support and differentiate instruction.
Manage student behavior in the classroom by establishing and enforcing norms and expectations in accordance with the disciplinary systems of the School.
Provide appropriate feedback and encouragement to students on their work.
Monitor the progress of individual students and use information to adjust teaching strategies.
Maintain accurate and complete records of students' progress and development.
Participate in department, grade-level, school, and parent meetings.
Communicate necessary information regularly to students, colleagues, and parents regarding student progress and student needs.
Establish and communicate clear objectives for all learning activities.
Prepare classroom for class activities.
Provide a variety of learning materials and resources for use in educational activities.
Other duties may be assigned
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and copy of their teaching philosophy.
About TMI Episcopal
Founded in 1893, TMI Episcopal (TMI) is the flagship private school of the Episcopal Diocese of West Texas. Located in San Antonio, TMI educates students in grades 6-12 and is the oldest Episcopal Church-sponsored, college-preparatory school in the Southwest. TMI offers an optional JROTC program, and 5-day or 7-day boarding for students in grades 8-12.
The mission of TMI is to provide an excellent educational community, with values based on the teachings of Jesus Christ, challenging motivated students to develop their full potential in service and leadership. TMI is at the leading edge of sound educational innovation through creative approaches to teaching and learning, providing a well-rounded experience for day and boarding students from diverse backgrounds through a strong co-curricular program of athletics, fine arts, community service.
TMI recently opened the Walker Innovation Center. The Walker Innovation Center is an 8,000 square foot space that includes a fab-lab maker space, idea labs, a dedicated robotics room, AR/VR lab and a sound and broadcasting space. The Walker Innovation Center is under the direction of our Dean of Innovation and is available to all faculty... to use for stand-alone projects or to facilitate the ongoing integration of Design Thinking and project based learning in an effort to instill in our students the benefits of real-world problem solving.