The Kinkaid School is seeking dynamic innovative teachers to join the Lower School team at the start of the 2021 school year.
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 just above 400 students, the Lower School fosters a learning environment centered on innovation, creativity and personal attention. Teachers in each grade work as a close-knit team to support each other and collaborate on curriculum development. Teachers are assisted by specialists in art, science, reading, music and physical education and have access to generous resources including material and supplies, state of the art technology and regular professional development experiences, which occur both on and off campus.
Provide daily instruction to a classroom of up to 16 students
Create daily, differentiated instructional plans aligned with grade level standards
Assess student progress towards objectives, expectations, and/or goals for the purpose of providing feedback to students, parents and administration
Prepare a variety of written materials (e.g. grades, attendance, anecdotal records, etc.) for the purpose of documenting student progress
Collaborate with fellow teachers on curriculum development
Collaborate with teaching specialists to foster a learning environment congruent with the specific educational objectives set by the administration and the grade team
Communicate with parents, counselors and specialists regarding students’ educational objectives
Attend and help organize parent-teacher conferences and school events as needed
Use technology i.e. computer, iPad, Promethean Boards, audiovisual aids and other equipment and materials to instruct and support students
Attend faculty/staff meetings, and serve on committees as required
Plan and supervise assignments for teacher assistants and volunteers
Fulfill weekly/monthly before and after school duties as assigned
Bachelor’s degree in education, Master’s degree preferred
A minimum of three years of experience teaching Pre-Kindergarten or Kindergarten, preferably at a private school
A passion for and experience with integrating technology into the curriculum to serve the needs of all learners
Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
Experience with the workshop model of teaching
Core knowledge of the development of primary-age school children
Lauded experience working with students, parents, and colleagues
A demonstrated eagerness to grow professionally
A commitment to collaboration and high ethical professional standards
A collegial, energetic, and engaging demeanor
An interest in and commitment to being a full member of the community
In addition, one must exemplify Kinkaid’s four core values of honesty, responsibility, respect, and kindness in interactions with all members of the community
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.