Founded in 1879, Saint Mary’s Hall is an independent co-ed day school serving students and families of all faiths. Since its founding, Saint Mary’s Hall has called four campuses home. Though the faces and structures change over time, the heart of Saint Mary’s Hall endures from generation to generation.
Situated on a picturesque, tree-covered 60-acre bluff above Salado Creek in Northeast San Antonio since 1968, the campus, located at 9401 Starcrest Dr., serves all students in a beautiful state-of-the-art facility. Saint Mary’s Hall is a special place built on strong community bonds, rich traditions, and a culture of belonging for all students. Graduates leave Saint Mary’s Hall confidently armed with the skills, knowledge, study habits, and self-awareness needed to thrive in college and find fulfillment in life.
Position Description: Saint Mary’s Hall anticipates hiring an outstanding full-time Form 3 (3rd Grade) Teacher for the 2021-2022 school year. In addition to submitting a résumé and interviewing with Saint Mary’s Hall administrators and teachers, applicants should be prepared to teach a demonstration lesson at the Saint Mary’s Hall campus. The Mission of Saint Mary’s Hall is to prepare students for success in college and fulfillment in life.
Qualified Candidates will have the following:
B.A./B.S. degree required; appropriate teacher certification, and advanced degree(s) preferred (out of state teacher certification accepted)
Successful elementary teaching experience
Passion for working with bright students in a rigorous, college-preparatory environment
Experience designing and incorporating student-centered, interdisciplinary lessons through active, experiential learning
Experience scaffolding lessons appropriately and providing intervention, enrichment, and incorporating differentiation to meet student needs
Clear understanding and ability to support the developmental stages and social/emotional development of elementary aged children
Growth mindset and ability to create a space for students to explore and wonder
Excellent classroom management skills in order to build and facilitate a safe, nurturing, and inclusive classroom community
Responsibilities to the General Community:
To follow the curriculum established by the department chairs and division head
To work with other faculty and staff to plan and implement lessons and activities similar in scope and sequence
To prepare and implement lesson plans and provide monthly overview of class work
To effectively integrate technology to enhance curriculum and communication with constituents
To maintain and update the classroom webpage and submit a weekly newsletter to parents
To maintain current attendance and student records
To create an engaging and flexible classroom environment which corresponds with the needs of the students and as is consistent with current best practices
To train and supervise students in the execution of fire, evacuation and lockdown drills
To alert the Head of Lower School immediately of concerns with children, parents or staff
To report all accidents immediately to the Head of Lower School and School Nurse and prepare a written report stating date, time, nature of accident and action taken
To conduct formal conferences twice a year and other meetings as appropriate throughout the year with parents while maintaining on-going communication with parents regarding a child’s specific needs
To protect the privacy and working environment of the class at all times
To abide by all Saint Mary’s Hall policies and procedures
To attend staff meetings, parent meetings, and any special meeting(s) requested by the Administration
To seek and attend professional development to enhance Lower School practices and enrich the classroom
To assist with other projects, programs and planning as assigned by the Head of Lower School
To be responsible for the care and maintenance of a clean, orderly and organized classroom
To be responsible for the safety and physical well-being of the students at all times
To exhibit a professional manner and appearance
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
To have an attitude of collegiality and to be able to communicate effectively, positively and collaboratively with educational team and especially parents
To be able to build and foster positive, professional relationships with parents
To be a positive ambassador for Saint Mary’s Hall in the larger community
To be able to meet the demands and challenges of a fast-paced work environment and demonstrate flexibility as needed
To possess a good working knowledge of and/or a familiarity with a variety of instructional technology such as Windows applications, iPad integration, interactive whiteboard, and student portfolio applications and a willingness to implement new instructional technology initiatives
Dynamic New Leadership
Len Miller joined Saint Mary’s Hall as the 25th Head of School in July of 2020. Len comes to San Antonio after a 25-year career in independent schools. He served previously at some of our nation’s top schools, including The Hill School, The Lawrenceville School, and The Shipley School. His tenure has been hallmarked by a deep commitment to the quality of the academic program, the student experience, and the long-term sustainability and growth of the institution. He has been at the forefront of developing innovative academic programs and recruiting and retaining dynamic teachers. Robust, intentional student wellness programs are the result of his collaborative leadership.
Len’s forward-thinking efforts in strategic planning, enrollment, advancement, and fiscal matters have underpinned the overall strength and quality of the schools he has served. As a leader, he strives to empower his leadership team to build programs, effect change, and make significant and meaningful impacts on the students, faculty, staff, and School culture. Len is committed to educating the whole student with a deep focus on connection and belonging among the student body.
Physical Requirements and Work Environment
Work in a rigorous academic environment dealing with a wide variety of challenges, deadlines, and a varied and diverse array of contacts
May involve frequent bending, moving, lifting, and carrying materials less than 25 lbs.
May work at a desk and computer for extended periods of time
Work primarily in a traditional climate controlled classroom environment
Work intermittently in outside weather conditions, including extreme heat and cold
This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice.
Interested candidates are invited to submit electronically a cover letter expressing the reasons for their interest in the position and a current résumé.