St. Luke’s Episcopal School (SLES) is an independent day school that offers a balanced approach to learning in an academic and spiritual environment to approximately 220 students in early childhood through 8th grade.
SLES’s faculty embodies the values of academic excellence, an authentic spiritual community, and strong character building. We focus on meeting the social and emotional needs of our students and understand that it takes both strength of mind and heart to live with integrity, to find one’s passions, and to create meaningful change in the world. We believe that students learn to their potential when they are inspired. With rich content and an emphasis on student-centered programming, students are empowered and encouraged to be active and engaged learners. Our teachers provide an education that is both challenging and supportive. As an Episcopal School, our teachers reach beyond the facts to embrace spiritual inspiration. They work to consistently draw connections through expertise, responsiveness, and deep knowledge and commitment to our unique Episcopal identity. They work to ensure that students become active and curious learners – and are compassionate and courageous citizens fully prepared for future endeavors and challenges.
SLES seeks an inspiring and innovative music teacher to start in August 2021. The ideal candidate will have experience teaching early childhood, elementary and middle school-age children with proven success in making content come alive by connecting the content to students’ innate inquisitiveness. The candidate will also have a strong knowledge of general styles of music, choral pedagogy and a clear instructional approach in developing students from beginner to advanced level to be competent music and movement learners.
This skillful educator will provide daily music instruction for students in grades PK3-8. The position requires maintaining a full teaching load, possible chaperoning duties, such as Outdoor Education week, and other duties and responsibilities, as needed.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS (KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES)
SLES seeks a dynamic teacher who inspires students to learn music and who works collaboratively with colleagues in the visual and performing art areas and divisions.
Bachelor's degree in music, a teaching certificate or credential or equivalent successful experience teaching in classroom settings. Advanced degree preferred but not required
Experience teaching early childhood, elementary and middle school children with proven mastery in effectively delivering music content
Core knowledge about the development of early childhood, elementary and middle school-age children
Core knowledge about research-based practices for effective instruction of music content with clear objectives for culture, language, written and oral expression
Passion for and experience with integrating technology into the curriculum to serve the needs of all learners
Eagerness to grow professionally and remain current within the field
Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required
Collaborates well with colleagues of diverse backgrounds on pedagogical approaches, curricular alignment, and instructional strategies
Promotes the use of multiple methods in solving problems, identifying more efficient strategies, and generalizing principles to a broad variety of applications
Encourages collaborative teamwork in the classroom, teaching students to communicate effectively and thoughtfully, justify their reasoning, and to consider multiple perspectives when solving problems
Invests in the life of the school by participating in the advisory program, social and emotional learning, scheduled meetings, and any and all aspects that support the student experience
Demonstrates high ethical professional standards and strong interpersonal skills, including discretion, judgment, and integrity
Sense of humor and positive attitude
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to Deborah Isabelle firstname.lastname@example.org.
About St. Luke's Episcopal School
Located near the heart of San Antonio, the nation’s 7th largest city, St. Luke’s is a coeducational parish day school that presently serves over 230 students in grades PreK-8. St. Luke’s was established in 1947 and has established a stellar reputation during our 73 year history, including distinction as a nationally recognized “Blue Ribbon” school. We are blessed by our partnership with St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, a thriving parish. Our diverse student population is comprised of young people who come from across the metropolitan area. A dedicated Board of Trustees governs our school. We are a long-standing member of ISAS, SAES and NAIS. While we are blessed with abundant resources and a peaceful setting, the family spirit of St. Luke’s and our daily commitment to living “the St. Luke’s Way” are what set us apart. In all that we do, we empower our students with the faith and confidence that they will need to be successful scholars, citizens, and leaders.