Headwaters School, a Pre-K through grade 12 independent day school serving 450 students across its three campuses in Austin, TX, is seeking a full time English Teacher in our Middle School for the 2021-2022 academic year.
At Headwaters, our teachers nurture a school culture that promotes a growth mindset, a collaborative spirit, a joyful environment, and the achievement of high expectations. Our faculty and staff ensure all members of our school community understand their role in advancing issues of justice, equity, diversity and inclusion. Headwaters School supports the professional growth of our school faculty in order to contribute to their feelings of fulfillment, to provide a model of lifelong learning for our students, and to advance the strategic goals of the school.
The course load for this position will include teaching three sections of Middle School English, two sections of a movement education course that can be adapted to the candidate’s skill set, and a Middle School advisory. Candidates will also be prepared to participate in the life of the school, including, but not limited to supervision of lunch, teaching an elective, coaching, sponsoring a club, chaperoning trips, and other duties as assigned by the Middle School Director.
Teaching Job Requirements:
Bachelor's Degree required, degree in English preferred
A minimum of three years prior experience teaching in a middle school setting
Broad knowledge and ability to teach any grade level of middle school English required
Ideal candidates will possess the following skills:
Advanced Degree, preferred
Passion for working with middle school-aged children
Strong commitment to equity and inclusion in the classroom
Commitment to personal and professional development
Ability to maintain calm and focus
Operates with a high level of integrity, professionalism and organization
Experience integrating technology in pedagogy and the classroom
This is a full-time, salaried, exempt position and compensation is competitive for the greater Austin area. The School offers a wide-range of benefits including generous paid time off, 100% paid medical insurance for the employee, 401(k) retirement plan, on-going professional support and continuing education opportunities, and a unique working environment where you are able to share and receive ongoing feedback. This position reports to the Director of the Middle School.
Headwaters School welcomes applicants from all backgrounds. As a 501(c)3 non-profit school, Headwaters provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local anti-discrimination law. The School’s equal employment opportunity practices extend to recruitment, hiring, selection, compensation, benefits, transfer, promotion, training, discipline, and all other terms, conditions, and privileges of employment. All Employees are responsible for complying with the School’s equal employment opportunity policy.
Headwaters School is an independent school in Austin, Texas serving students from early childhood through grade 12. Beginning with a Montessori foundation and progressing to the International Baccalaureate® (IB) Diploma Programme, we cultivate identity formation, foster empathy, and embrace diversity to bring more peace to the world.