FLSA Classification: Exempt, academic-year position Reports To: High School Director Hours: Part-time between 8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
The Economics Guide is a part-time position (approximately 12 hours per week though could be more depending on the candidate) responsible for curriculum development and instruction for grades 11–12. This role involves the mentoring, guidance, and assessment of high school students on a college preparatory approach in all aspects of economics. Topics include: microeconomics, macroeconomics, international economics, and the economics of developing states. Emphasis is on seminar discussion and primary sources. This position also includes cultivating, building, and maintaining partnership connections in related organizations in the Houston Museum District and nearby surrounding areas to augment and support student work and to deepen engagement.
The well-grounded candidate will have experience teaching high school students in the subject or related fields. We are looking for happy people who possess deep content-area knowledge, a never-ending passion for personal learning, matched with an exceptionally high level of positive regard for teenagers and respect for their work. Successful candidates will have an expertise in creatively matching academic and real-world challenges to a variety of student skill levels to create an environment of experiences for maximized engagement. The school is committed to a high level of cross-disciplinary integration and teachers will work closely with each other, meeting regularly to create a dynamic, team approach. In addition, we are looking for teachers who have diverse backgrounds and who are ready to teach electives, to travel, and to lead extra-curricular activities aligned with their personal interests.
At the school’s Museum District Campus, the educational approach is largely interdisciplinary and all teachers must possess a facility and strengths beyond a single subject area. Working with high-school-aged Montessori students in small classes means modeling a lifelong love of learning in all areas of knowledge while embracing the service role of teaching. We are looking for happy, well-grounded individuals who are committed to a team-centric organization and who are ready to work hard. Additionally, they must possess serious depth in their specialized field and be able to work in a highly integrated and fluid environment. The Post Oak academic program depends on extending the classroom work through connections and partnerships with local cultural institutions that the teaching faculty are expected to cultivate and maintain.
Physical Requirements and Work Environment
Regularly sit, talk, and listen
Regularly uses close and distance vision
Be able to occasionally lift up to 30 lbs.
The Post Oak School is an equal opportunity employer.
Please send cover letter and résumé to: James Moudry, High School Director The Post Oak School 4600 Bissonnet St. Bellaire, TX 77401 Phone: 713.661.6688
The Post Oak School is a premier Montessori school in Bellaire, Texas (Houston area) serving students from age 14 months through high school. Post Oak is authorized as an IB World School to offer the IB Diploma Program for grades 11 and 12.
One of the U.S.’ oldest Montessori schools, The Post Oak School is an educational leader both among Houston’s top private schools and among the more than 5...,000 Montessori schools across the country. We have attracted an accomplished team of faculty and staff and built campuses dedicated to learning. Our mission, our vision, our method, and our people are the means by which The Post Oak School helps students develop curiosity into interest, and interest into expertise.
The Post Oak School has operated continuously since 1963 and is a non-profit corporation. With a faculty and staff of 85 and student enrollment of over 475, we provide a culturally diverse student population with a comprehensive Montessori education steeped in AMI heritage and fully accredited by the Independent Schools Association of the Southwest (ISAS) and at the high school level, by the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO).
The Post Oak School, accredited by the Independent Schools Association of the Southwest (ISAS), serves over 450 students from infants through high school providing a superior Montessori environment and dynamic learning experiences designed according to the developmental characteristics and needs of children.
As the oldest Montessori school in the Southwest U.S., The Post Oak School, on two campuses, offers a comprehensive education from infancy through high school. In a non-sectarian setting, amid surroundings designed to support the principles that have made Montessori one of the most effective education systems in the world, our students develop the emotional, social, spiritual, physical, and intellectual skills to live the lives they were born to live.