St. Andrew’s Episcopal School, a diverse and thriving PK3-12 independent school in Mississippi's capital city, invites applications for classroom teachers in the Lower School – particularly for grades 1-4 – with the specific grade-level assignments dependent upon interests and qualifications.
Spanning seven grade levels (PK3 through fourth grade) and housed on its own campus, with approximately 500 students and 50 faculty, St. Andrew’s Lower School is a lively center for learning through development of the whole child. The curriculum builds on skills developed in pre-K and kindergarten, and uses an active, hands-on approach that makes learning exciting and fun. Instruction by specialists in world languages, science, art, music, physical education, and computer skills complements a strong core of language arts, social studies, and mathematics.
In keeping with the characteristics of excellence for all St. Andrew's faculty and staff, strong candidates will be professional, self-driven, team-oriented, life-long learners who pursue excellence and contribute positively to the life of the school in various ways. They will be growth-oriented, passionate about teaching, called to working with young children, and technologically savvy. They will embrace fully the school's mission and will be able to bring subjects to life, to collaborate effectively across grade-levels and departments, and to inspire students to learn. Comfortable exploring and teaching different subject areas, strong candidates will model the taking of appropriate risks for students, showing them that we often learn just as much from failure as we do from success. Strong candidates also will cultivate critical thinking and learning skills through student-centered, differentiated instruction and the use of thoughtfully designed, well-crafted assessments that help prepare students to function in our increasingly dynamic, interconnected, technological world. A Bachelor's degree is required, with a Master's preferred.
These are full-time positions scheduled to begin in August 2017. As an Equal Opportunity Employer and institution explicitly committed to nurturing a diverse community, St. Andrew’s does not discriminate in violation of the law on the basis of the protected categories of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender, and sexual orientation), age, disability, genetic information, or military/veteran status in its employment practices or hiring practices. The school encourages applications from all qualified candidates and especially encourages applications from members of traditionally underrepresented groups in independent schools. St. Andrew’s also offers a competitive benefits package, including extensive professional development and travel opportunities. More information about the school is available at www.gosaints.org.
To apply, please submit a cover letter addressing the characteristics and responsibilities specified above, a current resume or CV, a copy of higher education transcripts (unofficial copies will suffice initially), and a list of at least three professional references. All materials should be submitted electronically as PDFs and emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org, specifying "Lower School Openings" in the subject line.