Are you a teacher who is passionate about how people, their problems, and their resulting decisions have shaped our country? Can you help students see the connections between “then” and “now”? Are you excited about teaching from a creative, constantly changing set of resources rather than a textbook? Does the thought of designing curriculum and actively collaborating across subject areas intrigue you?
Presbyterian School, located in the heart of the Museum District in Houston, is seeking an experienced, dynamic professional to teach Sixth Grade History as a component of an interdisciplinary Humanities course. This teacher will co-create curriculum and use progressive and innovative pedagogical approaches in its implementation.
A qualified candidate will enjoy the Sixth Grade child, value collaboration with others, explore teaching through the Arts, and commit to differentiated, child-centered learning that fosters creativity, critical thinking, and problem solving. Demonstrated experience teaching in a selective independent or public school setting is required. Contributing to the school community beyond the classroom is expected. A successful candidate will exhibit strong character and will commit to supporting the mission, programs and policies of Presbyterian School.
Bachelor’s degree in History, Education, or related field. Master’s degree preferred.
Teaching experience in a selective independent or public school setting.
Deep understanding of and appreciation for the Sixth Grade student
Hearty sense of humor
Positive, solution-focused approach to problems
Ability to effectively communicate with colleagues, parents and students
Willingness to embrace new paradigms of student learning
Ability to meaningfully employ the iPad in teaching and learning