Houston Academy is a premier, independent college preparatory school located in Dothan, AL. Houston Academy is searching for a Lower School/Preschool/Middle School art teacher beginning in August 2017.
Instruct preschool, lower school, and middle school classes in art
Provide a welcoming learning environment that allows for collaboration and independence
Maintain student records and prepare progress reports
Implement a consistent discipline plan in a positive atmosphere
Integrate 21st century learning skills
Differentiate instruction to meet the needs of the students
Meet with parents to discuss progress and needs of the students
Collaborate with other teachers and administrators in the development of the curriculum
Collaborate with the drama department to help design and build sets for productions (where possible)
Conduct after school art activities and plan and facilitate student art shows
Submit student work for state, regional, and national recognition
The ideal applicant will possess the following:
A degree in art education, experience preferred
A passion for working with children
The ability to work well with parents and colleagues
An inspiring, innovative, and nurturing teaching style
A desire to be a life-long learner eager to participate in professional development
Strong art skills in diverse mediums
An ability and willingness to showcase his or her own work
Excellent technology skills
Additional Salary Information: Salary will be commensurate with degree level and teaching experience.
Houston Academy (HA) is one of the leading independent day schools in Alabama. The focus of Houston Academy is on facilitating the development of 21st Century learning in a rigorous and dynamic school setting.
Our mission is to prepare all of our students for responsible participation in a global society by providing an excellent learning enviro...nment and opportunities to achieve their highest academic, social and creative potential.
Houston Academy is a co-educational day school for three-year-old preschool through twelfth grade. The school was founded in 1970 to fill the community’s need for a college preparatory school to serve the Dothan area and surrounding communities. The nineteen-acre campus is located in one of Dothan's finest residential areas. Located in the southeast corner of Alabama, Dothan is a progressive community of approximately 67,000, with nearly 160,000 people in the metropolitan area. It offers cultural and recreational activities as well as a two major medical centers, a community college, a four-year university, and a school of osteopathic medicine.
The campus, which was renovated in 1995, features four modern buildings connected by covered walkways. Included in the facilities are forty-five classrooms; two daycare rooms; library; Lower School science lab; Upper School labs for chemistry, biology, physical science, and Middle School science; state of the art Lower and Upper School art rooms; Lower and Upper School computer labs; two gymnasiums; a classroom for music and band; and a cafetorium. In 2002, the Dove Center was completed. It houses the Upper School English department, a computer lab, a computer classroom, art room, yearbook room, and the library. The school also maintains two playgrounds with one having a young children’s gazebo and the other newly renovated in 2005 with a covered area; along with a practice football field, and a practice baseball field. In 2013, a state-of-the art student activities center was built. Varsity games are played at a nearby community recreational center with some of the finest facilities in the Southeast.
In December of 2012, Houston Academy became a “MacBook School,” issuing MacBook Pros to all students in grades 5-12. Students in the lower grades have access to interactive smart board technology, as well as iPads. In addition, all teachers are issued MacBooks, and teachers teaching grades K5-4 are issued iPads.
Houston Academy Profile, History and Governance:
• Houston Academy was founded in 1970 to fill the community need for a college preparatory school to serve the Dothan area and surrounding towns.
• Enrollment is currently 600 students in grades Pre-Kindergarten/3 through 12. Enrollment has been slightly higher in pre-2009 years but has remained stable over the past several years.
• The school’s well-maintained 19-acre campus is located in an attractive residential community west of downtown Dothan. The Strategic Plan calls for the creation of a separate Middle School (grades 6-8), and building a Fine and Performing Arts center.
• Houston Academy is governed by a self-perpetuating Board of Trustees with 18 members elected for up to two consecutive three-year terms.
• In theory and practice, the Houston Academy Board of Trustees subscribes to the Principles of Good Practice as outlined by the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS).