The Kinkaid School is seeking dynamic innovative teachers to join its Kindergarten team at the start of the 2017 school year.
The Kinkaid School is a co-educational non-sectarian day school enrolling 1,400 students in pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade. Located on a sixty-five-acre campus in the heart of Houston, Texas, the school offers a thriving intellectual community in the midst of a vibrant, urban, diverse culture.
With an enrollment just above 400 students, the Lower School fosters a learning environment centered on innovation, creativity and personal attention. Teachers in each grade work as a close-knit team to support each other and collaborate on curriculum development. They are assisted by specialists in art, science, reading, music and physical education and have access to generous resources including material and supplies, state of the art technology and regular professional development experiences, which occur both on and off campus.
Duties and responsibilities
Provide daily instruction to a classroom of up to 18 students
Collaborate with fellow teachers on curriculum development
Collaborate with teaching specialists to foster a learning environment congruent with the specific educational objectives set by the administration and the grade team
Communicate with parents, counselors and specialists regarding students’ educational objectives
Attend and help organize parent-teacher conferences and school events as needed.
Bachelor’s degree in education. Master’s degree preferred
A minimum of three years of experience teaching Kindergarten, preferably at a private school.
Experience with the workshop model of teaching
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Core knowledge of the development of primary-age school children
A passion for and experience with integrating technology into the curriculum to serve the needs of all learners
Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
Lauded experience working with students, parents, and colleagues
A demonstrated eagerness to grow professionally
A commitment to collaboration and high ethical professional standards
A collegial, energetic, and engaging demeanor
An interest in and commitment to being a full member of the community
In addition, one must exemplify Kinkaid’s four core values of honesty, responsibility, respect, and kindness in interactions with all members of the community