The Episcopal School of Dallas prepares young men and women for lives of intellectual discovery, integrity, and purpose. Built upon our Founding Tenets of Daily Worship, Community, Ethical Decision-Making, and Service, ESD is committed to the intellectual, spiritual and physical wellness of every member of its community.
Founded in 1974 by The Reverend Stephen B. Swann with eight seventh-grade students, today ESD educates and inspires 1,150 students in grades beginner (age 3) through grade 12. ESD is located in Dallas, a modern metropolis of North Texas, and a commercial and cultural hub in the region.
At the heart of ESD are talented and compassionate faculty and staff who are the backbone of our institution and paramount to the school’s success. They adeptly balance rigorous, college preparatory coursework with understanding and nurturing of the whole child. Classes are small, with an overall student-teacher ratio of 7:1. ESD employees are lifelong learners, and the school invests nearly $500,000 in professional development annually. More than 250 serve the ESD community and all are appreciated and respected for their individual and collective contributions.
Purpose: An ESD Third Grade Teacher is a passionate educator with comprehensive knowledge of child development who employs a variety of teaching tools and methodologies. As an effective member of the Lower School faculty, this individual is flexible and able to work independently as well as collaboratively with colleagues. He/she is committed to developing and modifying curriculum to meet the unique needs of every child. This teacher will be a lifelong learner who engages in professional development and collegial conversation leading to effective teaching and learning practices.
Qualifications & Skills:
A Bachelor’s Degree in Education, cognition, or related field; Master’s Degree desired
3 years teaching experience
Ability to design a classroom environment that generates joyful learning
Strong interpersonal and organizational skills
Patience, creativity, optimism, resilience, and adaptability
Experience using a workshop approach to writing and guided reading groups
Experience using The Everyday Math Program desired
Knowledge of 21st Century learning principles
Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with various school constituents
Technological proficiency expected and a demonstrated capacity to learn new technology as necessary (i.e. Google Apps, Schoology, iPads, and Chromebooks)
Knowledge of independent school culture and practices