Incarnate Word Academy is seeking an educator passionate about teaching social studies, with an interest in supporting the school's mission of empowering young women to lead and serve. The ideal candidate would be an educator with the academic background, professional experience, and adaptability to teach a variety of subjects within the social studies department. Courses range from World History and Geography, U.S. History, Economics, Government, and Psychology. A strong candidate should have the disposition to actively access professional development materials and possess a growth mindset towards continuous improvement as an educator. Additionally, he or she should be willing to positively contribute to the overall growth of the students and the school by excitedly participating in school extracurricular activities, such as athletics, clubs, campus ministry, student council, fine arts, and the young leaders program.
Incarnate Word Academy provides young women with a Catholic college preparatory education, helping them grow in their relationship with Jesus, the Incarnate Word, and live according to His values.
We prepare students to be Women of the Word through a rigorous college-preparatory education rooted in Academics, Values, and Spirituality. Our unique Young Leaders Program empowers students to bring ideas to life not only in the school community but in the real world. Incarnate Word Academy is a thriving, close-knit community where girls are encouraged to succeed.
This position requires a professional who:
Holds a bachelor’s degree or above in a related field.
Has completed 12 credit hours in education courses or holds a valid state teaching certificate.
Is passionate about teaching social studies skills to young women.
Lives the Incarnate Word Academy leadership identity and principles as a role model to students.
Supports and implements the philosophy of Catholic education.
Participates in building faith community.
Serves as a content expert and seeks out opportunities to expand his or her knowledge.
Thrives on a collaborative team which promotes daily brainstorming and creative thinking.
Exhibits a growth mindset and continually improve the way he or she operates.
Masters diverse teaching styles and thoughtfully selects the appropriate teaching style for the material and students.
Often works as a co-learner in the classroom, allowing for student-led questioning and discussion and student-developed assignments.
Assigns homework intentionally, sometimes asking students to recall or apply information but often asking them to analyze, evaluate or create.
Embraces classroom technology and uses it as a tool for learning (Microsoft products, iPad apps, Google apps and classroom functionality such as SmartBoards).
Provides principal with weekly lesson plans that align curriculum, instruction and assessment, and integrates technology into the curriculum.
Uses instructional time efficiently and effectively.
Evaluates student progress effectively, keeping records and reports required by the school.
Constantly challenges course lesson plans to align with best practices and updated knowledge.
Incarnate Word Academy, a Catholic college preparatory high school for young women, is uniquely situated in thriving and diverse downtown Houston surrounded by Minute Maid Park, Discovery Green, the George R. Brown Convention Center, and bustling centers of business and the arts. The oldest Catholic high school in Houston, Incarnate Word Academy is owned and operated by the Sisters of the Incarnate Word and Blessed Sacrament and is celebrating over 140 years since its inception in 1873. Today, the student body represents fifty-six Catholic parishes and 108 zip codes across the metropolitan area, yet remains a friendly, intimate community of just over 350 young women.