The position includes duties as classroom teacher, science curriculum owner, and active contributor to the overall growth of students and the school. Will perform all other day-to-day duties as a full time faculty member at Incarnate Word Academy.
Hours: 7:30 – 3:30 Monday to Friday
MISSION, VALUES AND SENSE OF COMMUNITY
Ensures that the mission and values of the Academy are upheld within the department.
Gives witness to integrity and respect while representing Incarnate Word Academy in the broader community.
Engages and becomes part of the Incarnate Word Academy community.
Serves all IWA families with compassion and respect.
Is passionate about teaching science 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.
Builds appropriate and professional mentorship relationships with students.
Values student and teacher wellness.
Follow directives of the principal and regulations as set forth in the school employee handbook.
Receives school wide organizational support from Academic Dean and School Principal.
Essential and important responsibilities and duties may include but are not limited to the following:
Teach 5 sections of physics per day (includes: Physics, Honors Physics) in an all-girls Catholic environment.
Actively access professional development materials and evolve / improve curriculum.
Excitedly take on responsibilities above and beyond typical classroom duties.
Normal duties required of all faculty members as outlined in employment contract.
Bachelor's Degree in science, Masters preferred.
About Incarnate Word Academy, Houston
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.