Location: Houston, Texas
Type: Full Time
Middle School History Teacher (starting August 2023)
We are looking for passionate educators to join our community who know how to support middle school students and are committed to teaching the whole child. The ideal history teacher engages in varied pedagogical approaches to teaching and learning while understanding differentiated instruction. We seek teachers who have the flexibility to teach any middle school history-level course, understand the importance of developing student research skills, and value working in a highly collaborative teaching and learning environment. Candidates should be comfortable working with students with a range of academic capabilities and be open to their continued professional growth. We seek individuals who support the school’s Mission and its Precepts and Principles.
St. John’s School seeks individuals passionate about teaching and learning who are excited by collaborating with colleagues and supporting students' intellectual curiosity and social-emotional development. We are interested in supporting faculty who see themselves as lifelong learners interested in innovation in curriculum and who model a love of history and discovery for our students. We expect community members to engage in conversations that support ongoing professional development in their disciplines, embrace interdisciplinary opportunities, and help further our school’s strategic initiatives, including community and inclusion.
- Teach a course load of 4 sections
- Serve as an advisor for 12-14 students annually and guide and support the Social-Emotional Learning program.
- Work as a collaborative member of a grade-level and departmental team.
- Participate in a weeklong, grade-level overnight trip annually
- Engage in shared middle school responsibilities and duties, including our DaVinci activity periods and study halls.
- Bachelor’s degree in history, social studies, or a related field. Master's degree preferred.
- Minimum three years of prior, relevant classroom teaching experience teaching middle school students.
- Proven ability to collaborate effectively with colleagues.
- An understanding and commitment to cultural competency and how to support a diverse student population of learners. Understanding curriculum design and development is a plus.
- Excellent organizational, written, and verbal communication skills
- Proficient in using technology, including Promethean Boards and the Google platform.
How to Apply:
Please send a letter of interest, a resume, and contact information (phone and email) for three professional references, including their titles, to MSEmployment@sjs.org. Please generate all documents as one MS Word or a converted .pdf file. Applications will be reviewed as received, and the position will remain open until filled. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. Thank you for your interest in St. John’s School. No phone calls or emails, please.
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About St. John's School
St. John's is an independent, co-educational day school presenting a 13-year sequence of college preparatory training. A non-profit institution, it was founded in 1946 to provide the community with a school of exacting standards in the development of individual, spiritual, ethical, intellectual, social and physical growth. While the means to achieve that purpose may change, it remains the basic mission of the School. Located on a forty-one acre urban campus, the School has 1450 students supported by 340 faculty and staff members. The School seeks to develop the whole person in preparation for a lifetime of personal fulfillment and contribution to society. In particular, it is dedicated to the enhancement and the expansion of future leadership for Houston and the country. The School offers talented, motivated and energetic students a genuine challenge for academic accomplishment and for development of a sense of self-worth and of personal responsibility. The School in turn holds itself responsible for providing that challenge. Accreditation St. John's is accredited by the Independent Schools Association of the Southwest (ISAS), recognized by TEA.