First Grade Teacher

St. Thomas' Episcopal School Published: March 5, 2019
Location
Houston, Texas
Job Type
Category

Description

Saint Thomas’ Episcopal School is seeking a first grade teacher to serve as the primary instructor, role model, and spiritual guide for the students in his/her class.  We are seeking a teacher who is enthusiastic about Christian education, passionate about working with young students, and committed to the development, growth, and success of all his/her students.

Job Requirements and Responsibilities

  • Promote the mission of Saint Thomas’ Episcopal School individually and institutionally
  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
  • Maintain a safe, inclusive learning environment that celebrates each student’s gifts and talents
  • Work collaboratively with other staff members and report to the Head of Lower School
  • Develop positive relationships with parents and students based on mutual trust and respect
  • Provide quality instruction and integrate the curriculum across subjects, including phonics, spelling, reading, grammar, cursive handwriting, mathematics, and Sacred Studies
  • Differentiate instruction to meet the needs of students by using flexible grouping
  • Craft formative and summative assessments that identify student needs and measure student progress effectively
  • Support and nurture the social and emotional growth of young students
  • Provide positive behavior support, manage classroom behaviors, and implement behavior plans when necessary
  • Contribute to the school community by maintaining a positive attitude, fulfilling all required duties, and attending required events throughout the year, including professional development and faculty meetings

Qualifications

  • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university
  • Valid teaching license in the state of Texas preferred
  • Teaching experience in primary grade levels, preferably in a private school setting
  • The desire to improve professionally via conferences, workshops, or online training
  • Awareness of current pedagogical trends and standards
  • Experience using technology in a classroom setting

Qualified applicants may submit a resume and completed application (available at stes.org) to Leah Faucett, Assistant to the Headmaster at faucett.leah@stes.org.