St. Thomas' Episcopal School
Published
March 31, 2022
Location
4900 Jackwood, Houston, TX
Category
Job Type

Description

Position Purpose: Oversee the educational programs and day-to-day operations of the Middle  School at Saint Thomas’ Episcopal School (STE).  

Reports to: Headmaster 

Coordinates with: Department Heads  

General Responsibilities Include: 

  • Maintain congruency between the STE mission statement and all activities within the Middle School. 
  • Review and develop the Middle School curriculum as directed by the Headmaster. 
  • Function as the chief articulator of Middle School programs, expectations, behavioral guidelines, and policies. 
  • Conduct informal and formal faculty evaluations and provide feedback.  
  • Advise faculty in need of instructional coaching, assist in authoring growth plans. 
  • Monitor and direct daily activities of faculty, including classroom management, procedures, duties, documentation in Veracross, and communication with parents.
  • Make recommendations to the Headmaster regarding the hiring, retention, and assignment of faculty. 
  • Establish programs for the orientation of new teachers and in-service training of all  Middle School teachers. 
  • Act as the parent/student point of contact for matters that cannot be addressed by the homeroom or subject teacher. 
  • Assist in building the master schedule for the Middle School. 
  • Oversee student discipline and document disciplinary action. 
  • Make recommendations to support struggling students and document necessary procedures and actions. 
  • Evaluate standardized testing results. 
  • Serve on the Middle School admissions committee and conduct interviews and evaluations of prospective students/families. 
  • Create and send a periodic newsletter to the Middle School community highlighting upcoming events, recent accomplishments, and other items of interest. 
  • Oversee the coordination of trips, special programs, and events. 

Perform other duties as assigned by the Headmaster.

Required Skills and Knowledge: 

  • Three to five years of experience as a teacher or administrator in a classical, Christian school. 
  • An understanding of the pedagogy of classical education, with the ability to lead faculty in teaching strategies focused on student classroom engagement. 
  • Knowledge and understanding of the social and emotional development of middle school-aged students. 
  • Highly skilled in the following areas:  

o Communication, both in writing and public speaking 

o Interpersonal relationship building and conflict management  

o Analytical/strategic thinking and problem solving  

o Organization and time management 

o Decision-making and delegation  

Required Leadership Skills: 

  • A strong sense of ethics, loyalty, and integrity. 
  • Be visible and accessible on campus and develop relationships with and enjoy the faculty, staff, parents, and students of STE. 
  • A warm, approachable presence that invites and respects the views of others but is decisive when needed. 
  • A willingness to embrace the lifestyle of working in an independent school by being a team player and modeling excellence in job performance. 
  • An ability to synthesize and articulate the school’s educational vision with faculty members, students, and parents in a clear, concise, and timely manner.  

Qualified applicants may submit a resume to Leah Faucett, Assistant to the Headmaster at  faucett.leah@stes.org

 

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