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Career Center
Posted
April 30, 2019

Lead Kindergarten Teacher

St. Mark's Episcopal School
Houston TX United States
2yrs to 8th Grade
stmes.org
Position Starts: August 4, 2019
Application Deadline: June 1, 2019

St. Mark’s Episcopal School in Houston, Texas is seeking a creative, organized, team player to serve as a Lead Kindergarten Teacher.


The primary job of a Kindergarten teacher at St. Mark’s is to serve as the lead teacher in an exemplary program for five and six-year-old children. We are looking for a dynamic, forward-thinking and student-centered professional educator who is motivated by problem solving and leading students at this stage of their development and understands the role that technology plays in supporting the educational experience of 21st century learners. As a member of the Lower School faculty, the early childhood teacher is expected to support the mission and philosophy of the school. Three years of experience planning a centers-based classroom and holistic activities designed to enhance the development of bright, articulate children plus a bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education or a related field required. Position hours are from 7:30 AM - 3:45 PM. The position begins on August 5, 2019.


St. Mark's seeks a lead Kindergarten Teacher with a passion for teaching five and six year old students who work at grade level and above.  The ideal candidate will work effectively as a member of a grade-level team to plan all aspects of the kindergarten program. As a member of the Lower School faculty, the kindergarten teacher will report to the Head of the Lower School and is responsible for maintaining an engaging kindergarten classroom environment, assessing and reporting the progress of the students, leading parent conferences and managing parent communication regarding all aspects of the kindergarten year.


Primary Functions:

  • Teach a class of 20 kindergarten students

  • Guide the work of an instructional assistant

  • Establish positive and supportive relationships with each student and family

  • Plan: a centers-based classroom that features learning in emergent literacy, manipulatives-based math, handwriting, traditional early childhood productive play, and thematic studies in science and social studies

  • Understand and apply assessment-based instruction

  • Communicate grade level goals, student learning, and classroom activities to parents

  • Be a contributing member of the Lower School faculty through curriculum committee work and the ongoing work of the division


Required Skills and Experience:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood or Elementary Education

  • A deep understanding of educating the whole child

  • A passion for teaching and learning

  • A collaborative spirit

  • A personal commitment to professional growth

  • A minimum of three years of teaching experience

  • Genuine affinity for working with children and families in a highly engaged community


Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Passionate approach for teaching young children

  • Knowledge and experience of working in an independent school


About St. Mark’s Episcopal School

The community of St. Mark's Episcopal School celebrates the uniqueness of each child. We are stewards of our students' intellectual curiosity, faith, and passion for discovery. We cultivate joy, playfulness, and growth in a child-centered environment. Located in the West University Place neighborhood of Houston, St. Mark’s serves 490 students from two-year-olds through 8th grade. St. Mark's is an engaging community of learners where the school partners with its families in preparing each student for the path that lies ahead through a stimulating, whole-child school experience. Through offerings in athletics, performing and visual arts, technology, Spanish and a robust curriculum, St. Mark's prepares its graduates for the many high school options Houston offers, and successfully places its students in high schools which best fit each.

St. Mark's is an Episcopal school, and as part of the St. Mark's Episcopal Church parish, is known as a community environment and second home to over 350 families. The school is committed to its positive relationship with families, believing strongly in the power of a fully engaged dynamic between school and home. As a place where children are known, teachers understand what it means to meet children where they are, which plays a crucial role in fostering each child's spirit.

 

Interested candidates should email their résumé, cover letter, and references as one PDF directly to jobs@stmes.org. To learn more about St. Mark’s, visit www.stmes.org.



Contact Information

Interested candidates should email their résumé, cover letter, and references as one PDF directly to jobs@stmes.org. To learn more about St. Mark’s, visitwww.stmes.org.