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Career Center
January 14, 2020

Long Term Substitute Middle School Humanities Teacher

St, Mark's Episcopal School
Houston TX United States
2yrs to 8th Grade
Position Starts: January 13, 2020
Application Deadline: April 1, 2020

St. Mark’s Episcopal School in Houston, Texas is seeking a creative, organized, team player to serve as a Long Term Substitute Middle School Humanities Teacher. This role will begin immediately and will go through the end of May. The Middle School Humanities Teacher is an important member of the Middle School faculty and reports directly to the Head of Middle School. Our Humanities program blends the conceptual learning of Language Arts, History, and current events. Our program utilizes a workshop model, and asks students to take active roles as historians and authors. The goal of the program is to aid in developing our students’ intellectual curiosities, and helps them to think deeply about the world through various lenses’ of literature, history and media. 

 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. 

Primary Functions:

  • Plan, deliver, and evaluate lessons

  • Assess student learning

  • Provide feedback and instruction to students

  • Serve as a Middle School student advisor

  • Engage in curricular review and mapping

  • Nurture a partnering relationship with students and their families

Required Skills:

  • Effective written and oral communication skills

  • Leadership

  • Patience

  • A collaborative and joyful spirit 

  • A working knowledge of technology resources in education

  • A Bachelor’s degree in education, language arts, history, or a related field 

  • Classroom experience 

In addition to the above qualities, the following items are preferred and highly valued:

  • Experience and comfort with iPad use in a classroom setting

  • Curriculum planning

  • Advanced degree in education, language arts, history, or a related field

  • An understanding of and a passion for teaching the middle school-aged child

  • Ability and willingness to lead or assist with athletics and / or after school clubs

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 470 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.