7th Grade Science Teacher

St. Mark's Episcopal School
Houston, TX United States

St. Mark’s Episcopal School is seeking a creative, organized, team player to serve as a 7th Grade Science Teacher (Life Science). This is an important member of the middle school faculty and reports directly to the Head of Middle School. We are looking for a forward-thinking and student-centered professional educator who is motivated by problem solving and leading students at this stage of their development. 


The St. Mark’s 7th Grade Science Teacher is a crucial position for the students, families, and faculty at St. Mark’s Episcopal School.  While this position encompasses many different duties, its primary function is to plan, organize and implement an appropriate science instructional program in a learning environment that guides and encourages students to develop and fulfill their academic potential.



  • 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 & Experience:

  • Effective written and oral communication skills
  • A collaborative and joyful spirit 
  • A working knowledge of technology resources in education
  • A bachelor’s degree in education or a science-related field, advanced degree preferred
  • Experience in curriculum planning
  • An understanding of the implementation of design thinking in a classroom setting
  • Experience with inquiry and project based learning


Physical Requirements and Work Environment: 

  • Work in a sometimes highly stressful environment dealing with a wide variety of challenges 
  • Ability to sit and stand for extended periods of time 
  • Physical agility to lift up to 25 pounds; to bend, stoop, and reach overhead 
  • Work primarily in a traditional climate controlled classroom environment 
  • Work intermittently in outside weather conditions, including extreme heat and cold 


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 485 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 can apply by completing our online application.

Contact Information

Please contact Mayra Cantu, HR Associate, at mcantu@stmes.org