Upper Elementary English Instructor & Advisor

The Episcopal School of Dallas
Dallas, TX United States

Purpose:  Drawing upon a solid background in and passion for teaching middle school students English/Language Arts, an Episcopal School of Dallas English Instructor utilizes a strong repertoire of tools to teach students to read closely, think critically, and write in a variety of modes. They help students learn to read with understanding by providing strategies for engaging with a variety of texts in many genres, both fiction and nonfiction, and they create a classroom with opportunities to hone skills in creative expression, communication, and collaboration. ESD Faculty are lifelong learners who welcome opportunities for professional development and collegial conversation leading to the development of effective, inquiry-based education in the English classroom.

Essential Functions:

  • Teach Middle School English Language Arts, delivering instruction aligned with ESD’s Mission.
  • Provide integral and varied support, planning, oversight, and communication as an academic advisor in the middle school.
  • Offer significant involvement and/or leadership in an extracurricular capacity as a club advisor or athletic coach.
  • Participate and engage in professional activities and gatherings at team, departmental, divisional, and school-wide levels.
  • Use appropriate technology in support of the curriculum of the twenty-first-century global classroom.
  • Communicate effectively with students, parents, and colleagues.
  • Work closely with colleagues on the school’s curricular initiatives.
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Abuse Risk Management Standards:

  • Adheres to policies related to boundaries with students.
  • Attends required abuse risk management training.
  • Adheres to procedures related to managing high-risk activities and supervising students.
  • Reports suspicious and inappropriate behaviors.
  • Follows mandated abuse reporting requirements.

Working Environment:

  • Occasional lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling.
  • Generally, 40% sitting, 40% walking, and 20% standing.
  • Minimal temperature variations
  • Off-site travel to include rustic environments and occasional overnight trips.
  • Generally, a hazard-free environment.


  • Bachelor’s degree in English or education —Master’s degree preferred.
  • Minimum three years of experience as a Middle School or Upper Elementary English/Language Arts teacher.
  • Proficiency in educational technology and twenty-first-century pedagogy.
  • Commitment to participate broadly in the life of the school.
  • Effective interpersonal skills; specifically for interacting with students and faculty members.
  • Demonstrated record of effectively differentiating instruction and using instructional technology.
  • Experience with school change and facilitating teacher collaboration.

Contact Information

Please apply through the following link.