St. Andrew's Episcopal School is seeking an Upper School English teacher (grades 9-12) for a full-time, permanent position in our English department starting in August 2021. The successful candidate will teach departmental offerings from the introductory to advanced levels and collaborate to develop and modify our English curriculum. Beyond relevant credentials and experience, successful candidates should love working with high school age students, demonstrate a creative and engaging instructional style, and value the development of the whole student. All teachers at St. Andrew’s are responsible for advancing the School’s mission and its commitment to fostering an inclusive and richly diverse community environment.
At St. Andrew's, we believe in the importance of multi-contextual relationships as foundations for learning. In addition to teaching duties, faculty members are broadly involved with school life, coaching a sport or an equivalent contribution to the School, such as advising an extracurricular activity or sponsoring a student organization. Each faculty member also serves as an advisor to several students.
To be considered for this position at St. Andrew's, we ask that candidates submit a resume. In place of a cover letter, we ask applicants to submit written responses to two of the three questions at the bottom of this page. Please submit your resume and written responses to the questions to Michelle Roe, Director of Finance & Human Resources, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The work of diversity, equity, and inclusion, like all noble endeavors, is a never-ending journey. As it relates to your experience in schools, what is the most important thing that you have learned along your DEI journey?
As an Episcopal school, St. Andrew's seeks to nurture the development of the whole child, body, mind, and spirit, and to balance faith and reason, the head and the heart, in the learning process. This Episcopal ethos takes shape in things like daily chapel, service learning, DEI (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion), and SEL (Social and Emotional Learning). What, if anything, attracts you to working in an educational community that embraces a holistic approach to learning and formation?
What do you most strive to impart to the English students you teach, and what is a concrete example of an assignment or activity you've introduced that has helped individuals in your class grow? Please walk us through your approach to guiding students through this assignment or activity.
DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS FOR FULL-TIME TEACHERS
Bachelor's degree or higher in English or a related field.
Successful experience teaching an engaging curriculum in a student-centered, project-based, and experiential classroom.
Experience with standards-based, competency-based, or mastery-based feedback and assessment.
The ability/desire to coach football, volleyball, field hockey, golf, soccer, lacrosse, swimming, cross-country, baseball, track, or cheer.
The ability/desire to lead or assist with student clubs and organizations such as debate, robotics, Model United Nations, service club, stewardship, etc.
A commitment to professional learning, collaboration, trying new approaches, demonstrating agility and empathy, and the ability to learn through failure.
About St. Andrew's Episcopal School
St. Andrew’s is a co-educational Episcopal K-12 day school, enrolling a diverse student body of approximately 950 students on two campuses in Austin, Texas. The school strives to help young people from diverse racial, religious, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds to achieve their potential not only in intellectual understanding but also in aesthetic sensitivity, physical well-being, and moral decisiveness so that they may lead productive, responsible lives, not only for themselves but also for their community.
St. Andrew’s embraces the Episcopal identity of intentional pluralism as well as that of spiritual and religious growth integrated into the curriculum and life in the school community. Daily chapel is held in all grades. St. Andrew's employs individuals without regard to race, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, sexual orientation, or disability as protected by federal, state, or local law.
St. Andrew's is committed to providing equal opportunity in all personnel actions and in the administration of all policies and programs. St. Andrew's keeps resumes on file for future openings. Please send resumes in PDF or Word format to our Director of Finance & Human Resourc...es, Michelle Roe, at HR@sasaustin.org If you have any questions, please call (512)299-9806. For more information about St. Andrew’s School in Austin, please access our web site: www.sasaustin.org