Reporting to: Dean of Faculty/Principal/Head of School
Schedule: Monday through Friday (plus scheduled events)
Hours: FT (7:45 – 3:20)
St. Agnes Academy teachers educate within the high school academic level. They teach, inspire, advise, critique, question and counsel to bring out the best in our Academy women.
Faith, Community, and Dominican Charism
Ensure that the four pillars of a Dominican education (prayer, study, community, preaching) are developed and promoted among the school community.
Develop an active faith community and model Christian values.
Incorporate prayer and spiritual formation within the student, faculty/staff and parent communities.
Uphold and implement the Dominican charism and the Houston Dominican Sisters’ congregational goals.
The main responsibilities will include:
Plan, prepare and deliver lesson plans and instructional materials that facilitate active learning.
Follow the faculty expectations outlined in faculty handbook.
Manage student behavior in the classroom by establishing and enforcing rules and procedures.
Be familiar and enforce student handbook policies.
Encourage and monitor the progress of individual students and use information to adjust strategies.
Prepare required reports on students and activities.
Participate in department, school and parent meetings.
Communicate necessary information regularly to students, colleagues and parents regarding student progress and needs.
Establish and communicate clear objectives for all learning activities.
Provide a variety of learning materials and resources for use in educational activities.
Assign and grade class work, homework, tests and assignments in a timely fashion and update systems accordingly.
Communicate and partner with parents in a timely manner.
Participate in student/faculty activities (such as retreats, lunch duty, faculty meetings, in-service activities).
Follow school emergency procedures.
Other duties as deemed necessary by the Department Chair, Dean of Faculty, Principal, Head of School.
**Must be able to teach 2 of the following: Biology/Chemistry/Physics
Commitment to embrace the mission of St. Agnes Academy
Minimum of a four-year B.A./B.S. degree
Teaching certificate or twelve credit hours in education courses
Experience teaching in an independent school and/or an all-girls environment a plus
Ability to establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others
Proficiency in Microsoft Office
Professional attitude and appearance
Completion of Virtus training
Specific Academic Area Requirements:
Is passionate about teaching science to young women.
Promotes safety in the laboratory and keeps all laboratory work areas tidy and organized.
Attends all scheduled science department meetings.
Work with science department colleagues on horizontal and vertical planning.
Keep track of and order supplies as needed for classes with the approval of the department chair.
Plan well thought out safe labs that model the curriculum being taught.
Work Environment: This job operates in a professional/educational environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.
Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit at a desk, move about the classroom, communicate via phone/face to face, manually input data into a computer, walk to different office areas, reach with hands and arms, and minimal lifting.
St. Agnes Academy is an equal opportunity employer. We may not be able to respond to every applicant regarding the status of his or her application. Candidates whose qualifications most closely match our requirements will be contacted. A background check satisfactory to the school is required.
Internal Number: SAAscience1819
About St. Agnes Academy
Rooted in the Dominican tradition, St. Agnes Academy provides a Catholic college preparatory education that encourages young women to develop intellectual curiosity, to work for social justice and to act with integrity and compassion.
St. Agnes Academy was founded in 1905 by Mother Pauline Gannon, O.P., Prioress of the Dominican Sisters of Houston, Texas. The Academy opened on February 11, 1906, at its former location at 3901 Fannin. It was in operation at that site until September 1963 when the present-day campus opened at 9000 Bellaire Boulevard in Sharpstown. St. Agnes numbers more than 10,000 graduates, many of whom now have daughters, granddaughters, and even great-granddaughters who are Academy students or alumnae.
In 1917 St. Agnes was accredited by the University of Texas and the State Board of Education. It is now affiliated with the following educational associations: Catholic Schools of the Galveston-Houston Diocese, The National Catholic Educational Association, The Texas Catholic Conference Education Department in conjunction with the Texas Education Agency, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and The College Board.