Annunciation Orthodox School (AOS) seeks a committed and engaging 4th Grade Social Studies Teacher who demonstrates proficiency in both progressive and traditional pedagogies while consistently utilizing child-centered techniques. Strong candidates will be energetic, organized, collaborative, passionate about lifelong learning, and dedicated to developing students’ character. AOS is a dynamic work environment looking to add new ideas and innovative teaching in the service of our students.
Annunciation Orthodox School, as part of its mission, celebrates the diverse characteristics and individual qualities of those that comprise our community. In alignment with our mission, we actively seek to hire candidates of all faiths, races, ethnicities, and backgrounds.
Reports to: Head of Early Childhood & Lower School
Start Date: August 1, 2023
Work Schedule: Monday – Friday, 7:30 am to 3:30 pm, additional time as needed for after-school meetings and professional development.
Model a love of reading and lifelong learning
Engage students in building a culture of collaboration and reflection
Challenge students to analyze and comprehend informational texts and primary source materials (books, articles, digital sources)
Inspire great student writing in response to various types of text
Guide students as they integrate reading, writing, research and technology skills to complete research projects
Plan and use appropriate instructional strategies, activities, and materials that reflect an understanding of various learning styles
Create lesson plans based on sound, research-based methods of instruction
Create a classroom environment conducive to learning and appropriate for the physical, social, and emotional development of elementary students
Implement a classroom management style that aligns with the school’s mission and culture
Develop engaging formative and summative assessments along with other experiences to assess student learning
Provide effective and supportive feedback to students and parents through a variety of means, including face-to-face conversations, phone calls, emails, and conferences
Communicate and collaborate effectively with all stakeholders within the school community
Integrate technology into the curriculum to strengthen the teaching/learning process
Participate in school events, community service projects, and an overnight fourth grade trip
Actively engage in a robust assortment of faculty professional development opportunities offered to AOS teachers
Fulfill other duties as requested
Actions and values that align with the AOS Mission
Bachelor’s degree in a related field; Master’s degree preferred
Teaching certificate preferred
Minimum three years experience teaching
Experience using literacy strategies to build and assess student reading comprehension skills, written comprehension skills, and critical thinking
Knowledge of child development and of research-based practices for effective elementary instruction
Demonstrated ability to collaborate with teachers, administrators, and parents
Demonstrated knowledge of and love of working with children with great energy, playfulness, and understanding
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Annunciation Orthodox School, having grown from a ministry of the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral, celebrates the diverse and individual qualities of all children and their families. AOS provides a superior education in a secure and stimulating Christian environment which encourages the individual child to achieve academic, spiritual, emotional, social and physical excellence, and to become a responsible member of our society.The school has over 700 students beginning with our Delphi Class (age three years) and ending with eighth grade. The AOS curriculum is stimulating, innovative, student-centered and based on the principles of motivation, hard work, and creativity within a nurturing Christian environment. With its close proximity to the Houston museum and performing arts districts, medical center, major universities, libraries, downtown, and zoo, the acquisition of knowledge occurs outside as well as inside the classroom. The highly qualified faculty is dedicated to challenging the minds of the students and inspiring creative thought. The school's academic program and teaching methods lay the groundwork for high school and beyond. These attributes make AOS a leading indepe...ndent school in the city of Houston.Annunciation Orthodox School, as part of its mission, celebrates the diverse characteristics and individual qualities of those that comprise our community. In alignment with our mission, we actively seek to hire candidates of all faiths, races, ethnicities, and backgrounds.