St. Mark's seeks a Lower School Science Specialist with a passion for developing curiosity and an early interest in science concepts through hands-on lab experiences. The ideal candidate will work effectively as a member of the science content team and with the grade level teachers to plan all aspects of the Lower School science program. As a member of the Lower School faculty, the science teacher will report to the Head of the Lower School and is responsible for maintaining an engaging science classroom environment, and assessing and reporting the progress of the students.
Understands and can implement a STEAM-based approach to science learning with current methods and materials.
Teaches science as a core subject to 3rd and 4th-grade classes with concept lessons and lab-based experiences.
Establishes positive and supportive relationships with each student and family.
Understands and applies assessment-based instruction.
Communicates science goals, student learning, and classroom activities to parents.
Is a contributing member of the Lower School faculty through curriculum committee work and the ongoing work of the division.
Is a contributing member of the K-8 science content team through planning and implementing an aligned science program for the school.
Required Skills and Experience:
Bachelor’s or higher degree in Science, Early Childhood or Elementary Education.
A deep understanding of educating the whole child.
A passion for teaching and learning.
A collaborative spirit.
A personal commitment to professional growth.
A minimum of three years of teaching science as a grade level teacher or as a science specialist.
Genuine affinity for working with children and families in a highly engaged community.
Knowledge and experience of working in an independent school is preferred.
Interested candidates should complete our online application at www.stmes.org/careers.
“St. Mark’s provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination of any type based on race, color, age, sex, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. This applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, compensation, and training.”
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 450 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 kno...wn, teachers understand what it means to meet children where they are, which plays a crucial role in fostering each child's spirit.