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Middle School English Teacher

Headwaters School, a Pre-K through grade 12 independent day school serving 550 students across its three campuses in Austin, TX, is seeking an English Teacher in our Middle School for the 2020-2021 academic year.
At Headwaters, our guides nurture a school culture that promotes a growth mindset, a collaborative spirit, a joyful environment, and the achievement of high expectations. Our faculty and staff ensure all members of our school community understand their role in advancing issues of justice, equity, diversity and inclusion. Headwaters School supports the professional growth of our school faculty in order to contribute to their feelings of fulfillment, to provide a model of lifelong learning for our students, and to advance the strategic goals of the school.

The course load for this position will include teaching four sections of Middle School English and one section of a Middle School elective. Candidates will also be prepared to participate fully in the life of the school, including, but not limited to opportunities to coach, sponsor a club, serve as an advisor to middle school students, supervise lunch, chaperone trips, and other duties as assigned by the Director of the Middle School.

Teaching Job Requirements:
• Bachelor's Degree required, degree in English preferred
• A minimum of three years prior experience teaching in a middle school or high school setting
• Extensive knowledge and ability to teach any grade level of middle school English required
• Experience developing curriculum strongly preferred

Ideal candidates will possess the following skills:
• Advanced Degree, preferred
• Passion for working with young people
• Strong commitment to equity and inclusion in the classroom
• Team player
• Commitment to personal and professional development
• Creativity
• Ability to maintain calm and focus
• Operate with a high level of integrity and organization
• Experience integrating technology in pedagogy and the classroom

This is a full-time, 12-month salaried, exempt position and compensation is competitive for the greater Austin area. The School offers a wide-range of benefits including generous paid time off, 100% paid medical insurance for the employee and 401(k) retirement plan, on-going professional support and continuing education opportunities, and a unique working environment where you are able to share and receive ongoing feedback. This position reports to the Director of the Middle School.

Interested applicants should email a resume and cover letter to Leslie Hirsch, Director of Human Resources at to apply or visit the Headwaters School Employment website,  

Headwaters School welcomes applicants from all backgrounds. As a 501(c)3 non-profit school, Headwaters provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local anti-discrimination law. The School’s equal employment opportunity practices extend to recruitment, hiring, selection, compensation, benefits, transfer, promotion, training, discipline, and all other terms, conditions, and privileges of employment. All Employees are responsible for complying with the School’s equal employment opportunity policy.