Journalism and Yearbook Teacher - Upper School

Req No.
2018-1170
Category
Faculty
Location
US-TX-Houston
Type
Regular Full-Time

Overview

The Kinkaid School is seeking a dynamic, innovative Journalism and Yearbook Teacher to join its Upper School team starting August 2018. The ideal candidate will have experience teaching upper school age children with proven success in connecting the content to students’ innate inquisitiveness and critical thinking skills. The Upper School Journalism and Yearbook Teacher will be called on to promote high levels of learning in an engaging and effective manner using a variety of instructional methodologies and curriculum resources. He or she will also be responsible for the production of the upper school yearbook, The Kinkaidian, and school newspaper, The Falcon.

 

The Kinkaid School is a co-educational non-sectarian day school enrolling over 1,400 students in pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade. Located on a sixty-five acre campus in the heart of Houston, Texas, the School offers a thriving intellectual community in the midst of a vibrant, urban, diverse culture. With enrollment of almost 600, the Upper School fosters a learning environment centered on academic excellence, intellectual curiosity, and personal attention. The Upper School faculty enjoys small class sizes and a collegial, collaborative environment centered on intellectual curiosity and continuous professional development.

Responsibilities

  • Ability to teach four to five academic classes in journalism and yearbook
  • Serve as an advisor to ten to fifteen upper school students
  • Enjoyment in teaching students across the entire range of grades (9-12)
  • Serve as a member of the Upper School and Visual and Performing Arts Faculty, attending all meetings, and developing and updating course curricula.
  • Develop and teach courses during our Interim Term
  • Support the School, its mission, and its leadership
  • Be an active member of the school community by attending games, special art events, and become part of the overall school community
  • Engage student editors and workers in producing The Kinkaidian, the Upper School yearbook, and 6 yearly issues of the The Kinkaid Falcon newspaper.

 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism or a related field (Master’s degree preferred)
  • Experience teaching upper school children with proven mastery in effectively delivering journalism or English content
  • Core knowledge about the development of upper school age children
  • Passion for and experience with integrating technology into the curriculum
  • Strong communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Eagerness to grow professionally and remain current within the field
  • Commitment to collaboration and high ethical professional standards
  • Collegial, energetic, and engaging
  • Exemplifies Kinkaid’s four core values (honesty, responsibility, respect, and kindness) in interactions with all members of the community.

The Kinkaid School provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.  In addition to federal law, The Kinkaid School complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.

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