Working at St. Stephen's

St. Stephen’s embraces a continuum of education where each developmental stage of the child is considered. St. Stephen’s is the only school in the United States that has a combined program that includes Montessori and the International Middle Years Curriculum (IMYC). At St. Stephen’s, we have a tradition of excellence and educational leadership that offers inquisitive, inspired and creative students a global framework for learning and engaging. This combination of curricula inspires students towards spiritual growth, creative expression, responsible citizenship and academic success in higher education.

Message from Jerri King, Head of School

At St. Stephen’s Episcopal School – Houston we encourage our faculty, staff and students to be independent thinkers, to value diversity and to recognize that all of us are spiritual human beings, despite different religious practices we may have.

As I interview candidates for teaching and staff positions, I have a strong desire to get to know each candidate and to understand what drives them to want to work with and teach our students. 

Located in the heart of Houston Montrose, the campus vibrates with activity and joy. As the only Episcopal School in the Diocese of Texas that offers Montessori, the International Baccalaureate Programme, and the first American school in the U.S. that uses the International Middles Years Curriculum for its 7th and 8th grade students, St. Stephen’s is on the cutting edge of 21st century learning. 

At St. Stephen’s: 

  • We are committed to providing students with the best education in Houston.

  • We welcome all students, employees and families with respect.

  • We believe each of us is a spiritual human being who has a north star that guides us in what we do and how we treat one another.

If St. Stephen’s School sounds like a place where you would like to share your time and talents, I invite you to contact me. 

In Peace,

Jerri King
Head of School


Current Positions

Musical Theater Teacher

We currently are looking for a full-time Musical Theater Teacher to instruct students 8-14 years old.

The Elementary and Middle School Music Theater Teacher instructs Choir, Musical Theater and Music Class for ages 8 to 14. This dynamic and experienced educator also leads the production of the annual musical(s), directs and produces choral concerts and other performing art events during the school year. This position reports to the Director of Fine Arts to ensure appropriate theater and music pedagogy and continuity of scope and sequence of instruction and cross curricular integration.

Preferred candidates hold a minimum BFA with emphasis in Musical Theater, are familiar with Montessori or other progressive education models and have a minimum of three (3) years classroom experience with elementary and middle school ages. Applicants should be adept at collaborating with other faculty, possess strong spoken and written communication skills, be well organized, timely and accountable and be specifically drawn to elementary and middle years learning environments. The individual selected for this position should expect to be challenged in personal and professional growth and to build strong and lasting relationships with students and families. This faculty member will have weekly rehearsals outside of the school day, weekend rehearsal for half of the school year, weekly staff and departmental meetings and will be asked to collaborate with church music staff regarding space usage.

Compensation includes access to health insurance and retirement plan. This position commences 8.5.19.

Teaching Experience: 3 years (Required)

How to Apply:

If you are interested in applying, please send a resume, a cover letter as well as three references to: Holli Richardson, Director of Fine Arts, at HRichardson@ssesh.org.


Primary Teacher’s Assistant

We currently are looking for a full-time Primary Teacher’s Assistant to help with students 3-6 years old.

The Montessori Teacher Assistant works with the lead teacher to prepare and maintain an orderly, attractive, and joyful environment. Classroom assistants provide another pair of observant, attentive eyes and ears. They are also crucial in modeling courteous and respectful behavior. They facilitate the comprehensive development of all students by interacting positively, confidently and respectfully with all children’s families and staff members. Classroom assistants are under the direct supervision of the lead classroom teacher with whom they work. For more information, please visit our Montessori curriculum for Primary.

Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or GED

  • Previous Montessori experience a plus, though not required

  • Agree to maintain CPR and First Aide Certification

  • Nurturing without compromising responsibility.

  • Punctual and team player.

  • Respectful to children and adults.

  • Positive and flexible.

  • Able to follow the teacher’s lead.

  • Relate well and enjoy working with children this age.

Responsibilities:

  • Maintain a clean and hygienic classroom environment

  • Help with children arrival and departure

  • Check and replenish consumable classroom items at the beginning and end of every day

  • Assist with setting up the environment in the morning and breakdown at the end of day

  • Manage the room during class time such that the teacher can spend a reasonable amount of time giving undisturbed individual lessons.

  • Assist with snack/lunch preparation, service, and clean up

  • Monitor transition times

  • Monitor the playground during outside play.

  • Assist with nap setup and breakdown

  • Monitor naps

  • Maintain confidentiality.

  • Attends open houses and teacher in-service as directed in contract

  • Provide daily doses of TLC

  • All staff members are expected to dress and act in a respectable and professional manner.

How to Apply:

If you are interested in applying, please send a resume, a cover letter as well as three references to: Nahla Nasser, Principal at nnasser@ssesh.org.


Lower Elementary Teacher’s Assistant

We currently are looking for a full-time Lower Elementary (1st-3rd grade) Teacher’s Assistant.

The Montessori Teacher Assistant works with the lead teacher to prepare and maintain an orderly, attractive, and joyful environment. Classroom assistants provide another pair of observant, attentive eyes and ears. They are also crucial in modeling courteous and respectful behavior. They facilitate the comprehensive development of all students by interacting positively, confidently and respectfully with all children’s families and staff members. Classroom assistants are under the direct supervision of the lead classroom teacher with whom they work. For more information, please visit our Montessori curriculum for Lower Elementary.

Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or bachelor degree

  • Previous Montessori experience a plus, though not required

  • Agree to maintain CPR and First Aide Certification

  • Nurturing without compromising responsibility.

  • Punctual and team player.

  • Respectful to children and adults.

  • Positive and flexible.

  • Able to follow the teacher’s lead.

  • Relate well and enjoy working with children this age.

Responsibilities:

  • Assists teacher during class time by redirecting children to work and aiding children who need help.

  • Maintains order and cleanliness of environment daily.

  • Assists in the cleaning, preparation, and maintenance of classrooms at the beginning of the school year, occasionally during year and at the close of the school year.

  • Supervises children on the playground.

  • Provides direct instruction and/or remedial help as directed by the teacher.

  • Helps children to work cooperatively in an atmosphere of respect, using models of behavior and intervention demonstrated by the teacher.

  • Helps teacher to make materials and plan activities.

  • Reports accidents and concerns immediately to the teacher.

  • Works with teacher to learn about philosophy of Montessori to further understand the goals of the class and the school.

  • Attends open houses and teacher in-service as directed in contract.

  • Help with students at arrival and departure

  • Assist with setting up the environment in the morning and restoring at the end of the day

  • Monitor transition times

  • Maintain confidentiality

  • All staff members are expected to dress and act in a respectable and professional manner.

How to Apply:

If you are interested in applying, please send a resume, a cover letter as well as three references to: Nahla Nasser, Principal nnasser@ssesh.org.


SUBSTITUTE TEACHERS

St. Stephen’s Episcopal School is looking for substitute teachers to work with students from 15 months through eight grade. The applicant needs to indicate which level he/she will be interested in subbing. You must have had experience as a substitute teacher—Montessori preferred for younger grades, but not required. If not already certified you must go through Safeguarding God’s Children Training as required for all employees in the Episcopal Diocese of Texas. A background check and fingerprinting is required. If interested in applying for this position please contact Lower School Principal Nahla Nasser.