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

St. Stephen’s is an accredited Montessori and International Middle Years Curriculum (IMYC) Episcopal day school. At St. Stephen’s, we provide a progressive, cohesive, and globally focused education for our students, 15 months – 8th grade.

Full-time Primary Lead Teacher

The Montessori Primary Lead Teacher works directly under the supervision of the Principal to prepare and maintain an orderly, attractive, and joyful environment.  He/she is responsible for fostering the intellectual and social development of children so they may develop into responsible adults and life-long learners.

Qualifications

  • AMS (American Montessori Society) certification in Early Childhood
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Some years of experience being a Lead Teacher in an Early Childhood classroom
  • Strong classroom management skills
  • Ability to reinforce boundaries in a firm but gentle manner
  • Supportive, flexible, and team-player
  • Strong communication skills
  • Patient and passionate about working with young children
  • Nurturing without compromising accountability
  • Punctual and respectful of school’s policies and procedures

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Teach children ages 3-6 years old.
  • Plan, evaluate, and present lessons.
  • Prepare, administer, and maintain classroom discipline.
  • Introduce children to mathematics, language, science, and social studies.
  • Maintain records of the students.
  • Prepare and conduct conferences as needed.
  • Present age appropriate lessons.
  • Read and stay abreast of current topics in education.
  • Create lesson plans.
  • Utilize various curriculum resources.
  • Integrate competencies, goals, and objectives into lesson plans.
  • Utilize curricula that reflect the diverse educational, cultural, and linguistic backgrounds of the students served.
  • Develop goals to keep participants in class.
  • Develop professional relationships with parents and the program.
  • Work with the Principal to ensure goals are being met.
  • Establish and communicate clear objectives for all learning activities.
  • Prepare and distribute required reports.
  • Observe and evaluate students’ performance.
  • Keep communication with the parents through newsletters, lesson plans, phone calls, and email.
  • Attend faculty/level/individual meetings.
  • Help children to work cooperatively in an atmosphere of respect, using The Positive Discipline approach.
  • Maintain confidentiality.
  • Work collaboratively with the Primary Team.
  • Dress and act in a professional and respectable manner.

For more information, please visit our Montessori curriculum for Primary.  

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

Lower Elementary (1st-3rd Grade) Teacher's Assistant

St. Stephen’s is an accredited Montessori and International Middle Years Curriculum (IMYC) Episcopal day school. At St. Stephen’s, we provide a progressive, cohesive, and globally focused education for our students, 15 months – 8th grade.

We are currently 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.