6th Grade Language Arts Teacher

Annunciation Orthodox School (AOS) seeks a committed and engaging English Language Arts Teacher who demonstrates proficiency in progressive pedagogies and consistently utilizes student-centered techniques. Strong candidates will be energetic, organized, passionate about reading and writing, committed to lifelong learning and dedicated to developing students’ character. AOS is a dynamic work environment looking to add innovative ideas and approaches in service of our students. Annunciation Orthodox School, as part of its mission, celebrates the diverse characteristics and individual qualities of those that comprise our community. In alignment with our mission, we actively seek to hire candidates of all faiths, races, ethnicities, and backgrounds. Reports to: Head of Middle School Status: Salaried/Exempt Start Date: August 1, 2023 Work Schedule: Monday – Friday, 7:30 am to 3:30 pm; additional time as needed for after-school meetings and professional development.

Type: Full Time

Category: Education

Posting Duration: 3 Months

Posting Full:


  • Teach daily 6th grade English Language Arts classes

  • Challenge students to analyze and comprehend literary and informational texts 

  • Inspire students to be strong analytical and creative writers who integrate concepts learned through grammar and vocabulary instruction into their writing 

  • Teach students to understand and use literary devices such as personification, allusions, and imagery

  • Utilize appropriate instructional strategies, activities, and materials that reflect an understanding of various learning styles

  • Create lesson plans based on sound, research-based methods of instruction

  • In collaboration with the English Department and the Humanities Coordinator, develop and/or utilize vertically aligned English Language Arts curriculum 

  • Teach a unit on public speaking as a part of AOS’ Agape Signature Program 

  • Create a classroom environment conducive to learning and appropriate for the physical, social, and emotional development of adolescent students

  • Conduct ongoing formal and informal assessment of student achievement

  • Implement classroom-management techniques that align with the school’s culture

  • Establish and maintain open communication with parents and students through a variety of means, including face-to-face conversations, phone calls, emails, texts, and conferences

  • Communicate and collaborate effectively with other members of the school community

  • Demonstrate proficiency with Google Suite for Education productivity tools

  • Integrate technology into the curriculum to strengthen the teaching/learning process

  • Attend an annual grade-level class trip (typically three to four days)

  • Serve as an academic advisor to a group of students

  • Participate in school events and community service projects

  • Actively engage in a robust assortment of faculty professional development opportunities offered to AOS teachers

  • Fulfill other duties as requested


  • Actions and values that align with the AOS Mission 

  • Bachelor’s degree in education or English; Master’s degree preferred

  • Minimum three years English Language Arts teaching experience; middle school English Language Arts experience preferred

  • Experience using multiple pedagogical strategies to build and assess student reading comprehension skills, written comprehension skills and critical thinking 

  • Knowledge of research-based practices for effective middle school instruction and adolescent development

  • Demonstrated knowledge of and love for working with middle school students with great energy, playfulness, and understanding

Please provide the following information to this email address: resume@aoshouston.org

  • Cover letter tailored for this position, resume, and contact information for at least three references


Additional Details


You can use this link to reply: cwade@aoshouston.org

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Annunciation Orthodox School


Annunciation Orthodox School

3600 Yoakum Boulevard

Houston, TX 77006

Telephone: (713) 470-5600

Web: https://www.aoshouston.org/


Posted on: March 08, 2023