8th Grade History Teacher

Annunciation Orthodox School (AOS) seeks a committed and engaging U.S. history teacher who demonstrates proficiency in progressive pedagogies and consistently utilizes student-centered techniques. Strong candidates will be energetic, organized, passionate about U.S. history, 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.


  • Teach daily 8th grade U.S. history classes

  • Engage students in collaborative discussions on topics, texts, and issues relevant to U.S history

  • Guide students as they integrate reading, writing, research, and technology skills to complete research projects

  • Teach students strategies for reading and analyzing nonfiction texts 

  • 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 History Department and the Humanities Coordinator, develop and/or utilize vertically aligned history curriculum 

  • 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

  • Show proficiency with Google Suite for Education productivity tools

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

  • Attend 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 history with an emphasis on history education; Master’s degree preferred

  • Minimum three years history teaching experience; Middle school history experience preferred

  • Experience using multiple pedagogical strategies to build and assess student skills and knowledge

  • 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, 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