4th Grade English Language Arts Teacher

About our School

St. Gabriel’s Catholic School and St. Michael’s Catholic Academy together create one outstanding co-educational Independent Catholic school serving students from Pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade on two adjacent campuses in Austin, Texas. The Lower School is comprised of PreK 3-4th grades, the Middle School houses grades 5-8, and the High School contains grades 9-12. St. Gabriel’s and St. Michael’s is a Christ-centered, college preparatory learning community, inspiring lives of service, courage, personal integrity, and intellectual curiosity. We are distinguished by our Catholic tradition, a welcoming and diverse community, excellent academic programs and a variety of extracurricular activities. Additionally, we are a technology rich school. Thus teachers are expected to demonstrate meaningful skill with technology and an enthusiasm for technological growth in order to create authentic learning experiences for their students. Teachers at St. Gabriel’s and St. Michael’s further serve as role models that inspire students to critically think, reflect, explore and apply their faith concretely to their lives. We are one community, on two campuses, with three divisions, united in our commitment to put students first as we educate them in mind, body, and spirit.

4th Grade English Language Arts Teacher

St. Gabriel’s Catholic School seeks a dynamic, experienced, collaborative, and creative individual with a deep understanding of project and inquiry based learning as our 4th Grade English Language Arts (ELA) Teacher. The ideal candidate works to engage students through connected learning opportunities that develop critical thinking, reading, writing, reasoning, and research skills in a departmentalized ELA curriculum. The 4th grade ELA teacher works closely with the 4th grade math and 4th grade science/social studies teachers as well as with the 3rd grade and 5th grade ELA teachers to ensure cross curricular and vertical alignment. This is a full-time, 10-month position that begins in August 2023.


Knowledge and understanding of the developmental stages and needs of students in 4th grade
Experienced in, or willing to develop expertise in, social emotional learning (Responsive Classroom) and project based learning
Teach in a responsive and inclusive manner
Comprehensive understanding of elementary school ELA curriculum, instruction, and assessment
Create a welcoming and inviting classroom environment that fosters a feeling of significance, belonging, and fun for all students
Create, revise, and update grade-and course-specific curriculum map (Curriculum Trak) to ensure all required subject matter is covered during the school year
Experience in Wit & Wisdom curriculum preferred
Experience in Teachers College Reading and Writing Project (TCRWP)/ Lucy Calkins preferred
Develop weekly lesson plans integrating Wit & Wisdom and TCRWP

Demonstrate effective classroom management, utilizing learning centers for differentiated and individualized instruction for remediation and enrichment
Maintain effective and timely communication with parents regarding their children’s progress, performance, and areas of concern
Maintain thorough and accurate grades using the Blackbaud platform
Comfortable using a variety of instructional techniques and practices to meet the learning needs of all students
Experience and willingness to integrate and learn new technology platforms and applications in meaningful and appropriate ways
Provide standards-based assessments for all students which evaluate the proficiency level achieved for each learning objective/goal
Conduct formal and informal group and individual diagnostic assessments in the areas of reading and writing (Fountas and Pinnel)
Participate in professional development opportunities to learn and utilize innovative tools and techniques that improve student learning
Attend weekly team meetings with Head of Lower School to coordinate curricula and discuss individual student progress as well as monthly meetings with Head of Lower School and Ed Leadership Team ro ideate and plan instructional innovation
Participate in shared faculty responsibilities and duties as assigned by the Head of Lower School
Attend monthly faculty and department/or committee meeting

Qualifications and Education Requirements

Possess a growth mindset
Experience teaching ELA to lower school students
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
Excellent interpersonal skills and a demonstrated ability to collaborate with students, department chairs, faculty, staff and parents
A collaborative and inquisitive approach to teaching and learning
A positive attitude and the willingness to approach learning new skills in flexible and creative ways
At least three years as a classroom teacher
Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Education, English, Literature, Reading, or ELA-related subject
Ideal Candidates

Ideal candidates for positions at our school are experienced in and continue to develop expertise in social-emotional learning, project-based learning, STEAM integration, technology-rich and differentiated instruction. Ideal candidates thrive in a collaborative environment designing and delivering innovative and creative cross-curricular instructional units to students with diverse learning styles and needs.

St. Gabriel’s Catholic School and St. Michael’s Catholic Academy is committed to providing equal opportunity in all personnel actions and in the administration of all policies and programs.

Please send cover letter and resume to [email protected] and apply at https://csssmca.sentrichr.com/?requisition=145.


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