St. Gabriel's Catholic School
Austin, TX
Grades PK - 8 with 450 students

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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. As a social-emotional learning school, we believe deeply in a balanced approach to educating students that includes the daily fluid interplay of STEAM, innovation, service learning, and differentiation pedagogies. This allows students to develop the skills necessary for success beyond our walls. 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.
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.
The Head of Middle School fulfills the mission of the Catholic school by serving as a spiritual, educational, and managerial leader of the school. The Head of Middle School is responsible for the professional effectiveness of the staff, the educational progress of the students in Middle School, as well as the relationship within the entire school community.
Essential job functions
  • Supports and upholds the philosophy of Catholic education and the mission of the school
  • Maintains confidentiality regarding school matters
  • Communicates effectively with students, parents, and other professionals
  • Identifies and effects needed change for school improvement, especially Middle School
  • Ensures the implementation of a comprehensive curriculum through the use of a variety of pedagogical strategies
  • Oversees behavior and disciplinary practices and procedures
  • Supervises instruction and evaluates the overall effectiveness of the academic program
  • Ensures that the religious instruction of students meets the guidelines set forth by the Diocese
  • Oversees ongoing orientation and staff development of the Middle School faculty and staff
  • Maintains the standards of accreditation of the school according to TCCB ED and ISAS standards, as they relate to Middle School
  • Responsible for the annual Middle School budget and supervises all expenditures
  • Oversees development goals and activities and seeks resources and support beyond the school
  • Works effectively with the Head of School to establish goals for school effectiveness
  • Hires, supervises, evaluates, and terminates all Middle School faculty and staff according to diocesan guidelines
  • Maintains current and accurate records according to diocesan and school policy
  • Demonstrates professionalism in conduct, demeanor, and work habits
  • Maintains a work schedule that maximizes availability to the school, students and staff
  • Coordinates Spring academic trips
  • Works effectively with Head of Lower School and Head of High School to create a feeling of one school
Important job functions
  • Provides for an orderly school environment and promotes student self-discipline
  • Develops faculty and student/parent handbooks in accordance with diocesan guidelines, as it pertains to Middle School
  • Implements and reviews long-range strategic planning
  • Promotes healthy staff morale and professionalism
  • Participates in professional development
  • Implements the school’s teaching and learning approaches at the Middle School level
Minimum qualifications
  • Religion: Must be a practicing Catholic in good standing with a commitment to ongoing formation in catechetical and spiritual leadership development Education:
  • Master’s degree in Administration or Master’s degree plus 18 hours in educational administration and supervision courses or a valid, appropriate state certificate for Head of Middle School or the successful completion of an appropriate state certification examination
  • 3 years of teaching or counseling experience in a school
  • 3 years of supervisory experience in a school

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