Flower Mound Classical Academy is opening this fall in Flower Mound, Texas, and is currently hiring all positions: Kindergarten classroom teachers First-grade classroom teachers Second-grade classroom teachers Third-grade classroom teachers Fourth-grade classroom teachers Fifth-grade classroom teachers Art teacher Music teacher Special education teacher Special education aides Physical education teacher Physical education aides Assistant headmaster Office manager Secretary Office aide Flower Mound Classical is a tuition-free, open-enrollment, public charter school open to students who reside in Texas. The school will open in August 2015 for grades K-5 and will expand to K-12 as students advance. The school is a campus of Responsive Education Solutions, a community of more than 70 schools of various types. Flower Mound Classical prizes knowledge and virtue. Students read and discuss the great books of the Western canon. The school teaches phonetic spelling and reading, grammar, Singapore mathematics, the Core Knowledge sequence, Latin, music, and art. Teachers model and illustrate prudence, justice, fortitude, temperance, and charity. Students enjoy edifying extracurricular pursuits after school. The school atmosphere is one of studiousness and decorum. The school day and year are slightly longer than those of local public schools. Students wear uniforms, and teachers dress professionally. Teachers are hired based upon mastery of academic disciplines, ability to convey knowledge to young people, and ability to model and convey the virtues. Teacher certification is neither required nor preferred; relevant experience is prized. Flower Mound is a small community of roughly 70,000 people, nestled in the north side of Grapevine Lake, half an hour outside of Dallas. It is a short drive from the University of Dallas and Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. It is home to Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital and a thriving technology community. The cost of living is more reasonable than on either of the coasts. Flower Mound was ranked #9 in 24/7 Wall Street’s 2014 “America’s 50 Best Cities to Live” poll and #2 in Money Magazine’s 2014 “Best Places to Find a New Job.” To better understand the aims of a Flower Mound Classical education, we encourage prospective candidates to read the following books: Vigen Guroian: Tending the Heart of Virtue Daniel Willingham: Why Don’t Students Like School? Gilbert Highet: The Art of Teaching Simmons: Climbing Parnassus E.D. Hirsch: Cultural Literacy
How to Apply/Who to Contact
Interested parties should submit: A preliminary application
A one-page cover letter, a one-page statement of educational philosophy
A resume or CV
Unofficial copies of transcripts
Please submit materials to Sam Vanderplas at email@example.com.