Independent Schools Association of the Southwest

Good Shepherd Episcopal School is accredited by the Independent Schools Association of the Southwest, (ISAS). ISAS, a member of the International Council Advancing Independent School Accreditation (ICAISA), has voluntarily submitted to a rigorous and impartial review of its accreditation program and demonstrated its adherence to the Council’s Criteria for Effective Independent School Accreditation Practices. ISAS is commended by ICAISA for the quality of the Association’s accreditation program for its Member Schools.

 

MEDIA INQUIRIES

Please call 214-357-2968, Ext. 704 or email Jennifer Rotter, Director of Communications, at jrotter@gsesdallas.org.

Career Opportunities

The dedicated faculty and staff are the heart of Good Shepherd! Each day, they bring their collaborative and engaging spirits to the campus, inspiring students to learn with confidence, serve with compassion, and lead with courage. They continue to be thought-leaders for each other as well as for our curious students. If you feel this is your mission too, Good Shepherd could be the school in which you thrive!


current openings

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Dean of Students

Good Shepherd Episcopal School is seeking a collaborative individual to provide support for lower and middle school students. The Dean of Students will work with the Lower School and Middle School Division Heads to manage student and parent affairs, as well as the day-to-day running of each division. The ideal candidate will lead a student-centered conduct model (i.e., Responsive Classroom, etc.) and assist in the coordination of student support services. He or she will oversee student attendance, records, recommendations, and applications, as well as partner with Division Heads to review report cards and comments each trimester. He or she will address parent inquiries regarding student conduct and oversee advisory, clubs, and other student events. The ideal candidate will assist in scheduling and assigning faculty responsibilities and duties, as well as partner in parent education programming and initiatives.

The ideal candidate is a dedicated professional able to work in a fast-paced environment, as a positive team player. The preferred qualifications for the ideal Dean of Students are as follows:

  • Minimum of a bachelor's degree in Education, master's degree preferred
  • 3-5 years teaching experience in lower and/or middle school
  • Minimum 2 years educational administration experience preferred
  • Specific interest in inclusivity/diversity work
  • Detail-oriented
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Ability to manage conflict

Good Shepherd is interested in exploring a diverse range of candidates and is conducting a national search. To apply for this Dean of Students position, please submit your resume with a cover letter to Toni Luciano, Director of Human Resources, tluciano@gsesdallas.org.

Director of Student Formation

Good Shepherd Episcopal School seeks a professional individual to provide support for lower and middle school students to guide their growing independence and decision making. He or she will manage student affairs with the Episcopal tenets as their guide. The Director will report to the Head of School and will work with the Lower School and Middle School Division Heads, along with the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd clergy. 

The Director of Student Formation will provide leadership in school initiatives and programming through ongoing collaboration with counseling, campus ministry, and diversity. He or she will lead the student-centered behavior model (i.e., Responsive Classroom, etc.) and actively promote the formation of students and student-leadership development. The Director will lead two middle school chapels each week and teach a middle school religion course. The ideal candidate will collaborate with the Lower School and Middle School Division Heads to best coordinate the efforts of student-centered programs and lead the counselor in providing student support. The Director will assist in the coordination of student support services, address parent inquiries regarding student performance and behavior concerns, as well as oversee advisory, clubs, and other student events. He or she will partner with Division Heads in review of report cards and comments each trimester, as well as contribute to parent education programming and initiatives.

The ideal candidate will be a positive team player and able to work in a fast-paced environment. The preferred qualifications for the Director of Student Formation are as follows:

  • Member of the Episcopalian clergy
  • 3-5 years teaching experience in lower school and/or middle school
  • School Chaplain experience preferred
  • Minimum of 2 years educational administration experience preferred
  • Specific interest in inclusivity/diversity work
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Ability to manage conflict

Good Shepherd is interested in exploring a diverse range of candidates and is conducting a national search. To apply for this Director of Student Formation position, please submit your resume with a cover letter to Toni Luciano, Director of Human Resources, tluciano@gsesdallas.org.

Upper Elementary School Teacher

Good Shepherd Episcopal School seeks a collaborative individual to teach, enrich, and reinforce the grade level/subject curriculum while caring for the whole child. The Upper Elementary School Teacher will plan, supervise, and implement the program for the class in accordance with the policies, curriculum, and philosophy of the school and treat each child with dignity and respect. The Teacher will provide not only for each child’s academic needs but also help develop social and emotional maturity. In addition, the Upper Elementary School Teacher will assess and monitor student progress, maintain an orderly classroom, and revise and update the curriculum, as necessary. He or she will prepare report cards which include written comments, review student assessments and implement individual strategies for learning, and send timely, proactive, and regular communication to parents. 

The Upper Elementary School Teacher will act as a mentor to new teachers, attend all required meetings and public-relations events, and participate on school committees and in extra-curricular activities as required. He or she will uphold and support the mission of the Episcopal Church and the School, meet all teacher expectations and duties as outlined in the Employee Manual, and collaborate with colleagues while maintaining a positive team attitude. 

The preferred qualifications for the ideal candidate are as follows:

  • Minimum of a bachelor's degree from a four-year college/university; master's degree preferred
  • 2-3 years teaching experience in lower school preferred
  • Teacher certification
  • Strength in math instruction and best practices
  • Responsive Classroom training/experience preferred
  • Experience as a homeroom teacher in third through fifth grades preferred
  • Competence in technology
  • Experience in integrating curriculum and various assessment tools
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to differentiate curriculum for students with varying learning styles

To apply for the Upper Elementary School Teacher position, please submit your cover letter, resume, and copy of your teacher certification to Toni Luciano, Director of Human Resources, at tluciano@gsesdallas.org.

Lower Elementary School Teacher

Good Shepherd Episcopal School seeks a collaborative individual to teach, enrich, and reinforce the Lower School grade level/subject curriculum while caring for the whole child. The Lower Elementary School Teacher will plan, supervise, and implement the program for the lower school class in accordance with the policies, curriculum, and philosophy of the school and treat each child with dignity and respect. The teacher will provide not only for each child’s academic needs but also help develop social and emotional maturity. In addition, the Lower Elementary School Teacher will assess and monitor student progress, maintain an orderly classroom, and revise and update the curriculum, as necessary. He or she will prepare report cards which include written comments, review student assessments and implement individual strategies for learning, and send timely, proactive, and regular communication with parents. 

The Lower Elementary School Teacher will act as a mentor to new teachers, attend all required meetings and public-relations events, and participate on school committees and in extra-curricular activities as required. He or she will uphold and support the mission of the Episcopal Church and the School, meet all teacher expectations and duties as outlined in the Employee Manual, and collaborate with colleagues while maintaining a positive team attitude. 

The ideal candidate is a strong, dedicated professional with an astute understanding of child development and how young children learn. The preferred qualifications for the ideal candidate are as follows:

  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree from a four-year college/university, master’s degree preferred
  • Teacher certification
  • Experience as a homeroom teacher in elementary grades or early childhood preferred
  • Strength in literacy and phonics instruction
  • Guided Reading, Responsive Classroom, and/or Daily 5 training/experience preferred
  • Competency in technology
  • Experience in integrating curriculum and various assessment tools
  • Willingness to work in a collaborative, team environment
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to differentiate curriculum for students with varying learning styles 

To apply for the Lower Elementary School Teacher position, please submit your cover letter, resume, and copy of your teacher certification to Toni Luciano, Director of Human Resources, at tluciano@gsesdallas.org.

Early Childhood Teacher

Good Shepherd Episcopal School seeks a collaborative individual to teach, enrich, and reinforce the Early Childhood grade level/subject curriculum while caring for the whole child. The Early Childhood Teacher will plan, supervise, and implement the program for the early childhood class in accordance with the policies, curriculum, and philosophy of the school and treat each child with dignity and respect. The Teacher will provide not only for each child’s academic needs, but also help develop social and emotional maturity. In addition, the Early Childhood Teacher will assess and monitor student progress, maintain an orderly classroom, and revise and update the curriculum as necessary. He or she will provide report cards which include written comments, review student assessments, and implement individual strategies for learning, as well as send timely proactive and regular communication to parents.  

The Early Childhood Teacher will act as a mentor to new teachers, attend all required meetings and public-relations events, and participate on school committees and in extra-curricular activities as required.  He or she will uphold and support the mission of the Episcopal Church and the school, meet all teacher expectations and duties as outlined in the Employee Manual, and collaborate with colleagues while maintaining a positive team attitude.

The ideal candidate is a strong, dedicated professional with an astute understanding of child development and how young children learn. The preferred qualifications for the ideal candidate are as follows:

  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree from a four-year college/university, master’s degree preferred
  • Teacher certification
  • Experience as a homeroom teacher in early childhood or elementary grades preferred
  • Strength in literacy and phonics instruction
  • Competency in technology
  • Experience in integrating curriculum and various assessment tools
  • Willingness to work in a collaborative, team environment
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to differentiate curriculum for students with varying learning styles

To apply for the Early Childhood Teacher position, please submit your cover letter, resume, and copy of your teacher certification to Toni Luciano, Director of Human Resources, tluciano@gsesdallas.org.

Early Childhood Music Teacher

Good Shepherd Episcopal School seeks a collaborative individual to teach, enrich, and reinforce the Early Childhood music program while caring for the whole child. The Early Childhood Music Teacher will plan, supervise, and implement the music program for the early childhood classes in accordance with the policies, curriculum, and philosophy of the school and treat each child with dignity and respect. The Music Teacher will provide, not only for each child’s musical foundation, but also help develop social and emotional maturity. In addition, the Early Childhood Music Teacher will assess and monitor student progress, maintain an orderly classroom, and revise and update the curriculum as necessary.  

The Early Childhood Music Teacher will attend all required meetings and public-relations events and participate in school committees and in extra-curricular activities as required. He or she will uphold and support the mission of the Episcopal Church and the school, meet all teacher expectations and duties as outlined in the Employee Manual, and collaborate with colleagues while maintaining a positive team attitude.

The ideal candidate is a strong, dedicated professional with an astute understanding of child development and how young children learn. The preferred qualifications for the ideal candidate are as follows:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education required
  • Orff Certified:  required (minimum of Level I or willing to take others in the near future)

Strongly Recommended

  • Orff Schulwerk Certification (Three Levels)
  • Competent musical instrument accompaniment
  • Minimum of 2 years experience with elementary or preschool
  • An understanding of early childhood music and movement

Personal Requirements

  • Able to communicate musical concepts and instructions clearly 
  • Patience in dealing with students of differing abilities 
  • Prepared to work outside of school hours 

To apply for the Early Childhood Music Teacher position, please submit your cover letter, resume, and copy of your teacher certification to Toni Luciano, Director of Human Resources, at tluciano@gsesdallas.org.

Lower Elementary School Associate Teacher

Good Shepherd Episcopal School seeks a collaborative professional to build a strong educational foundation in an independent school while working closely with a lead teacher to become a skilled practitioner in elementary homeroom-based subjects. The ideal candidate will serve as an associate teacher in first grade and/or primer and will report to the Head of Lower School and the Associate Teacher Program Coordinator. He or she will adhere to the associate program philosophy and follow a scaffolded model approach to assuming responsibilities. The Associate Teacher will prepare for and conduct small group reading and math lessons, as well as work in small groups and one-on-one with students. He or she will serve as a mentee by a lead teacher to gain valuable instructional and management experience. The ideal candidate will support the student-centered behavior model (i.e., Responsive Classroom, etc.), support the school's curriculum, embrace and implement technology in instruction, and apply consistent classroom management strategies to support an orderly classroom.

The preferred qualifications for the ideal Associate Teacher candidate are as follows:

  • Bachelor's degree required
  • Teacher certification preferred (may be in progress)
  • Strong interest in literacy and working with young children
  • Willingness to work in a team environment
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Knowledge of educational technology tools, including, but not limited to, iPads and Microsoft Office
  • Strong work ethic

To apply for the Lower Elementary School Associate Teacher position, please submit your cover letter, resume, and copy of your teacher certification (if applicable) to Toni Luciano, Director of Human Resources, tluciano@gsesdallas.org.

School Nurse

Good Shepherd Episcopal School is seeking a professional, registered nurse to work 2-3 days per week in the school’s clinic to provide a safe, healthy environment that is conducive to providing professional care for those who become injured or ill while at school. The Nurse also acts as a student advocate, as well as a liaison between the students, school, community, and home. The ideal candidate will provide for the health needs of all students, faculty, and staff while at school, provide assessment, intervention, referral, and follow up for appropriate medical care of students, as well as provide care and services in accordance with primary care provider’s prescribed medical care and treatment orders.

The Nurse must follow the guidelines of the Nurse Practice Act and follow The Scope and Standards of Practice. He or she must ensure compliance with any and all local, state, and/or federal health laws and requirements, as well as adhere to HIPAA/FERPA confidentiality rules and regulations. The Nurse will monitor the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for any actions required for public health concerns and develop Individualized Healthcare Plans (IHPs) in nursing language to direct nursing care for students, as well as Emergency Care Plans (ECPs) written in lay language to guide the response of unlicensed personnel in a health-related emergency. He or she will report health information to appropriate city and/or state agencies and provide monthly executive reports to the supervisor, including the regarding total number of visits, average number of visits, major injuries, and employee health.

The Nurse will monitor and maintain accurate state-mandated student immunizations and other health information (such as vision, hearing, spinal, and Acanthosis Nigricans) in the school database, manage communicable diseases, and assess the school environmental safety to prevent injury and spearhead infection-control measures. He or she will maintain first-aid kits and AEDs throughout the school and maintain and track parental authorization records and health information releases.

Additional functions will include: 

  • Maintain an orderly, clean, safe, and properly-supplied clinic
  • Establish, review, and maintain medical and health services programs for the school
  • Create and maintain accurate documentation of all treatment and medical service activity
  • Ensure all medications, including emergency medications, are sent on day field trips & COE trips; provide chaperones with Consent to Treat forms and the means to document distributed medications 
  • Provide triage care in an emergency situation and work with emergency personnel, as needed
  • Develop an effective system for the acquisition, maintenance, and use of supplies and emergency equipment for the school, according to policies and recommendations
  • Collaborate with campus personnel, including school counselors and learning specialists, regarding implementation of services and health-related goals
  • Delegate and assist in training of clinic assistants to maintain smooth flow of clinic
  • Communicate with families, students, and staff to meet student health needs

Qualifications:

  • Two years of nursing experience required
  • Graduate of an accredited (CCNE or NLN) professional nursing education program
  • Valid registered nurse license to practice in Texas from the State Board of Nurse Examiners (BSN preferred)
  • Vision, Hearing, Spinal, and Acanthosis Nigricans certification
  • American Heart Association (AHA) BLS CPR/AED certification
  • Knowledge of national, state, and local student health requirements required
  • Demonstrate knowledge of various diagnostic equipment 
  • Experience in pediatrics, emergency room, and school nursing, a plus
  • Desire to work with pediatric and adolescent population
  • Relate well to students, parents, peers, and the public 
  • Demonstrate basic computer and clerical skills 
  • Work effectively without direct supervision 
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills

Physical Requirements and Work Environment:

  • May involve the regular and, at times, sustained performance of moderately physically demanding work
  • May involve lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of moderately heavy (20-50 pounds) objects and materials
  • May be required to lift or move an injured or sick person
  • May be exposed to adverse environmental conditions such as toxic/poisonous agents, violence, disease, or pathogenic substances

To apply for the School Nurse position, please submit your cover letter, resume, and copies of your certifications to Toni Luciano, Director of Human Resources, tluciano@gsesdallas.org.

Permanent Substitute Teacher

Good Shepherd Episcopal School is seeking an individual to support our Middle School, Lower School, and Early Childhood divisions as a Permanent Substitute Teacher. The Permanent Substitute Teacher will be guaranteed a minimum of 100 days substituting in our PreK through 4th grade classrooms or for our 5th through 8th grade classes for the 2019-2020 school year. The ideal candidate is flexible, personable, and enjoys different experiences each day. The Permanent Substitute Teacher responsibilities will include, but are not limited to: ensuring the safety of each student, following teacher lesson plans, escorting students to various classes on campus, and assuming classroom duties as assigned by the teacher.  

This 10-month position (August - May) requires a bachelor’s degree in education, a teaching certificate, and a minimum of 3 years teaching experience. To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and a copy of your certification to Toni Luciano, Director of Human Resources, tluciano@gsesdallas.org.

Extended Day Program Teacher

Good Shepherd Episcopal School is searching for a teacher with experience to work in the Extended Day Program. This qualified person would work from 3:00 – 6:00 PM on school days. The job responsibilities are greeting parents, supervising small groups of students in various activities daily, including assigned reading, homework, crafts, and outdoor/indoor play. College degree and experience working with children preferred.
Job Type: Part-time
Salary: $18.00 /hour

Parents' Day Out Program Teacher

Good Shepherd Episcopal School is seeking an individual to join a collaborative team environment as a part-time teacher in its Parents' Day Out Program that serves infants to three year-old children. The ideal candidate is a strong, dedicated professional with an astute understanding of the developmental needs of young children and how they learn. We are looking for an enthusiastic individual with the ability to interact with children on academic, social, and emotional levels. The candidate must be able to lift 40 pounds, move freely with children, and pass basic requirements for Texas DFPS Child Care Licensing.

This person should be dependable, responsible, sensitive, and mature who relates well to both children and adults. A high school diploma is required, and experience in a licensed daycare facility is preferred. As a part-time position, it does not offer benefits. The starting salary is $14.00/hour. The position is for approximately 28 hours per week between 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM, Monday-Friday. Please send cover letter and resume to apply for this position to Toni Luciano, Director of Human Resources, tluciano@gsesdallas.org. Job Type: Part-time

Substitute Teachers

Good Shepherd Episcopal School is looking for qualified substitute teachers. Associate's degree is required. To apply, please send your cover letter and resume to Toni Luciano, Director of Human Resources, at 

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