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Middle School Language Arts Teacher

Date:  11 Jul 2024

Houston, US

Job ID:  2904
School:  The Village School
Company:  Nord Anglia Education

The Village School is a private college preparatory school for grades Early Childhood through High School. Our High School offers the International Baccalaureate Diploma program and boarding opportunities through the Nord Anglia Boarding program. 


The Village School is an international community in Houston, Texas, providing a world-class education to our private day and boarding school students. We adhere to the highest academic standards, developing lifelong learners and global citizens who think critically, collaborate genuinely, and give of themselves generously. Ranked nationally for STEAM education and for the diversity of our international student body. Proud member of the Nord Anglia Education global network of schools.

Job Description

  • Maintain a learning focused classroom culture based on high expectations, routines, and mutual respect so that all students feel safe to move out of their comfort zone to achieve more.
  • Be knowledgeable about what they teach and the children they teach so that they can plan for the challenges students face when learning their subject.
  • Provide appropriate scaffolding and support such as guided practice and lots of feedback to ensure all ranges of ability gain confidence and progress to independent proficiency.
  • Include opportunities for students to explain, discuss, explore, reflect and solve problems so that students  are highly engaged and encouraged to think critically and creatively.

Job Description Continued

  • Be flexible and responsive to student needs by regularly using formative assessment strategies to check for understanding and make adjustments to instruction if necessary. 
  • Accurately measure and report student attainment using collaboratively developed assessments so that students can reliably demonstrate the extent of their mastery of content and skills.
  • Act as a professional teammate, working productively with and respectfully towards their colleagues so that all feel valued, supported, and part of the team
  • Utilize parents as a partner in their child’s education by keeping them regularly informed, particularly when there is a success to celebrate or an issue to address.
  • Plan sequences of lessons that introduce knowledge and skills to students in a coherent way so that they deepen understanding, make connections, and master increasingly complex skills.


  • Qualified applicants will have demonstrated success teaching a MS Language Arts curriculum for at least 3 years.  Degree in related field of study.
  • At least three years of teaching experience preferred
  • Training in effective Language Arts instructional methods
  • Experience teaching a middle school Language Arts/English curriculum



Online applications need to be submitted directly through the Nord Anglia Education careers page and should include a CV.  

At Nord Anglia Education we are committed to providing a world class, safe, happy environment in which children and young people can thrive and learn. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our pupils irrespective of race, ability, religion, gender, or culture. 

All post holders in regulated activity (having regular unsupervised contact with children) are subject to appropriate national and international vetting procedures including satisfactory criminal record checks from both your country of residence/birth and any country of residence within the last 10 years. 


 We are an equal opportunity employer, and we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons. 

Please note, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 

Please note: we reserve the right to close any of our vacancies early.


Nearest Major Market: Houston

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