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With a 50 year history in Houston, Duchesne Academy, as part of the Network of Sacred Heart Schools, offers a college-preparatory curriculum which draws on the natural curiosity and ability of students to help them experience a love of learning. We focus on the whole child--intellectual, spiritual, emotional, social and physical. Our Goals and Criteria, along with our curriculum, are strongly rooted in the Catholic doctrine; however, our student population includes girls from many nationalities and religious denominations. This diversity adds a rich dimension to our learning environment. While Duchesne has a sense of seclusion in the Memorial area, it has become well-known locally and nationally as a 21st century school, firmly rooted in 200 year old Sacred Heart values. To learn more go to Mission and History.

Lower School/Middle School Reading Specialist

Duchesne Academy of the Sacred Heart, a Catholic, PreK through 12th grade, all-girl college preparatory school, seeks candidates for the position of Reading Specialist for grades K-5. The Reading Specialist must be proficient in reading style differences encompassing decoding, spelling, fluency and grammar. A strong candidate will be familiar with research regarding single-sex education and have a basic understanding of the Sacred Heart Goals and Criteria. The Reading Specialist reports to the Dean of Academics and Counseling.

Qualifications:

  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree required with a focus in Special Education Reading preferred
  • Neuhaus, Orton-Gillingham and or Dyslexia Certification strongly preferred
  • Have familiarity with psycho-education evaluations
  • Be willing to work within a team that includes two counselors, a Learning Specialist, and an Academic Dean
  • Genuine affinity for working with children and families in an educational setting
  • Ability to make independent decisions along with maintaining the confidentiality of privileged and sensitive information
  • High level of competence using technology

General Responsibilities:

  • Support students with different learning styles and needs by providing reading intervention and remediation in s pull-out, small group setting
  • Support teachers in their efforts to advance students with different learning needs within the classroom
  • Work with parents, students and outside professionals in order to better support individual students
  • Other duties as assigned

Please send resume and cover letter to Sandra Fellers, Duchesne Academy, 10202 Memorial Drive, Houston Texas 77024 or sandra.fellers@duchesne.org.


Upper School French Instructor

Duchesne Academy of the Sacred Heart, a Catholic, PreK through 12th grade, all-girl college preparatory school, seeks candidates for the position of French Instructor for the 2014-2015 academic year. The ideal candidate is an experienced secondary teacher who speaks French fluently and loves working with young people. Teaching assignments will depend on proficiency and experience; Duchesne Upper School offers French I through AP French Language and Culture. Competencies will require a strong knowledge of course subject matter, ability to develop, implement lesson plans and assessment tools. Individual must possess analytical skills. The Upper School French Instructor reports to the Head of Upper School.

Qualifications:

  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in French required
  • Experience preferred

Please send resume and cover letter to Sandra Fellers, Duchesne Academy, 10202 Memorial Drive, Houston Texas 77024 or sandra.fellers@duchesne.org.

Technical Support Specialist

Duchesne Academy of the Sacred Heart, a Catholic, PreK through 12th grade, all-girl college preparatory school, seeks a technologically talented individual with 3+ years experience in Computer Helpdesk Support. A degree in Information Technology, or coursework with COMP TIA A+ Certification is essential. Preference will be given to candidates with teacher certification or that have experience as a youth leader at a school, Church or other organization. 

  • Candidates must possess strong interpersonal, organizational and language skills, and the ability to work well in a team environment.
  • The job requires a person with high-energy, who is happy working in a fast paced environment and who has the capability to think and react quickly, as well as to multi-task.
  • The ideal candidate has experience working with school aged children and is qualified to train and manage the high school interns that work in our helpdesk.

Other skills must include:

  • Ability to troubleshoot and diagnose computer malfunctions, both hardware and software        
  • Ability to perform computer maintenance & repair tasks, build software images, clone and network computers, and support the following:  
  • Software - including Microsoft Office 2013, Windows 8, Internet Explorer, Mozilla, Chrome, Outlook 2013, Google Drive, Microsoft Live 365, Mac OSX
  • Hardware - including desktops, laptops, LCD projectors, printers, network connectivity
  • Strong documentation skills for tracking work orders
  • Strength in database system, as well as the ability to create reports using Excel
  • Inventory management
  • Vendor communications
  • Ability to work well with all ages

Please send resume and cover letter to Sandra Fellers, Duchesne Academy, 10202 Memorial Drive, Houston Texas 77024 or sandra.fellers@duchesne.org.

Director of Program Planning for the Network of Sacred Heart Schools

The Network of Sacred Heart Schools

Guided by the global vision of St. Madeleine Sophie Barat, the Network of Sacred Heart Schools is an association of Catholic independent schools in the United States and Canada which advances the mission of the Society of the Sacred Heart. The Network provides services and programs that promote and stimulate creative education and leadership framed by the Goals and Criteria for Sacred Heart Schools.

The Goals and Criteria for Sacred Heart Schools unite the twenty-four member schools of the Network. The schools enjoy an even wider affiliation with the people and institutions associated with the Society of the Sacred Heart in forty-one countries around the globe. This truly international character of Sacred Heart education helps to foster an important global awareness in our students as we strive to build a more just and compassionate world.

Organization of the Sacred Heart Network

Sacred Heart schools are sponsored by the Religious of the Sacred Heart. The schools are accountable to the Religious of the Sacred Heart through the process of Sacred Heart Commission on Goals. The relationship among the schools is maintained and nurtured through the Conference on Sacred Heart Education and the Head of that Conference. Member schools of the Network of Sacred Heart Schools participate in the life of the Network by attending semi-annual membership meetings and other key events. Network membership is organized around an Executive Committee which, with staff, manages its gatherings and work.  Programming for the Network of Sacred Heart Schools is developed through the leadership of the Director of Program Planning and a Network planning committee in collaboration with Conference on Sacred Heart education.

Position Description for the? Director of Program Planning for the Sacred Heart Network of Schools

821 Varnum Street, N.E.
Washington, DC 20017

The Director of Program Planning for the Sacred Heart Schools Network has responsibility for identifying, developing, and delivering programs to meet the needs of faculty, staff, and students in member schools of the Network of Sacred Heart Schools. This position requires an individual who understands and promotes the mission of the Society of the Sacred Heart as articulated in the Goals and Criteria.

Educational programs for Network Schools support the mission of Sacred Heart education and the values articulated in the Goals and Criteria and reflect the best practices of Independent-Catholic education. Programs are developed in collaboration with the Planning Committee and Conference on Sacred Heart Education.

The Director of Program Planning will require travel to initiate educational programs by working with the Schools’ faculty, staff, and students to identify program needs and opportunities. The ability to listen and to translate input from faculty, staff, and students into programs as well as the ability to organize and deliver quality programs to an agreed upon schedule are key activities in this role. In this role, the Director will need to be able to build trust and respect among colleagues, constituents and stakeholders.   Strong interpersonal relationship skills, a desire to work with people and clear, direct and open communication is central to the effectiveness of this role. The Director will need to utilize appropriate technological skills and communicate well—in writing and speaking—in order to be successful in this role.

The successful Director of Program Planning will need to be comfortable with: (a) taking responsibility for assessing needs; (b) interacting with the Schools’ constituents; and (c) delivering quality programs in a timely manner.

In addition, the Director will be responsible for managing the staff of the Network office located at the Stuart Center in Washington, D.C. and for creating and administering the budget for educational programs.

In performing, the Director of Program Planning will be accountable to the Executive Committee of the Network of Sacred Heart Schools and will need to work collaboratively with the Head of Conference and the Program Planning Committee.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Applicants should possess at least a bachelor’s degree in a relevant field from an accredited college or university.  A master’s degree is preferred.
  • Applicants shall have a minimum of 10 years of experience as a professional (teacher or administrator) in education with at least a portion of that experience in the Sacred Heart system.
  • Experience in managing budgets and program finances and managing staff will be considered assets in evaluating candidates.

Application Documents

Applicants should submit electronic copies (Word or PDF files) of the following:

  1. A cover letter indicating the reasons for your interest in and your qualifications for this position;
  2. A current resume;
  3. Three references on your professional experience and other qualifications.

Application Deadline

All application materials must be received by midnight (Central Time), June 13, 2014. Any documents received after that time will not be included in the review process.

Additional information on this position can be attained by emailing Nat Wilburn, Chair of the Search Committee at Network.searchcommittee@shschicago.org.

Submit Applications to Network Search Committee at:

Network.searchcommittee@shschicago.org

Assistant Varsity Field Hockey Coach

Duchesne Academy of the Sacred Heart, a Catholic, PreK through 12th grade, all-girl college preparatory school, seeks candidates for the position of Assistant Varsity  Field Hockey Coach. This is a stipend position for the 2014 season. The position is part-time and does not include teaching or administration duties. The ideal candidate should have excellent organizational, communication (both written and oral) and interpersonal skills. Knowledge of rules associated with TAPPS (Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools) is a plus. Coaching/playing experience is preferred. All candidates must be CPR certified and complete Virtus Training. The coach reports to the Director of Athletics and Physical Education.

Please send resume and cover letter to Sandra Fellers, Duchesne Academy, 10202 Memorial Drive, Houston Texas 77024 or sandra.fellers@duchesne.org.

Junior Varsity/Assistant Varsity Volleyball Coach

Duchesne Academy of the Sacred Heart, a Catholic, PreK through 12th grade, all-girl college preparatory school, seeks candidates for the position of Junior Varsity/Assistant Varsity Volleyball Coach. This is a stipend position for the 2014 season. The position is part-time and does not include teaching or administration duties. The candidate should have excellent organizational, communication (both written and oral) and interpersonal skills. Knowledge of rules associated with TAPPS (Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools) is a plus. Coaching/playing experience is preferred. All candidates must be CPR certified and complete Virtus Training. The coach reports to the Director of Athletics and Physical Education.

Please send resume and cover letter to Sandra Fellers, Duchesne Academy, 10202 Memorial Drive, Houston Texas 77024 or sandra.fellers@duchesne.org.

Junior Varsity/Assistant Varsity Soccer Coach

Duchesne Academy of the Sacred Heart, a Catholic, PreK through 12th grade, all-girl college preparatory school, seeks candidates for the position of Junior Varsity/Assistant Varsity Soccer Coach. This is a stipend position for the 2014 season. The position is part-time and does not include teaching or administration duties. The ideal candidate should have excellent organizational, communication (both written and oral) and interpersonal skills. Knowledge of rules associated with TAPPS (Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools) is a plus. Coaching/playing experience is preferred. All candidates must be CPR certified and complete Virtus Training. The coach reports to the Director of Athletics and Physical Education.

Please send resume and cover letter to Sandra Fellers, Duchesne Academy, 10202 Memorial Drive, Houston Texas 77024 or sandra.fellers@duchesne.org.


Duchesne Academy seeks to attract qualified individuals of diverse backgrounds to its faculty, staff, and student body. The School does not discriminate in admissions, educational programs, or employment against any individual on the basis of sex, race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, or age.

 


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