Faculty and Staff Directory
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MICDS has a rich and distinctive history spanning nearly 150 years. Operating as a coeducational school for students in JK-grade 12, we strive to be an inclusive community where people think critically, live virtuously and compassionately, and act responsibly. Our independent education program begins on our 100-acre campus, offering exceptional facilities, including classroom buildings, science labs, computer labs, professional quality theatres, assembly halls, art studios, music rooms, art galleries, lunchrooms, gyms, a fitness center, field house, indoor swimming pool, tennis courts, athletics fields and playgrounds. In our effort to provide quality to all aspects of the school we utilize the expertise of more than 350 employees.
|Golf- Varsity Assistant Girls' Coach |
|Middle School Science Teacher|
|Prospect Researcher/Donor Relations Associate |
|Upper School Chemistry/Biology Teacher|
|All positions at Mary Institute and Saint Louis County Day School require a love of children, a respect for fellow man and a commitment to working as a team player for the good of the entire school.|
|Q. ||Do teachers at MICDS have extracurricular responsibilities? |
|A. ||Yes, at all divisions. MICDS wants its faculty to interact with students in a variety of settings. In the Upper and Middle Schools, faculty supervise newspapers, yearbooks and student clubs as well as coach athletics. Lower School faculty have extra responsibilities with children which make a big difference in the children's day -- they supervise the morning and lunch recesses, have lunch duty and carpool duty regularly! It is during these informal opportunities that faculty provide the guidance and mentoring for children, and create a sense of safety and security.|
|Q. ||Does MICDS have a faculty mentor program for new teachers?|
|A. ||Yes. Every new teacher at MICDS will be assigned a mentor who is from the new teacher's division and usually within the same discipline. The mentor acts as a sounding board, a source of important information, and a friend. Both teachers new to teaching entirely and experienced teachers new to MICDS have mentors.|
|Q. ||Does MICDS have a new faculty orientation program?|
|A. ||Yes. Before Faculty Week in late August, the faculty new to MICDS are asked to spend a day and a half at school where they are introduced to the mission and practices of the School. They meet their mentors, division heads, and others. In addition, throughout the year, the division head meets with new teachers as a group and individually to introduce upcoming tasks and issues.|
|Q. ||What is the typical load for a teacher?|
|A. ||It really depends upon what division you are in and, in some cases, what discipline you teach. In the Upper School, most teachers have four sections of roughly 15 students which meet five times a week. In the Ronald S. Beasley Lower School class size ranges from 12 to 18, and homeroom teachers spend from 33 to 24 teaching hours per week with children. Co-curricular faculty teach a range of 20-24 teaching hours.|
|Q. ||What's an advisory?|
|A. ||Advisory is a faculty role at MICDS. In the Upper and Middle Schools, each faculty member has ten to twelve advisees for whom he or she is responsible. The advisor is the person who communicates most often with the student's parents about academic and personal/social progress at school. The advisor is the student's advocate and he or she often forms a close relationship and bond with the advisee. The Middle School is in the process of developing a life skills advisory curriculum.|
|Q. ||How are new teachers evaluated?|
|A. ||All faculty new to MICDS are evaluated in their first year. In the MICDS faculty evaluation program, after a pre-observation conference, the new teacher receives five visits from an evaluator within a two week period. This is followed by extensive verbal and written feedback. The goal of the evaluation program is faculty growth.|
|Q. ||What's it like in St. Louis?|
|A. ||St. Louis has been described as one of the best "second echelon cities" in the United States. It has many of the big city advantages and few of the disadvantages. Summers can be hot, winters have been mild lately, and spring and fall are lovely. There are first rate cultural attractions including the St. Louis Symphony, a first-rate educational institution in Washington University, and major league baseball, football, and ice hockey franchises.|
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without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin,
disability, sexual orientation, marital status, or military status.
For immediate consideration, interested applicants should send a letter of interest, resume, educational philosophy, and contact information for three professional references. Unofficial transcripts and letters of recommendation are appreciated but not required with the first mailing.
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Thank you for your interest in MICDS. We wish you the best in your career search!