Mirus Academy hires friendly, dynamic, and qualified teachers for 6th - 12th grade core subjects (math, science, English, and social studies).
There are currently no open positions for the 2020-2021 school year.
Mirus Academy is a unique school, so before applying, please read all the information below and acquaint yourself with our school by browsing our website. To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to to Laura@Mirus-Academy.org In your cover letter, please explain why you are interested in teaching at a small private school like Mirus Academy. In your resume, please include all job experience and/or college coursework that relates to the particular teaching position for which you are applying.
About Mirus Academy:
Mirus Academy is a small private school located in Katy, TX. The school is unique in that it employs a hybrid educational schedule that is sometimes referred to as "College-Style" or "University-Model":
Class Days (Mondays & Wednesdays): We have a traditional schedule, with 6 class periods each lasting 60 minutes. On these days, teachers conduct class, providing traditional classroom instruction to the students.
Work Days (Tuesdays & Thursdays): Students receive direct instruction from their classroom teacher 2 days a week (Mon & Wed). Then, they complete independent assignments 2 other days of the week (Tue & Thu), either at school under the supervision of their teacher or at home under the supervision of their parent. The fifth day (Friday) is reserved for field trips and special elective courses, so most teachers do not teach on Fridays. Mirus follows a traditional school calendar that is very similar to Katy ISD.
Elective Days (Fridays): Fridays are reserved for field trips and special elective classes. Most teachers do not teach on Fridays.
About our Students:
Mirus classes are small, with an average of 6-8 students per class. The students are bright, well-behaved, and highly motivated. We do not accept students with discipline problems, on the autistic spectrum, or in need of curriculum modification. Many have been identified as "Gifted & Talented". Our classes may be mixed-age (small classes may be combined, and gifted students may be placed according to ability rather than age).
About our Teachers:
Our teachers love to teach and enjoy being in the classroom! We seek out teachers who have a love of learning and a gift for teaching, and a four-year college degree is required. Some Mirus teachers are state certified teachers; others are former professionals in their field without teaching certificates. We generally attract part-time teachers that do not desire full-time employment, including individuals who have recently retired, are working another part-time job, or are choosing to be home more often with their family. All instructional materials and lesson plans are provided to teachers before the school year begins. The role of the teacher is to implement the curriculum, facilitate student learning, grade student assignments, maintain positive student-teacher relationships, and communicate with parents and administrators as needed.
About our Work Environment:
Our teachers report that Mirus Academy is a fun, upbeat, and nurturing place to work. They appreciate having classroom autonomy and a friendly work environment, and they are especially glad that Mirus does not participate in STAAR testing. As a result, Mirus Academy experiences high teacher satisfaction and very low teacher turn-over.
About our Salaries:
Because most Mirus teachers are part-time employees, teacher salary is calculated at a rate of $37/hour (note: Mirus's hourly rate is higher than the national average private school salary of $26-$29/hour). Payroll taxes are deducted and a W-2 tax form is provided at the end of the year. Benefits such as medical insurance and retirement plans are not provided.
Mirus Academy does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national/ethnic origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or any other protected group in its admissions policies, educational programs, or employment procedures.