About AOS

Annunciation Orthodox School is an independent coeducational day school in the Museum/Montrose area of Houston, Texas. Founded in 1970 as a ministry of the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral, AOS is a Christian-based school that embraces all faiths and serves over 690 children from preschool through eighth grade. AOS offers a challenging academic curriculum within a nurturing Christian environment that encompasses a balance of academic, spiritual, physical, and social experiences that enrich students’ lives. In addition to preparing students academically, AOS works in partnership with parents to lay solid foundations for life as we help to develop “the whole child.” As our motto suggests, we are a school for hearts and minds.

Annunciation Orthodox School considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, national origin, age, religion, sex, marital or veteran status, the presence of a medical condition, disability, or any other legally-protected status. We are an equal opportunity employer.


Why Work at AOS?

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  • Teacher Longevity

    Our average teacher tenure is 15 years. Once a teacher comes to AOS, they never want to teach anywhere else!
  • Access to Materials

    With a strong commitment to teacher support by both the administration and the parent community, teachers have access to a wide array of teaching resources and materials.

    “AOS allows me to 'refresh' different learning centers in my classroom with new materials when needed - learning manipulatives, dress-up clothes, books, art supplies, and even a set of iPads." - Lucy DiNunzio, Delphi Teacher

    "With the support from AOS, my classroom and students are blessed with an AVer interactive flat panel, iPad applications that assist with research, a class set of Chromebooks that are utilized for lab summaries, and supplies for a variety of lab projects and demonstrations." - Lucy Barnard, 6th Grade Science Teacher
  • Professional Development

    AOS provides a generous amount of professional development for each of its employees. Through the Bid from the Heart Fund and the Mark Kelly Endowment for Professional Development, AOS will remain a place that believes in the continuing education and development of its employees. The forms of professional development that are supported are wide and varied and include conference fees and travel, support for advanced degrees, and weekly teacher-led meetings that encourage cross-departmental collaboration.
  • Competitive Pay

    Fully aware of the financial pressures that come with being a teacher in the United States of America, AOS is dedicated to a wide range of practices that keep our faculty in a happy, healthy, and balanced life. One of those practices is providing competitive pay. We reject the common practice of offering lower faculty wages due to being an independent school and typically offer more competitive salaries than traditional public schools.
  • Comprehensive Benefits Package

    • Medical Insurance (98% funded by AOS)
    • Dental Insurance (fully funded by AOS)
    • Short-term and Long-term Disability Insurance (fully funded by AOS)
    • Life and AD&D Insurance (fully funded by AOS)
    • Flexible Spending Account for medical and dependent care expenses
    • Retirement Plan - Employees can begin making contributions immediately. Then, after one-year of employment, AOS makes contributions regardless if the employee contributes while also matching employee contributions.
    • Free lunch every school day in our world-class dining hall! Click here to see our lunch menu.
    • Paid Holidays (federal and school)
    • Paid Personal Days (for all employees)
    • Paid Vacation (for 12-month employees only)
    • Compassionate Leave
    • Family & Medical Leave (FMLA)

Immediate Openings

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  • Technology Support Specialist

    Annunciation Orthodox School (AOS) seeks a customer-focused, detail-oriented individual with a strong technical aptitude for the position of Technology Support Specialist. The ideal candidate loves helping others use technology more effectively, solving technical problems, and learning new skills. AOS is a dynamic, collaborative work environment looking to add innovative ideas and approaches in the service of our students.
     
    Annunciation Orthodox School, as part of its mission, celebrates the diverse characteristics and individual qualities of those that comprise our community. In alignment with our mission, we actively seek to hire candidates of all faiths, races, ethnicities, and backgrounds.

    Reports to:Director of Technology
    Status:Salaried/Exempt 
    Start Date:Immediate Opening

    Work Schedule:12-month school schedule. Monday - Friday, 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM; occasional evenings and weekends as needed.

    Responsibilities:
    • Work collaboratively as a member of the AOS IT team to support the educational mission of AOS teachers and staff
    • Troubleshoot and resolve tech support requests for teachers and staff
    • Configure, deploy, maintain, and support a variety of hardware and software, including PCs and other end-user devices, network servers, and cloud services
    • Support technology and AV setups at school events
    • Learn new software and hardware as necessary
    • Perform and complete other IT duties and projects as assigned
    Skills and Qualifications:
    • Bachelor’s Degree; computer science or information technology focus preferred
    • Customer service skills with the ability and desire to see the “end-user” perspective
    • Ability to communicate technical issues and solutions with non-technical employees
    • Ability to troubleshoot, problem solve, and learn new skills
    • Experience with computer hardware support and service
    • Experience with current computer operating systems and productivity software
    • General knowledge of basic network design and functionality
    • Must be physically able to lift desktop computer and peripherals
    Technologies Supported: 
    The AOS IT department supports a wide variety of technologies. Experience with the items listed below is highly desirable. 
    • Hardware: Windows PCs, Chromebooks, iPads, interactive flat panels, printers, Cisco VOIP telephony, switches, AV and sound
    • Software: MS Windows, Chrome OS, iOS, Google Suite, MS Office, Blackbaud Products, Adobe Products, MS Azure AD, MS Server, Active Directory, VMWare
    Please provide the following information to this email address:resume@aoshouston.org
    • Cover letter tailored for this position
    • Resume
    • Contact information for at least three references
  • Communications Associate

    Annunciation Orthodox School (AOS) seeks a creative professional enthusiastic about digital communications, forward-thinking engagement strategies, and content development (both written and visual). The perfect candidate will be highly collaborative, adaptable to new technologies, and exhibit strong interpersonal skills. This position will work with stakeholders across campus, including the school’s administration team, and with external vendors. AOS seeks candidates who are eager to support the school’s mission as we work to develop the “hearts and minds” of our students.

    Reports to:  Director of Communications
    Status:  Salaried/Exempt

    Work Schedule:  Monday – Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, additional time as needed for after-school meetings and events.

    Responsibilities: 
    • Assist the Director of Communications in managing project timelines and executing communications needs for various school departments
    • Contribute visual and written content for communications projects including the school website, social media, news stories, school magazine, and other printed materials
    • Assist in maintaining the school’s internal website by developing website content and utilizing an integrated content management system 
    • Design and develop small-scale communications pieces and images (invitations, flyers, posters, email graphics, banners, animated graphics, etc.) to support school communications efforts
    • Create, edit, and send emails to segmented audiences
    • Assist in the execution of social media strategy 
    • Manage production process for communications projects, coordinating with outside vendors (graphic designers, printers, etc.)
    • Organize and maintain digital photo and video archives
    • Other duties, as assigned

    Qualifications: 
    • Bachelor’s degree required; degree in communications, marketing, graphic design, or related field preferred
    • 2-4 years of related work experience
    • Superior client service and interpersonal skills 
    • Ability to understand, capture, tell, and depict stories that convey the mission and story of AOS
    • Strong writing, editing, and proofreading skills; knowledge of AP style preferred
    • Experience with content management systems such as Blackbaud or Finalsite preferred
    • Ability to work collaboratively and independently as part of a team
    • Strong attention to detail and deadlines required; able to work quickly with a commitment to accuracy
    • Comfortable with receiving and incorporating feedback
    Please provide the following information to this email address: resume@aoshouston.org
    • Cover letter
    • Resume
    • 2-3 writing samples
    • Contact information for at least three references
  • Extended Day Counselor

    Annunciation Orthodox School is looking for qualified candidates for Extended
    Day Counselors.  Counselors are needed to work with children 3 years old - 8th
    grade from 2:00-6:00 p.m. Monday-Friday.  Extended Day Center Counselors help to
    support a flexible program and create an environment favorable to learning and
    personal growth.  They bring a creative and energetic quality and encourage
    children to learn through activities and experiences.
    Job Requirements:
    As with all openings, the School seeks candidates who are eager to support the Mission of Annunciation Orthodox School, as we develop the “hearts and minds” of our students.
    To be considered for this position, qualified candidates will meet the following  requirements:
    • Must be 18 years or older
    • High School Diploma or equivalent
    • Bachelor’s Degree preferred, but not required
    • Experience working with children in an aftercare, summer camp or similar environment
    • Ability to write and speak effectively
    • Ability to work well with other teachers and families
    Please email your resume and cover letter to resume@aoshouston.org.
  • Part-Time School Nurse

    Annunciation Orthodox School (AOS) is currently seeking a licensed nurse for the position of Part-time School Nurse. This is a position that is designed to cover extended day hours that are not currently covered by the school’s full-time nurse. We are looking for someone who is committed and passionate about having a major positive impact on the school community, and who can work independently and/or alongside the full-time nurse. This person will work with children from Preschool to Grade 8, along with their families, which makes communication and listening skills essential. This person will be responsible for complying with laws and requirements mandated by the local and state health departments.

    AOS is looking for a detail-oriented person with good record-keeping and organizational skills. He/she should have the ability to use a computer and a willingness to learn and use various software applications.

    The School Nurse should have the ability to stay calm in emergency situations and exercise professional judgment in making decisions. This position requires the ability to work with frequent interruptions.
     
    Reports to:  Emily Benton, Director of Extended Day
    Status:  Part-time 
    Work Schedule:  Monday – Friday, 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm during the school year. These hours are potentially flexible. Interested candidates should include available & desired hours in their cover letter.
     
    Responsibilities: 
    • Operate as the only nurse on duty during the Extended Day programs.
    • Administer and document first aid care, medications, and medically prescribed services to students, faculty, and staff as needed
    • Assist the School’s full-time nurse in maintaining health records on each student, monitoring compliance of the School’s health program with federal, state, and local laws, regulations, and policies
    • Assist the School’s full-time nurse with recording immunizations, health findings, and other relevant health data
    • Assist the School’s full-time nurse in preparing health audit reports for the School and/or the State health agencies
    • Assist in managing clinical supplies and equipment
    • Provide follow-up evaluations on students as required
    • Correspond with parents on health needs of children
    • Assist in conducting annual vision, hearing, height, weight, and spinal screening of students in specific grades as designated by the Texas Department of State Health Services (TDSHS), including referrals as needed
    • Assist the School’s full-time nurse in managing the clinic budget
    • Enforce school health policies
    • Other duties as assigned
    Qualifications: 
    • A valid license to practice nursing in the State of Texas (RN preferable)
    • Minimum of one year of pediatric or school nursing experience
    • Current CPR Certification
    • IDDM experience (Pen and Pump)
    • Full command, verbal and written of the English language
    • Certification in vision/hearing screening preferred
    • Working knowledge of Federal, State, and Local laws and regulations regarding school health services
    Please provide the following information to this email address: resume@aoshouston.org
    • Cover letter
    • Resume
    • Contact information for at least three references

2020-2021 Academic Year Openings

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  • Athletic Director

    Annunciation Orthodox School (AOS) seeks an Athletic Director to lead the growth and development of our athletic program while generating community-wide enthusiasm for AOS sports and mind-body wellness. Successful candidates will be energetic, collaborative, detail-oriented, and dedicated to developing students’ character. The AOS athletic program is well-respected among our peers and our teams routinely compete for championships. Our new Athletic Director will continue to strive for excellence while ensuring that our program remains focused on participation, skill development, good sportsmanship, and strong character. AOS is a dynamic work environment looking to add innovative ideas in the service of our students.

    Annunciation Orthodox School, as part of its mission, celebrates the diverse characteristics and individual qualities of those that comprise our community. In alignment with our mission, we actively seek to hire candidates of all faiths, races, ethnicities, and backgrounds.

    Reports to:  Head of School 
    Status:  Salaried/Exempt 
    Start Date:  July 13, 2020

    Work Schedule: Monday – Friday, 7:30 AM to 3:30 PM; additional time as needed for after-school practices and games. 
    Responsibilities:
    • Coordinate scheduling and organization of athletic practices, games, transportation, game officials, and athletic trainers
    • Work closely with other Houston Junior Preparatory Conference (HJPC) athletic directors to ensure scheduling and policies that align with the AOS mission and values
    • Refine and reinforce a clear, mission-aligned vision for AOS athletics
    • Recruit, hire, assign, and mentor full-time and part-time coaches
    • Provide leadership to the AOS athletic staff by building a collaborative team that holds itself accountable to high degrees of competence, professionalism, and respect
    • Coordinate special programs such as the athletic awards and full-school pep rallies
    • Coordinate all athletic tournaments held on campus and the use of all AOS athletic facilities
    • Create and maintain a budget for all athletic programs; purchase necessary equipment and uniforms
    • Ensure the maintenance, cleanliness, and security of all athletic equipment, facilities, and uniforms
    • Build a positive rapport and collaborate with staff, students, parents, administrators, alumni, and community members
    • Design and execute the general evaluation process for all coaches
    • Provide support to and facilitate professional development for coaches
    • Additional duties as determined by the Head of School
    Qualifications, Knowledge, and Skills:
    • Bachelor’s degree in health, fitness or education; Master’s degree preferred
    • Minimum of 7 years coaching experience; independent school experience preferred
    • Strong leadership, management, and team-building skills
    • Strong interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills
    • Willingness and ability to work a flexible work schedule, including evenings and weekends
    Please provide the following information to this email address:resume@aoshouston.org 
    • Cover letter tailored for this position
    • Resume
    • Contact information for at least three references
  • 2nd Grade Teacher

    Annunciation Orthodox School (AOS) seeks a 2nd-grade teacher who demonstrates proficiencies in both progressive and traditional pedagogies while consistently utilizing child-centered techniques. Strong candidates will be energetic, organized, passionate about lifelong learning, and dedicated to developing students’ character. AOS is a dynamic work environment looking to add new ideas in the service of our students. Our new 2nd-grade teacher will join an innovative team eager to continue experimenting with progressive pedagogies and teaching techniques.

    Annunciation Orthodox School, as part of its mission, celebrates the diverse characteristics and individual qualities of those that comprise our community. In alignment with our mission, we actively seek to hire candidates of all faiths, races, ethnicities, and backgrounds.

    Reports to: Head of Lower School
    Status: Salaried/Exempt
    Start Date: August 5, 2020
     
    Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 7:30 AM-3:30 PM; additional time as needed for meetings and professional development. 

    Responsibilities:
    • Create a positive, supportive learning environment
    • Generate developmentally appropriate, standards-aligned, research-based lesson plans and instructional activities for use in the classroom
    • Plan and use appropriate instructional strategies, activities, and materials that reflect an understanding of various learning styles
    • Conduct ongoing assessment of student achievement through formal and informal assessment
    • Utilize curricula that reflect the diverse educational, cultural, and linguistic backgrounds of AOS students
    • Provide effective and supportive feedback to students and parents
    • Implement a classroom management style that aligns with the school’s mission and culture
    • Encourage communication, critical thinking, creativity, and collaboration
    • Actively engage in a robust assortment of faculty professional development opportunities offered to AOS teachers
    • Communicate and collaborate effectively with all stakeholders within the school community
    • Integrate technology into the curriculum to strengthen the teaching/learning process
    • Model Christian morals, values, ethics, attitudes, and behaviors
    • Fulfill other duties as requested
    Qualifications:
    • Bachelor’s degree with a concentration in elementary education; Master’s degree preferred
    • Minimum of three years of teaching experience; elementary experience preferred
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
    • Strong commitment to student progress and success
    • Knowledge of current, research-based practices in elementary education
    • Working knowledge of technology (We are a Google school.)
    Please provide the following information to this email address: resume@aoshouston.org 
    • Cover letter tailored for this position
    • Resume
    • Contact information for at least three references
  • 4th Grade Language Arts Teacher

    Annunciation Orthodox School (AOS) seeks an English Language Arts teacher who demonstrates proficiency in both progressive and traditional pedagogies while consistently utilizing child-centered techniques. Strong candidates will be energetic, organized, passionate about lifelong learning and dedicated to developing students’ character. AOS is a dynamic work environment looking to add innovative ideas in the service of our students.

    Annunciation Orthodox School, as part of its mission, celebrates the diverse characteristics and individual qualities of those that comprise our community. In alignment with our mission, we actively seek to hire candidates of all faiths, races, ethnicities, and backgrounds.

    Reports to:  Head of Lower School 
    Status:  Salaried/Exempt 
    Start Date:  August 5, 2020

    Work Schedule: Monday – Friday, 7:30 AM to 3:30 PM; additional time as needed for after-school meetings and events.

    Responsibilities:
    • Challenge students to analyze and comprehend literary and informational texts (books, articles, digital sources)
    • Inspire great student writing and strong grammar skills through the integration of reading and writing
    • Guide students as they integrate reading, writing, research and technology skills to complete research projects
    • Teach students to understand and use literary devices such as personification, allusions, and verbal irony
    • Plan and use appropriate instructional strategies, activities, and materials that reflect an understanding of various learning styles
    • Create lesson plans based on sound, research-based methods of instruction
    • Create a classroom environment conducive to learning and appropriate for the physical, social, and emotional development of young learners
    • Help students analyze and improve study methods and habits
    • Conduct ongoing assessment of student achievement through formal and informal testing
    • Provide effective and supportive feedback to students and parents
    • Implement a classroom management style that aligns with the school’s mission and culture
    • Communicate and collaborate effectively with all stakeholders within the school community
    • Show proficiency with Google Suite for Education productivity tools
    • Integrate technology into the curriculum to strengthen the teaching/learning process
    • Attend annual grade-level class trip (typically two days)
    • Participate in school events and community service projects
    • Actively engage in a robust assortment of faculty professional development opportunities offered to AOS teachers
    • Fulfill other duties as requested
    Qualifications, Knowledge, and Skills:
    • Bachelor’s degree in education, English, or a related field; Master’s degree preferred
    • Minimum of three years experience teaching English Language Arts; elementary experience preferred
    • Experience using literacy strategies to build and assess student reading comprehension skills, word knowledge, reading fluency, written comprehension skills, and critical thinking
    • Knowledge of child development
    • Knowledge of research-based practices for effective English Language Arts instruction
    Please provide the following information to this email address:  resume@aoshouston.org 
    • Cover letter tailored for this position
    • Resume
    • Contact information for at least three references
  • 5th Grade Math Teacher

    Annunciation Orthodox School (AOS) seeks a committed and engaging math teacher who demonstrates proficiency in progressive pedagogies and consistently utilizes student-centered techniques. Strong candidates will be energetic, organized, passionate about mathematics, and dedicated to developing students’ character. AOS is a dynamic work environment looking to add innovative ideas and approaches in the service of our students.

    Annunciation Orthodox School, as part of its mission, celebrates the diverse characteristics and individual qualities of those that comprise our community. In alignment with our mission, we actively seek to hire candidates of all faiths, races, ethnicities, and backgrounds.

    Reports to:  Head of Middle School
    Status:  Salaried/Exempt
    Start Date:  August 5, 2020

    Work Schedule:  Monday – Friday, 7:30 am to 3:30 pm; additional time as needed for after-school meetings and professional development.

    Responsibilities:
    • Teach daily 5th-grade math classes
    • Utilize appropriate instructional strategies, activities, and materials that reflect an understanding of various learning styles
    • Create lesson plans based on sound, research-based methods of instruction
    • Develop and/or utilize supplemental materials that enhance and maintain curricular alignment
    • Create a classroom environment conducive to learning and appropriate for the physical, social, and emotional development of adolescent students
    • Conduct an ongoing formal and informal assessment of student achievement
    • Implement classroom-management techniques that align with the school’s culture
    • Establish and maintain open communication with parents and students through a variety of means, including face-to-face conversations, phone calls, emails, texts, and conferences
    • Communicate and collaborate effectively with other members of the school community
    • Show proficiency with Google Suite for Education productivity tools
    • Integrate technology into the curriculum to strengthen the teaching/learning process
    • Attend annual grade-level class trip (typically three to four days)
    • Serve as an academic advisor for a group of students 
    • Participate in school events and community service projects
    • Actively engage in a robust assortment of faculty professional development opportunities offered to AOS teachers
    • Fulfill other duties as requested
    Qualifications:
    • Actions and values that align with the AOS Mission
    • Bachelor’s degree in education or mathematics with an emphasis on mathematics education;  Master’s degree preferred
    • Minimum of three years of math teaching experience;  middle school experience preferred
    • Experience using multiple pedagogical strategies to build and assess student skills and knowledge
    • Knowledge of adolescent development
    • Knowledge of research-based practices for effective middle school instruction
    Please provide the following information to this email address: resume@aoshouston.org
    • Cover letter tailored for this position
    • Resume
    • Contact information for at least three references
  • 7th Grade Math (Pre-Algebra) Teacher

    Annunciation Orthodox School (AOS) seeks a committed and engaging pre-algebra teacher who demonstrates proficiency in progressive pedagogies and consistently utilizes student-centered techniques. Strong candidates will be energetic, organized, passionate about mathematics, and dedicated to developing students’ character. AOS is a dynamic work environment looking to add innovative ideas and approaches in the service of our students.

    Annunciation Orthodox School, as part of its mission, celebrates the diverse characteristics and individual qualities of those that comprise our community. In alignment with our mission, we actively seek to hire candidates of all faiths, races, ethnicities, and backgrounds.

    Reports to:  Head of Middle School
    Status:  Salaried/Exempt  
    Start Date:  August 5, 2020

    Work Schedule:  Monday – Friday, 7:30 AM to 3:30 PM; additional time as needed for after-school meetings and professional development.

    Responsibilities:
    • Teach daily 7th grade pre-algebra and accelerated pre-algebra classes 
    • Utilize appropriate instructional strategies, activities, and materials that reflect an understanding of various learning styles
    • Create lesson plans based on sound, research-based methods of instruction
    • Develop and/or utilize math curricula that enhances and maintains vertical alignment
    • Create a classroom environment conducive to learning and appropriate for the physical, social, and emotional development of adolescent students
    • Conduct an ongoing formal and informal assessment of student achievement
    • Implement classroom-management techniques that align with the school’s culture
    • Establish and maintain open communication with parents and students through a variety of means, including face-to-face conversations, phone calls, emails, texts, and conferences
    • Communicate and collaborate effectively with other members of the school community
    • Show proficiency with Google Suite for Education productivity tools
    • Integrate technology into the curriculum to strengthen the teaching/learning process
    • Attend annual grade-level class trip (typically three to four days)
    • Serve as an academic advisor for a group of students 
    • Participate in school events and community service projects
    • Actively engage in a robust assortment of faculty professional development opportunities offered to AOS teachers
    • Fulfill other duties as requested
    Qualifications:
    • Actions and values that align with the AOS Mission
    • Bachelor’s degree in education or mathematics with an emphasis on mathematics education;  Master’s degree preferred
    • Minimum of three years of math teaching experience;  Middle school experience preferred
    • Experience using multiple pedagogical strategies to build and assess student skills and knowledge
    • Knowledge of adolescent development
    • Knowledge of research-based practices for effective middle school instruction
    Please provide the following information to this email address: resume@aoshouston.org
    • Cover letter tailored for this position
    • Resume
    • Contact information for at least three references
  • 8th Grade U.S. History Teacher

    Annunciation Orthodox School (AOS) seeks a committed and engaging U.S. history teacher who demonstrates proficiency in progressive pedagogies and consistently utilizes student-centered techniques. Strong candidates will be energetic, organized, passionate about U.S. history, and dedicated to developing students’ character. AOS is a dynamic work environment looking to add innovative ideas and approaches in service of our students.

    Annunciation Orthodox School, as part of its mission, celebrates the diverse characteristics and individual qualities of those that comprise our community. In alignment with our mission, we actively seek to hire candidates of all faiths, races, ethnicities, and backgrounds.

    Reports to:  Head of Middle School
    Status:  Salaried/Exempt
    Start Date:  August 5, 2020

    Work Schedule:  Monday – Friday, 7:30 AM to 3:30 PM; additional time as needed for after-school meetings and professional development.

    Responsibilities:
    • Teach daily 8th grade U.S. history classes
    • Utilize appropriate instructional strategies, activities, and materials that reflect an understanding of various learning styles
    • Create lesson plans based on sound, research-based methods of instruction
    • Develop and/or utilize history curricula that enhances and maintains vertical alignment
    • Create a classroom environment conducive to learning and appropriate for the physical, social, and emotional development of adolescent students
    • Conduct an ongoing formal and informal assessment of student achievement
    • Implement classroom-management techniques that align with the school’s culture
    • Establish and maintain open communication with parents and students through a variety of means, including face-to-face conversations, phone calls, emails, texts, and conferences
    • Communicate and collaborate effectively with other members of the school community
    • Show proficiency with Google Suite for Education productivity tools
    • Integrate technology into the curriculum to strengthen the teaching/learning process
    • Attend annual grade-level class trip (typically three to four days)
    • Serve as an academic advisor to a group of students
    • Participate in school events and community service projects
    • Actively engage in a robust assortment of faculty professional development opportunities offered to AOS teachers
    • Fulfill other duties as requested
    Qualifications:
    • Actions and values that align with the AOS Mission 
    • Bachelor’s degree in education or history with an emphasis on history education; Master’s degree preferred
    • Minimum of three years of history teaching experience; Middle school history experience preferred
    • Experience using multiple pedagogical strategies to build and assess student skills and knowledge
    • Knowledge of adolescent development
    • Knowledge of research-based practices for effective middle school instruction
    Please provide the following information to this email address: resume@aoshouston.org
    • Cover letter tailored for this position
    • Resume
    • Contact information for at least three references
  • Language Arts & Social Studies Coordinator

    Annunciation Orthodox School (AOS) seeks a talented, experienced, and knowledgeable language arts & social studies expert who is eager to support the school’s mission as we work to develop the “hearts and minds” of our students. The ideal candidate will be highly collaborative, exhibit strong interpersonal skills, and will take charge and invigorate the language arts and social studies programs at AOS. The successful candidate will be charged with introducing new research-based approaches, facilitating various forms of professional development, and leading conversations about curriculum, vertical alignment, and pedagogy. This brand-new role is perfect for someone who is authentically excited about the idea of working collaboratively with teachers to improve upon and innovate both language arts and social studies instruction and curriculum.
     
    Annunciation Orthodox School, as part of its mission, celebrates the diverse characteristics and individual qualities of those that comprise our community. In alignment with our mission, we actively seek to hire candidates of all faiths, races, ethnicities, and backgrounds.

    Reports to: Heads of Lower & Middle School
    StatusSalaried/Exempt 
    Start Date: July 13, 2020

    Work Schedule: Monday – Friday, 7:30 AM to 3:30 PM; additional time as needed for after-school meetings and events

    Responsibilities
    • Examine AOS English language arts and social studies standards, curriculum, and pedagogy in service of identifying potential growth areas
    • Facilitate ongoing professional learning experiences for teachers that allow for feedback and reflection
    • Work collaboratively with teachers to design instruction that ensures communication and collaborative process skill development
    • Connect teachers with current research and best practices to support classroom instruction
    • Administer testing (i.e. ERB) and interpret student achievement data
    • Work with teachers to assess individual student learning and design differentiated learning approaches
    • Facilitate the vertical alignment process for the AOS English language arts and social studies standards and curricula
    • Participate in Professional Learning Community (PLC) meetings and build capacity in others through PLC work
    • Facilitate team-building and collaboration among language arts and social studies teachers
    • Perform other duties and responsibilities as necessary
    Qualifications, Knowledge, and Skills
    • Actions and values that align with the AOS Mission
    • Bachelor’s degree in education, English, social studies, or a related field; Master’s degree preferred
    • Minimum five years English, social studies, or related teaching experience; elementary and middle school teaching experience preferred
    • Experience creating engaging learning environments for adult learners through delivery and design of professional learning opportunities
    • Experience leading groups of teachers through changes in a way that authentically captures everyone’s voice and takes advantage of the expertise at the table
    • Extensive knowledge of English and social studies curricula and standards
    • Familiarity with the entire continuum of literacy instruction, from phonics skills to high-level literature discussion
    • Knowledge of current research on best practices, curriculum trends, and educational technology
    • Experience working in a Professional Learning Community (PLC)
    • Track record of innovation and flexibility with curriculum and learning
    Please provide the following information to this email address:  resume@aoshouston.org 
    • Cover letter tailored for this position
    • Resume
    • The contact information of at least three references
  • Learning Specialist

    Annunciation Orthodox School (AOS) seeks a talented, experienced and knowledgeable Learning Specialist who is eager to support the school’s mission as we work to develop the “hearts and minds” of our students. The perfect candidate will be highly collaborative and exhibit strong interpersonal skills. The Learning Specialist supports early childhood, lower school, and middle school students with learning differences, and serves as a resource for students, parents, and faculty. This is a new position at AOS, which presents an exciting opportunity to collaborate with the leadership team and establish an effective learning support framework for the school.
     
    Annunciation Orthodox School, as part of its mission, celebrates the diverse characteristics and individual qualities of those that comprise our community. In alignment with our mission, we actively seek to hire candidates of all faiths, races, ethnicities, and backgrounds.

    Reports to:  Heads of Lower & Middle School
    Status:  Salaried/Exempt 
    Start Date:  July 13, 2020

    Work Schedule:  Monday – Friday, 7:30 AM to 3:30 PM; additional time as needed for after-school meetings and events.
    Responsibilities:
    • Craft, implement, and manage a school-wide academic support process for AOS 
    • Facilitate grade-level team meetings to discuss and analyze the progress of students who demonstrate a concerning pattern of performance
    • Support the teaching faculty by offering resources, assistance, and training to enable them to better meet the needs of all learners
    • Organize and oversee all standardized testing at AOS and proctor students with accommodations
    • Meet with individual parents, when requested, to discuss the academic progress of their child  
    • Recommend appropriate supports, including referrals for a diagnostic evaluation, classroom accommodations, and referrals to outside professionals
    • Aid in interpreting evaluation results
    • Manage the scheduling of outside specialized professionals providing services on campus and monitor student involvement with these professionals
    • Provide documentation on behalf of current and former students requesting accommodations on standardized tests such as the ACT, SAT, or ISEE
    • Write individual learning plans (ILPs) targeting students’ specific learning needs
    • Monitor the progress of students in credit recovery programs during the summer and proctor the end of course exam
    • Act as the liaison with local school districts and attend ARD meetings as appropriate
    • Perform other duties as needed
    Qualifications: 
    • Bachelor’s degree with special education focus; Master’s degree preferred 
    • Experience facilitating learning support or special education program
    • Extensive knowledge of learning differences, including dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, and attention-deficit disorder
    • Experience interpreting and applying the results of neuropsychological and psycho-educational assessments
    • Knowledge of child development, acquisition of reading and math skills, and response to intervention
    • Orton-Gillingham training preferred
    Please provide the following information to this email address: resume@aoshouston.org
    • Cover letter tailored for this position
    • Resume
    • Contact information for at least three references
  • Lower School Counselor

    Annunciation Orthodox School (AOS) seeks a talented, experienced, and passionate Lower School Counselor who is eager to support the school’s mission as we work to develop the “hearts and minds” of our students. The perfect candidate will be highly collaborative and exhibit strong interpersonal skills. The Lower School Counselor operates as part of the lower-school leadership team and primarily works with students ranging from three years old through fourth grade, as well as teachers and parents.
     
    Annunciation Orthodox School, as part of its mission, celebrates the diverse characteristics and individual qualities of those that comprise our community. In alignment with our mission, we actively seek to hire candidates of all faiths, races, ethnicities, and backgrounds.

    Reports to:  Head of Lower School
    Status:  Salaried/Exempt
    Start Date:  August 5, 2020

    Work Schedule:  Academic school year, Monday – Friday, 7:30 AM to 3:30 PM; additional time as needed for after-school meetings and events.

    Responsibilities: 
    • Work with students, teachers, parents, and outside professionals to maximize student success
    • Manage and support the implementation of a school-wide SEL curriculum (Second Step) 
    • Teach occasional classroom lessons aimed at increasing social and emotional aptitude
    • Collaborate with teachers and administrators regarding individual students
    • Provide brief counseling/consultation sessions with individual students and parents
    • Perform observations and make recommendations for interventions to support the academic, behavioral, and social success
    • Provide referrals to professionals outside of school for more intensive psychological support; work as a liaison with these outside professionals to support their work and generalize interventions in the school setting
    • Participate in academic support meetings; 
    • Support in and lead crisis management and consultation
    • Provide support and resources to parents and the larger AOS community through presentations, written resources, and discussion
    • Collaborate with the middle school counselor on school-wide initiatives (e.g., Random Acts of Kindness Week, faculty in-service presentations, community talks, etc.)
    Qualifications: 
    • Advanced degree in a mental-health-related field (psychology, social work, counseling)
    • Several years of related work experience with early-childhood and pre-adolescent children
    • Professional certification in a mental-health-related field
    • Experience with coordinating, facilitating or teaching a school-wide social-emotional learning program
    • Familiarity with the process of interpreting and applying the results of neuropsychological and psycho-educational assessments
    Please provide the following information to this email address:resume@aoshouston.org
    • Cover letter tailored for this position
    • Resume
    • Contact information for at least three references
  • Middle School Religion Teacher

    Annunciation Orthodox School (AOS) seeks a devoted religion teacher who demonstrates proficiency in both progressive and traditional pedagogies, while consistently utilizing student-centered techniques. Strong candidates will be energetic, organized, passionate about learning, and dedicated to developing students’ character and spirituality. AOS is a dynamic work environment looking to add innovative ideas and approaches in the service of our students. This position provides a unique opportunity to aid students in their spiritual journey by incorporating modern pedagogical techniques in service of building character and knowledge of Orthodox Christianity.

    Reports to:  Head of Middle School
    Status:  Salaried/Exempt
    Start Date:  August 5, 2020

    Work Schedule:  Monday – Friday, 7:30 AM to 3:30 PM; additional time as needed for after-school meetings and professional development.

    Responsibilities:
    • Teach daily 5th - 8th grade religion classes rooted in the Greek Orthodox Church
    • Adapt and implement a Greek Orthodox religious curriculum that reflects the mission, core values, and identity of Orthodox Christianity and AOS
    • Utilize appropriate instructional strategies, activities, and materials that reflect an understanding of various learning styles
    • Create lesson plans based on sound, research-based methods of instruction
    • Create a classroom environment conducive to learning and appropriate for the physical, social, emotional, and spiritual development of adolescent students
    • Conduct an ongoing formal and informal assessment of student achievement
    • Implement classroom management techniques that align with the school’s culture
    • Establish and maintain open communication with parents and students through a variety of means, including face-to-face conversations, phone calls, emails, texts, and conferences
    • Communicate and collaborate effectively with other members of the school community
    • Show proficiency with Google Suite for Education productivity tools
    • Integrate technology into the curriculum to strengthen the teaching/learning process
    • Attend annual grade-level class trip if needed (typically three to four days)
    • Serve as an academic advisor to a group of students if needed
    • Participate in school events and community service projects
    • Actively engage in a robust assortment of faculty professional development opportunities offered to AOS teachers
    • Fulfill other duties as requested
    Qualifications:
    • Orthodox Christian in good canonical standing in the Greek Orthodox Church
    • Bachelor’s degree in education or a related field; Master’s degree preferred
    • Minimum of three years of teaching experience; Middle school experience preferred
    • Experience using multiple pedagogical strategies to build and assess student skills and knowledge
    • Knowledge of adolescent development
    • Knowledge of research-based practices for effective middle school instruction
    Please provide the following information to this email address: resume@aoshouston.org
    • Cover letter tailored for this position
    • Resume
    • Contact information for at least three references
  • Middle School STEM Lab/Maker Space Teacher

    Annunciation Orthodox School (AOS) seeks an ambitious and engaging STEM Lab/Maker Space Teacher for a new position that will include developing a comprehensive engineering and technology program. Strong candidates will be energetic, organized, and passionate about technology and fabrication, while also being dedicated to developing students’ character. This position is perfect for someone looking for a creative opportunity and a chance to build a new program. AOS is a dynamic, collaborative work environment looking to add innovative ideas and approaches in the service of our students.

    Annunciation Orthodox School, as part of its mission, celebrates the diverse characteristics and individual qualities of those that comprise our community. In alignment with our mission, we actively seek to hire candidates of all faiths, races, ethnicities, and backgrounds.

    Reports to:  Head of Middle School
    Status:  Salaried/Exempt
    Start Date:  August 5, 2020

    Work Schedule:  Monday – Friday, 7:30 AM to 3:30 PM; additional time as needed for after-school meetings and professional development

    Responsibilities:
    • Teach daily 5th-8th grade technology/engineering -based enrichment classes in the school’s brand new middle school STEM lab/maker space
    • Promote and coordinate cross-curricular opportunities in the maker space
    • Manage and coordinate the utilization of the maker space and its resources
    • Develop curriculum and collaborate with lower school maker space teacher to maintain vertical alignment across grades and divisions
    • Incorporate ISTE Standards for Students and Google Suite tools into the curriculum to increase student technical proficiency
    • Utilize appropriate instructional strategies, activities, and materials that reflect an understanding of various learning styles
    • Create lesson plans based on sound, research-based methods of instruction
    • Conduct an ongoing formal and informal assessment of student achievement
    • Implement classroom management techniques that align with the school’s culture
    • Establish and maintain open communication with parents and students through a variety of means, including face-to-face conversations, phone calls, emails, texts, and conferences
    • Communicate and collaborate effectively with other members of the school community
    • Attend annual grade-level class trip (typically three to four days) if needed
    • Participate in school events and community-service projects
    • Actively engage in a robust assortment of faculty professional development opportunities offered to AOS teachers
    • Fulfill other duties as requested
    Qualifications:
    • Actions and values that align with the AOS Mission
    • Bachelor’s degree in education, educational technology, or a related field; Master’s degree preferred
    • Minimum three years teaching experience with a technology emphasis; Middle school experience preferred
    • Experience using multiple pedagogical strategies to build and assess student skills and knowledge
    • Knowledge of adolescent development
    • Knowledge of research-based practices for effective middle school instruction
    Please provide the following information to this email address: resume@aoshouston.org
    • Cover letter tailored for this position
    • Resume
    • Contact information for at least three references

General Positions - Always Accepting Applications

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  • Elementary School Teacher

    Annunciation Orthodox School (AOS) seeks elementary teachers who demonstrate proficiencies in both progressive and traditional pedagogies while consistently utilizing child-centered techniques. Strong candidates will be energetic, organized, passionate about lifelong learning, and dedicated to developing students’ character. AOS is a dynamic work environment looking to add new ideas and hard work in the service of our students.

    AOS seeks candidates who are eager to support the School’s Mission as we develop the “hearts and minds” of our students.
    Reports to: Head of Lower School
    Status: Salaried/Exempt
    Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 7:30 AM-3:30 PM with additional time as needed for meetings and professional development.

    Responsibilities:
    ● Create a positive, supportive learning environment.
    ● Create developmentally appropriate, standards-aligned, research-based lesson plans and instructional activities for use in the classroom.
    ● Differentiate lessons and instructional activities to support various student needs.
    ● Observe and evaluate student performance. Maintain grade/record books.
    ● Utilize curricula that reflect the diverse educational, cultural, and linguistic backgrounds of the students served.
    ● Build relationships and communicate with parents and colleagues.
    ● Manage student behavior in the classroom by invoking approved and age-appropriate disciplinary procedures.
    ● Encourage communication, critical thinking, creativity, and collaboration.
    ● Actively engage in various forms of professional development.
    ● Model Christian morals, values, ethics, attitudes, and behaviors.

    Qualifications:
    ● Bachelor’s degree with a concentration in elementary education
    ● Minimum three (3) years of teaching experience
    ● Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
    ● Strong commitment to student progress and success
    ● Knowledge of current best practices in elementary education, as well as a working knowledge of technology (We are a Google school.)
    ● Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing

    Please provide the following information to this email address:    resume@aoshouston.org
    • A cover letter
    • Resume
    • The contact information of at least three references
  • Substitute Nurse

    Annunciation Orthodox School is looking for qualified candidates for substitute nurses.  This work schedule would be on an “as needed” basis.
    Requirements include:
    • Valid Texas LVN or RN License
    • Minimum of one year of pediatric or school nursing experience
    • Current CPR Certification
    • IDDM experience (Pen and Pump)
    This person will need to be responsible and detail oriented.  They will be interacting with children, parents and educational professionals so they must be able to communicate easily at all levels.  Finally, this person will need to be able to work independently.

    Please email your resume and cover letter to resume@aoshouston.org.
  • Substitute Teacher

    Annunciation Orthodox School uses Charter School Teacher Network ("CSTN") for finding and assigning all of its substitutes.  If you are interested in substituting for Annunciation Orthodox School, please contact CSTN.
  • General Inquiry Applications

    Annunciation Orthodox School accepts general inquiry application submissions. Please send your resume to resume@aoshouston.org. We keep resumes on file for one year. We will contact you directly should a position come available within that time.

Employee Testimonials

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      Matthew Panozzo, 7th Grade English

      "We're allowed to take risks with our curriculum and teaching. I've always been supported in trying something new or taking a different approach to teaching. That amount of trust empowers me as an educator."

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    What is the most interesting thing about working here and about the work you do?

    I really enjoy working at AOS because the students have varied interests that they bring into the classroom. For example, students will bring in their passion for gaming or computer technology to discuss how a scene in a book is similar to a quest in their game. I also like that we celebrate student achievements whether it's sports, music, or academics.

    What are three benefits you’ve discovered about working here that you weren’t aware of when you started?

    1. Agape. This assembly-style time builds a sense of community as we share announcements in front of the whole Middle School student body. It also provides a space for students to practice public speaking as well as celebrating student achievements.
    2. Close-Knit community. In my two years here, I've seen agape in action through the way our community has supported those affected by Hurricane Harvey and through our work with various non-profits in Houston. Parents, students, and teachers come together to support each other and to support the local community.
    3. We're allowed to take risks with our curriculum and teaching. I've always been supported in trying something new or taking a different approach to teaching. That amount of trust empowers me as an educator.
    When you tell people about your job, what’s one thing that surprises them or gets them excited about the work you do?

    My teacher friends are always impressed by the level of freedom and trust we are given as teachers.
     
    • "The school offers great benefits which I take full advantage of to get great healthcare and plan for my future. Lunch is provided for all faculty and staff which makes such a difference when I’m preparing for the day in the morning. I feel that AOS values its staff and goes to great lengths to take care of them."

      Kim Chapman, 2nd Grade

      "The school offers great benefits which I take full advantage of to get great healthcare and plan for my future. Lunch is provided for all faculty and staff which makes such a difference when I’m preparing for the day in the morning. I feel that AOS values its staff and goes to great lengths to take care of them."

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    AOS lets you be the best teacher you can be. I have the freedom to explore new teaching methods and to be flexible within my classroom. I have a supportive team, and the administration allows me to grow as an educator with professional development opportunities and in-house training. I have all the tools I need to do my job to best of my ability.

    When I first arrived at AOS, I had only lived in the US for 4 months. I felt instantly welcomed by the AOS community and found that sense of belonging I had been looking for. People genuinely want to get to know you and are always willing to help you out. The school offers great benefits which I take full advantage of to get great healthcare and plan for my future. Lunch is provided for all faculty and staff which makes such a difference when I’m preparing for the day in the morning. I feel that AOS values its staff and goes to great lengths to take care of them.

    AOS is the “school for hearts and minds,” and we teach the whole child. Our curriculum is not just focused on academics - we encompass children’s spiritual, physical, emotional, and social learning, too. AOS gives me the time, opportunities, and resources I need to fulfill this mission and give my students a well-rounded education. We are not only teaching students, but we are also preparing them to become responsible members of society.

    I knew as soon as I walked around the AOS campus that this was a place I wanted to work. I would recommend that anyone thinking of applying for a position here take a visit around the school. As you walk around you will feel the buzz of excitement, see the happy faces, and hear the cheerful chatter.

    AOS does everything to a high standard, and my family and friends are always blown away when I tell them about our school events. Whether it’s the Olympics, pep rallies, productions, or fundraisers, AOS always goes all out to make it the best it can be. I love being part of a community that strives for the best at every possible opportunity.
     
    • "Be prepared for one of the most fulfilling and life-changing experiences you

      George Turley, Physical Education & Coach

      "Be prepared for one of the most fulfilling and life-changing experiences you've ever had. AOS is unlike other independent schools in that it hasn't grown to a size where it has lost its identity. It continues to educate both the heart and the mind! AOS is family."

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    What is the most interesting thing about working here and about the work you do?

    The most interesting thing about working here is that I am surrounded by a very supportive family of teachers, administrators, and staff. Everyone here at AOS is committed to the kids. As a parent and faculty member, I have had the unique opportunity to see the inner workings of the school from both perspectives.

    What are your thoughts about the school’s vision and direction and your role in that vision?

    I think that AOS is in a transition phase right now. We have been under the leadership of the previous Head of School for a very long time, and we are now embarking on a new journey with Sam Fragomeni. I think my role is to help with the transition by being open to new ideas and routines while maintaining the school’s culture and traditions. We must look forward to the future while still honoring our past.

    What advice would you give a job seeker who’s thinking about applying for a job with us?

    I would tell anyone who wanted to work at AOS to be prepared for one of the most fulfilling and life-changing experiences you've ever had. AOS is unlike other independent schools in that it hasn't grown to a size where it has lost its identity. It continues to educate both the heart and the mind! AOS is family.

    When you tell people about your job, what’s one thing that surprises them or gets them excited about the work you do?

    People can't believe how lucky I am to have a job that is so much fun and so rewarding at the same time. I always hear them say, “You get to coach? I wish I could do that, too! You are so lucky!” I always, reply with the same response, " Yes....yes, I am."
     
    • "When I started here, the makerspace was brand new, and I had the exciting opportunity to create a curriculum full of all the design, engineering, and tech lessons that I didn’t get when I was in school. My adult hobbies have become my job, and I think that is pretty exciting. I get to watch students create projects, and the individuality of their work is so interesting to see each week."

      Jamie Jackson, K-4th Grade Enrichment

      "When I started here, the makerspace was brand new, and I had the exciting opportunity to create a curriculum full of all the design, engineering, and tech lessons that I didn’t get when I was in school. My adult hobbies have become my job, and I think that is pretty exciting. I get to watch students create projects, and the individuality of their work is so interesting to see each week."

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    What is the most interesting thing about working here and about the work you do?

    The most interesting part of my job is getting to run the Eureka Lab (our makerspace). When I started here, the makerspace was brand new, and I had the exciting opportunity to create a curriculum full of all the design, engineering, and tech lessons that I didn’t get when I was in school. My adult hobbies have become my job, and I think that is pretty exciting. I get to watch students create projects, and the individuality of their work is so interesting to see each week.

    What are three benefits you’ve discovered about working here that you weren’t aware of when you started?

    When I interviewed, I could tell that AOS was full of friendly people, but what I didn’t know was just how warm and caring this community is. I hadn’t experienced that level of community in a school environment before, and I treasure the friends that I have made here. I also discovered a good work-life balance here and that employees have full lives outside of school. Additionally, I was new to the Greek Orthodox community and to Greek history which is interwoven into the life of the school. It has been such a benefit to get to participate in the rich traditions and feel the sense of community that comes with a diverse influence.

    What are your thoughts about the school’s vision and direction as well as your role in that vision?

    I know that everyone here wants the best for our students academically; but, more importantly, we want them to have a positive social and emotional experience at school. I am glad that I get to work in a place where I can take the time to get to know the students I teach and that I am not pressured to teach a certain way while other needs go to the wayside. I came here because I was looking for an environment where I could flex my teaching in creative ways to interest all of the students in my class. In the Eureka Lab, my role in contributing to this vision comes through in offering them a time to try and fail and to create something without the pressure of scrutinization. The Eureka Lab is about the process, and I think it helps them become better learners.

    What advice would you give a job seeker who’s thinking about applying for a job with us?

    AOS is a place where you will get a lot of freedom to run your class your own way. If you thrive on a rigid structure or you like to be told what to teach each day, this might not be the place for you. Working here requires a lot of close work with coworkers and a greater connection to the parents and community at large. If being part of a community is important to you, this is a great place to work.

    When you tell people about your job, what’s one thing that surprises them or gets them excited about the work you do?

    People are often surprised when I tell them that I work at a Greek Orthodox school and that it is inclusive and welcoming to all faiths. I like that we have students from a wide variety of religious and cultural backgrounds - Greek Orthodoxy is an enhancement, not a limitation, to what we do here. People are also very excited when I tell them that our elementary students are doing real technology and design projects that are nothing like the computer lab they grew up with. That is currently an uncommon opportunity in schools.

Annunciation Orthodox School

3600 Yoakum Boulevard | Houston, TX 77006
Phone - (713) 470-5600 | Fax - (713) 470-5605