Careers at St. Paul's

St. Paul's Episcopal Day School has a faculty dedicated to growing as professionals, forming partnerships with parents, and serving the greater community.This is a dynamic environment where the gifts of teachers are recognized and appreciated. St. Paul's invests in the continued growth of our team, and teachers are encouraged to pursue professional development opportunities year-round. Keep reading for more info on our open positions!

Current Open Positions

Faculty Benefits

Salaries are competitive with local public school districts and independent schools. Faculty with a teaching load of 30 hours per week or more are eligible for full benefits which include:

  • healthcare- 90% of employee benefits for the individual are paid by the school
  • dental and vision insurance
  • retirement plan to which the school contributes 5%
  • tuition remission (25% for Early Childhood, 80% for K-8)
  • free lunch

Accepting Resumes for Potential Positions

St. Paul’s welcomes resumes from candidates interested in teaching positions for the 24-25 school year. Candidates from diverse backgrounds and perspectives are encouraged to apply. Candidates do not need to be fully-certified teachers in order to be considered for a position. We will reach out to applicants in early 2024 should positions arise for the 24-25 school year. Click on the positions below to learn more.

Spotlight on Our Teachers

Mr. K stops for a picture while on a nature hike.
Kaevan Tavakolinia - 3rd - 8th Grade Music & Middle School Life Skills Teacher

Mr. K has been a friendly face around St. Paul’s since 2015, and he teaches 3rd-8th grade music and the middle school Life Skills class. When asked why he chooses to teach at St. Paul’s, he shared, “This community has always been such a welcoming place, and the values taught here are important to me. I have learned more about community, faith, and teaching from St. Paul’s than any other institution. I am so blessed to be able to contribute!” In his spare time, Mr. K likes to write music, draw amateur comics, cook, and study history and world religions.

Ms. Van Maren works with two students in the St. Paul's Makerspace
Kelly Van Maren - 3rd - 5th Makerspace and 6th Grade Science Teacher

Ms. Van Maren taught 4th grade at St. Paul’s for 10 years, and made the leap to being our 3rd -6th Grade Makerspace/Science teacher in 2020. When asked why she chose to teach at St. Paul’s, she shared, “I was so impressed with the students. They were welcoming, independent, and polite. I instantly fell in love with the school and have been here ever since!” When she’s not teaching, Ms. Varen likes traveling anywhere warm, spending time with her family (especially her two children), reading, yoga, and finding ways to be creative.

Melissa Harper, 3rd Grade Teacher, while working with a student
Melissa Harper - 3rd Grade Teacher

Ms. Harper has been at St. Paul's since 2011. When she's not teaching, she enjoys cooking, digging into crime tv shows, and going on walks at the park with her kids. When asked what she appreciates about St. Paul's, Ms. Harper said, "I love that we start each day with chapel. It helps students and teachers remember our purpose in life, to be good servants to others and treat everyone with love and kindness always."

Jessica Nguyen - St. Paul's preschool teacher and one of her students
Jessica Nguyen - Preschool Teacher

Ms. Nguyen has been teaching for more than 30 years, but we’ve been blessed to have her at St. Paul’s since 2014. When asked why she chooses to teach at St. Paul’s, she shared, “St. Paul's excels in academics while staying rooted in strong values, character development, and actively caring for our community.” It’s no surprise that her favorite tradition at school is the chapel program since she’s always there to share a smile and a song with some our youngest students. Her favorite quote: “Let all that you do be done in love.” – 1 Corinthians 16:14

Kellee Pearson, St. Paul's Director of Auxiliary Programs
Kellee Pearson - Director of Auxiliary Programs

Kellee joined the St. Paul’s team in August 2020, and she manages the Extended Day and Summer in the City programs. After working in the education field for more than 12 years, inspiring students has become her passion. Kellee shared, “The mark I hope to leave on students is that the possibilities are endless and to work hard and never give up!” When she’s not at school, Kellee enjoys listening to audiobooks, spending time with family, traveling, crafting, tennis, hot yoga, watching football, video editing, and shopping.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Our students come from all walks of life and so do we. We hire great people from a wide variety of backgrounds, not just because it’s the right thing to do, but because it makes our school stronger.

St. Paul’s welcomes and values people regardless of differences including, but not limited to, age, race, culture, religion, socioeconomic status, perspectives, physical ability, education, family composition, sex, gender identity, and sexual orientation.

Read more about our commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion here.

This community has always been such a welcoming place, and the values taught here are important to me. I have learned more about community, faith, and teaching from St. Paul’s than any other institution. I am so blessed to be able to contribute! Current St. Paul's Teacher