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Teaching Associate

August 15, 2022 - June 15, 2023

Job Summary

The Teaching Associate supports the Lead Teacher with preparation and care of materials, planning lessons and activities, and supporting students in their academic and social/emotional growth. 

Hours: 30 hours per week

Report to: Lower School Division Head

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Arrive at 7:45 am and welcome students each school day morning 
  • Support the academic/social/emotional/spiritual development of all students by building a caring and respectful classroom environment in which differences are celebrated
  • Support Lead Teacher in day-to-day instruction, differentiation, and assessment
  • Assist in preparing materials and activities for instruction
  • Engage in professional development to administer assessments and provide targeted academic support (see Professional Development below)
  • Provide individual and small-group targeted academic support  
  • Support with student/class discipline and communicate behavioral and academic concerns to Lead Teacher
  • Assist with supervising at lunch and recess
  • Assist with supporting student transitions
  • Participate in and help with planning and supervising field trips
  • Proficiency or desire to use educational technology, e.g., Google Suite, Lexia, SeeSaw, IXL
  • Participate in professional development as needed
  • Attend monthly meetings with learning specialist and division head for professional development and to share student growth and concerns 
  • Demonstrate a love of children and curiosity about how children learn
  • Collaborate well with colleagues 
  • View challenges and problems as opportunities for growth and transformation 
  • Model integrity, curiosity, responsibility, flexibility, and respect for all persons as well as an appreciation for racial, religious, cultural, and gender diversity and by committing to personal and professional growth in equity and justice in education  
  • Participate in the admissions process—screening and providing feedback on candidates in a timely manner
  • Attend August In-Service, Back-to-School Conferences, Back-to-School BBQ, Winter Concert, Spring Showcase, faculty meetings, and community events as determined by the Head of School
  • Perform other duties as determined by the Head of School

Required Professional Development 2022-2023

  • Academic Support / Student Support / 2nd-5th Grade Assistive Technology 
  • Academic Assessment
  • Classroom Management (TBD)
  • Medication/CPR Training (part of Faculty Inservice)

Additional optional learning support PD available for math, social emotional support, executive function depending on classroom needs and by lead teacher/ Teaching Associate, Head of School, Lower School Head, Director of Learning Support request.

Salary:

$27,090

Qualification Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree (a concentration in elementary education preferred or related field) or equivalent 
  • Immersion in equity work and a commitment to fostering culturally competent and inclusive learning environments
  • Desire to pursue a career in education
  • Experience in working with children
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong commitment to student progress and success
  • Passion and enthusiasm for teaching early childhood or elementary students
  • Knowledge of current best practices in early childhood and elementary education preferred
  • Working knowledge of technology (We are a Google school)
  • Self-aware
  • Committed to the mission and values of St. Elizabeth’s School
 

Benefits

Eligible employees at St. Elizabeth’s School are offered a wide range of benefits, including:

  • 403(b) Retirement Savings Plan
  • Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Short-Term Disability Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Holidays
  • Sick/Personal Leave
  • Sick Leave Bank
  • Administrative Leave
  • Bereavement Leave
  • Vacation Leave
  • Direct Deposit
  • Jury Duty Pay
  • Professional Development
  • Computer Purchase Program
  • Free Aftercare

How to Apply:

To apply, please provide the following by May 18

  1. Cover letter addressed to Christian Cloud, Head of Lower School

  2. Statement of Educational Philosophy 

  3. Resume 

  4. List of four references with contact information

Email the above to: [email protected]