Lower School, Assistant Teacher, 2022-2023

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Job summary:
The Lower School Teaching Assistant’s primary responsibility is to support the classroom teacher as he/she works to meet individual student and family needs. Keeping in mind the working relationship between the Assistant and Lead teacher is critical for the success of the students; therefore, open, honest communication is required.

Responsibilities:
Teaching role
• Assist with the implementation of small and whole group instruction
• Assist with student assessments and recording of student progress as needed
• Record antidotal notes of student progress during instructional time
• Take over for lead teacher when necessary
• Attend all faculty and grade level meetings.
• Attend all required after-school events as stated in the Lower School Handbook
Supervisory role
• Monitor children to provide for their safety at all times
• Perform carpool duties as assigned for your particular role
Clerical role
• Support the lead teacher with technology as needed
• Interact and respond to parents and faculty regarding phone calls and emails as appropriate (Defer to the lead teacher in parent communications.)
• Assist in preparation for daily instruction
• Assist lead teacher with the checking of daily work

Requirements and qualifications:
• Elementary education experience/degree preferred
• Computer skills-word processing, spreadsheet, email, Smartboard, preferred
• Passion for children and an understanding of child development
• Interpersonal communication
• Time management

Physical requirements and work environment:
• May work at a desk and computer for an extended period of time
• Work primarily in a traditional climate-controlled classroom environment
• Work intermittently in outside weather conditions, including extreme heat and cold

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