We are seeking dedicated and passionate assistant teachers to work with experienced and talented head teachers in the first through third grades. Each assistant teacher will work closely with one head teacher to plan and assist in teaching one class.
Position Description The assistant teacher should be able to support the head teacher in the classroom with curriculum content, classroom management, and organizational skills. The assistant teacher should also be willing to continue learning new teaching strategies and attend professional development training.
Primary Responsibilities Curriculum, Materials, and Classroom Management • Plans with and assists the teacher in preparing materials and supplies in advance for activities • Shares in the development and implementation of written lesson plans with the teacher • Becomes familiar with the teacher's written lesson plans, the daily schedule, methods for recording attendance, and all other daily duties of the teacher • Assists the teacher in planning and maintaining a safe, clean, learning environment and in assuring the well-being and safety of the children in his/her care • Maintains a cooperative attitude of working together with the teacher, volunteers, parents, and program specialists in planning and implementing activities • Assists teacher to implement the developmental assessment for each child to determine the child's strengths and areas in which each child may need help • Assists the teacher in entering accurate attendance records into PCR daily • Assumes the teacher's role in leading selected activities during designated parts of the class-day on a periodic basis for training purposes • Assumes the teacher's full role in the absence of the teacher and supervises the trained volunteer/substitute who will act as the teacher assistant during that period
Other Responsibilities • Uphold Marin Horizon mission and values • Demonstrate genuine care for all students • Embrace existing school-wide management systems and promote high standards of behavior • Actively participate in professional development sessions • Communicate professionally with peers, supervisors, parents, and students • Participate in after school/evening activities: i.e., Parent conferences, weekend tours, overnight trips • Supervise arrivals/departures as well as recess when assigned • Enthusiastically participate in school-wide culture events • Perform other duties as assigned
Nature of Work • The teacher assistant is supervised in the classroom by the teacher and on a secondary level by the Director of Lower School • The teacher will provide input to the director regarding the performance evaluation of the teacher assistant • The teacher assistant shall receive training and technical assistance from the teacher, the center director, and the program specialists.
Qualifications & Skills • Minimum of 2 years of experience in an Elementary classroom • An Associate degree in Elementary education or related field • Montessori training is not required but it is a plus • Enthusiastic, flexible and creative assistant teacher