Convent of the Sacred Heart is New York City’s oldest independent school for girls, educating students in grades Pre-K through 12. As part of an international network, we are committed to a set of principles shared by all Sacred Heart schools. Known as the “Goals and Criteria,” these principles articulate the core components of a Sacred Heart education, and charge our community with a unified educational mission.
At the heart of our philosophy is the belief that each child possesses unique gifts. Our job is to unearth those gifts, nurture them, and empower each child of the Sacred Heart to share those gifts with the global community.
Kindergarten Associate Teacher
Convent of the Sacred Heart is seeking a Lower School Kindergarten Associate Teacher, beginning in September 2017.
Summary: The Associate Teacher Program in the Lower School is a two year teacher-training program designed for college graduates enrolled in a Master’s Program pursuing a career in teaching.
Responsibilities: The principle role of the associate teacher is to assist in the classroom working or co-teaching with the head teacher to achieve the best balance between teaching students and the demands of the grade program. If the head teacher is absent, the associate teacher is asked to assume the role as head teacher. Classroom management strategies, curriculum design, project-based instruction and differentiated instruction are all emphasized. The head teacher is ultimately responsible for the academic program, parent conferences and conveying information about individual children to the parents. The associate teacher is expected to refer all questions from parents to the head teacher, who has primary accountability for reporting on the growth, learning style and behavior of the students. The associate teacher will share in these responsibilities by playing a supportive role.
The associate teacher will share routine tasks with the head teacher and will have additional responsibilities which include supervising at lunch and roof times and escorting children to and from specialty classes. Associate teachers are considered members of the faculty and as such attend faculty and grade-level meetings as well as professional development days. Associate teachers are also expected to support classroom teachers with preparation of lessons and projects.
The liaison for associate teachers is the Head of the Mentoring Program. Associate teachers will meet regularly with the Head of the Mentoring Program to discuss their progress as they begin teaching in the classroom and working with their head teacher. The Head of the Mentoring Program will also meet with the head teachers to discuss the progress of the associate teachers.
Successful candidates must: Demonstrate an interest in the academic, social and emotional growth of young children. Be enrolled in a Masters Early Childhood program.
An equal opportunity employer, Sacred Heart seeks to hire outstanding and diverse faculty who work together harmoniously toward the common mission of the school
Additional Salary Information: Based on experience and education
The Convent of the Sacred Heart is New York City’s oldest independent school for girls, established in 1881 by the Society of the Sacred Heart. Part of a worldwide network of over 150 schools committed to the mission of Sacred Heart education, the school is housed in two landmark buildings on 91st Street and Fifth Avenue. Since its inception, Convent of the Sacred Heart has been governed by a stro...ng commitment to the education of the whole child, addressing her intellectual, spiritual, social, and emotional development.
Convent of the Sacred Heart is an equal opportunity employer. As an equal opportunity employer, Sacred Heart seeks to hire outstanding and diverse faculty who work together harmoniously toward the common mission of the school.