St. Michael’s Episcopal School seeks a qualified full-time lower school teaching assistant for the 2017-2018 academic year. The Assistant will also provide instruction and supervision to students grades K-5 as part of Extended Programs. This is a ten-month position, with opportunities for additional summer work, beginning in August.
The successful candidate will have…
excellent verbal and written skills and ability to communicate with students, parents and colleagues;
experience teaching/working with elementary-aged children;
a bachelor’s degree in education or a related field. An advanced degree is preferred, though not required.
The ideal candidate will have…
used a variety of instructional strategies and assessment methods to meet the cognitive and affective needs of all students;
worked cooperatively with colleagues on a consistent basis;
integrated technology effectively into student learning;
demonstrated kindness, enthusiasm, a sense of humor, investment in continued learning and professional growth, and a passion for supporting children as they grow and learn;
worked actively to cultivate an inclusive environment and support a school community grounded in empathy, social responsibility, and an appreciation and respect for individual differences;
employed effective classroom management skills; and
demonstrated success in significantly growing students’ capacity to communicate in a variety of forms, lead among them writing.
Founded in 1957, St. Michael’s is a K-8 co-educational community small enough (370 students and 45 faculty-staff) for adults and children to know one another, but large enough to provide exciting curricular and co-curricular opportunities. The Lower School (K-5), which serves approximately 235 students, is located on the fourteen-acre Bon Air campus. The Middle School (6-8), which serves approximately 135 students, is located on the nearby 70-acre Singleton campus. St. Michael’s is accredited by the Virginia Association of Independent Schools (VAIS) and a member of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS). St. Michael’s values diversity as an important element of serving our mission and thus the School considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.
As Richmond’s oldest independent school south of the James River, St. Michael’s Episcopal School strives to provide children with superior academic instruction in an environment that acknowledges and develops Christian values.Our academic community is small enough for adults and children to know one another, but large enough to provide exciting opportunities in the arts, sports, clubs and robotics.... We are proud of our graduates who are praised by high school guidance counselors and admission directors for their academic achievement and enthusiasm for learning. Our K-8 co-educational school draws students from Richmond City and the surrounding counties of Henrico, Hanover, Goochland, Chesterfield and Powhatan. St. Michael’s offers two classes per grade with a faculty ratio of 1:11. Most classes average 20 students.The Lower School, which serves approximately 240 kindergarten through fifth graders, is located on the fourteen acre Bon Air Campus in Chesterfield County. The Middle School, which serves approximately 135 sixth through eighth graders, is located just 10 minutes away on the scenic thirty acre W.E. and Dale Harman Singleton Campus. Established in 1957 by St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, St. Michael’s is accredited by the Virginia Association of Independent Schools (VAIS) and a member of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS).