Keys School, a K-8 of approximately 320 students and 45 faculty, seeks a full-time non-exempt Lower School Associate Teacher to begin August 10, 2017. Founded more than forty years ago, Keys offers a constructivist education with concern for students’ academic, social, emotional, and physical growth. Today Keys is known for helping students to become compassionate and empathic community members while developing the confidence to find their voice and advocate for themselves.
With a cross-divisional buddy program, ice skating lessons, classes in self-science, and an extensive outdoor education program beginning in kindergarten, the school offers an array of distinctive programs. These experiences, in concert with a strong academic program, prepare students to matriculate to the region’s highly selective independent secondary schools and rigorous public high schools.
The school is situated on two campuses, about a mile apart. The Lower School campus houses grades K-4, approximately 180 students and 30 faculty and staff. The Middle School campus houses grades 5-8, approximately 140 students, and 30 faculty and staff.
Lower School Associate Teachers partner with experienced lead teachers and are regarded as teachers-in-training who grow as educators as they gain experience and knowledge. Associate Teachers are expected to observe and participate in all aspects of the classroom. This includes planning, implementing and assessing classroom curriculum, as well as regularly collaborating with faculty and communicating with parents. The ideal candidate will possess a passion for working with K-4 children and a solid commitment to the teaching profession.
The successful candidate will have a proven record of collaborative teamwork together with a nuanced understanding of interpersonal relations, strong verbal and written communication skills, and a healthy sense of humor. A Bachelors Degree is required and a teaching credential, Masters Degree, or coursework completed towards the same is preferred.
We currently seek applicants with interest in kindergarten.
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, statement of philosophy, and three to five references to firstname.lastname@example.org
Keys School is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability, orientation or veteran status. For more information on the school, please visit keysschool.org