Lower School Associate Teacher - Lower Elementary Placement
The Kew-Forest School
June 11, 2018
Forest Hills, New York
Full Time - Faculty
4 Year Degree
The Kew-Forest School is looking for Associate Teachers to work in our lower elementary classrooms for the 2018-2019 school year. Associates are full-time teachers, working in a supportive role, who are interested in pursuing a career in education. Associate Teachers are partnered with Lead Teachers, who play a vital role in helping the Associate develop their teaching skills. By observing and working with our experienced teachers and participating in the life of the school, Associates gain valuable experience as well as opportunities to develop their own philosophy and teaching style.
The role of an Associate teacher is a collaborative one. While the Lead Teacher shoulders primary responsibility for a class, both teachers are expected to plan together to deliver whole and small-group instruction across content areas. The Associate Teacher participates actively in teaching and assessment, supports parent-teacher conferences and report-writing, and substitutes for the Lead Teacher as necessary. Associate Teachers meet regularly with their cooperating Lead Teacher as well as a designated Mentor Teacher, both as a group and individually. In hiring our Associate Teachers, we seek responsible, mature, nurturing, enthusiastic, and dedicated people with a strong desire to teach. Our Associate Teachers hold a B.A. degree, and typically hold or are working toward their teaching credential or masters degree. Prior classroom experience is desired.
Kew-Forest is an independent, coed, college preparatory school for students in Preschool-12, established in 1918 to serve the Kew Gardens/Forest Hills community of Queens. Today, the Kew-Forest student body is one of the most diverse and international to be found at any independent school in the country. Kew-Forest students have varied cultural, racial, ethnic, and religious backgrounds and a majority are multilingual. At Kew-Forest, our mission is to do more than just educate—it is to deeply inspire. Through challenging, thought-provoking curriculum taught in a vibrant multicultural community, we have created a truly unique learning environment. Students are encouraged to ask questions, to challenge the norm, and to try new things every day, so learning is perpetually exciting and rewarding. Please learn more about our school at kewforest.org.
The Kew-Forest School does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, gender, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law.
Please send a resume, cover letter, statement of educational philosophy, and list of at least three references addressed to Katie Rayer, Head of Lower School, to firstname.lastname@example.org, and include “LS Associate Teacher” in the subject line.
We seek responsible, mature, nurturing, enthusiastic, and dedicated people with a strong desire to teach. Our Associate Teachers hold a B.A. degree, and typically hold or are working toward their teaching credential or masters degree. Prior classroom experience is desired.
About The Kew-Forest School
The Kew-Forest School is an equal opportunity employer.
The Kew-Forest School is an intimate early childhood through 12th grade learning community that is small by design, inclusive, and globally representative. Kew-Forest provides a safe, nurturing, and intellectually vigorous environment that inspires every student to explore and expand creative interests, to apply courageous and innovative thinking, and to become an ethical contributor to ever-widening communities. Kew-Forest students develop the skills necessary for pursuing higher education and for acquiring the essential competencies of a responsible citizen.