The assistant teacher is primarily responsible for assisting and supporting the lead teacher in a self-contained class of 24 students.
(The primary tasks, functions and deliverables of the role)
Support lead teacher with reading, writing, and math instruction
Monitor and assist students during lessons
Assist in the planning of classroom activities
Collaborate with lead teacher in planning schedule and teaching lessons (gradual release of responsibility)
Supervise the larger group while lead teacher works with individuals or small groups
Transport the boys to specialist classes
Help with general prep work
Create, manage, update bulletin boards and website (shared responsibility)
Supervise students during recess, lunch, and dismissal duties
Skills and Competencies
(The abilities that the individual needs in order to perform this role effectively)
A passion for working with elementary students
A desire to collaborate in a dynamic community of teachers
An openness to professional development and continuous learning
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
A pleasant and collegial approach to work and, ideally, a sense of humor
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Advanced Degree in education or a teaching credential
1-2 years elementary classroom experience
Experience with Reader’s and/or Writer’s Workshop; Bridges’ Math program; Responsive Classroom
About Cathedral School for Boys
Cathedral School for Boys, founded in 1957, strives to provide education in the best tradition of the Episcopal Church and in consonance with the mission of Grace Cathedral. We believe that this education is derived from three main sources: the highest academic and personal standards humanely applied; building a diverse community united in its concern for the school and for the world; and an active engagement with religion and the spiritual dimension.
To provide an excellent education for boys at the elementary level.
To attract a diverse student body of strong academic potential.
To provide a school committed to intellectual inquiry and rigor, centered in the Episcopal tradition, respectful of and welcoming to people of all religious traditions and beliefs.
To develop social responsibility through exemplary programs of outreach and service.
To create a community bonded by open-heartedness, hope, compassion and concern.