The Chestnut Hill School, founded in 1860 and located in Newton, Massachusetts, is a co-educational, independent school educating students from Beginners (age 3) through Grade 6. The School lives its mission of academic excellence, diversity and community, believing strongly that all must be in place in order for graduates to have a deep sense of themselves as thoughtful students, skilled learners, and confident leaders who will become responsible, contributing members of the world. CHS prides itself on graduates who stand up for their beliefs, express their thoughts, and care about the rights and feelings of others. Most of all, CHS is seeking individuals willing to join a strong, warm and deeply committed diverse school community.
Associate teachers support lead teachers in the implementation of the Pre-K programs by contributing to a positive and consistent classroom environment for children and by their general participation in classroom routines. In addition, associates should have regular opportunities to carry some higher-level teaching responsibilities as outlined below, always in collaboration with and with the approval of lead teachers.
The Associate Teacher will:
Support the mission of the school
Ensure the safety and well-being of all students
Attend all Special Subject Classes
Run one Morning Meeting per week
Run one Choice Time Activity per week
Run one Formal Lesson per week (Social Studies/Language Arts/Math)
Participate in and support the planning for Special Events/Activities
Attend regular planning, grade-level, and associate teacher meetings. Attend Friday faculty meetings with advance notice.
Attend Faculty Report Writing Days
Draft six reports each term
Attend all parent-teacher conferences (unless needed for class coverage). Second Year Associates lead at least four conferences each term.
Support the tone for behavioral expectations set by the lead teacher
Reinforce any language, consequences, or strategies as appropriate
Maintain open two-way communication with lead teacher
Participate in a Mentoring Program with EC Coordinator and Dean of Faculty
Experience working with children
Proven ability to collaborate effectively with colleagues
Commitment to fostering an inclusive and diverse learning environment
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Equity and inclusion
Employee lives the stated mission of the school, and values and respects diversity in all facets of school life. Employee promotes equity and inclusion in work with students, families, and colleagues.
In keeping with Chestnut Hill School’s commitment to a strong community, employee exemplifies cooperation and collaboration, demonstrates leadership when necessary, is a supportive team member when needed, and assists others to ensure deadlines and goals are met.
Employee exercises clear, constructive, and appropriate communication with students, colleagues and administration in written and verbal communication.
Critical observation and problem-solving
Employee shows ability to not only gather information but to also interpret, analyze, and suggest next steps based upon data. Employee assessed problems and utilized all available resources to resolve challenges through proper channels.