The Summit Preparatory School of Southwest Missouri is seeking an educator in the following area:
Early Childhood (Beginners) Classroom Assistant - Part Time
The Summit, located in Springfield, MO, is a fully accredited, independent, non-profit, co-educational day school meeting the learning needs of 160 students, Early Learners through High School. The Summit is characterized by its progressive, student-centered philosophy, academically challenging curriculum, personalized, “deeper learning” approach, motivated students, small class sizes, and talented, dedicated faculty. The Summit offers a regionally competitive salary in a collaborative and engaging teaching community. Teaching at The Summit is what teaching is all about!
The Beginners Classroom Assistant serves as the assistant to the Beginner’s classroom teacher, partnering to provide a developmentally appropriate learning environment for The Summit’s 3 and 4 year old students. This part-time position is Monday through Friday from 8:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.
Interested candidates should send a current résumé and letter of interest to Katie Heet, Head of School, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Application is open until position is filled. The Summit reserves the right to close the application process at any time.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: The Summit Preparatory School does not discriminate in the employment of personnel because of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, or handicapped status in violation of existing state or federal law or regulations.
Student-centered, progressive approach to learning
Proficient in integrated, inquiry, and project based learning
Adept at technology integration
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Experienced at curriculum development
Skilled in collegial collaboration
Energetic, creative, and flexible
Classroom experience or experience working with young children in a learning context preferred
Background in early childhood education or a related field preferred
About The Summit Preparatory School
The mission of The Summit Preparatory School is to prepare learners for success by providing a progressive education in a uniquely challenging and supportive environment.
Inspire life-long learners.
The Summit is a small, progressive, independent school that cares beyond the completion of required courses to the development and future of the whole child, teaching not only the skills for academic success, but more importantly how to overcome challenges, solve problems, and pursue lifelong achievement.
We believe the following qualities are important for success in college and in life. These qualities are developed over the long term.
Intellectual Curiosity: Developing a passion for lifelong learning, joy of learning, asking why, pursuing passions, finding connections, and embracing diversity in all of its forms
Critical Thinking: Challenging assumptions and orthodoxies, creative problem solving, tackling open ended problems and taking on the unknown
Growth Mindset: Recognizing successes and failures as an outcome of effort rather than a reflection of a person’s immutable self
Independence: Being self-reliant, responsible,... self-aware, self-disciplined, and on the path to self discovery
Connected: Able to succeed as a member of a team and a community, demonstrating leadership and stewardship, being of service to those in need, and tackling social responsibility