Location: New York, New York
Type: Full Time
Salary: $50,000- $54,700
includes Health Insurance
4 Year Degree
The Caedmon School seeks engaging and creative candidates for a Kindergarten Associate teacher position in the 2023-2024 school year. In accordance with our Mission Statement, we seek candidates who cherish and love children. We ask you to model what is expected of our students ethically, academically, and socially; demonstrate an understanding and commitment to DEIB (diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging); exhibit a passion for lifelong learning; possess the skills, knowledge, and confidence to be an enthusiastic innovator; and live with a deep sensitivity and respect for others.
We seek candidates who understand the role of teacher as a facilitator of student curiosity and questioning, as well as a desire to learn about (or are familiar with) the educational philosophy of Maria Montessori and the importance of a carefully prepared learning environment.
The ideal candidate possesses an understanding of the cognitive, social, and emotional development of young, elementary aged children. They must be able to identify the strengths of each individual student and must have interest in educational approaches that position the student as the driver of their own learning based on student-centered inquiry.
The ideal candidate is also a perpetual learner and models this for their students. They are open to trying new approaches to curriculum, pedagogy, and strategies for meeting student needs; are receptive to and seek feedback from colleagues; engage in thoughtful risk-taking in their teaching; and actively dig into workshops and discussions at faculty meetings and professional development events. They habitually reflect on the learning of each individual child and on their own teaching.
The ideal candidate brings a keen enthusiasm for working with children; participates wholeheartedly in the life of the faculty; and conducts themselves professionally and warmly. They engage often and clearly with colleagues about curriculum and student progress; freely share resources and teaching strategies; and brings fresh, innovative ideas to planning sessions. They strive to practice strong perspective-taking skills whenever collaborating with colleagues and families. Additionally, this individual will have opportunities to participate in family conferences and write progress reports.
The Mission of The Caedmon School
At The Caedmon School, we honor the individual and foster each child’s natural curiosity, which is the foundation of academic achievement. We nurture empathy in our students to value perspectives other than their own. Our graduates are creative, capable, and courageous, ready to make their place in the world.
Our Commitment to Community and Inclusivity
The Caedmon School is dedicated to creating and maintaining a community where we embrace and explore differences and commonalities, and the challenges they may present. We are committed to ensuring that Caedmon families feel a sense of belonging, because we value the different and precious identities among us. We cultivate a caring, respectful, and safe environment, in which bonds are forged across potential barriers of human difference, advancing compassionate, responsible, courageous citizens.
Our Values: Community; Academic Excellence; Diversity; Montessori
Co-Teach lessons in areas such as Math, Writing, Reading and Social Studies
Plan and work collegially with Head Teacher and/or grade level team
Support Head Teacher in conducting family conferences and writing narrative reports
Attend all faculty meetings; participate in one task force each year
Meet with administration and Head Teachers twice per week about student growth and curriculum
Fulfill playground and lunchroom duties
A distinct fondness for young children
Demonstrate flexibility, adaptability and thoughtfulness in both lesson planning and in relating to students and families
Bachelor’s degree required
1-3 years teaching experience preferred
A knowledge of, and respect for, Montessori philosophy is highly valued but not required
Connections working at The Caedmon School
About The Caedmon School
The Caedmon School is an independent PreK and Elementary school (2 year olds to grade 5) on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. The professional community is a diverse, dynamic, team oriented faculty, devoted to seeing young children thrive. We seek candidates committed to equity, justice, and personal identity work. As stated in our Mission, we honor the individual and foster each child’s natural curiosity. Our Early Childhood Program is taught by Montessori certified faculty, and the Elementary program is an exciting, challenging progressive Montessori program.