- Teaching Assistant
The Chestnut Hill School, Chestnut Hill, MA
Accredited by AISNE
Apply here by sending a resume and cover letter submitted to Dean of Academics and Faculty, Chris Cunningham.
Supervisor: Academic Dean/Dean of Faculty
Start Date: Immediately
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
● Bachelor’s degree
● 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