Kindergarten Assistant Teacher
  • Teacher

Lesley Ellis School, Arlington, MA

Accredited by AISNE.

Independent school (Preschool – Grade 8) seeks candidates with a strong commitment to progressive education, excellent academic preparation, student-centered classrooms, and antibias curriculum. We seek individuals who will bring enthusiasm to a teaching team and work closely with grade level partners and specialists to ensure an enriching, challenging, and cohesive school experience.

Assistant Teacher Responsibilities include:

  • Working collaboratively with the classroom teachers to support the education of students
  • Engaging with students- playing, reading, conversing with children; address issues with kids as they arise;
  • Supervising children;
  • Providing support where needed (helping children in the bathroom; classroom cleaning; activity set-up/clean up; other needs as arise);
  • Attending occasional staff meetings;
  • Providing positive guidance techniques to maintain a child-centered, developmentally appropriate environment;
  • Demonstrating respect for diversity among faculty and student body and promoting a classroom environment which values diversity and a pluralistic worldview.


  • Degree in early childhood or elementary education preferred
  • Experience in an elementary setting required
  • Commitment to developmental, multicultural, anti-bias education

Interested candidates should send cover letter, resume and three letters of reference to:

Deanne Benson, Head of School, Lesley Ellis School at

Lesley Ellis School is an equal opportunity employer
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