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Assistant Teacher - Lower School

Assistant Teacher - Lower School
DVFriends, 19 E. Central Ave, Paoli, PA 19301
The assistant teacher is responsible for providing academic and social support to students in a multi-grade classroom of students in grades 1-5. Responsibilities may include: working one on one with a student on an academic task, teaching a lesson to a small class, and guiding students in resolving conflicts. This Teaching Assistant position is ideal for individuals beginning a career in education and/or in a credential or graduate program. Excellent teacher support including mentoring and professional development will be provided. This position supports the classroom lead teacher and reports to the lower school administrators.

Employment Classification: Exempt, 10-month full-time

Reports to: Lower School Director

Oversight and responsibilities:
● Support the lead teacher in creating a positive learning environment
● Assist in the planning of the weekly curriculum
● Assist in the preparation of classroom materials
● Assist in maintaining a classroom environment that supports the learning of students who have a
wide range of learning challenges
● Lead group activities and lessons when needed
● Teach small reading and math groups
● Teach lessons in a subject area that interests the assistant
● Help in correcting school work and homework
● Maintain ongoing communication with the lead teacher on classroom difficulties and individual students
● Model patience, flexibility, kindness, responsibility, a sense of humor, and respect for others
● Exhibit appropriate and accurate math, spelling, and grammar skills
● Participate in formal communication with parents, such as parent conferences and report writing
● Attend staff meetings and required events as referenced in the Faculty & Staff Handbook
● Engage in ongoing professional development relevant to the position
● Other duties as assigned by the Lower School Director or Head of School
● Support the School and its mission, maintaining a high degree of professionalism at all times
Bachelor’s degree required; a desire to pursue a career in education, and a strong preference for
individuals in credentialing and/or advanced degree programs in education.
Knowledge of students with learning disabilities and ADHD is preferred.
Familiarity with and appreciation for Quaker principles.
Contact Judy Sheridan
19 E Central Avenue, Paoli , PA 19301