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Lower School Assistant Teacher

Lower School Assistant Teacher
DVFriends, 19 E. Central Ave, Paoli, PA 19301
About DVFriends:
Delaware Valley Friends School is a national leader in educating bright students in grades 1-12 with reading, writing, and other related learning differences. The school attracts students from across the Philadelphia area and is amidst several years of program expansion and enrollment growth. Students receive a comprehensive, research-based college preparatory curriculum, individualized instruction, cutting-edge assistive technologies, and successful college placement, with an emphasis on metacognition and self-advocacy within a community based on Quaker values.

About you and the role:
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.

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 schoolwork 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

Next steps
Send resume and cover letter to Christy Zawadzkas, Lower School Director.
You'll benefit from:
● A robust health insurance plan, including a school contribution that covers the employee cost and a portion of the cost for a partner and dependents.
● Employer match of retirement plan contributions up to 6% of salary.
● A 10-month contract, allowing ample time for recharging your battery over the summer.
● Knowledge of students with learning disabilities and ADHD is preferred.
● Familiarity with and appreciation for Quaker principles.
Contact Christy Zawadzkas
Phone: (610) 640-4150 x2830
19 E Central Avenue, Paoli , PA 19301