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 of these must be in place in order for graduates to have a deep sense of themselves as thoughtful students, skilled learners, and confident leaders. CHS prides itself on graduates who are well rounded, think critically, take risks, and stand up for the rights and feelings of others. CHS is also a place with a dedicated, passionate faculty and staff who seek to enrich themselves through professional development and growth. The Chestnut Hill School endeavors to create a safe space for students, families and faculty who represent many forms of diversity. CHS is seeking individuals willing to join a warm, welcoming, and deeply committed diverse school community.
Position Summary The Chestnut Hill School is searching for a mid-year replacement Pre-Kindergarten Associate Teacher for the 2018-2019 school year. The Pre-Kindergarten Associate Teacher is responsible for assisting the Lead Pre-Kindergarten Teachers in planning, implementing, and assessing the Pre-Kindergarten program utilizing current best practices in early childhood education; working with lead teachers to communicate with families about students’ progress; promoting equity and diversity; and supporting the mission of the school.
The ideal Pre-Kindergarten Associate Teacher will have at minimum a Bachelor’s Degree in Education or related field; experience working with children of this age group and an understanding of their developmental milestones; a proven ability to collaborate effectively; a commitment to fostering an inclusive and diverse learning environment; excellent verbal and written communication skills; a joyful spirit encouraging compassion, patience, and caring; and the ability to reflect on their own teaching to adapt lessons to meet different abilities and interests.
The start date for this position is as soon as possible through the end of the school year on June 14, 2019.
The Chestnut Hill School is an EOE and seeks to promote diversity through its hiring. Qualified applicants should email a letter of interest, resume, and references to Christopher Cunningham, Dean of Faculty at email@example.com. Please write “Pre-Kindergarten Associate Teacher (Your Name)” in the subject line of your email.
Experience working with children
Proven ability to collaborate effectively with colleagues
Commitment to fostering an inclusive and diverse learning environment