Located six miles from Washington, D.C., St. Stephen's and St. Agnes School, a JK-12 Episcopal School, educates the whole child by supporting the academic, social, physical, and spiritual growth of each student. Named as one of the #1 workplaces in Washington, D.C. by the Washington Post, St. Stephen's and St. Agnes is a positive and collegial community with a commitment to our mission to pursue goodness as well as knowledge and to honor the unique value of each of our members as a child of God in a caring community. SSSAS combines a rigorous academic program with outstanding opportunities in the arts, athletics and service learning. SSSAS has a deep commitment to creating a diverse and inclusive community. We seek candidates who share this commitment.We are seeking a dynamic educator to assume the position of Assistant First Grade Teacher beginning in late August 2019. Assistant Teachers support lead teachers in implementing the curriculum. Assistant Teachers teach whole group, small group, and individual students. The successful candidate will possess facility and capacity with phonics instruction, the reading and writing workshop model, and mathematical exploration and problem-solving.
Candidates should be flexible, patient, and nurturing and collaborative. Candidates should possess a comfort level with integrating technology in the classroom and a passion for learning and growth. This is a wonderful opportunity to work closely with an experienced teacher and to hone one's pedagogical skills in a supportive environment. The ideal candidates will have degree in Elementary Education or the equivalent. The Assistant Teacher is required to exercise professional judgment and responsibility in keeping with the expectations of the School's faculty.
Collaborate with the lead teacher on instruction and differentiation for individual students and small groups.
Teach whole group, small group, or individual students as requested by the lead teacher.
Anticipate and support student needs.
Provide a safe and stimulating environment that facilitates learning.
Manage classroom behavior through the Responsive Classroom approach.
Support student transitions to classes across the campus.
Respond promptly to communication from colleagues.
Actively participate in daily classroom activities including supervision of students during lunch and recess.
Prepare classroom materials as requested by the classroom teacher.
Collaborate with grade-level team to enhance teaching and learning.
Attend and participate in monthly faculty meetings and meetings of any committees joined.
Assume lead responsibilities in the classroom if classroom teacher is absent or off-campus.
The School accepts candidates with the following minimal qualifications:
(1) Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education or another relevant field; advanced degrees are strongly encouraged; state certification is not required.
(2) A strong commitment to educating a diverse student body within a caring and creative environment.
(3) Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
(4) Previous teaching experience in an early elementary classroom.
(5) Strong references who confirm the applicant's ability to exercise sound professional judgment.
For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.
OUR MISSION: To help our students succeed in a complex and changing world, we seek to inspire a passion for learning, an enthusiasm for athletic and artistic endeavor, a striving for excellence, a celebration of diversity and a commitment to service. Our mission is to pursue goodness as well as knowledge and to honor the unique value of each of our members as a child of God in a caring community.
Located six miles from Washington, D.C., St. Stephen's & St. Agnes School, a JK-12 Episcopal School, educates the whole child by tending to the academic, social, physical, and spiritual needs of each of our students. Named as the 2nd best workplace in Washington, D.C. by the Washington Post, St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes is a positive and collegial community with a commitment to our mission to pursue goodness as well as knowledge and to honor the unique value of each of our members as a child of God in a caring community. SSSAS combines a rigorous academic program with outstanding opportunities in the arts, athletics and service learning for our students. SSSAS has a deep commitment to creating an inclusive community which values diversity and multiculturalism, and we seek candidates w...ho have this same commitment. The diverse student body is 27% students of color, and 21% of our students receive financial aid to create a socioeconomically diverse community.
Our culture promotes lifelong learning, and our faculty have a wealth of opportunities available to them to continue expanding their knowledge of both their disciplines and the field of education. Summer study grants, a 6-week multicultural seminar for new faculty, support for graduate studies, and conferences and workshops are just a few of the ways in which we support and encourage our teachers to continue to grow and learn.