The Chapin School seeks Lower School Associate Teachers for the 2019–20 school year. We have openings in Grades K–3.
Our Associate Teacher Program is an informal apprenticeship that offers early career teachers, career changers, current master’s degree candidates, and recent master’s program graduates the opportunity to learn under a seasoned Head Teacher and gain hands-on experience in the classroom.
Associate Teachers work closely with Head Teachers to create a rich and warm learning community for our students. Duties include planning and conducting small group or whole class lessons, assessing and documenting students’ needs, and supporting the Head Teacher in the daily maintenance of the classroom. Associate Teachers are regarded as teachers-in-training whose role grows as they gain experience and knowledge. Associate Teachers will receive support, coaching, and in-house professional development as part of their program at Chapin.
Please submit your cover letter and résumé to the following dedicated email address: email@example.com
The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated commitment to education and a passion for working with young children. A flexible attitude, willingness to learn, punctuality, and a sense of humor are essential.
Associate Teachers remain at Chapin for two years. A Bachelor’s degree is required. Those who are bilingual English/Spanish speakers are of special interest, as our students learn Spanish starting in Kindergarten.
About The Chapin School
The Chapin School is an independent, all-girls day school in New York City serving nearly 800 students K–12. Founded in 1901, Chapin prepares a diverse and talented community of young women to thrive and lead in a global society through its dedication to academic excellence, personal integrity and community responsibility. Chapin cultivates in each student a love of learning, independent thinking, emotional resilience and a dedication to serving others.
Chapin’s Focus Forward strategic plan, which has guided our work since 2010, has intensified Chapin’s historic commitment to offering the most challenging academic curriculum while also teaching the social, emotional, and other life skills that will set the stage for its students’ success in this century. Focus Forward is a commitment to strengthening teaching and learning; culture, community, and global awareness; character, ethics, and emotional well-being; and financial sustainability.
Specifically, at the heart of Focus Forward is a two-part commitment: to a learning environment that enables all students to embrace the challenges and opportunities of the 21st century to the best of their abilities, and to classroom teachi...ng that both meets the highest standards of academic excellence and is tailored to each student’s interests and potential. As part of our pledge to enhance our curriculum and pedagogy to reflect research and best practices, we place each student at the center of her own learning. Student-driven inquiry sets the stage for enduring understanding. Likewise, a commitment on the part of students and educators alike to a growth mindset ensures that for all students understanding key concepts in all disciplines is possible. Inextricably linked to our academic program are efforts that support the emotional health and well-being of our students.
Chapin's Commitment to Diversity
Chapin is committed to diversity in its culture, curriculum and program. Believing that an equitable, inclusive community is essential to learning, Chapin actively seeks families, faculty and staff who bring a range of experiences to the school. Chapin embraces and respects differences in age, ethnicity, gender, learning style, physical ability, race, religion, sexual orientation and socioeconomic class. Expecting and requiring respect for others are hallmarks of our educational process.