Assistant Teacher for 8/9s Classroom (3rd/4th grade)
Corlears School, a small New York City independent school located in the lively Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan, is seeking a very skilled Assistant Teacher for the 2019-20 school year.
Candidates should be excited about and ready to embrace the school’s focus: serving children age 2 through 5th grade, and helping them achieve their full academic, ethical and creative potential.
The Corlears faculty and administration value an inquiry based, constructivist approach to instruction, responsiveness to student exploration, and the role of teacher as a guide to student learning. It is a collaborative teaching environment which emphasizes the partnership of teaching teams. All members of the teaching team actively engage in and support a growing social justice curriculum in connection with the social studies work.
The successful Assistant Teacher candidate at Corlears will:
Value the school's mission to support students who are economically, racially and ethnically diverse, as well as those coming from diverse family structures
Have a thorough grounding in progressive / constructivist practices and principles
Have experience and practice working with and differentiating for a variety of learners in a school setting
Have the motivation and skill to provide professional feedback and mentoring to Assistant Teachers during the course of the school year
Be comfortable generating and collaborating on curriculum work and planning with HT
Be comfortable designing curriculum with HT and independently implementing curriculum regarding book groups and math work
Be comfortable partnering with families for the benefit of students under leadership of HT
Have strong written and interpersonal communication skills
Be committed to ongoing professional growth
Be curious and committed to adapting technology for the classroom in order to enhance student learning
Have a sense of humor and a drive to collaborate with colleagues
1-3 years of teaching classroom experience, preferably in a progressive school
Experience with TERC Investigations for Math; Math In the City Units
Experience with Teacher’s College Reader’s and Writer’s Workshop Units of Study
Responsive Classroom training / exposure
Experience with leading and supporting social justice curriculum/integration of curriculum
Skilled in adapting instruction for multiple cultural and learning perspectives
Handwriting Without Tears handwriting program
Currently in a program for, or working toward a M.ED, MA or MS in education
Candidates should have the ability to balance teacher responsibilities and schoolwork, not putting one before the other
Fluency in Spanish is a plus, but not required
The Corlears Community:
Corlears is a warm and nurturing community dedicated to the educational excellence of young children through the elementary grades. Corlears is committed to creating an environment and shaping a curriculum that embraces differences. Our small and dynamic community makes working at Corlears both exciting and an opportunity for growth. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package.
About Corlears School
Corlears, a small, independent, progressive school located in the lively Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan, is dedicated to the education of young children through the elementary grades. We seek to cultivate joy in learning through active investigation of integrated curricular themes.
Daily practice at Corlears is based on the belief that educating students to be well informed, socially engaged, critical thinkers is essential in order to sustain a healthy democracy. We have intentionally created an intimate environment, well suited to the needs of children through the elementary years, where students can easily navigate both the physical space and social networks of the community. We seek to create an economically and culturally diverse community that reflects our immediate neighborhood and reaches into the city beyond.