This full-time internship is for individuals pursuing a master’s in education and/or those who are exploring elementary school teaching. Interns are paired with a teacher in a K-6 classroom, observing classes, assisting with projects, and taking increased responsibility for classroom management and lesson planning/delivery. Interns receive formal support and take part in teaching seminars.
The Intern Teacher will:
Support the mission of the school.
Ensure the safety and well-being of all students.
Teach homeroom subjects in partnership with the cooperating teacher.
Lead Open Circle Meetings in partnership with the cooperating teacher (as appropriate).
Participate in and support the planning for special events/activities.
Attend regular planning, grade-level, staff meetings, and intern cohort meetings as scheduled.
Help to manage classroom transitions, including walking students to specials, lunch, and recess.
Attend special subject classes as needed.
Attend Faculty Professional Development Days, Curriculum Night (September) and Carnival (September).
Contribute to reports each term.
Attend all parent-teacher conferences.
Contribute to communications to CHS families, including weekly website updates.
Support the tone for routines and behavioral expectations set by the cooperating teacher.
Reinforce any language, consequences, or strategies as appropriate.
Maintain open two-way communication with cooperating teacher.
Perform arrival, dismissal, recess, and other duties as assigned.
Experience working with children
Proven ability to collaborate effectively with colleagues
Commitment to fostering an inclusive and diverse learning environment
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Equity and inclusion
Employee lives the stated mission of the school, and values and respects diversity in all facets of school life. Employee promotes equity and inclusion in work with students, families, and colleagues.
In keeping with Chestnut Hill School’s commitment to a strong community, employee exemplifies cooperation and collaboration, demonstrates leadership when necessary, is a supportive team member when needed, and assists others to ensure deadlines and goals are met.
Employee exercises clear, constructive, and appropriate communication with students, colleagues and administration in written and verbal communication.
Critical observation and problem-solving
Employee shows ability to not only gather information but to also interpret, analyze, and suggest next steps based upon data. Employee assesses problems and utilizes all available resources to resolve challenges through proper channels.
About The Chestnut Hill School
The Chestnut Hill School, founded in 1860 and located in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, is a co-educational, independent school educating students from Beginners (age 3) through Grade 6. The School lives its commitment to academic excellence, diversity, and community, recognizing that these inextricable values are required to optimize learning, a sense of belonging, civility, and compassion. CHS graduates stand up for their beliefs, express their thoughts, and care about the rights and feelings of others. We welcome applications from individuals who are willing to join a warm, inclusive, and joyful school community and are able to contribute to the fulfillment of our mission.