Kindergarten Associate Teacher (Lower School) - Full-Time or Part-Time
Beginning August 2020
The Kew-Forest School is looking for a Kindergarten Associate Teacher for the 2020-2021 school year. This position could be either full-time or part-time. The Kindergarten teacher, working in a supportive role, is a person who is interested in pursuing a career in education and has prior classroom experience. The Kindergarten Associate Teacher is partnered with a Lead Teacher, who plays a vital role in helping the Associate develop their teaching skills. By observing and working with our experienced teachers and participating in the life of the school, our Associates gain valuable experience as well as opportunities to develop their own philosophy and teaching style.
For the 2020-2021 academic school year, the Kindergarten Associate Teacher will provide unique support for the Lead Teacher and the students. Although one cohort, the Kindergarten class will be split into two spaces to provide safe social distancing for adults and students. Each teacher will be responsible for teaching in and monitoring one space, but will also be able to move in and out of either room.
The role of the Kindergarten Associate Teacher is a collaborative one. While the Lead Teacher shoulders the primary responsibility for a class, both teachers are expected to plan together to deliver instruction across content areas. The Associate Teacher participates actively in teaching and assessment, supports parent-teacher conferences and report-writing, and substitutes for the Lead Teacher as necessary. Associate Teachers meet regularly with their Lead Teacher as well as a designated mentor.
In hiring Associate Teachers, Kew-Forest seeks responsible, mature, nurturing, enthusiastic, and dedicated people with a strong desire to teach. Our Associate Teachers hold a B.A. degree, and typically hold or are working toward their teaching credential or masters degree. Prior classroom experience is required and experience with remote learning desired.
Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and references (should include current supervisor and current head of school, if employed by a school) via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include “Kindergarten Associate Teacher” in the subject line. No phone calls, please.
About The Kew-Forest School
The Kew-Forest School is accredited by the New York State Association of Independent Schools (NYSAIS), the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, and the New York State Department of Education. The School is also a member of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), the Independent School Admissions Association of Greater New York (ISAAGNY), and the Guild of Independent Schools of New York (GISNY).