Poly Prep seeks applicants for the position of Lower School Associate Teacherto collaborate with a Head Teacher to inspire and guide the learning of elementary-age students in all core subjects, including social-emotional learning. The successful candidate will possess an eagerness to grow as a professional educator; a passion for teaching; creativity and a thirst for innovation; enthusiasm for working with students, families, and colleagues; a growth mindset; and a sense of humor. She, he, or they will be able to inspire and empower students to learn; collaborate and engage in daily conversation and experiences with students and colleagues; write well; and commit to ongoing professional development and lifelong learning.
PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES AND ACCOUNTABILITIES
Collaborate with the assigned Head Teacher to teach core subjects and differentiate instruction to meet the needs of all learners.
Support the documentation and revision of curriculum to reflect school priorities; the school’s values of diversity, equity, and social justice; and 21st century skills.
Assist with assessing student progress and adjusting teaching plans accordingly.
Share student skills development with families through well-crafted reports and thoughtful parent-teacher conferences.
Partner with the assigned Head Teacher to maintain strong communication with families and all relevant stakeholders through appropriate records/documentation, notes and emails, newsletters, and in-person discussions.
Ensure appropriate supervision of students at all times, including arrival, dismissal, class time, recess, field trips, and transitions.
Actively participate in a positive school culture through shared duties, faculty meeting discussions, team meetings, special events, committees, club leadership, and professional development.
Poly Prep strives to be an equitable, just, and diverse community, one proud of and deeply committed to empowering students to discover who they are and what they want to be. In keeping with the country day school philosophy, we seek community members who will share a passion for learning in and out of the classroom. Every educator at Poly Prep aspires to uphold our mission “to support and inspire the next diverse generation of leaders and global citizens to act with intelligence, imagination and--above all--character.”
We offer a supportive environment, with a full benefits package (medical, dental, vision, life insurance, a generous match on our 403(b) retirement plan, long-term disability, flexible spending account, pre-tax commute benefit, and free lunch).