This is a part time, 10-month position. Lower School assistant teachers work with the classroom lead teacher to maintain a learning environment that supports the Charlotte Preparatory School mission statement and upholds the four pillars of leadership- Respect, Integrity, Perseverance and Courage. Effective August 2021.
KEY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY
Duties of this job include, but are not limited to:
Work with teachers and staff to promote the healthy intellectual, emotional, social, and physical growth of the students.
Treat students, faculty, staff, and parents with dignity and respect and maintain a professional attitude and confidentiality as needed.
Provide instructional and clerical support for the lead classroom teacher.
Support and assist children in learning class material under the lead teacher's direction and guidance.
Lead class, with assistance of substitute, during absence of teacher.
Provide students with individualized attention, working with students as a whole group, in small groups, or individually – listening to students read, reviewing or reinforcing class lessons, and assisting children in using classroom equipment and materials. They may provide extra assistance to a student with special needs as requested by the lead teacher.
Report any observations or concerns regarding student behavior or progress to the lead teacher, so that the lead teacher at his/her discretion may address these issues as needed with the parents.
Supervise students to promote safety and respect in various locations on and across campus, including but not limited to the dining hall, playground, and other common areas.
Prepare materials for instruction, check student work, keep attendance records, duplicate, laminate, and file materials. They may label, organize and display student work and other materials on bulletin boards.
Help keep classroom supplies and equipment maintained and prepare materials for the teacher and students.
Take charge of special projects and prepare equipment or exhibits as requested by the lead teacher and administration.
Attend staff meetings, recommended training, school activities as assigned by administration, and parent-teacher conferences scheduled by the lead teacher.
Help to maintain a clean, neat, and organized classroom, and promote healthy personal hygiene habits of students.
Participate in other duties as assigned by the Head of Lower School.
Experience working with elementary aged children in a school setting required.
Experience working in an independent school environment preferred.
A minimum of a high school diploma.
Team oriented with the ability to work effectively with grade-level and divisional faculty and staff, as well as other members of the school, including the administrative team, other faculty members, parents, and students.
Positive, enthusiastic, flexible, adaptable and warm personality
Strong work ethic, proactive, and success-oriented
About Charlotte Preparatory School
Charlotte Preparatory School is Charlotte, North Carolina's leading independent TK-8 school. The entire school, from its Montessori Early School to its Middle School leadership program, is built upon three guiding principles: Charlotte Prep is research-based, it is student-centered, and it is carefully designed for student success.
For an in-depth look at this dynamic school, visit the Charlotte Prep website at www.charlotteprep.org.
"Charlotte Preparatory School does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, or any other legally protected classification applicable to Charlotte Preparatory School in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, financial aid, athletic and other school-administered programs."