Sierra Canyon seeks Lower School assistant teachers who will work with the classroom lead teacher in specific grade levels to maintain a learning environment that supports the Mission and Core Values of the School, beginning in August, 2021.
Sierra Canyon teachers enjoy an outstanding work environment and engage with students who are eager to learn. As an independent school, the school actively seeks to increase the diversity of its faculty and develop an inclusive community.
DESCRIPTION OF MAJOR EXPECATIONS
This position includes the following requirements, though are not limited to the following:
Work with teachers and staff to ensure the greatest academic, intellectual, social, emotional and physical development as possible of all students;
Teach with a full understanding of Sierra Canyon’s Character Education model in mind, reinforcing respect, kindness, responsibility and honesty;
Communicate to community members with dignity and respect, maintaining a professional attitude and confidentiality as is necessary;
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 when necessary as directed by the lead teacher and administration;
Provide students with personalized support and attention in different the frameworks common to the academic day including group, small and individual classes and centers;
Become familiar with the pedagogy, materials and resources that the school provides;
Faithfully and knowledgably report on student growth and challenges, observing any concerns or praise that is noteworthy and necessary to assure student progress including those reports that require discretion and sensitivity;
Supervise students at all times of the day to assure safety and health including, but not limited to the playground, specialist classes, recess and lunch, et al;
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;
Maintain all classroom resources in an organized and intentional fashion commensurate with lead teacher and administrative direction;
Assist in any special events, projects or duties as directed by Sierra Canyon administration or lead teacher;
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 habits in students;
Participate in other duties as assigned by the Lower School Director.
PROFESSIONAL AND PERSONAL QUALIFICATIONS
Candidates should possess the following:
Experience working with elementary aged children in a school setting, strongly preferred;
Experience working in an independent school environment, strongly preferred;
A minimum of a college degree, strongly preferred;
General interest in pursuing a career in education or a school environment;
A team-oriented approach with the ability to work effectively with grade-level and divisional faculty and staff, as well as other members of the school;
A positive, enthusiastic, flexible, adaptable and warm personality in addition to a demonstratively strong work ethic, proactive approach, growth-mindset and positive attitude.
About Sierra Canyon School
Sierra Canyon School is a private, independent, non-sectarian, co-educational, college preparatory school for students in grades Pre-Kindergarten through 12 located on two campuses within walking distance of each other in the northwest corner of Los Angeles’ San Fernando Valley. The highly cosmopolitan campus community is reflective of the Greater Los Angeles Area and the world at large where cultural, ethnic, and socioeconomic diversity are welcomed and celebrated. Students are empowered to realize their greatest creative, ethical, intellectual, and physical promise through small class sizes, a diverse student-teacher culture, and a community-focused learning environment.