The Associate Teacher is responsible for supporting students in an early childhood classroom environment that fosters the social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development of lower school age children. This role is ideal for recent graduates and/or candidates who are interested in becoming lead teachers within a two to four year time frame.
Express a clear interest in becoming an active member of the McDonogh community
Work alongside the lead teacher to help create a classroom atmosphere that promotes joyful learning and an inclusive, welcoming, purposeful school tone and culture
Assist the lead teacher with instruction in early literacy and math skills. Help plan and lead daily Morning Meetings and Closing Circles
Work collaboratively with a team of lead and associate teachers to plan, prepare, and teach lessons in social studies, character development, and social-emotional learning
Assist the lead teacher with day-to-day classroom management and supervision of students
Demonstrate a motivation to learn and grow as an educator and to develop a strong skillset in teaching
Actively participate in professional development in order to remain current with best practices in education
Perform non-teaching duties in order to support and assist students throughout the day
Demonstrate professional standards of presentation, punctuality, professional courtesy, and discretion
Bachelor of Arts Degree is required. Early Childhood experience is highly recommended.
Exemplary interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a highly motivated and dedicated team
Exemplary written and oral communication skills
Experience successfully working within a culturally diverse student body, faculty, and community
Experience working with young children and a proven desire to be an early childhood or elementary school teacher
About McDonogh School
McDonogh School is a community that finds joy in work, in play, and in the discovery and realization of personal potential. Strong, mutually respectful relationships among and between students and teachers inspire a passion for learning, a dedication to personal integrity, and a commitment to excellence. Embracing diversity of background, culture, and thought, the school builds upon its founder's original mission to provide a life-altering opportunity to develop in its students the will "to do the greatest possible amount of good."
Founded in 1873 and situated on an 820-acre campus, McDonogh is a day and boarding institution that employs 330 faculty and staff; serves 1,370 students in grades PK-12; has a substantial operating budget and endowment; and just completed a $75 million capital campaign, the largest of any independent school in Maryland. Long been recognized as one of the finest schools in the nation, McDonogh has a reputation for being highly innovative and "on the move."
McDonogh School strives to employ a faculty, administration, and staff exhibiting sound ethical standards and character traits such as moral courage and self-reliance, intellectual confidence ...and curiosity with a love of learning, and the ability to think critically, communicate effectively, and engage in a wide scope of educational, athletic, and artistic endeavors.
Members of the McDonogh community strive to have the highest of moral principles, and to exhibit cooperativeness, loyalty, open-mindedness, and sensitivity, as well as attention to physical, mental, and emotional health, growth, and well-being of self and others.