The assistant teacher is primarily responsible for assisting and supporting the lead teacher in a self-contained class of 24 boys.
Overtly support and act in accordance with the school’s mission and values
Develop and maintain a classroom atmosphere centered on intellectual inquiry and student engagement.
Foster classroom community through inclusionary, compassionate, and supportive practices
Uphold professional standards of personal presentation, punctuality, professional courtesy, and discretion
Appropriately carry out specific responsibilities as designated by the division (eg. duties)
Honor the confidentiality of school and student information
Communicate effectively with lead, students and colleagues
Engage in self-reflection and professional development through goal setting, Professional Development opportunities, and ongoing dialog with division directors.
Transport the boys to the specialist classes
Attend all whole-group specialist classes and assist teachers with classroom management
Help with cutting, laminating, binding, copying and other general prep work
Create, manage, update bulletin boards and website (Shared responsibility with lead)
Supervise students during recess/lunch/dismissal duties
Follow the lead teachers with the reading, writing, and math instruction and be involved in monitoring/assisting the students during lessons
Assist in the planning of classroom activities
Collaborate with lead teacher in planning schedule and teaching lessons
Supervise groups of students while the lead teacher works with individuals or small groups
Skills and Competencies
A passion for working with elementary students
A desire to collaborate in a dynamic community of teachers
An openness to professional development and continuous learning
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
A pleasant and collegial approach to work and, ideally, a sense of humor
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Advanced degree in education or teaching credential
1-2 years elementary classroom experience
Experience with Reader’s and Writer’s
Workshop curriculum and instruction;
Bridges’ Math program;
Responsive Classroom Training; and
Google Suite for Education
About Cathedral School for Boys
Cathedral School for Boys, founded in 1957, strives to provide education in the best tradition of the Episcopal Church and in consonance with the mission of Grace Cathedral. We believe that this education is derived from three main sources: the highest academic and personal standards humanely applied; building a diverse community united in its concern for the school and for the world; and an active engagement with religion and the spiritual dimension.
To provide an excellent education for boys at the elementary level.
To attract a diverse student body of strong academic potential.
To provide a school committed to intellectual inquiry and rigor, centered in the Episcopal tradition, respectful of and welcoming to people of all religious traditions and beliefs.
To develop social responsibility through exemplary programs of outreach and service.
To create a community bonded by open-heartedness, hope, compassion and concern.