The Langley School, a PS-8 independent school in McLean, Virginia, seeks assistant teachers for our lower division for the 2021-2022 school year.
Our full-time, salaried assistant teachers work closely with lead teachers to deliver small-group and full-class instruction in language arts, mathematics, social studies, and/or life skills, and collaborate with head teachers to assess and record student progress. Guided by the theory and practice of the Responsive Classroom and our own Community Contract, assistant teachers work with lead teachers to provide consistent and positive classroom management.
Assistant teachers are dedicated to a grade-level team, working with three lead homeroom teachers as well as resource and specialist teachers to provide instruction to three sections of students across the grade level. The daily schedule is determined based on the needs of students in partnership with the grade level team teachers and the division head. Through generous professional development opportunities and regular collaborative team meetings, assistant teachers are able to develop their skills and work toward their professional goals.
Grounded in a deep respect for childhood, The Langley School offers an exceptional community and an inquiry-based academic curriculum paired with a unique social-emotional program for students in preschool through eighth grade. Since 1942, The Langley School has shaped confident, kind, self-aware learners who are prepared to thrive in the nation's top high schools and beyond. Langley remains committed to attracting and retaining exceptional faculty as members of our community who demonstrate a deep respect for childhood, are excited about being leaders in teaching and learning, and want to work in a highly collaborative environment.
The Langley School offers highly competitive salaries, excellent benefits, robust professional development opportunities, and tuition remission for faculty and staff.
Bachelor’s degree in education preferred, three to five years previous experience working with children in learning environments, excellent written and verbal communication skills, comfort with integrating technology into the curriculum, interest in collaborating with colleagues, and a passion for working with children required.
Given the current global context, specific risk mitigation strategies are in place to ensure the safety of all community members, including masks, small classes and other CDC best practices. Applicants must be willing to follow our COVID-19 Handbook policies, and expect to teach both in-person and virtually, depending on our school operating status. Detailed information will be provided as part of the application process.
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About The Langley School
Founded upon a deep appreciation for childhood, and an abiding belief in the necessity and power of parent/teacher partnership, The Langley School offers an exceptional community and an individually attuned academic program—proving both to be mutually reinforcing and equally essential.