The Kew-Forest School is a co-educational independent day school founded in 1918 in Forest Hills, Queens, New York. Today, the School serves approximately 225 students in Preschool (3-year-olds) through twelfth grade. The Kew-Forest School student body is one of the most diverse and international to be found at any independent school in the country. Kew-Forest students have varied cultural, racial, ethnic, and religious backgrounds and a majority are multilingual.
The Kew-Forest School is looking for a full-time Grade 1 Associate Teacher for the 2021- 2022 school year. The Grade 1 Associate Teacher, working in a supportive role, is a person who is interested in pursuing a career in education and has prior classroom experience, preferably in Early Elementary education. The Grade 1 Associate Teacher is partnered with a Lead Teacher, who plays a vital role in helping the Associate develop their teaching skills. By observing and working with our experienced teachers and participating in the life of the school, our Associates gain valuable experience as well as opportunities to develop their own philosophy and teaching style.
The role of the Grade 1 Associate Teacher is a collaborative one. While the Lead Teacher shoulders primary responsibility for a class, both teachers are expected to plan together to deliver whole and small-group instruction across content areas.
The Associate Teacher participates actively in teaching and assessment, supports parent-teacher conferences and report-writing, and substitutes for the Lead Teacher as necessary.
Associate Teachers meet regularly with their cooperating Lead Teacher as well as a designated Mentor Teacher, both as a group and individually.
The Ideal Candidate
In hiring our Associate Teachers, we seek responsible, mature, nurturing, enthusiastic, and dedicated people with a strong desire to teach.
Our Associate Teachers hold a B.A. degree, and typically hold or are working toward their teaching credential or Master’s degree.
Prior classroom experience is desired.
Please send a resume, cover letter, and list of at least three references addressed to Karin Bernstein, Head of Lower School, to firstname.lastname@example.org, and include “Grade 1 Associate Teacher” in the subject line. No phone calls, please.
To learn more about The Kew-Forest School, please visit our website: www.kewforest.org.
We are The Kew-Forest School.
Our community nurtures lifelong learners from around the world.
Our educators inspire young people to think boldly and find their voices.
Our students support each other and explore thoughtfully as they shape the future.
NOTICE OF NONDISCRIMINATION
The Kew-Forest School believes that all persons are entitled to equal employment opportunity. The School prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, religion, color, creed, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national origin, culture, background, physical or mental disability, or any other legally protected classes or classifications. No employee or job applicant will be discriminated against in recruitment, compensation, promotion, or termination practices.
The Kew-Forest School is accredited by the New York State Association of Independent Schools (NYSAIS), the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, and the New York State Department of Education. The School is also a member of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), the Independent School Admissions Association of Greater New York (ISAAGNY), and the Guild of Independent Schools of New York (GISNY).