King School is an independent, college preparatory day school serving students from Pre-kindergarten through Grade 12. We are a diverse, vibrant learning community dedicated to educational excellence and the fullest academic and personal achievement of our students.
Job Title: Lower School Associate Teacher
Division: Lower School
Reports to: Head of Lower School
Summary: King School seeks full-time Associate Teachers to support students in the Lower School. This position will report to the Head of the Lower School.
Associate Teacher Program: The Associate Teacher Program at King School provides individuals seeking a career in teaching the opportunity to gain valuable experience in either Lower or Middle School. The program offers opportunities to explore all aspects of an elementary or middle level classroom, while teaching under the mentorship of a lead teacher and enjoying the benefits of participation in a vibrant cohort. Working closely with a lead teacher, the Associate Teacher is an essential member of the community, working to build an environment built upon King’s core virtues: kindness, respect, integrity, and perseverance.
Associate Teachers may pursue a variety of interests, including coaching sports teams and leading extracurricular activities or clubs. They will also attend faculty meetings and engage in professional growth and development around a variety of topics, such as Lesson Planning and Differentiation, Effective Use of Technology, and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion. Other responsibilities include those associated with all faculty members at King: conferring with colleagues regarding curriculum and teaching strategies, helping to cover other classes when emergencies arise, and being a part of each “duty” roster that applies to their area (lunch, recess, dismissal, etc.).
This one to two year placement allows for work experience and offers an immersive introduction to the teaching profession. Participation in the King Associate Teacher program does not guarantee future employment however, many Associates will either apply for full-time teaching positions or enter graduate school upon completion of their placement.
Primary responsibilitiesinclude, but are not limited to:
Teach small group lessons, including language arts and math, under the direction of the lead teacher.
Provide academic and emotional support to students.
Model fairness and proper behavior.
Plan programmatic and grade level activities with the lead teacher.
Be knowledgeable of the information in each student’s Digital Learning Profile.
Demonstrate a commitment to professional growth and development.
Perform duties as assigned by the Head of Lower School/Middle School, including recess, lunch, and dismissal.
Attend LowerSchool and all-school faculty meetings, as well as workshops on staff development days held after 3:00 P.M.
Be available to work in the After School Program when meetings are not required.
Attend Parents’ Night in September/October, Open House etc.
Provide coverage for other Lower School teachers, when necessary.
Participate in King’s orientation and mentor programs.
Skills and Requirements:
Bachelor’s Degree required, field of education preferred.
Previous experience working with young children.
A strong affinity for young children, flexibility, and a sense of humor are required.
Knowledge of academic and social developmental benchmarks.
Ability to collaborate in the management of a classroom that has several centers and group lessons occurring at the same time.
Strong communication skills and ability to constructively collaborate with colleagues and parents.
Must embrace use of technology to enhance classroom instruction and communication.
Strong demonstration of cultural competence, capacity to work, teach and learn across cultural differences.
A willingness to embrace King’s Mission, Virtues, and Diversity Policy Statement.
CPR and First Aid Certification (King will provide training).
This is a full time, exempt, benefits-eligible position.
King is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is King’s policy to provide equal employment opportunities for all applicants and employees. King does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), gender (including an employee’s gender identity, appearance, or behavior, even if different from that traditionally associated with the employee’s sex at birth), sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, veteran status, or any other basis prohibited under federal, state, or local law.
King will make reasonable accommodations to known physical or mental limitations of otherwise qualified individuals with disabilities unless doing so would impose an undue hardship on the School. Any person who believes he/she may require such accommodation should contact his/her Division Head or the Head of School.
This policy applies to all areas of employment, including recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, compensation, benefits, transfer, and social and recreational programs. It is the responsibility of every employee to follow this policy conscientiously and to immediately report any violations. Any employee who believes that there has been a violation of this policy — with regard to themselves or others — must report the violation to his/her Division Head, Head of School, or any member of the leadership team.
King absolutely prohibits retaliation against any employee who, in good faith, makes a report under this policy.
King is an independent, college preparatory day school serving students from Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12. We are a diverse, vibrant learning community dedicated to educational excellence and the fullest academic and personal achievement of our students.