Minimum Education: see above

Minimum Experience: see above

Website: www.greensboroday.org/

Greensboro Day School’s mission is to develop the intellectual, ethical, and interpersonal foundations students need to become constructive contributors to the world.

Early Childhood Assistant Teacher 

Job Description (Junior Kindergarten)

REPORTS TO:  

Assistant Director of the Lower School

JOB PURPOSE:

Greensboro Day School seeks an experienced early childhood assistant teacher for a full-time position in Junior Kindergarten for the 2022-2023 school year. 

 

Greensboro Day School teachers are responsible for the physical, social, and emotional well-being of students. Greensboro Day School Early Childhood Assistant Teachers are responsible for supporting Early Childhood Homeroom Teachers in providing students with developmentally appropriate, engaging learning experiences. Assistant Teachers model lifelong learning by pursuing relevant professional development and participating in professional development provided on campus. 

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Support lead teachers in:

  • Planning and preparation
  • Demonstrate general knowledge of content and structure of the discipline in the design of lessons
  • Employ general knowledge about child and adolescent development and content-appropriate pedagogy
  • Collaborate regularly with colleagues to ensure curricular alignment and consistent delivery of content and assessment
  • Support the planning for diverse learners as outlined by the grade-level team
  • Support the development of lessons that incorporate experiential learning (engaging students in learning by doing)
  • Support the integration of appropriate technology and other effective resources and methods into teaching practices and student learning activities
  • Support the implementation of assessments as directed by the team
  • Establishing a classroom environment that promotes and sustains learning
  • Provide a safe, nurturing, caring educational environment in which every student sees the teacher as an ally and accessible advisor in the student’s quest to succeed
  • Independently manage the classroom with safety and security as the top priorities
  • Model and promote enthusiasm for learning
  • Help students develop habits of self-discipline, personal integrity, individual responsibility, self-advocacy, and pride in their work
  • Establish a climate of respect for others, a commitment to a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community of learners, and a collaborative approach to learning
  • Create an environment that supports the ongoing development of social-emotional, ethical, and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrate effective classroom management with regard to procedures, student behavior, and organization of physical space
  • Assume responsibility for student discipline in collaboration with the lead classroom teacher and/or direct supervisor

 

  • Attending thoughtfully and skillfully to instructional practices
  • Demonstrate effective use of the teaching/learning cycle when conducting lessons
  • Communicate effectively and purposefully with students
  • Seek to engage all students as active learners
  • Support an array of teaching methods conducted within classrooms
  • Monitor and adjust lessons in response to student progress
  • Regularly seek out student feedback
  • Regularly seek out collegial feedback through observation and conversation

Demonstrate a high level of professionalism with regard to the practice of teaching.

  • Model active, lifelong learning through professional development, reflection, and self-evaluation
  • Collaborate with and seek feedback from GDS faculty, administrators, and other educators and experts
  • Attend department, division, and full faculty meetings as needed
  • Participate in department, division, and full faculty professional development as requested
  • Follow school policies including, but not limited to reporting harassment, social media use, expressing grievances, safety and security, and dress code.

Job responsibilities in all the areas above can include but are not limited to helping teach lessons, making copies, filing paperwork, walking students to and from classes, providing supervision during class/lunch/breaks/recess, or assisting students.

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Participate in the Professional Growth and Development Program focusing on Planning and Preparation, Instruction, Classroom Environment, and Professional Responsibilities (Danielson Framework) as outlined in the Employee Handbook
  • Contribute to the life of the school through the completion of assigned duties and attendance at school events (examples include lunch supervision, extra academic help for students, carpool, clubs, admission events, advising, activities periods, arts and athletic events, field trips – day and overnight, assemblies, budget review and preparation, and bus duty)
  • Assist Admissions in screening current and prospective students

 

GDS Cultural Competencies – All Employees

Human Centered

Data Informed

Empathy

Collaboration

Professionalism

Technological Fluency

Adaptable & Growth Mindset

Inclusivity

Productive conflict and resolution

 

GDS Employee Skills – All Employees

Integrity

Welcoming

Respectful

Listens to Understand

Relationship-Focused

Student-Centered

Field Expertise

Coachable

Lifelong Learner

Kind

 

GDS Teacher Competencies

Kid Champion

Effective Communicator

 

Position Requirements

Bachelor’s Degree preferred

Successful teaching experience (minimum two years preferred)

Understanding of child development

Engaging, dynamic, variable pedagogy

Experiential learning practitioner

 

Working Conditions

Daily work requires supervising students both indoors and outdoors.  Faculty are required to participate in regular safety drills, learn CPR, learn how to apply a tourniquet, provide basic first aid, administer epi-pens when needed, and be able to support other student-specific health-related needs. Some weekend, evening, or early morning work may be required from time to time.

 

Physical Requirements

Teachers of young children must be able to assist them in toileting, hand washing, nose-blowing, etc.  They must be able to move quickly and frequently from standing to sitting with ease, and they must be able to sit on small chairs and the floor. All teachers must be able to provide adequate supervision indoors and outdoors, and they must be able to ensure the safety of students during drills and emergencies that may arise from time to time. Some evening and weekend commitments including school celebrations, admissions and athletic events, concerts, and plays are encouraged as part of the job.  

 

Direct Reports

There are no direct reports for classroom teachers.

 

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