Early Childhood Assistant Teacher

Faculty / Full-Time

Lesley Ellis School, Arlington, MA



Early Childhood Assistant Teacher

7:45am – 3:15pm, M – F

(Part-time hours also available)


Start Date: December, 2022

Independent school (Preschool – Grade 8) seeks candidates with a strong commitment to progressive education, excellent academic preparation, student-centered classrooms, and          anti-bias curriculum. We seek individuals who will bring enthusiasm to a teaching team and work closely with grade level partners and specialists to ensure an enriching, challenging, and cohesive school experience. 

Respecting and embracing differences has been at the core of a Lesley Ellis education since the school’s early days. Our anti-bias curriculum is rooted in a developmental model of learning that engages children’s innate desire to observe, question, consider, and eventually think deeply about complex interpersonal and societal issues. In 2005, we received the Leading Edge Award for Equity and Justice from the National Association of Independent Schools, and we continue to learn and work against systems of injustice, including racism, by practicing behavior that demonstrates appreciation for multiple perspectives and engaging in conversations and actions that confront bias at all developmental levels.

Assistant Teacher Responsibilities include:

  • Working collaboratively with the classroom teachers to support the education of students
  • Engage with students- playing, reading, conversing with children; address issues with children as they arise;
  • Supervise children; 
  • Provide support where needed during the day (helping children in the bathroom; classroom cleaning; activity set-up/clean up; other needs as arise);
  • Provide positive guidance techniques to maintain a child-centered, developmentally appropriate environment;
  • Demonstrating respect for diversity among faculty and student body and promoting a    classroom environment which values diversity and pluralistic worldview. 


  • Experience in an early childhood setting required
  • Degree in early childhood education preferred 
  • Commitment to developmental and  anti-bias education

Interested candidates should send cover letter, resume and three letters of reference to: 

Deanne Benson, Head of School, Lesley Ellis School at jobs@lesleyellis.org 

Lesley Ellis School is an equal opportunity employer

For additional information about our school please visit our website at www.lesleyellis.org


Lesley Ellis School

Arlington, MA
Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle School
All Gender