Lower Elementary Classroom Assistant

Faculty / Full-Time

Oak Meadow School, Littleton, MA

Lower Elementary (Grades 1-3) Teaching Assistant
2022-2023 School Year 

 

DESCRIPTION: 

 

Oak Meadow School seeks an experienced individual to assist in our Lower Elementary Program

(grades 1 – 3) for the 2022-23 school year. The Teaching Assistant should work collaboratively and enthusiastically with a team of colleagues, administrators, and parents to nurture children both inside and outside the classroom.

 

This position will involve collaboration with all areas of the school, with the following primary responsibilities:

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

  • Maintaining an organized learning environment
  • Supporting the routines of the classroom with guidance from the Lead Teachers, facilitating the learning process for children
  • Promoting/preserving a nurturing and stimulating learning environment
  • Assisting student groups with transitions (arrivals/dismissals/class-class)
  • Co-supervising student groups (lunch/recess/field trips)
  • Actively and clearly communicating with Lead Teachers in support of student learning and well-being

 

ABOUT US: 

Oak Meadow School was founded in 1977 as a Montessori school for early childhood students. Over the years, elementary and middle school, and most recently, toddler grade levels have been added. Oak Meadow now has a reputation for one being one of the finest independent schools in the country, matriculating its graduates to the most selective independent high schools in New England. 

Oak Meadow School has dedicated their focus and commitment to professionalism, transparency, excellence, and inclusivity. The school’s Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Justice (DEIJ) Task Force (composed of teachers, staff, parents, and trustees) has significantly advanced the school’s commitment to equity, inclusion, anti-racism, and justice. 

Littleton, Massachusetts is located just northwest of Concord, in one of the top growth areas outside of Boston, and attracts families who value the best educational options available. Train service to Boston is easily accessible, and the beautiful outdoor resources of New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine, Cape Cod, and the Berkshires are a short drive away. 

 

OAK MEADOW SCHOOL’S MISSION AND HIRING STATEMENT:

Oak Meadow School is rooted in the child-centered Montessori philosophy, which fosters academic excellence, personal growth, and cultural awareness while nurturing children’s spirits. A diverse community of life-long learners, we cultivate confident, independent, and compassionate human beings by providing the tools and experiences needed to embark on rich, meaningful journeys as responsible citizens of the world. 

We commit to being equitable and inclusive, providing all candidates equal opportunities to demonstrate their knowledge, skills and abilities. We welcome candidates representing the diversity of the world in our educational program, admission policies, financial aid program, staff hiring, and other school-administered programs. Our goal is to actively recruit, reach, identify, hire, promote, and retain the best people possible.

QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • BA/BS degree required
  • Experience in elementary classroom preferred
  • Commitment to supporting children in the discovery of their own unique talents and potential
  • Commitment to professional growth and continuing education
  • Interest in Montessori education
  • Willingness to take on small group and one-on-one teaching instruction along with the Lead Teacher (Ex. writer’s workshops, reading groups, science activities)

 

TO APPLY, CANDIDATES SHOULD SEND THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION BY EMAIL: 

  • A cover letter describing your interest in the position 
  • A current resume
  • A brief statement (not more than one page) of your educational philosophy including your background and experience with children and education, as well as your knowledge of and experience in Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Justice.

APPLICATIONS SHOULD BE SENT TO: 

Nicole White, Director of Business Operations — employment@oakmeadow.org

 

Applications must be received via email. 

Oak Meadow School

Littleton, MA
Infant / Toddler, Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle School
Day
All Gender
Montessori