Lower School Teaching Assistant
The Meadowbrook School of Weston, Weston, MA
The Meadowbrook School of Weston, a pre-kindergarten through 8th grade school located in Weston, MA, seven miles west of Boston, is seeking teaching assistants for our lower school (grades 1 – 5) for the 2022-2023 academic year. This is a one-year position.
At Meadowbrook, smart, passionate people join together in an expansive learning environment with rigorous academics and innovative curricula to inspire, challenge, and empower students to achieve at the highest level, connect deeply with a diverse community, and courageously create change.
Our lower school has a co-teaching model with between two to three homeroom teachers per class, depending on the grade. The Teaching Assistant will work with one or two grade levels in a variety of ways to support the homeroom teachers and the learning of our students. Sometimes the Teaching Assistant will work directly teaching the whole class or in small groups, while at other times working behind the scenes to support the running of a classroom such as preparing materials or other tasks. The Teaching Assistant is immersed in the full school day including transitions with students, going to specials as needed, and other duties as required (e.g. lunch, recess, study hall etc.).
Candidates must be motivated, curious and enjoy working in an educational environment. Collegiality, flexibility, a nurturing disposition and a love of learning are essential.
Specific teaching proficiencies include:
- Effective and respectful classroom management
- Being team-oriented and collaborative
- Understanding the social/emotional development of children
- Exceptional work ethic
- Creating an inclusive learning environment for all
Meadowbrook provides a rich, challenging curriculum to all students. Candidates should have previous and relevant teaching experience. We are seeking confident, team-oriented, ethical, adaptable and thoughtful educators with excellent communications skills who will join in as we educate the whole student in a diverse, nurturing and rigorous school environment.
We strongly encourage applications from people of color, LGBTQ+ educators, or educators from communities that are historically underrepresented in independent schools. We are committed to an inclusive school experience for all those who come to work at Meadowbrook.