Pre-K Assistant Teacher
Birches School, Lincoln, MA
Pre-K Assistant Teacher
Birches School, located in Lincoln, MA, is seeking a PK Assistant Teacher whose primary responsibilities will include teaching in a pre-K classroom, promoting and maintaining a positive sense of community in the classroom, supporting the Lead PK Teacher, and effectively communicating with all constituents. Birches School offers a nature-based, interdisciplinary education in a supportive and vibrant multi-age setting. Our campus is rich with natural beauty, and we are committed to educating our students through the lens of environmentalism and the joys of our beautiful natural setting.
Equity and inclusion are core values at Birches School. We are passionate about and committed to building diversity within our PK-8 school and sustaining an inclusive and equitable working and learning environment for all students, staff, and faculty. We believe every member of our community enriches our diversity by exposing us to a broad range of ways to understand and engage with the world, identify challenges, and to discover, design and deliver solutions.
The ideal candidate for this full-time position will hold a Bachelor’s degree in early or elementary education or relevant fields and have 3+ years of work experience with young children. A love of teaching and learning, a creative and innovative mindset, positive classroom management techniques, and a demonstrable desire to collaborate are essential qualities of all Birches School employees.
Direct report: Lead Pre-K Teacher
Birches School Pre-K Assistant Teacher Position Description and Responsibilities:
– Collaborate closely and regularly with the lead PK Teacher and co-curricular teachers
– Model and instill inquiry and a love of learning among students
– Support the design and help implement thematic, developmentally appropriate curriculum based on nature themes and student interests
– Help develop and implement engaging class activities and lessons
– Use creative, hands-on methods of learning, such as artistic expression, free play, and storytelling
– Support a curriculum that addresses early childhood education requirements
– Encourage and assist in monitoring social interactions between children that foster respect and positive community dynamics
– Assist in monitoring student performance using informal and formal assessments throughout the school year, including student goal setting, progress reports, 1:1 conferences, rubrics, anecdotal notes, reading inventories, etc.
– Assist with writing progress reports and and attend parent-teacher conferences two times per year
– In partnership with the Lead Teacher, communicate with parents/guardians on an ongoing basis throughout the school year, including through weekly newsletters
– Demonstrate flexibility, positivity, an eagerness to grow and learn, and a passion for the philosophy of the School
– Be an active and empowered member of a growing school, contributing to the development of the program beyond standard teaching responsibilities
– Attend and help prepare for admissions events and weekly faculty meetings
– Assume other duties as assigned by the Head of School
Candidates should consider submitting lesson plans, assessment samples, evidence of student and family engagement, or other materials that demonstrate your philosophy and approach to learning. Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest and resume as a PDF, along with other supporting material in common formats, to email@example.com.
For further information, please contact Peter Twadell, Head of School, at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about Birches School, please visit the Birches School website.