St. Michael’s Episcopal School seeks a qualified part-time Lower School teaching assistant for the 2021-2022 academic year. The Assistant will support teachers with instruction of kindergarten students. This is a ten-month position, beginning in August.
The successful candidate will have…
excellent verbal and written skills and ability to communicate with students, parents, and colleagues;
experience teaching/working with elementary-aged children;
a bachelor’s degree in education or a related field. An advanced degree is preferred, though not required.
The ideal candidate will have…
used a variety of instructional strategies and assessment methods to meet the cognitive and social-emotional needs of all students;
worked cooperatively with colleagues on a consistent basis;
integrated technology effectively into student learning;
demonstrated kindness, enthusiasm, a sense of humor, investment in continuous learning and professional growth, and a passion for supporting children as they grow and learn;
worked actively to cultivate an inclusive environment and support a school community grounded in empathy, social responsibility, and an appreciation and respect for individual differences;
employed effective classroom management skills; and
demonstrated success in significantly growing students’ capacity to communicate in a variety of forms, lead among them writing.
Candidates should forward a cover letter, resume, and statement of educational philosophy.
St. Michael’s Episcopal School provides children with superior academic instruction in an environment that acknowledges and develops the Christian values of kindness, respect, acceptance, integrity, responsibility, resilience, and compassion. The K-8 co-educational community is small enough (390 students and 50 faculty-staff) for everyone to know one another, and large enough to provide rich curricular and co-curricular opportunities. Its student-teacher ratio is 11:1, and average class size of 18 to 19 students. The School is located on a stunning 70-acre campus. Students hail from 30 different zip codes. Founded in 1957, St. Michael’s is accredited by the Virginia Association of Independent Schools (VAIS) and a member of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS). St. Michael’s values diversity as an important element of serving its mission and thus considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.
About St. Michael's Episcopal School
As Richmond’s oldest independent school south of the James River, St. Michael’s Episcopal School strives to provide children with superior academic instruction in an environment that acknowledges and develops Christian values.Our academic community is small enough for adults and children to know one another, but large enough to provide exciting opportunities in the arts, sports, clubs and robotics. We are proud of our graduates who are praised by high school guidance counselors and admission directors for their academic achievement and enthusiasm for learning. Our K-8 co-educational school draws students from Richmond City and the surrounding counties of Henrico, Hanover, Goochland, Chesterfield and Powhatan. St. Michael’s offers two classes per grade with a faculty ratio of 1:11. Most classes average 20 students. Established in 1957 by St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, St. Michael’s is accredited by the Virginia Association of Independent Schools (VAIS) and a member of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS).