The Ellis School, the only pre-K to grade 12 independent day school for girls in Pittsburgh, PA, has an opening for a part-time, salaried early childhood educator for the 2022-2023 school year. The Ellis School is deeply committed to its all-girls environment, which allows each girl to develop into her own unique best self in an atmosphere that challenges and cherishes each student. The Ellis School educates girls and young women to become bold, authentic, intellectually vibrant changemakers.
Responsibilities for this role include supporting the lead teachers on the teaching team; contributing to creating a warm, joyful classroom environment that promotes connection and community by supporting student in their interactions with each other and cultivating a teamwork mentality; supporting all aspects of a student’s growth - social, emotional, and cognitive and participating fully in the life of the school by working in collaboration with colleagues, fulfilling duties, attending events, in-service days, and weekly meetings.
The ideal candidate is a dedicated and dynamic teaching professional who understands and embraces the whole child approach to learning. Ideal candidates will have a Bachelor’s degree, possess an enthusiasm for working with and teaching young children, as demonstrated by prior experience in an early childhood setting, be adept at encouraging student interaction and collaboration, have a strong sense of school community and teamwork, and excellent interpersonal communication skills. Ideal candidates will also have experience working effectively on a teaching team.
The Ellis School community pursues, supports, and embraces diversity of all kinds, recognizing the collective strength derived from our individual differences. We are committed to creating a school environment in which all students feel welcome, known, heard, safe, and treated fairly, while establishing ourselves as a leader in equity and justice initiatives.
We recognize and celebrate the unique value and dignity of every student.
We commit to doing the work of diversity, equity, and inclusion both internally and externally.
We foster authentic and reciprocal relationships with families.
We strive to teach a culturally sustaining curriculum and engage in culturally sustaining instructional practices.
The Ellis School does not discriminate on the basis of age, ethnicity, gender, national origin, race, religion, or sexual orientation in employment.
The Ellis School is Pittsburgh’s leading age 3 to grade 12 private school dedicated to the education of girls. The Ellis School provides an unmatched, girl-centered, interdisciplinary education in the heart of Pittsburgh's East End. An academically rigorous, urban, college-preparatory school, Ellis serves a diverse student population from a broad range of socio-economic circumstances. At The Ellis School girls take risks, work collaboratively, ask questions, and pursue their dreams. For more information, visit www.TheEllisSchool.org.