Fourth Grade Associate Teacher Position- Part time
The Caedmon School
Location: 10075, New York
Type: Part Time
The Caedmon School seeks engaging and creative candidates for a Fourth Grade Associate teacher position, starting in the 2022-2023 school year. In accordance with our Mission Statement, we seek candidates who cherish and love children. We ask you to model what is expected of our students ethically, academically, and socially; demonstrate an understanding and commitment to DEIB (diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging); exhibit a passion for lifelong learning; possess the skills, knowledge, and confidence to be an enthusiastic innovator; and live with deep sensitivity and respect for others.
We seek candidates who understand the role of the teacher as a facilitator of student curiosity and questioning, as well as a desire to learn about (or are familiar with) the educational philosophy of Maria Montessori and the importance of a carefully prepared learning environment.
Classroom teaching. The ideal candidate possesses an understanding of the cognitive, social, and emotional development of young, elementary-aged children. They must be able to identify the strengths of each individual student and must have an interest in educational approaches that position the student as the driver of their own learning based on student-centered inquiry.
Professional growth. The ideal candidate is also a perpetual learner and models this for their students. They are open to trying new approaches to curriculum, pedagogy, and strategies for meeting student needs; are receptive to and seek feedback from colleagues; engage in thoughtful risk-taking in their teaching; actively dig into workshops and discussions at faculty meetings and professional development events. They habitually reflect on the learning of each individual child and on their own teaching.
Community. The ideal candidate brings a keen enthusiasm for working with children; participates wholeheartedly in the life of the faculty; and conducts themselves professionally and warmly. They engage often and clearly with colleagues about curriculum and student progress; freely share resources and teaching strategies; and bring fresh, innovative ideas to planning sessions. They strive to practice strong perspective-taking skills whenever collaborating with colleagues and families. Additionally, this individual will have opportunities to participate in family conferences and write progress reports.
Co-Teach lessons in areas such as Math, Writing, Reading, and Social Studies
Plan and work collegially with Head Teacher and/or grade level team
Support Head Teacher in conducting family conferences and writing narrative reports
Participate in one task force each year
Meet with administration and Head Teachers twice per week about student growth and curriculum
Fulfill playground and lunchroom duties
A distinct fondness for young children
Demonstrate flexibility, adaptability, and thoughtfulness in both lesson planning and in relating to students and families
A knowledge of, and respect for, Montessori philosophy is highly valued but not required
The Caedmon School is an independent school (2 year olds to grade 5) on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. The professional community is a diverse, dynamic, team oriented faculty, devoted to seeing young children thrive. We seek candidates committed to equity, justice, and personal identity work. As stated in our Mission, we honor the individual and foster each child’s natural curiosity. Our Early Childhood Program is taught by Montessori certified faculty, and the Elementary program is an exciting, challenging progressive, Montessori-inspired program.