Lower School Teaching Assistant

Position Description
Serving approximately 150 students in pre-kindergarten through the eighth-grade, Dutchess Day School is seeking an experienced, full, or half-time Lower School teaching assistant for the 2020-2021 school year.

General Tasks
  • Provide support during classroom instruction and work periods.
  • Work with small groups of students during the school day.
  • Ability to support rules for behavior, classroom procedures, and routines.
  • Respectfully engage with families and demonstrate sensitivity to cultures, values, configurations, and beliefs.
  • Support Lower School teachers in curriculum development and join team meetings. 
  • Ability to use technology in the classroom.  Specifically MS Teams, Seesaw, Epson or Smartboards
  • Provide coverage for all Lower School duties such as lunch, recess, and dismissal.
  • Provide substitute teaching coverage at your assigned grade level, as well as other grade levels
  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills.
  • Demonstrated technology skills, familiarity with Seesaw and other educational technology tools preferred
  • Creative problem-solving skills, a positive attitude that allows one to cooperate and collaborate effectively with others.

Ideally, candidates should have 3-5 years of teaching experience and a deep understanding of the social, emotional, intellectual, and physical development of elementary school students. A bachelor’s degree in education or related field is required and a master’s degree is preferred. The ideal candidate will have excellent communication skills and is motivated to work collaboratively within a robust teaching team.