Teaching Assistant

Global Preparatory Academy

MISSION

Global Preparatory Academy develops compassionate global leaders through a rigorous education program that focuses on hands-on, cultural and Spanish immersion learning opportunities.

SUMMARY

Global Prep Academy, a dual language school that connects students from diverse linguistic backgrounds and educates them together in a highly rigorous, engaging and nurturing environment. Using both English and Spanish to instruct students in all core content areas, students will develop high levels of bilingualism and biliteracy, as well as a deep value and understanding of other cultures. As citizens in a global world, students at Global Prep gain limitless access to other cultures through bilingualism and instruction, which emphasizes critical thinking using global perspectives and experiential learning.

POSITION SUMMARY

The teacher assistants’ job is to assist in teaching a diverse population of children in an atmosphere of kindness that encourages active inquiry, fosters individual growth and promotes respect for self, others and the world in which they live. In that all students learn the basic and essential skills at each grade level.

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Works with the teacher in planning and implementing a program of instruction that adheres to the school’s philosophy, goals and objectives as outlined in the adopted charter.
  • Works with the teacher in making purposeful and appropriate lesson plans that provide for effective teaching strategies and maximize time on task.
  • Works with the teacher in planning and implementing a program of study designed to meet individual needs of students.
  • Works with the teacher in creating a classroom environment conducive to learning by employing a variety of appropriate teaching strategies.
  • Works with the teacher in encouraging student enthusiasm for the learning process and the development of good study habits.
  • Works with the teacher in providing progress through authentic observations.
  • Uses effective oral and written expression
  • Works with the teacher in recognizing learning problems and makes referrals as appropriate alongside the teacher.
  • Keeps current in subject matter knowledge and learning theory and is willing to share this knowledge for continual improvement of the school’s curriculum.
  • Assists on the ongoing curriculum revision process, including inquiry based multi age education.
  • Works with the teacher in developing, in accordance with school guidelines, reasonable rules of classroom behavior and appropriate techniques that are consistently applied.
  • Works with the teacher in taking necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials and facilities.
  • Shares responsibility during the school day for the supervision of students in all areas of the school.
  • Works with the teacher in providing for the supervision of assigned students when circumstances require a brief absence from the assignment.

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS

  • 60 completed college hours/associate’s degree
  • Professional experience working with elementary aged children
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Job Type
Full-Time
Grade Level
Elementary (K-6)
Grade Categories
Instructional Support
Job Subjects
English Language Learning, Instructional Assistant/Para-Professional