Elementary School Associate Teacher (be considered for future openings)

Job Type

Full Time


Details: Commensurate with Experience




908 Wahler Place, SE
United States


Position Overview

The Associate Teacher is an aspiring or new teacher who works with a specific advisory to ensure children receive the support and engagement necessary to excel as high-achieving scholars.  S/he supports the Lead Teacher in all aspects of planning, instruction, and assessment. The Associate Teacher receives coaching and mentorship from a Lead Teacher and instructional leadership to be successful and grow professionally.


Reports to: Dean of Curriculum & Instruction


Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

Classroom Support

  • Assist in planning and implementing the daily program, which includes preparing needed materials and supplies
  • Lead small-group instruction in partnership with the Lead Teacher
  • Uphold the Achievement Prep standard for classroom management and instruction when the teacher is absent
  • Work with Lead Teacher in maintaining a clean and orderly classroom
  • Participate in program planning and communicate observations to others
  • Communicate observations and/or concerns regarding scholars’ physical and psychological status to appropriate individuals
  • Complete data collection in an appropriate, accurate, and timely manner

School-Wide Support

  • Play an active role in community spaces (i.e. lunch supervision, hallway posts, dismissal facilitation, etc.)
  • Implement Achievement Prep behavior system with fidelity
  • Support the facilitation of school-wide testing and examinations

Faculty Engagement

  • Attend all daily morning staff meetings and applicable weekly grade-level meetings
  • Participate in all staff professional development sessions
  • Other duties as assigned

Maintenance of School and Organizational Culture

  • Fully integrate into the school community and assume additional school-wide responsibilities to ensure a strong culture
  • Collaborate with staff to advance the school’s mission and communicate that mission to its constituents
  • Adhere to and enforce school-wide protocols and policies
  • Actively pursue professional development opportunities, inside and outside of the school
  • Assume extracurricular responsibilities, if desired


Required Characteristics

Above all, we are looking for individuals who

  • Possess an unwavering commitment to high academic achievement and character development of all scholars.
  • Commit to carrying out our mission on a daily basis.
  • Embody and model our core values of Determination, Respect, Enthusiasm, Accountability, and Mastery.
  • Maintain a high level of personal integrity and professionalism.
  • Manage time, tasks, deadlines and responsibilities to thrive in a fast-paced environment.

Core Competencies

  • High level of personal accountability for student growth and academic results
  • Openness to give and receive feedback to facilitate the growth and achievement of both scholars and faculty

Education & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Experience working with urban children
  • At least one year of teaching experience preferred (teacher aide, teacher assistant, teaching fellow, etc.)

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree