Primary Grade Teacher’s Assistant – Extended Leave (Starting mid-March – end of 19-20 school year)
Bennett Day School is a Reggio-Emilia inspired progressive independent day school looking for passionate educators with an innovative spirit and rich background in early childhood, primary classroom, and school experience. We are a new type of independent school; unabashed believers in the values of progressive education, we put students at the center of the process of learning.
The Primary Grade Teacher’s Assistant – Extended Leave position is for candidates eager to participate in and learn through the development of a new academic program. Primary grade teachers help create and support classroom learning and school culture. Bennett Day School is looking for educators new to the profession who are deeply invested in a collaborative work environment where they will participate actively in the teaching and learning process with students. They are also responsible for the integration of technology in the classroom as a powerful tool for student learning and documenting the process. They will work in close collaboration with the lead and specialist teachers to develop and support best practices with technology and materials as it relates to the learning process. Candidates should understand that teaching is dynamic and will work in tandem with the lead teacher to adapt and integrate this belief in the daily work in the classroom and school community.
Experience in primary grade classrooms
Collaborative mindset; adept at working with teams and open to new ideas
Experience with technology use and applications
3+ years teaching experience in a classroom; Experience in progressive education preferred
Work collaboratively with lead teacher in all aspects of classroom life; may include leading lessons in some subject areas in coordination with lead teacher
Supervision responsibilities: family-style lunch, recess, and gross motor play, MorningCare and car queue
Model positive behavior and support classroom management procedures
Engage in professional development, training, workshops and/or classes
Individual student and group work documentation
Wednesday afternoon professional development and Monday afternoon faculty meetings
Participation in self-evaluation and reflection process
Collaborative role in learning and supporting technology and material integration
Support the process of documentation, including digital portfolios, and website management
Physical strength to independently lift 10-15 lbs
Fluency in written and oral English language.
Ability to oversee and ensure the safety of children in and out of the classroom
About Bennett Day School
Bennett Day School is a new PreK-12 independent school in the heart of Chicago. Currently operating grades PreK, JK, SK, and First, Bennett Day School is founded with progressive roots. A fundamental and driving force behind our Reggio Emilia-inspired program is the belief that children of all ages learn through questioning, exploring and discovering. We are committed to advancing creativity, leadership and a love of learning for students and teachers.
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