Teaching Assistant, Tremont School

Oct. 01, 2014

THE TREMONT SCHOOL SEEKS TEACHERS FOR AN INNOVATIVE NEW SCHOOL IN METROWEST BOSTON

Have you dreamed about teaching in a school that utilizes your ideas, passions and experience to create a learning environment where all students and teachers thrive?

Where, on a daily basis, students are provided with a relevant context for their lessons using a project-based, hands-on, thematic curriculum.

Where students and teachers learn together in a civic-minded community that highly values friendships and intellectual curiosity.

Where the school is devoted to attracting a wide variety of learning and personality styles

 

Where the outdoors is considered an extension of the classroom?

If you can answer an enthusiastic yes to these questions, we want to hear from you!

Opportunity:

The Tremont School is an exciting new independent middle school.  We opened our doors in September 2011 for 5th and 6th graders.  This past year we added 7th grade and grew to 23 students.  Next year we will add 8th grade.  We will be adding a grade each year until reaching our full capacity as a school for grades 5 -12 in 2017.

The mission of the Tremont School is to provide an experiential education that focuses on social and emotional learning as well as academic excellence for a deliberately diverse group of students. Class size will be small and emphasis will be placed on providing students with a real context for their learning through a hands-on project-based, thematic curriculum.  Tremont is a place where a community of good friends and good citizens can develop and thrive with the support and under the guidance of patient and supportive professionals.

Opportunity:

We are currently accepting applications for part-time Teaching Assistants. This is a great opportunity to experience the classroom from the teacher’s perspective and gain that valuable experience necessary for being a successful teacher.

Responsibilities:

Teaching Assistants will support the work of the teachers, and the Social Skills Teacher.  Support in the classroom will include individual or small group academic support, social support and general classroom maintenance.  Teaching Assistants will also work closely with classroom teachers to assess the needs of various students or groups of students.  As appropriate, Teaching Assistants may take a leadership role in aspects of the curriculum or on specific projects. 

All faculty at the Tremont School, in addition to traditional teaching responsibilities will be responsible for mentoring and coaching students in academic, social and emotional areas.  Finally, the work environment at Tremont is very collaborative, so Teaching Assistants will need to collaborate closely and communicate openly with teachers in all of their work.

Qualifications:

  • A strong commitment to the Tremont School’s mission and vision
  • Excitement about developing positive student relationships to initiate and sustain learning
  • Highly energetic, highly motivated individual with the requisite entrepreneurial spirit for a start-up school
  • A sense of humor, an optimistic outlook, a love of kids, an open mind and a desire to make a difference with an innovative start-up school
  • Ability to thrive in a dynamic and flexible environment
  • Excitement about project-based, thematic, and integrated learning
  • Willingness to take a student’s perspectives seriously in solving problems
  • Interest in social and emotional learning as an important part of daily classroom life

Teaching Assistants will be paid $11/hour.

For more information about the Tremont School, please visit our website at http://www.tremontschool.org/careers.php.

Please send resume, cover letter, and list of references by September 15 to:

Bill Wilmot

Head of School

bill@tremontschool.org

The Tremont School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin or sexual orientation in its employment practices, administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.