Teaching Assistants

We employ eight teaching assistants (one per K-3 classroom) to work full-time with a mentor teacher and a dedicated and diverse group of faculty and students. Each assistant is considered a one-year position; however, teaching assistants may apply for a second year.

Redwood Day School is an East Bay leader in developmentally grounded education that prepares students for high school, for college, and for life. Established in 1963, RDS is an independent, diverse K-8 school that combines challenging academics, small classes, differentiated instruction, and a keen awareness of children's social and emotional development—allowing students to discover and build on their strengths as individual learners. Our learning community is closely connected to our Oakland neighbors through an ethos of service, diversity, and sustainability. Our students develop into self-aware and confident young people who advocate for themselves and others, throughout school and beyond.


Teaching Assistants are essential to the growth of our students and learning environment here at RDS. We hire college graduates who are interested in developing themselves as teachers that engage, prepare and inspire students of all ages. Many teaching assistants are in the process of applying to teaching credentialing programs or are currently enrolled in a teaching credentialing program, while working at RDS. Some teaching assistants are also newly credentialed teachers, however, this is not a requirement.

Teaching assistants work closely with the Teaching Assistant Coordinator and their mentor teacher to learn about classroom management strategies, curriculum design, project-based instruction, learning differences, report writing, differentiated instruction, handling parent/guardian communication, etc. Teaching assistants also assist with clerical duties (copying, set up, clean up, bulletin boards, etc.). We expect teaching assistants to participate in recess and lunch duties, parent/guardian-teacher-student conferences, and a few evening events, such as Back-to-School Night, Winter Concert, and Science Fairs. Teaching assistants help out with several weeks of after-school study hall (3:30-4:30 p.m.) during the year, attend weekly teaching assistant meetings (during the school day), Wednesday faculty meetings in the afternoon (3:45-5:00 p.m.), and participate in school-sponsored professional development days. Teaching assistants substitute for their mentor teachers, and occasionally other lower school faculty, when they are temporarily absent for illness or other reasons. To apply, please submit an application, a cover letter, your resume, and a Redwood Day School Application for Employment to the Hiring Committee at TeachingAssistantJob2014@rdschool.org


Redwood Day School is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based on race, color, creed, gender, religion, sexual orientation, marital status, gender identity and expression, domestic partner status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, veteran status, or any other unlawful consideration.




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