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. We are currently accepting applications for the 2018-2019 school year.
Teaching Assistants are essential to the growth of our students and learning environment here at Redwood Day. 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 Redwood Day. Some teaching assistants are also newly credentialed teachers; however, this is not a requirement.
Teaching Aassistants work closely with the Teaching Assistant Coordinators 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) and Wednesday faculty meetings in the afternoon (3:45-5 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.