First Grade Assistant Position
The Park School of Baltimore has an immediate opening for a First Grade Teaching Assistant. This non-exempt position is Monday-Friday from 9:00 a.m. -2:00 p.m.
Devoted to intellectual inquiry, a collaborative spirit of learning, and an appreciation for the diversity of human experience, The Park School of Baltimore is a community founded on positive expectations of our students and respect for individual differences.
We cultivate children’s innate curiosity by nurturing their interests and engaging them as active participants in their own education.
We support young people in becoming confident questioners and responsible citizens of the world.
The Park School is a non-sectarian, independent, coeducational day school of 845 students from Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12. Founded in 1912 as one of the early progressive schools, The Park School continues to practice a distinct educational philosophy. The core values today, as in 1912, are a belief in children’s capacity to love learning, to grow academically and emotionally when inspired by highly qualified, caring teachers, and to develop self-discipline, confidence, and creative problem-solving skills through deep exploration and constant challenge. At every grade level, from Pre-Kindergarten through Upper School, Park actively encourages questioning and conversation as essential elements of the learning process. The school philosophy emphasizes a belief in positive expectations and expects that students, as they mature, will take increasing responsibility for their own learning.
Quality of mind, passion for teaching, and commitment to the education of lower school children are essential. The ability to work collaboratively within a grade level team and to communicate effectively are also necessary. Support first grade classroom teachers in a variety of ways including but not limited to:
- Instructional and behavioral support
- Leading teacher-planned activities
- Supervision of outdoor play
- Preparation of materials
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
- B.A. Degree or equivalent
- Prior experience working with children in a school or camp situation is preferred
JOB KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
- Respectful and caring towards children
- Strong communication skills
- Positive disposition
- Sense of humor
Due to the large volume of incoming resumes, we cannot accept phone calls. Interested candidates are asked to send a letter of interest, personal statement, resume and list of references via email or US mail.
Associate Head of School
The Park School of Baltimore
2425 Old Court Road
Baltimore, MD 21208
FAX (410) 339-4125
The Park School of Baltimore does not discriminate against employees or applicants for employment on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, ancestry, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or any physical or mental disability unrelated to a reasonable performance of an employee’s duties.