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Assistant Teacher K1-4

  • Date Posted
    • 4.13.18
  • Organization
    • Partner Schools
  • Region
    • New England
  • Role
    • Teacher
  • Commitment
    • Full-Time
  • Location
    • Dorchester, MA

Assistant Teacher K1-4
Reg Full TimeDorchester, MA, US

Job Title: Assistant Teacher (K1-4)

Supervisor: Principal K1-8

Start Date/Hours: August 13 - August 11; 8:15am-4:45pm, Monday through Friday

Description: The assistant teacher is responsible for assisting the lead teacher in planning and preparation for learning, enforcing classroom management expectations, supporting the delivery of instruction, reinforcing lessons by reviewing material with students one-on-one or in small groups, helping teachers with monitoring and assessment, and supervising students in class, between classes, and during lunch and recess. 


  • Rigor and High Quality: As a small, college preparatory school, we have high intellectual and character expectations for our students and our staff. We believe in the American Youth Foundation’s motto, “My own self, at my very best, all the time.” As an EL Education Credentialed School our demanding academic curriculum is based on EL’s design principles; students engage in experiential learning across disciplines. Exemplifying this approach, Humanities Department Chair Sydney Chaffee was named 2017 Massachusetts Teacher of the Year. 
  • Social Justice and Serving our Community: We value learning through meaningful experiences that affect our daily lives. We look to be active members in our community and expect the same from our students. Walk Boston awarded former Science Teacher Maggie Sachs Mahmood the Golden Shoe Award for using the study of velocity and physics to improve pedestrian safety in Codman Square. The Community Service-Learning Advisory Council awarded the Service Learning Teacher Award to Equity Coordinator Lisa Graustein.
  • Integrated Health and Education: CACPS is co-located with our founding partner, the Codman Square Health Center. Together we’ve formed Codman2 , an innovative partnership that aims at improving the physical, mental, and socio-emotional health of our community. Our partnership earned the first Mayoral Prize in Innovation in Health Care. CACPS also earned the Gold-Level Massachusetts School Wellness Award, which noted a high level of student involvement in the wellness program, coordination with the Codman Square Health Center, and exemplary whole school approach to fostering wellness
We are looking for educators who have... 
  • a passion for Codman’s mission and EL Education philosophy, which focuses on experiential learning and social justice 
  • successful teaching experience in an urban public school 
  • an abiding sense of urgency 
  • content knowledge 
  • experience working with special needs students 
  • classroom management experience 
  • a love for collaborative curriculum development 
  • the desire to grow as an educator and the willingness to participate in meaningful and challenging professional development 
  • a Bachelor’s degree