Sacred Heart Greenwich is an independent, Catholic day school for girls from kindergarten through grade 12 with a coed preschool and prekindergarten. With a beautiful view of the Long Island Sound from our 118-acre campus in Greenwich, Connecticut, our 630 students carry on the Sacred Heart tradition of academic excellence and development of the mind, body and spirit.
Position: Lower School Assistant Teacher (Kindergarten) Reports to: Lower School Head FLSA Status: Exempt
The Lower School Assistant Teacher supports the Homeroom Teacher in providing a stimulating and developmentally appropriate educational environment in a way that is in accordance with the Goals and Criteria of a Sacred Heart education and the philosophy that implements it. This philosophy includes providing children opportunities to develop spiritual, cognitive, social, emotional, and physical skills.
Essential Functions Under the direction of the Homeroom Teacher assist with the following:
Organizing and providing developmentally appropriate educational programs and instruction; planning and implementing curriculum and differentiated instruction for Lower School students
Providing activities and opportunities that encourage cultural curiosity, grammatical exploration, and oral skills practice appropriate to the developmental levels and learning styles of his/her students
Planning and preparing supportive and caring classroom environment in which children can learn and interact positively with one another; overseeing instruction and authentic assessment; supervising children in the classroom
Interacting with parents; maintaining open and cooperative communication with parents and families, encouraging their involvement
All assistant teachers are expected:
To assume serious collaborative responsibility for the educational environment of the School by conducting themselves at all times in a responsible, ethical, and professional manner
To be available one week before the opening of School to attend teachers' meetings, etc., and to be available one week after the Upper School's graduation to attend teachers' meetings and complete end-of-year duties
To attend all faculty meetings and workshop days as they are scheduled during the year
To assist at School functions designated by the Head of School as necessary for the operation of the School, e.g., Parents' Night, Open House, Parent/Teacher Conferences, etc. It is understood that these duties may sometimes extend beyond the normal hours for school
To participate fully in regular School programs, e.g., committees, assemblies, field trips, etc.
To share in the planning and direction of student activities and School programs, if appointed by the Lead Teacher
To maintain high standards for his/her on-going professional development and to participate in the professional development programs offered by the School
To assume responsibilities as assigned for the supervision of students, including at times of early dismissal due to inclement weather. It is understood that these duties may sometimes extend beyond the normal hours for school
To use technology effectively as part of classroom instruction and for hybrid/distance learning
To interact positively with colleagues in creating and imparting interdisciplinary units of study
To fulfill responsibilities as assigned by the Lower School Head in regard to lunch and recess duty, car and bus dismissal
Qualifications The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education or a related field; teaching experience that is directly related to the duties and responsibilities of his/her grade assignment. Knowledge of the cognitive and developmental needs of elementary students.
As members of the international network of Sacred Heart schools, we are committed to attracting and retaining faculty with a passion for teaching who demonstrate an active faith, practice a deep respect for intellectual values, promote social awareness, build community, and value personal growth and responsibility. We seek faculty who are committed to all-girl education and who will draw upon current research to maximize student learning. Sacred Heart Greenwich is an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes candidates who will enhance the diversity of our community.
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About Sacred Heart Greenwich
Sacred Heart Greenwich provides an empowering learning environment for girls and young women from kindergarten through twelfth grade to prepare them to become confident, intelligent and compassionate global leaders. The school offers a coed program for young children at the Barat Center for Early Childhood Education.
Located on a beautiful 110-acre campus at 1177 King Street, in Greenwich, Connecticut, Sacred Heart is an all-girls’ Catholic, independent college-preparatory day school that offers a rigorous academic program which challenges students to take on a variety of leadership roles on campus and beyond.
Sacred Heart offers a global educational experience that encourages girls and young women to develop, practice and showcase their own style of leadership with confidence. The school’s focus on inter-nationality includes an exchange program, which begins in the Middle School with visits to Sacred Heart schools located in the United States and Canada. It expands in sophomore year of high school with educational trips to our schools in Australia, Austria, England, France, Ireland, Italy, Latin America, Spain, and Taiwan.