22-23 Elementary Teaching Assistant

St. HOPE Public Schools Sacramento, California


Teaching Assistant Job Description  

About St. HOPE Public Schools  

Since 2003 St. HOPE Public Schools has passionately worked toward the mission of graduating self-motivated, industrious  

and critical thinking leaders who are committed to serving others, passionate about lifelong learning and prepared to earn a  

degree from a four-year college. St. HOPE Public Schools includes three charter schools: PS7 Elementary School, PS7 Middle  

School, and Sacramento Charter High School located in the Oak Park neighborhood of Sacramento.  

We’ve raised the bar and our schools are producing extraordinary results with closing the achievement gap and helping our  

scholars reach their fullest potential. Our student demographics have a much higher percentage of minority and low-income  

scholars, yet our state testing scores show much better results than District averages. A few examples of how our model is  

succeeding include:  

Sacramento Charter High School was recognized by the California Charter Schools Association (CCSA) for being the  

highest performing High School for black students in the state of California.  

PS7 and Sacramento Charter High School were named California Education Champions by the National Action  

Network for being 2 of 16 predominantly African American schools that performed in the top 25% of all schools in  

California, and each scored a 10/10 when compared to similar schools. For context, this year there were a total of  

90 predominantly African American schools in California, of which 70 performed in the bottom 25% of all schools.  

PS7 has twice been named a Title 1 Achievement Award winner, and has been recognized as a California  

Distinguished School and as a federal Blue Ribbon School nominee for its educational outcomes with low-income  


In 2020, 93% of Sac High scholars were accepted into four-year colleges and we are proud to have among the  

highest percentage of scholars admitted to UCs and CSUs in the Sacramento region. 100% of our scholars graduated  

meeting UC/CSU requirements compared to district and state averages of 44%. 100% of our scholars with an IEP  

graduated meeting UC/CSU requirements compared to district averages of 12% and state average of 15%.  

At St. HOPE Public schools we believe in the power of the classroom teacher and know that having three years in a row of  

excellent teaching can overcome the average achievement deficit between low-income scholars and others. We  

consistently ground ourselves in this belief and prioritize collaboration so that we are building upon scholar success year  

after year. Alignment is essential - we work hard to ensure different teachers, grade levels, curriculums, and academic focus  

areas are all coordinated and working together coherently. We take the time needed with our teachers to plan out  

curriculums that transition smoothly across grades, and foster a collaborative work environment with consistent  

expectations and support across grades and campuses.  

At PS7 Middle School, our results highlight the power of three years of good teaching. Our 6th graders enter our  

system with only 9% of our scholars on or above grade level in math compared to the district average of 25%. Then  

after spending three years at PS7 Middle that same group of scholars promotes from 8th grade with 48% of scholars  

on or above grade level in math compared to the district average of 32%. This same trend is evident in English  

Language Arts with our 6th graders entering our system with 25% on or above grade level and promoting from 8th  

grade with 57% on or above grade level compared to the district average of 43%.  

In addition to prioritizing academic achievement, we prioritize school culture. We host several engaging scholar and family  

events throughout the school year, and we seek to provide a well-rounded experience for our scholars with far more  

elective courses than are available at traditional schools. We value our teachers and offer every teacher a robust coaching  

and support plan in order to develop our teachers into the best possible educators. Their daily efforts are what make this  

learning environment as successful as possible for our scholars.  

High Expectations · Choice and Commitment · More Time · Focus on Results · Power to Lead  

In addition to St. HOPE Public Schools, St. HOPE is a family of nonprofits that also stands for economic growth and  

revitalization. One of St. HOPE’s most prized development projects in Oak Park is the 40 Acres Art and Culture Center on  

Broadway unveiled in 2003. The project involved refurbishing the old Guild Theater and Woodruff Hotel Buildings at 35th  

street and Broadway, a building that had been vacant. 40 Acres currently includes the Guild Theater, Underground Books,  

Old Soul Co., twelve loft apartments, and it’s newest addition, Fixins Soul Kitchen.  

Although St. HOPE Public Schools has come a long way in the last 18 years, there is still so much more to accomplish. St.  

HOPE Public Schools looks forward to continuing its vision of being one of the finest urban TK-12 public school systems in  

the nation and seeks outstanding individuals who are committed to this journey and willing to do whatever-it-takes to  

provide our scholars with the best education possible! Our future depends on it. Our scholars deserve it.  

Ready to Join the Team?  

The ideal candidate will bring passion and grit to the mission and vision of St. HOPE Public Schools and a desire to positively  

impact the Oak Park community and help close the achievement gap for our scholar population. They will have a willingness  

to learn, grow and work hard along the way. At St. HOPE Public Schools, we live by five key pillars:  

High Expectations- You not only set the bar high for every scholar, but also for yourself. You possess a clear vision for what  

excellence looks like for scholar work, scholar behavior, and your craft.  

Choice & Commitment- You understand how your work impacts life outside of your office or classroom. You wake up every  

morning and commit yourself to doing what's best for our scholars.  

More Time- You are one of those people that goes above and beyond in all areas of life. Some people may even say you do  

too much, but you know that more time equals better results.  

Focus on Results- Everything you do is done with purpose because you are dedicated to growth. You believe in data and  

work tirelessly to reach your goals. You are a problem solver and find feedback empowering.  

Power to Lead- You are a natural influencer. You can't help but train and nurture scholars and peers. People are attracted to  

you because of the way you equip them to succeed.  


Teaching Assistants at St. HOPE are held to the highest standards for conduct, dress and overall professionalism. Teaching  

Assistants can be expected to perform teaching, instructional support, or administrative support roles at any time.  

Candidates must hold the belief that all children can succeed academically and socially and this belief must drive him or her  

to be relentless in his or her work.  

All Teaching Assistants report directly to the Dean of Culture and Operations.  

Responsibilities include:  

Support classroom instruction by monitoring student behavior or supporting student practice  

Provide academic support to students in small groups  

Provide one on one support to individual students  

Proctor small group testing  

Lead teach classes in the event that teacher of record is absent  

Support supervision of scholars during arrival, dismissal, lunch, and other whole school events  

Supervise locker rooms during PE transitions  

High Expectations · Choice and Commitment · More Time · Focus on Results · Power to Lead  

Provide administrative support as needed  


We are seeking a results-driven classroom leader committed to the St. HOPE Public Schools mission, and who holds high  

expectations for his or herself and every student.  


Bachelor’s Degree  

Valid California substitute or teaching credential  

Belief in and alignment with SHPS’s mission  

Criminal background clearance and proof of negative TB screen  

Highly Desired (but not required):  

Understanding and experience working with the nuances of urban school environments and school culture  

Bilingual speaking, reading, and writing abilities (Spanish)  


St. HOPE Public Schools salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.  

To Apply  

All candidates for this position must submit the following two pieces of information. Candidates must submit both  

documents or your application will not be considered.  

1. Resume  

2. Thoughtful cover letter outlining how your skills and experience meet the qualifications of this position and stating  

how you heard about this opportunity  

3. Copy of valid California substitute or teaching credential  

Submit the application materials via the careers page on our website at www.sthopepublicschools.org  

As an equal opportunity employer, SHPS prohibits unlawful discrimination, harassment, intimidation or bullying against any  

protected group, including actual or perceived discrimination, on the basis of the actual or perceived characteristics of age,  

ancestry, color, disability, ethnic group identification, gender expression, gender identity, gender, marital status, pregnant,  

parenting or lactating status, genetic information, nationality, national origin, immigration status, race or ethnicity, religion,  

sex, or sexual orientation, or on the basis of a person’s association with a person or group with one or more of these actual  

or perceived characteristics in any SHPS activity, including hiring and employment.  

High Expectations · Choice and Commitment · More Time · Focus on Results · Power to Lead