Associate Teacher, Elementary 2021-22

Teaching Atlanta, Georgia


Associate Teacher, Elementary

At The Children's School, our community and curriculum intentionally reflect the world in which we live. In fact, our community is one of the most diverse among all of Atlanta’s and the nation's independent schools. Our commitment to inclusion creates an environment where children and adults are free to be their authentic selves.

We embrace play in everything we do because it is essential to the intellectual, social, emotional, physical and cultural development of our young children and young adults. Our joyful and nurturing campus in the heart of Midtown Atlanta supports students to take risks and challenges them to make a positive impact on our ever-changing world.

We are seeking an experienced full-time Associate Teacher, Elementary to start July 2021.

The Associate Teacher at The Children’s School (TCS) supervises and manages the classroom in collaboration with and under the direction of the Lead Teacher while supporting The Children’s School’s goals and outcomes.

Day to day, a Lower School Associate Teacher will:
- Motivate, nurture, and challenge students,
- Play a meaningful role in each student’s daily school life,
- Co-plan engaging curriculum and contribute to the effective operation of the overall educational program,
- Help plan and carry out daily activities and evaluate the effectiveness of those activities,
- Assist with evaluating progress, report writing and parent-teacher conferences,
- Ensure the safety and well-being of the children,
- Communicate, collaborate, and work effectively in teaching partnerships.

The Associate Teacher role is a pathway to a Lead Teacher role. This position provides practical classroom experience, development of knowledge and understanding of teaching, assessment of teaching skills and supportive mentoring and peer networks.

Required on-campus office hours are Monday through Friday, 7:45 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. and are subject to change. As an exempt position, job responsibilities include planning, meetings, evaluation of student work, team planning, professional development, etc. which may typically extend beyond office hours.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Applicable experience working with children
  • Understands child development
  • Skilled at establishing meaningful relationships with students as a critical foundation for student engagement and academic achievement
  • Possess the following characteristics:
    • Authenticity
    • Contagious optimism and enthusiasm
    • Honesty and Integrity
    • Collaboration-mindedness, empathy, self-awareness and reflection
    • Intrinsic motivation, initiative and high standards
    • Adaptation, resilience, iterative mindset and willingness to take risks, fail and recover
    • Critical thinking, inquisitiveness, boundless curiosity and enthusiasm
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Comfort in the use of digital technology and media

Preferred Qualifications

  • Passion for and experience in the work of diversity, equity, and inclusion

The Children's School is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.  

We believe that in order for children to fully, sensitively and effectively engage in their communities, they must possess strong local, cultural and global competence. To that end, we learn from and enrich ourselves with multiple perspectives and welcome people of any country of origin, culture, disability, ethnicity, gender expression, gender identity, physical appearance, race, religious choice, family structure, sex, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic status.