Grammar Assistant Teacher

(Grades K-5)

Job Description

Classical Preparatory School (CPS) provides a traditional classical education to scholars from toddler through 12th grade. We were the first classical charter school in the state of Florida, located just north of Tampa. A classical/liberal arts education is the educational gold standard for creating innovators, thinkers, and leaders. CPS aims to equip our scholars with the tools needed to excel in higher education and to be moral and intellectual leaders in a self-governing society, something more relevant than ever in today’s complex and ever-changing world.

Position Summary

The Grade Level Assistant Teacher position is a ten-month position that reports to the Lower School Dean of Academics and works closely with each teacher in his/her assigned grade level(s). The Assistant Teacher is a highly organized, disciplined, and motivated individual who helps support teachers in their routine duties so the teachers are more free to focus on instruction. The Assistant Teacher is responsible for a variety of duties throughout the day and week, including reinforcing instruction, preparing materials and equipment for classroom teachers, supporting the administrative and clerical needs of teachers, supervising students (recess and lunch), substitute teaching, assisting with before school and after school supervision and carline, and other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • At least one year experience working with elementary-aged children

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in any field
  • Degree in Education
  • Experience teaching or a desire to be a classroom teacher someday
  • Familiar with Teach Like Champion 2.0, character education, classical education, Direct Instruction, CoreKnowledge, Saxon Math, and mastery-based instructional practices

Required Skills

  • Passion for and commitment to classical education
  • Management of a classical classroom that uses direct instruction, discipline, structure, positive incentives, and high expectations to achieve measurable academic and civic success
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Superb organizational, self-management, and problem-solving skills
  • Ambition and desire to grow as an educator
  • Commitment to responsive, honest feedback for growth
  • Alignment with the school’s mission of high academic achievement for all scholars and commitment to building citizens of impeccable character
  • Demonstrated success in fostering a positive, collaborative educational environment
  • Establish and maintain productive, collaborative relationships with students, staff, parents, and communitymembers
  • Demonstration of our ten habits: attention, memorization, perfect execution, order, reflection, courtesy,obedience, truthfulness, fortitude, and temperance

Duties and Responsibilities

The following statements of duties and responsibilities are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. These statements are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities required of all personnel within this position.

  • Model and support students in developing virtuous character
  • Support the school’s mission through fidelity to policies and practices
  • Teach, co-teach, or support assigned reading and math groups
  • Deliver effective instruction that promotes achievement
  • Create a positive culture of inquiry and learning
  • Support homeroom teachers with classroom management
  • Actively monitor lunch/recess
  • Serve as a substitute teacher in the absence of the homeroom teacher
  • Assist homeroom teachers in monitoring students for correct uniform standards
  • Carline and other duties as assigned
  • Assist the homeroom teachers and grade-level teams with any additional tasks required to keep the classroom and instruction running smoothly and efficiently. This may include but is not limited to such tasks as making copies, sharpening pencils, changing bulletin boards, filing student papers, classroom organization and cleaning, grading, help with individual students, and supporting classroom

Compensation and Terms of Employment

We offer a competitive compensation package based on experience and performance. This hourly position (plus benefits) is for the days students are in school, plus seven days for professional development and training.