The Grammar School Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (STEAM) Associate Teacher is a unique role for a talented individual who is looking to gain experience and hands-on practice to become a head teacher. The STEAM Associate Teacher has an opportunity to observe best practices in classroom instruction from experienced teachers and school leaders. The STEAM Associate will co-teach with teachers from the STEAM team, provide in-house substitute teaching coverage for teachers, and support teachers with whole group and small group student instruction. At times, the STEAM Associate Teacher may also teach their own group of students, allowing for direct teaching experience within a more limited teaching load. The STEAM Associate Teacher will help to maintain the MakerSpace and the Science Labs where they will provide facilitated learning experiences. The STEAM Associate Teacher will meet regularly with a coach for mentorship and receive feedback on lessons and instruction. The STEAM team of teachers are ultimately responsible for the curriculum and academic program, parent-teacher conferences and speaking to families about their individual children. The STEAM Associate Teacher plays a supportive role to the Head Teachers in these areas. We look for candidates with intelligence, energy, optimism, commitment to students, and creativity.
Enthusiastic about working with and teaching MakerTech skills, tools, and equipment (including coding, robotics, woodworking, 3D printing, laser cutting, and simple electronics)
Strong technology skills
Experience or strong interest in coding and robotics
Evidence of self-motivation, willingness to be a team player, and has a strong sense of personal responsibility
Hard-working, energetic, and are willing to learn and adapt
Flexible and enjoys dealing with unpredictability
Strong time management skills
Possesses strong organizational skills, communication skills (particularly with children), and problem-solving skills
Prior experience working in schools is preferred but not required
Bachelor’s degree is required
Degree in elementary education or in an area of science / technology preferred
Start date: August 29, 2022
Hours: 7:45am to 3:30pm Monday through Friday, 7:45am to 4:15pm on faculty meeting days
We offer a generous compensation package.
How to Apply
Interested candidates should send a letter of interest and resume using the link below:
Cover letters should be addressed to Ms. Sarah McLean, Grammar School Director.
Please put “Grammar School STEAM Associate Teacher” in the subject line.
CGPS is an equal opportunity employment on the basis of race (including hairstyle), color, religion, creed, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender and gender identity, gender expression, national origin, alienage, age, pregnancy, marital/partnership status, immigration or citizenship status, status as a veteran or active military service member status, disability, genetic predisposition, status as a victim of domestic violence, prior arrest or conviction record, caregiver status, credit history, salary history, unemployment status, sexual or reproductive health decisions, or any other characteristic or status protected by applicable law (collectively, the “Protected Characteristics”).
Demonstrate commitment to CGPS’s mission and core values
Co-teach a MakerTech class with a Head Teacher to students
Collaborate with STEAM teachers to periodically plan and and deliver instruction, gradually taking on more responsibility throughout the year
Develop teaching skills in preparation for being a Head Teacher
Support students by providing one-on-one and small group instruction daily, and small group intervention and student support
Observe Head Teachers in order to improve instructional techniques and classroom management
Meet regularly with a coach and receive formal observations
Help with instruction, assessments, grading, and other MakerTech responsibilities
Help to maintain a thriving MakerSpace classroom that is engaging and safe for our students
Promote a culture of exploration, innovation, and collaboration using MakerTech/STEAM resources
Encourage the use of the MakerTech and its resources as a tool for developmentally appropriate engineering/invention/creation/maker practices
Participate in discussions with students, teachers, and administrators around classroom learning opportunities that can be supported by the MakerTech
Assume supervisory responsibilities including lunchroom coverage and attending to the needs of children during Open MakerTech times throughout the day
CGPS Mission StatementCGPS nurtures each student’s unique passions and talents inside and outside the classroom, unifying and inspiring members of its community in a rigorous but relaxed learning environment, preparing them for the finest colleges and instilling in them the confidence, ethical values and sense of purpose to embrace challenges, to achieve their dreams and to improve the world.