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Kinder Teaching Assistant (PT): SY 2020-2021, Central Tucson

Department: Instruction
Location: Tucson, AZ

Kinder Teaching Assistant (PT): SY 2020-2021, Central Tucson

OUR MISSION

Leman Academy of Excellence offers a rigorous, classical education based on the traditions of Western culture where all disciplines are interrelated allowing scholars the ability to think independently and critically. We purpose to partner with supportive parents, pursue excellence, provide a safe and challenging environment, and instill morals and values in order to produce tomorrow’s leaders today. 

CORE VALUES

Core Values are the key to defining our culture. They drive our decisions and shape our behavior. Below are the Core Values for Leman Academy of Excellence:

CAUTION: Every precaution is taken to ensure a safe and secure environment for every scholar, staff and guests.

CIVILITY: Every scholar, family and employee is treated with respect and as a valued individual.

COMMUNITY: We strive to build a community where all stakeholders are motivated to be involved and feel connected and valued.

CLASSICAL EDUCATION: Oversight and training is in place to ensure we are offering a rigorous, scholar-centered, classical education program including high expectations, values and virtues and providing scholars an environment of engaged learning.

TA Job Description

Responsible for supporting teachers in instructing scholars using the classical model of learning combined with data-driven decision-making. Will support the teacher with the differentiation of needs and behaviors within one classroom.

Qualifications/Minimum Requirements:

  • High school diploma or GED and;

  • An Associate's or higher degree or;

  • At least two years of study at an institution of higher education or;

  • Passing score on skills assessment (ParaPro)

  • AZ IVP Fingerprint Clearance Card / Background and Criminal History Clearance.

  • First Aid and CPR Certification.

  • A willingness and desire to learn the Classical model of education.

  • A willingness to better understand Miss Mason’s educational philosophy and methodology.

  • Strong verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills to positively impact community, parents, scholars, administration, instructional staff and office support staff.

  • Strong commitment to supporting and safeguarding the principles of excellence in classical education.

  • Ability to manage conflict resolution with an attitude of humility and service.

  • Ability to communicate effectively and professionally with scholars, parents, co-workers, vendors and build relationships.

  • Strong commitment to providing leadership in promoting health and safety, including a healthy environment.

  • Ability to operate office equipment as required on assignment; i.e. fax machine, copier, computer, etc.

  • Ability to lift boxes and packages of varying weights and move them to other locations.

Duties and Areas of Responsibility:

  • Support the learning environment established by the classroom teacher and enforce rules and procedures for responsible behavior, maintaining order among the scholars for whom you are responsible.

  • Prepare materials and instructional resources for use in the classroom and class activities based on the classical model, as guided by the classroom teacher.

  • Provide Instructional support to scholars using the whole class approach, small, leveled groups and individually using various teaching techniques and methods as directed by the classroom teacher.

  • Provide supervision to scholars in hallways, during drop off, lunch and pick-up as directed by site Principal. Supervise with a “safety first” mindset.

  • Read books to entire classes or small groups.

  • Administer formative assessments and assignments as directed by classroom teacher and/or site Principal.  

  • Maintain accurate and complete scholar records as required by the school and laws and as directed by classroom teacher.

  • Prepare scholars for later grades by encouraging them to explore learning opportunities and to persevere with challenging tasks.

  • Support the Teacher’s enforcement of administration policies and rules governing scholars.

  • Instruct and monitor scholars in the use and care of equipment and materials, in order to prevent injuries and damage.

  • Attend professional development meetings and training workshops when requested by Administration in order to maintain and improve professional skills and competence.

  • Perform additional duties as directed by site Principal, knowing that your position is not exclusive of supporting the operations and learning of the school site.

  • Assist in storing and inventory of classroom equipment, materials, and supplies.

  • Maintain confidentiality per FERPA.

Work Habits and Attitudes:

  • Be a self-starter with an ownership attitude.

  • Demonstrates a strong sense of drive to meet goals.

  • Shows initiative and resourcefulness.

  • Performs accurate work in a timely manner.

  • Meets deadlines and sets priorities.

  • Demonstrates flexibility and adaptability.

  • Works well with minimum supervision.

  • Is dependable and accepts responsibility.

  • Shows sensitivity and tact in dealing with others.

  • Accepts direction and constructive criticism.

  • Cooperates with fellow workers and other departments.

  • Follows school policies and safety rules.

  • Demonstrates a professional appearance on a daily basis.

  • Demonstrates a willingness to work as a team player.

  • Embraces collaboration with other professionals.

  • Excellent organization, time management and follow-up skills.

  • Maintains a professional environment at all times.

*Essential functions, as defined under the American with Disabilities Act, may include the following tasks, knowledge, skills and other characteristics. This list is illustrative only and is not a complete listing of all functions and tasks performed.

Compensation

Leman Academy offers a very competitive benefits package and overall compensation will be commensurate with talent, experience and education.

Leman Academy of Excellence is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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