Part-Time 5th Grade Teaching Assistant

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Reports to: Lower School Head



  • Supports teachers in implementing and delivering a classroom program which adheres to the current grade curriculum, gearing the program to address the needs, special talents, styles, and pace of learning of the individual child and the collective class.
  • Assists teachers in the planning and preparation of the learning environment including setting up and maintaining the classroom learning centers and preparing and/or obtaining needed supplies, materials, and textbooks. This process should be conducted in an organized, thorough, and timely manner.
  • Conducts him/herself in a professional manner at all times which reflects the mission and philosophy of the Academy.
  • Establishes and maintains effective partnership with parents through the support of classroom teachers. Assists teachers in communicating information about classroom activities and the individual development of their children.
  • Ensures the safety of the children at all times.
  • Treats children, parents, faculty, staff, and administration with dignity and respect and practices positive approaches to discipline, as outlined in the Academy’s Discipline Policy.
  • Works with teachers to keep the Lower School Head apprised of children’s progress, potential problems, or needed consultation between parents, teachers, and the Lower School Head.


  • If a teacher is not available, maintains and reports absences and lateness according to established procedures.
  • Assists teachers to maintain students’ grades and reports these grades on report cards according to established procedures, and as they pertain to completion of report cards.
  • Attends all regularly scheduled and special faculty meetings and liturgies.
  • Assists teachers to maintain an orderly arrangement, appearance, and décor of his/her classroom; maintaining sanitary conditions for faculty and students.
  • On a rotating basis, will be responsible for assuming the supervision duties of arrival and/or departure carpool, recess, lunch, etc. as assigned or needed.


  • Participates in recommended training programs, conferences, seminars, courses, and other professional development opportunities to further enhance professional and personal growth.
  • Must be willing to fully participate with the Lower School Head in performance evaluations and in assessing development activities and personal improvements needed to ensure continuing professional and personal growth.


  • M-F, 8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.


  • Prior Experience working in an academic environment
  • Necessary certification attained

St. James Academy does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sexual orientation, age, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, or disability in the administration of its hiring, education and admissions, financial aid programs, and athletic or other school-administered programs.