Lower School Assistant Teacher 2019-20

Hackley Lower School Assistant Teachers report to the Lead Teacher, Director(s) of the Assistant Teacher Program and to the Director of the Lower School.

Under their guidance and instruction, they are responsible for the general supervision and management of all aspects of a classroom of approximately 16 students, including not only the academic growth, but also the social and moral growth. The Assistant Teacher program at Hackley is a four year program, with yearly contract renewal. Hackley has an Assistant Teacher in each homeroom, grades 1-3, and a shared Assistant in grade 4.


  • College degree
  • Masters Degree in Elementary Education or working towards a Masters Degree in elementary education
  • Knowledge of developmentally appropriate practices in elementary education
  • Ability to work collaboratively with children, parents and colleagues
  • Leadership qualities and skills
  • Ability to help the lead teacher and administration implement, create, and refine a high-quality, age appropriate curriculum
  • Ability to successfully engage students with the goal of fostering their cognitive and social emotional growth
  • Willingness to learn about and engage in a variety of classroom management strategies
  • Effective organizational and planning skills
  • Clear and cohesive writing skills
  • Effective interpersonal skills
  • Ability to exercise professional judgment at all times
  • Maintain a professional and respectful relationship with cooperating lead teacher
Responsibilities (include but are not limited to):
  • Implementation of academic curriculum in literacy, math and social studies
  • Assist science teacher on a weekly basis (in first and second grade only)
  • Assistance as needed in special subjects
  • Implementation of responsive classroom and character development program
  • Ability to differentiate instruction across content areas
  • Maintenance of timely records on all students – including attendance, portfolios and assessment data
  • Assistance in writing reports on students
  • Assistance to the lead teacher in parent communications including conferences, email, website updates and newsletters
  • As asked by the lead teacher, communicating issues to the Director in a timely fashion
  • Supervision of lunch and recess, including one afternoon duty in Extended Day or Clubs and early morning duty
  • Dismissal of students daily
  • Attendance at grade level team meetings
  • Attendance at all faculty meetings – both whole school and lower school
  • Attendance at special evening events such as back to school night
  • Respectfully display student work
  • Committee membership on at least one lower school committee
  • Keeping up to date on the latest educational research and literature
  • Regular collaboration with, and observation of, colleagues
Salary: $42,250 plus an additional $1,000 for a Master’s degree in Elementary Education.

If interested, please email a letter of application and a resume to:
Anne Burns
Lower School Director
Hackley School