Quad Preparatory School
Upper School Humanities Associate Teacher (2022-2023 Opening)
Updated: August 2022
Reports to: Humanities Department Chair
Annual Salary Range: $52-62K
The Quad Preparatory School is an alternative, non-profit, K-12 college preparatory school dedicated to the education of twice-exceptional students, bright and creative children who learn differently. Quad Prep is a young, fast-growing school founded in 2013 that is a vibrant professional and collegial learning community for employees.
The Quad Preparatory School transforms the lives of twice-exceptional people – those who are gifted and learn differently – by redefining the experience of school. Our personalized model fully integrates social and emotional learning with challenging academics, empowering our students to rise to the level of their extraordinary talents. Through our innovative programs we are leading a larger movement in service of both twice-exceptional people and society at large.
The Quad Preparatory School is looking for a 6th grade Humanities Associate Teacher in the 2022-23 school year. Associate Teachers are regarded as teachers-in-training whose role shifts and increase as they gain knowledge and experience. They are expected to remain at Quad Prep for up to two years.
Humanities Associate Teachers primarily provide academic instruction and social-emotional support to students alongside a Head Teacher through a co-teaching model (Friend and Cook, 2004). Humanities Associate Teachers are expected to plan and implement small group lessons and provide personalized support in 1:1 settings in the English Language Arts (ELA) and social studies content areas, as well as enact appropriate literacy development and executive functioning skills plans under the guidance of the Head Teacher. Associate Teachers may also be asked to oversee student clubs, teach an elective, plan and lead enrichment activities, and act as substitute teachers. Candidates who have experience working with students who require behavioral support and a structured environment are highly encouraged to apply.
The essential duties of this teaching role include, but are not limited to:
Support the implementation of inquiry focused lessons for 2-3 seminar sections of students in small or whole group instruction three times a week in collaboration with a Head Teacher.
Plan, implement, and adapt personalized student plans for 1:1 instruction, literacy development, executive functioning, and behavioral support for 3-7 students.
Conduct formative assessment and implement unit summative assessments with guidance from a Head Teacher; assign and provide feedback toork and homework.
Enact teaching strategies and instructional materials to meet students' varying academic, social communication, and executive functioning needs as well as interests; collaborate with clinicians, occupational therapists, speech and language therapists, and Learning Support faculty to address students’ needs.
Write and submit timely academic updates monthly to provide feedback on 2-3 students’ academic and social-emotional progress; serve as academic advisor to 2-3 students acting as the academic point person with families; communicate with families through emails and phone calls as needed.
Draft and submit for editing timely progress and final grade reports for 3-7 students to a Head Teacher four times a year.
Supports in maintaining a structured and aesthetic learning environment that accounts for students’ social, emotional, and executive functioning needs.
Actively participates in a co-teaching model in collaboration with a Head Teacher to develop instructional and/or content knowledge, skills, and confidence under the guidance of the Humanities Department Chair.
Supervise, support, and/or lead homeroom students for activities such as morning meeting, student clubs, study hall, enrichment activities, student trips, and other department-wide, grade-wide, and school-wide activities.
Participate fully in the life of the school, including professional development, school-wide or division-wide committees, faculty and staff meetings, regular supervisory meetings, and required special events (e.g., open houses, Curriculum Night, Humanities Showcase).
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging Commitments:
Understand and participate in all school-wide diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging initiatives.
Examine teaching practice through the following lenses including but not limited to race, gender, sexuality, dis/ability, identity, equity, and privilege.
Adapt the curriculum to provide students with an opportunity to recognize their many identities.
Staff and reporting relationships:
Associate Teachers report to the Humanities Department Chair. They may also receive additional mentorship and support from the Upper School Associate Academic Director. They work collaboratively with a Head Teacher, clinicians, occupational therapists, speech and language therapists, and Learning Support faculty on a regular basis.
This job operates in a school setting. The school is located on the first, fifth and sixth floors of a building with an elevator. This role requires working in various locations around the school and occasional travel to the Lower School campus approximately two blocks away.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and listen. This position is active and involves standing and walking. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move items under 20 pounds. During fire drills, the employee, unless physically unable, will need to use the stairs to go to ground level from the fifth floor. Typing is required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Position Type and Expected Hours of Work:
This is a full-time exempt position in an educational facility which is open eight hours a day. Teachers work ten months out of the year according to the academic calendar (late August to late June). Occasional evening or weekend hours may be required. In general, hours are Monday-Friday 8:00 A.M.-4:00 P.M.
Required Education and Experience:
Bachelor's degree in education, psychology, English, History, or related field; special education experience a plus
1-2 years of direct teaching experience; independent or charter school experience a plus
Strong oral and written communication with parents, children, and colleagues
Commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging, including knowledge and skills related to cultural competencies
Familiarity with technology; GSuite, Zoom, and Altitude Learning a plus
Preferred Education and Experience:
Demonstrates work towards Master’s degree in education or related field
Experience working with students in grades 4-7
Special education training, including training in the area of gifted education
Experience working with special education students and/or twice-exceptional youth
Experience with Orton-Gillingham and the Hochman writing method
Experience with co-teaching (Friend and Cook, 2004)
Experience with assistive technology
*** Note that all employees are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Medical and religious exemptions may be provided. ***
AAP/EEO Statement: The Quad Preparatory School is based on an inclusive philosophy that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability, marital status, creed, sexual orientation, familial status, citizenship, veteran or military status, or any other characteristic protected by law in its hiring procedures and policies.