Teacher Assistant Job Description


Promise Academy exists to create personalized, world-class educational experiences that prepare all students to reach their potential and to change the world.


Students will use the skills they learn to create solutions for tough challenges in their community and in their world. The empathy and agency they develop from transitional kindergarten through 8th grade will produce the social entrepreneurs that will not only excel in college and career but who will change the world.

Promise Academy will accomplish this feat by creating a small school environment with a family-like feel, rooted in the understanding that the educational needs of each student are uniquely different. Promise Academy students will develop the capacity to tackle rigorous and relevant challenges in applied math, science, and technology. The combination of the empathy and cutting edge technological skills they acquire will give students the drive, confidence and agency needed to change the world around them.

Position: Teacher Assistant

Reports to: Head of School

Key Relationships: Teachers, Students, Families, Instructional Coach, Head of School

Job Responsibilities:

  • Small group instruction of scripted curriculum in ELA or Math

  • Behavior management of students in small group

  • Execute an enrichment class as an extension activity

  • Support students with technology

  • Track and analyze data regularly to understand and respond to student needs

  • Collaborate with classroom teacher

  • Participate actively in all site meetings and professional development

  • Support with outdoor supervision


  • Experience working with children

  • Comfortable with technology

  • Fluent speaking and writing in Spanish

Ideal Candidate:

  • Coachable: You like feedback and are eager to improve your skills as an educator.

  • Joyful: We believe in holding our students to the highest of standards, but we do it with joy and love.

  • Urgent: Our students come to us with gaps in knowledge, which does not allow us to waste instructional time.

  • Sweat the small stuff: At Promise Academy, we know that the strong and consistent execution of small details will lead us to developing a strong, consistent school culture.

  • Innovative: Understand the importance of problem solving, critical thinking and innovation.

  • Relentless Pursuit of Excellence: We believe that all of our students are capable of learning at a high level. We work diligently to ensure that our students meet their potential every day.

To apply for this position, please submit a resume and cover letter online.

As an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status or disability. We are strongly committed to hiring a diverse and multicultural staff and encourage applications from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds.

Questions? Contact us at shanlon@promisepublicschools.org