Website The Evergreen School

Independent School

The Opportunity
The Evergreen School is currently seeking teaching assistants to support teachers in grades 4-5. Teaching assistants work in partnership with, and at the direction of, the division head, the associate division head, and the Intermediate section teaching team. TAs help to implement the curriculum, provide supervision inside and outside of the classroom, and maintain the classroom. The school seeks candidates who demonstrate a commitment to anti-bias and anti-racism work and to fostering a diverse and inclusive learning community that is responsive toward all differences including but not limited to race, ethnicity, national origin, geography, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, physical ability, learning styles and marital, parental or economic status.

This is a salaried, full-time, benefits-eligible position for the 2022-2023 school year, beginning August 25, 2022.

Duties and Responsibilities

Being proactive in learning school mission and core beliefs and in learning student names, their classroom teachers, and their family connections.
Staying current on school-wide information through Evergreen postings and weekly communications.
Attending regularly scheduled faculty, division, and weekly grade level meetings and taking minutes as requested.
Engaging in ongoing self-assessment, and setting and working toward personal and professional goals.
Demonstrating a growth mindset in working with students and colleagues.

Communicating regularly with the homeroom teacher(s) concerning student goals and progress and planning together so the TA understands how to best use their own skills.
Implementing instructional strategies in ways that support the homeroom teacher(s) and are in concert with the school’s philosophy.
Accompanying groups, classes or individuals when traveling outside the classroom (field trips, class changes, office visits, etc.).
Informing the appropriate teacher or administrator in a timely fashion in the event of concerns about a student.
Working with students in small groups, individually, or as a whole class.
Substituting, as assigned by the division head.
Assisting with administrative tasks such as copying and mounting displays.
Preparing materials for projects and/or instructional sessions as determined by collaborating grade level teachers and/or the teaching team.
Maintaining supplies in the classroom and assisting in the ordering process.
Preparing written notes, making copies and assembling correspondence to send home with students or via the school’s intranet.
Assist with coordination and maintenance of programmatic structures.
Desired skills: Excellent verbal and written communication; demonstrated experience working with elementary and/or middle school students.
Desired qualities: Flexibility, humor, understanding of neurodiverse and twice-exceptional learners, interest in working with elementary and middle school students.

Serving as a regular recess monitor, implementing recess rules and discipline, and reporting notable student behaviors.
Attending and participating in required school events, training sessions, and meetings as designated by the administration.
Monitoring student arrival and departure procedures and traffic flow.
Maintaining appropriate standards for student behavior and discipline.
Adhering to guidelines, procedures, and policies in the Staff Handbook.
Other duties as assigned.

Experience, Education and Desirable Skills

The ideal candidate for this position should:

Have a minimum bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.
Red Cross First Aid certification highly desirable; training will be offered at the start of the school year.
Demonstrate creative problem-solving skills, understand and demonstrate good customer service skills and written and oral communication skills.
Be familiar with elementary and/or middle school curricula.
Have experience working with students of elementary school age in academic or other related environments (coaching, camp instructor, etc.).
Communicate effectively and professionally, both verbally and in writing.
Communicate positively and effectively with students.
Maintain confidentiality.
Work in a positive manner with children.
Work effectively as a team member across organizational lines, including students, supervisors, colleagues, teachers, parents and the community.
Exhibit a professional manner in dealing with others and work to maintain constructive working relationships.
Be depended on to report to work at the scheduled times.
Complete work in a timely, accurate and thorough manner and is conscientious about assignments and deadlines.

Equipment Used

Computer (PC), Google Suite
LMS, such as Canvas
Compensation will be commensurate with the candidate’s background and experience and will be competitive with similar positions in Seattle-area independent schools.

Applicants should submit the following:

A cover letter outlining their interest in and qualifications for this position
A current resume
A completed Evergreen Employment Application

All materials should be sent to Please include Intermediate TA in the subject line. This position will remain open until filled.

Any applicant scheduled for an interview will be asked to submit a 500-word (max) answer to the following question:

At Evergreen, our mission calls us to “inspire highly capable, creative learners to lead with curiosity, compassion, and courage in a diverse and dynamic world.” Reflecting on your current or previous experiences, describe a time in which you moved diversity and inclusion efforts forward in that role. How did you approach this effort and what did you learn about yourself during this process? (Please limit your response to 500 words or less.)

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