2nd Grade Associate Teacher

$40,000 - $50,000 yearly
  • The Children's School
  • 345 10th Street Northeast, Atlanta, GA, USA
  • Apr 05, 2024
Full time Teacher

Job Description

At The Children’s School (TCS), our community and curriculum intentionally reflect the world in which we live. In fact, our community is one of the most diverse among all of Atlanta’s and the nation’s independent schools. Our commitment to inclusion creates an environment where children and adults are free to be their authentic selves. 
Our age 3 – grade 8 students experience challenging academics embedded in a nurturing environment. Our innovative curriculum uses immersive play- and project-based learning to engage students, connect them to the community around them, and encourage them to make a positive impact on our ever-changing world. 
The Children’s School seeks an experienced full-time 2nd Grade Associate Teacher to start July 30th, 2024. 
The Associate Teacher at The Children’s School (TCS) supervises and manages the classroom in collaboration with and under the direction of the Lead Teacher while supporting The Children’s School’s goals and outcomes.  
Day to day, a Lower School Associate Teacher will: 
  • Motivate, nurture,  and challenge students, 
  • Play a meaningful role in each student’s daily school life, 
  • Co-plan engaging curriculum and contribute to the effective operation of the overall educational program, 
  • Help plan and carry out daily activities and evaluate the effectiveness of those activities, 
  • Assist with evaluating progress, report writing and family conferences, 
  • Ensure the safety and well-being of the children, 
  • Communicate, collaborate, and work effectively in teaching partnerships. 


The Associate Teacher role is a pathway to a Lead Teacher role. This position provides practical classroom experience, development of knowledge and understanding of teaching, assessment of teaching skills and supportive mentoring and peer networks. 

Required on-campus office hours are Monday through Friday, 7:45 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. and are subject to change. As an exempt position, job responsibilities include planning, meetings, evaluation of student work, team planning, professional development, etc. which may typically extend beyond office hours. 
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Minimum Qualifications: 
Required Qualifications 
  • Bachelor’s degree 
  • Applicable experience working with children through a child development lens 
  • Understands child development 
  • Skilled at establishing meaningful relationships with students as a critical foundation for student engagement and academic achievement 
  • Possess the following characteristics: 
    • Alignment with the TCS Philosophy of Learning and values 
    • Alignment with progressive pedagogical practices  
    • Child-centeredness  
    • Authenticity 
    • Contagious optimism and enthusiasm  
    • Playfulness 
    • Honesty and Integrity 
    • Collaboration-mindedness, empathy, self-awareness and reflective skills 
    • Intrinsic motivation, initiative and high standards 
    • Adaptation, resilience, iterative mindset and willingness to take risks, fail and recover 
    • Critical thinking, inquisitiveness and boundless curiosity and enthusiasm  
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills 
  • Comfort in the use of digital technology and media  
Preferred Qualifications 
  • Three (3) years of experience teaching children in a classroom setting, preferably in elementary grades 
  • Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood education 
  • Passion for and experience in the work of diversity, equity, and inclusion 


The Children's School is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.  

We believe that in order for children to fully, sensitively and effectively engage in their communities, they must possess strong local, cultural and global competence. To that end, we learn from and enrich ourselves with multiple perspectives and welcome people of any country of origin, culture, disability, ethnicity, gender expression, gender identity, physical appearance, race, religious choice, family structure, sex, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic status. 

Compensation commensurate with experience. We welcome all persons to apply through our Careers Website.