Kindergarten Associate Teacher (2019-2020 School Year)

An Associate Teacher is paired with a Lead Teacher and specific homeroom, but also supports all the teachers and scholars in the grade they are assigned to.They are charged with teaching whole and small group lessons and maintaining a strong growth curve in their teaching progress. Associate Teachers begin the year supporting behavior and leading small group literacy lessons. Eventually, they take on leading more content as the year progresses. Associates will be trained in executing small group phonics lessons and small group interventions lessons for scholars in their grade. Associate Teacher candidates should intend to become lead teachers within a year or two at College Bound.

Creates a warm and strict classroom culture.

  • Intervenes and supports severe behavior needs, minimizing the impact of behavior outliers.

  • Supports during choice time with scholar practice and restorative conversations

  • Supports teachers in assessing and remediating students in responsible grade level.

  • First substitute for grade level team & additional substitute responsibilities as needed.

  • Build foundational skills in math and literacy and promote a love of literacy.

  • Internalize and Execute Phonics small groups.

  • Administer Fountas and Pinnell Reading Assessment, Individual assessments in data binders, Literacy First Phonics screener, and curriculum assessments throughout the year

  • Analyze MAP and STAR data to identify trends, inform instruction, and intervene individually and in small groups

  • Identify scholars in need of additional resources through the Response to Intervention process

  • Track daily math exit tickets, Guided Reading objectives, Skills completion, and other objectives as needed in Bullseye

  • Enter assessment scores into Bullseye and work on report cards

  • Read, understand, and adhere to all CBA Policies - i.e. Staff Handbook, Family Handbook, etc.

  • Communicate with families monthly by call, email, or note about scholar academic and behavior bright spots and challenges

  • Provide resources for families as needed - sight word flashcards, extra Life’s Work, etc.

  • Lead Family Report Card Conferences 2 times per year

  • Participate in Professional Development (Summer PD, On-going PD throughout the year)

  • Participate in a one on one Coaching and development process,

  • Participate in Weekly Data Meetings, Weekly T3eam Meetings & Execution Clinics

  • Guide the academic and social-emotional development of some of our youngest learners (This includes Morning Meeting, Closing Circle, Games, block play and other daily opportunities)

  • Incorporate life skills, manners, core values, social skills, coping skills into daily lessons

  • Receive in the moment feedback and support from the school leadership team.

  • Collaborate with fellow teachers through the sharing of best practices

  • Have a sense of urgency while remaining detail oriented; thinking critically about the details of a task at hand and planning in order to meet project timelines to drive real-time progress.

  • Have a flexibility to adjust priorities with changing tasks and schedules as needed.