Lower School Teacher Assistant


About the School

Georgetown Day School opened its doors in 1945 as the first integrated school in a segregated city. Governed by a Board of Trustees elected by the parent body and administered by an appointed Head of School, it was founded by seven families who wanted to create a school committed not only to academic excellence and educational innovation but also to a value system emphasizing appreciation and respect for others. Believing that diversity was the ground out of which all deep and rich learning occurs, they established a school where all children would be welcome, celebrated, and challenged to be their best selves.
 
Today, the School's philosophy, programs, and position in the national educational landscape strongly reflect its roots. Having grown from 12 children in 1945 to 1075 students in PK-12 today, GDS is recognized as one of Washington, D.C.’s and the nation’s most dynamic educational institutions.

Since the school’s founding, GDS has called eight different locations home. In the fall of 2020, in the midst of the pandemic, the Lower, Middle, and Upper Schools were all joined on one extraordinary campus.


COVID-Related Job Requirements

Please be informed that, for all new applicants to job opportunities at GDS (and in schools and child care facilities in the District, whether in the public, public charter, independent, private, or parochial sectors), the District vaccination requirement against COVID-19 is in effect. If hired, individuals must be vaccinated before reporting for duty, unless they have been granted an exemption from such vaccination pursuant to, and are compliant with the requirements of, Section IV of the District's Order.

We are seeking an appropriately qualified  Lower School Teaching Assistant to join our faculty. The successful candidate will be a thoughtful and inspiring educator, keen to work with colleagues, students, and their parents in a highly collaborative, inclusive, future-focused learning environment.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Appropriate experience working with children. 
  • Flexible, innovative, and solution-focused.
  • Skilled in working with a diverse student population.
  • Assists in planning lessons and preparing instructional materials. 
  • Supervises and/or differentiates lessons for individuals or small groups of students. Conducts planned lessons with assigned groups in the classroom or other assigned educational location. 
  • Assists in explaining the subject matter to students. Supports the homeroom teacher/s as needed with administering assessments and review, correct and re-review assignments. 
  • Prepares, operates, and maintains instructional equipment and supplies. May also procure and store such equipment. Supports the homeroom teachers with the issue of various supplies and equipment to students. Maintains necessary records pertaining to instructional equipment and supplies. 
  • The ability to work collaboratively with colleagues to support the design and implementation of high-quality, engaging learning experiences.
  • The ability to create a safe, collaborative learning environment that aligns with the school’s equity-driven mission. 
  • Committed to leveraging technology, in support of learning.
  • The ability to respond positively and restoratively to student needs.
  • A shared commitment to ongoing professional learning.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Please be informed that, for all new applicants to job opportunities at GDS (and in schools and child care facilities in the District, whether in the public, public charter, independent, private, or parochial sectors), the District vaccination requirement against COVID-19 is in effect. If hired, individuals must be vaccinated before reporting for duty, unless they have been granted an exemption from such vaccination pursuant to, and are compliant with the requirements of, Section IV of the District's Order. Read More.

How to Apply

Coronavirus Safety

  • Required face coverings
  • Physical distancing
  • PPE freely available including 
    • Cloth mask
    • Surgical mask
    • Face shield
    • Goggles
    • Stylus (for touching shared screens such as copiers or time clocks)
  • Classrooms and shared offices spaces equipped with sanitizer dispensers, microfiber cloths, and cleaning spray bottle
  • Signs throughout the building, including posters for every classroom with health and safety reminders
  • Additional HEPA filtration devices in all classrooms and shared office spaces
  • Required GDS-specific health and safety video training 
  • Ongoing COVID-19 testing for staff and students

See our Hopping into 2021-22 site for more information about our reopening plan.

Non-Discrimination Policy

Georgetown Day School does not discriminate in its educational, admissions, and personnel programs and policies or activities on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, religion or religious creed, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, disability or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state or local law.

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