Elementary Teacher Assistant

Henderson Collegiate

Henderson Collegiate

Posted on Thursday, April 18, 2024

Elementary Teacher Assistant

Opening for the 2024-25 school year

Who We Are

Henderson Collegiate is a mission-driven public college preparatory school located in rural Henderson, NC with an unrelenting focus on character development and student achievement. We believe in 51% character and 49% academics, as we will never sacrifice a moment to teach our students character traits that will help them become great people.

Our school serves students that come from traditionally underserved communities (approximately 85% receive free or reduced-price meals, and about 94% are students of color). However, we consistently rank in the top 9.7% of all NC schools and the top 1.3% of all NC Title I schools. Henderson Collegiate is committed to the idea that all students can learn and create a future for themselves that is full of opportunities. We know they can do this by attending and graduating from the colleges of their choice. Our students are proving what is possible and to date, 100% of our seniors have been accepted into a 4-year college or university.

We are both a team and family who leverage passionate people to be the best teachers and leaders that they can be. We believe in the idea that all of our staff members are school teachers, as opposed to classroom teachers, meaning that no matter your role, we are all willing to do whatever it takes to support all Henderson Collegiate students. We work together to make what most people say is impossible, happen.

Who You Are

  • A go-getter that will move mountains to do what is best for our students and team
  • An encourager who knows that with learning comes joy, love and laughter
  • A reflective educator who recognizes the power and potential within all students and strives to provide them with culturally competent/responsive instruction
  • A life-long learner that continuously strives to be a better version of themselves through learning, improving and being hungry for feedback
  • A gritty problem-solver who approaches challenges with smart solutions in mind
  • A finisher who plans backwards to meet timelines and manage complex projects and who keeps in mind both the big picture and the details necessary to make things happen
  • A data-driven analyst who reflects and takes swift action based on results
  • A proactive communicator who reaches out to students, families, and teammates

What You’ll Do

Henderson Collegiate Teacher Assistants will:

  • Develop their instructional lens, classroom management skills, and leadership voice by spending their time at Henderson Collegiate training with staff, receiving feedback from, being coached by, and co-teaching with an experienced Henderson Collegiate Lead Teacher
  • Assist Lead Teachers in any capacity needed to drive student outcomes, including, but not limited to, providing targeted intervention or remediation to small groups of students, grading assignments, communicating with families, etc.
  • Step in to provide critical additional coverage inside and outside of the classroom that enable our schools to function
  • Lead students to meet high behavioral and academic expectations with consistency, with a true “sweat the small stuff” mindset that creates strong school culture
  • Participate in school-based and network-wide professional development to hone instructional practice and develop expertise across content areas

The Fine Print

  • No degree is required for this position.
  • Required: Basic Microsoft computer skills are required for this role.
  • Preferred. Prior experience teaching and working in a low-income community is preferred but not required.
  • Benefits: Starting salary for this position is $35,000 per year and increases based on experience. Additionally, Henderson Collegiate offers a full benefits package. Teacher assistants receive a laptop computer and are provided with classroom technology and software.
  • We believe in going the extra mile for students and as a result our school day is longer than many other schools. The school day for staff is from 7:20 am to 4:15 pm, with one day a week staff being expected to stay until 5:00pm for professional development.
  • We are not able to sponsor a US work visa for this position.