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Overview of the Position 

The Assistant Teacher works under the supervision of the Head of the Lower School  and the classroom teacher(s) with whom they work. The hiring process includes a screening interview, group interview and time in the classroom in the assistant role.

The Lower School Assistant Teacher is responsible for:

  • Assisting the teacher in all aspects of teaching and implementing classroom management strategies.
    Designing, planning for and leading small group instruction in core subjects under the direction of the teacher.
  • Collaborating with the lead teacher to practice instructing small groups, individuals and the whole class.
  • Supporting children with their social and emotional development and facilitating student conflict resolution.
  • Providing general classroom clerical support.
  • Ensuring student safety by supervising and engaging with students during recesses, lunch duties, morning drop off and afternoon check out.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Hold a university degree and be enrolled in a university program leading to a teaching credential.
  • Have experience working with elementary aged children in an active, multicultural classroom setting.
  • Have completed coursework in child development and education.
  • Understand the core tenets of progressive educational theory and practice while building inclusive communities.
  • Be skilled in following directions from classroom teachers and know when and how to take initiative to support the students.
  • Possess a nurturing and supportive tone with students.


Salary and benefits will be based on qualifications and experience. Benefits offered include employer-paid medical with Kaiser and Sutter health, dental insurance, a generous retirement plan and more.

How to Apply:

Complete job application and attach cover letter and resume here.

Park Day School believes strongly in the principles of diversity, equity and inclusion. We seek to identify and hire a greater number of faculty of color to serve as role models for all students. We strive to foster a diverse campus community, which recognizes the value of all people regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, gender and gender expression, sexual orientation, family-care status, marital status, veteran status, disability or socio-economic background.

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