Grades 4 and 5
The Pre-Grammar class is comprised of approximately 16-18 students between the ages of 9 and 11 years. This class introduces the students, most of whom have come from a Montessori background, to a rigorous classical education. The classroom assistant works with the lead teacher to prepare and maintain an orderly, attractive, and joyful environment. The candidate should be comfortable and proficient with a dynamic, flexible classroom environment that adapts to the varying needs and abilities of the students.
He or she provides another pair of observant, attentive eyes and ears. Classroom assistants are also crucial in modeling courteous and respectful behavior as well as contributing to the warm, supportive, and calm atmosphere.
Mornings begin with prayer as a class, then students break into flexible groupings for subjects in accordance with their personal levels. The assistant will present lessons from plans prepared by the Master teacher. The ideal assistant will be able to present Singapore math lessons for Grade 4 and 5 and Institute of Excellence in Writing lessons for grade 4 and 5. Training in specific curricula will be available for those not already familiar with these materials. The assistant will also help answer students’ questions and assist them in their work throughout our lessons on history, science, grammar, spelling, and writing. He or she will begin the morning by preparing and checking homework. The assistant should also be able to grade student papers and assist the students in correcting and improving their writing.
The assistant may also do any of the following: supervising students during recess and while playing outside.
The ideal candidate will enjoy working with elementary-age children, will be patient, encouraging, persistent, confident, and able to multi-task. The ability to carry out independent tasks with guiding instruction is a must. Priority will be given to candidates with prior classroom experience.
We operate on a 4-day school week, Monday-Thursday, 8:00 AM-3:00 PM. The classroom assistant will work all four mornings and potentially two afternoons. The ability to teach Latin and/or Choir is a plus. In addition, the assistant will be asked to attend periodic staff meetings and approximately half a dozen other school related parent/student gatherings.
Primary Classroom Assistant
Divinum Auxilium Academy is seeking a nurturing, responsible, and committed assistant to help run an established Primary classroom for approximately 15-20 children ages three to six years. The Assistant supports the children and works with the Lead Guide as a team for the benefit of the children in the classroom.
Though the Primary Guide has sole responsibility for giving lessons and introducing the children to new materials, the classroom assistant is an important support role and one that is regarded with respect and appreciation at Divinum. The assistant responsibilities include:
- Ensuring a clean and orderly environment
- Restocking supplies
- Assisting individual and small groups of children as directed
- Assisting with redirection and behavior management as well as conflict resolution
- Working together with the Guide to model grace and courtesy and build a harmonious, peaceful community
- Assisting children in preparing snack each morning
- The hours are 8am-1pm Monday-Thursday
Read more about the role of the assistant in a Montessori classroom at AMI USA: https://amiusa.org/ami-
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The hours are Friday mornings from 9:30am-12pm.
The Choir instructor will teach all levels from Primary (ages 3-6) through Grammar (ages 11-13). The classes take place in the afternoons 1 or 2 days per week for approximately 3 hours total. The instructor is also responsible for preparing students for, and leading them in both our annual Christmas Celebration recital as well as our First Holy Communion Mass.
Christ-centered prayer permeates our academic activities. Jesus Christ is the Way, the Truth, and the Life. Therefore, the truth that we are discovering, exploring, and learning in our various academic subjects come from Him and lead back to Him so that we can encounter Him in an ever deeper and richer way.
Divinum Auxilium Academy is a bright, joyful school that focuses on engaging and educating the whole person, not just their mind! Come join us, not only to assist students, but to pray, to play, to garden, and to grow!
It is our mission to use the means of our educational endeavors to achieve the end of a closer encounter with the Person of Christ. We believe that parents are the primary educators of their children and as such our goal is to support families in their God-given charge by working with and in service to them.
We believe that community in the service of one another is an essential component of our Christian calling, that “Love of neighbor, grounded in the love of God, is first and foremost a responsibility for each individual member of the faithful, but it is also a responsibility for the entire ecclesial community at every level: from the local community to the particular Church and to the Church universal in its entirety. As a community, the Church must practice love.” Pope Benedict XV
Instructions for Applying:
Salary will be commensurate with experience and is competitive with salaries in our county of Warren, VA. A 2 year commitment is required for any lead teaching position. Please direct inquiries and Resume with Cover Letter to Dian Schmiedicke, Head of School at email@example.com.