Associate Teacher

St. James' Episcopal School
Los Angeles, CA United States

As an Associate teacher, you will work closely with the Assistant Head of School for Early Child Education, Upper Grades Dean and other teacher colleagues to implement a differentiated approach to instruction that encourages student voice and creativity and acknowledges the need for lesson design with a variety of modalities of instruction and assessment. It is a ten-month position from August through June.  The annual salary ranges between $47,000 to $52,000, commensurate with years of relevant experience.

Minimum Requirements

  • Undergraduate or graduate degree in elementary education or a related field required.
  • Proven excellence in use of Technology.
  • Successful experience planning and designing rigorous and equity-framed instruction with differentiated student assessment and learning curriculum and teaching
  • Sound understanding of the developmental characteristics for preschool and elementary aged students
  • Previous teaching experience
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills
  • Strong classroom and playground management skills
  • Successful experience in designing innovative and rigorous programs while showing a joy and commitment to the students’ learning and social emotional experience.
  • Successful experience designing socio-emotional learning for children and exemplifying best practices in DEIJB framing
  • Successful experience in growth-mindedness, honesty, high standards and practice of empathy into one’s own professional growth

Duties include

  • Support the Lead Teacher in differentiated and personalized instruction
  • Lead one area of curriculum under the guidance of a Lead Teacher
  • Plan curriculum in partnership with and under the guidance of the Lead Teacher
  • Work a rotating schedule with start and end times ranging from 7:45am to 5:30pm, including an extended day from 7:45pm to 5:30pm two days per week. Duties will include assisting with afterschool care, carpool and other school needs.
  • Responsible for the safety and supervision of students in the classroom and in the playground
  • Must be present and responsive to the socio-emotional needs of students
  • Required to holistically understand their students’ experience
  • May also support any of our co-curriculars (i.e. PE, Art, Science)
  • Serve as substitutes for other instructional positions on the St. James’ campuses across all programs on a rotating schedule or a long-term assignment as needed.
  • Participate in professional development on cultural competencies and working collaboratively with peers, administrators, students and families.
  • Attending community events, including assisting with childcare: chapel, open houses, and evening/afternoon student program events and other school and community events as designated by the Head of School or designee.

About St. James’ Episcopal School 

Founded in 1968, St. James’ Episcopal School inspires in its students a lifelong love of learning, joy in service and deep compassion and empathy for our complicated but beautiful world. We believe that true excellence only comes through joyous, rigorous and student-centered instruction. We see God’s spirit and joy in every person and service to the community, particularly the unhoused and the hungry. Our work on poverty and social justice is intrinsic to our curriculum.

Spanning from preschool through grade 6, our graduates matriculate at the strongest middle schools in Los Angeles and throughout the United States. Our faculty and staff, referred to as “staffulty” enjoy robust benefits including tuition remission, graduate school support, retirement contribution and healthcare. An Episcopal School, St. James’ celebrates all faith traditions and does not discriminate based on religion or creed, sexual orientation, gender identity, race or ethnicity.

St. James’ Episcopal School believes that each individual is entitled to equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, gender, ancestry, national origin, disability, marital status, age, sexual orientation, medical condition, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected under federal, state, or local discrimination laws.

Contact Information

Candidates interested in this position may email a cover letter and resume to Mei-Ling Leonard, Assistant Head of School for Early Child Education at with the subject line “Associate Teacher”.