- Position Type:
- Date Posted:
Big Pine Academy
- Date Available:
- Closing Date:
Open until Filled
Leading instructional pieces to gain experience if interested (i.e. Everyday Counts Calendar Math, center activities)
Supervising arrival time, monitoring the tone of the room as teachers greet students.
Assisting with clerical responsibilities such as lunch count, money transactions and attendance.
Supervising the class during lunch, recess and specials.
Actively assisting specialists
Leading Wednesday afternoon enrichment classes
Monitoring the class while the lead teacher administers assessments or delivers small group instruction.
Offering clerical support: copying, preparing materials, organizing the classroom
Assisting with keeping the classroom orderly
Providing support for students as tone keepers during work periods, in small group instruction, in one-on-one configurations (reading mentors, tutors, etc.)
Assisting so that the teacher can administer TIER II and Tier III interventions and data collection
Helping to organize field trip permission forms and confirming chaperones
Assisting or implementing special activities or projects
Taking pictures of students in action for the Scoop or Twitter
Assisting with arrival and dismissal
Organizing Scholastic Book Orders
Communicate with parents unless the lead teacher has made this request
Lead the class for extended periods of time
Be expected to take work home or plan for lessons
Assess student work
Be solely responsible for instruction in any subject or assessment of students
Act in ways that conflict with the classroom or school policies, procedures or routines
SUPPORT TEACHERS (Paraprofessionals)
Support teachers are invaluable members of our staff, helping our students succeed by offering personal attention to individuals and small groups. We recognize that support teachers are capable, knowledgeable adults and that some aspire to be educators growing in their careers and dedicated to serving students. As such, support teachers are NOT expected to lead instruction but will assist lead teachers during instruction. Support teachers supervise students and deal with the maintenance of the classrooms. Support teachers should NOT be considered convenient substitutes. They were hired to provide ADDITIONAL support to teachers and students. They are not required to take work home or spend extra hours planning for the day.
The role of the support teacher may include, but is not limited to:
Occasionally serving as a classroom substitute when the lead teacher is absent.
SUPPORT TEACHERS SHOULD NOT:
Lead and support teachers should make arrangements to maintain open communication and planning. The lead teacher is responsible for delineating classroom expectations and requests of the support teacher. The support teacher should feel comfortable asking for clarification.