Elementary School Teaching Assistant
Job Details
New Roads School - Santa Monica, CA

New Roads School provides an inspired college preparatory program from which an authentically diverse student population, mirroring the rich diversity of Los Angeles, develops a personal dedication to learning, a respect for independent thinking, an expanding curiosity about the world and its people, and a commitment to the common good.


New Roads' is looking for a full-time Elementary School Teaching Assistant to begin January 2021. 



  • Demonstrate commitment to educating self and embracing anti-bias and anti-racist work.
  • Effective classroom management skills and flexibility
  • Assist lead teachers in planning, prepping, and implementing an active learning experiences; including regularly assessing student learning and presenting this learning in formal reports and conferences
  • Assist with the instruction of small groups, individual students and the class as a whole to support students
  • Experience and/or interest in differentiated instruction, project-based, constructivist approach to teaching and learning, as well as portfolio, authentic, and performance assessment.
  • Passion for teaching and understanding of and respect for students’ individual learning styles
  • Show a commitment to supporting the holistic ( intellectual, social, emotional, ethical, and aesthetic) development of the student, both inside and outside of the class.
  • Lead class when lead teacher is absent
  • Maintain a climate of trust and mutual respect, which encourages students to risk asking questions, expressing their opinions, and making mistakes necessary to the learning process.
  • Passion for professional growth and continuous learning, including the ability to be self-reflective and learn from feedback received from colleagues, and administrators.
  • Demonstrate excellent organization, time management and follow-through skills
  • Desire to collaborate across disciplines
  • Exhibit the ability to work as part of a team
  • Attend all meetings
  • Communicate respectfully, thoughtfully, sensitively to families and caregivers with an awareness of different families, cultures, values and needs.
  •  Perform supervision duties, as needed and assigned
  • Perform additional duties, as needed and assigned


  • Degree in education or have completed student teaching.
  • Minimum of two years classroom experience at the elementary school level
  • Excellent organization, communication and writing skills
  • Excellent classroom management skills
  • Ability to work both independently and as a member of a team
  • Applicants should have a progressive, creative approach to teaching, and strong classroom management skills.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of, and commitment to New Roads philosophy and approach to education.
  • Employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, no later than the first date of work, and to receive any and all COVID-19 vaccination boosters recommended for fully vaccinated persons by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), and/or the Los Angeles County Public Health Department no later than the date set forth by the School, unless employee requests and the School grants an exemption to the COVID-19 vaccination requirement as a reasonable accommodation for employees disability or sincerely held religious belief, practice, or observance.


For more information about New Roads School, visit our website at www.newroads.org


How to apply: Please complete online application and upload cover letter along with your resume at: https://www.paycomonline.net/v4/ats/web.php/jobs/ViewJobDetails?job=43468&clientkey=B58F74479D3E4429894E592A78B88B09


New Roads' offers competitive compensation and benefits for full-time employees, including:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance
  • Paid Holidays, Personal Days, Sick Days and Vacation (staff)
  • Retirement Plan 403(b)
  • Long Term Disability and Life Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account Plans
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Tuition Remission
  • Professional Development