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Elementary School Teaching Assistant

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New Roads School - Santa Monica, CA


In an authentically diverse community reflective of Los Angeles, New Roads prepares young people for life by developing in them 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' Elementary School is looking for a Teaching Assistant to begin August, 2023.




  • 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 supervisory 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.

How to apply: Please complete online application and upload cover letter along with your resume at:


The hourly rate for this role is $21.63 - $31.25 per hour. This is the lowest to highest rate we reasonably expect to pay for this role at the time of this posting. We may ultimately pay more or less than the posted range, and the range may be modified in the future. An employees pay position within the range will be based on several factors including, but not limited to, relevant education, qualifications, certifications, experience, skills, performance, and organizational needs.