Summit Preparatory Charter School

Employment Opportunities
Title: Teaching Assistant (immediate; 2017-18 school year)
Description: Summit Preparatory Charter School is a new charter middle school of choice in South Los Angeles. We believe that all children deserve access to a college prep education, and that that education should be grounded in literacy and numeracy within a structured, joyful environment. Our team is made up of a highly collaborative group of teachers and staff who share a passion for closing the achievement gap. We have high expectations for academics and discipline, and simultaneously value joy in the classroom, making learning fun for our students and teachers.

The teaching assistant’s primary duties include:
 Helping classroom teachers and our special education teacher with small group
interventions in reading, math, and/or writing
 Leading small group leveled reading
 Administering one-on-one assessments with students
 Working with teachers to build school culture, following the school-adopted norms and
 Supervising students during morning break and/or lunch/recess
 Supervising students during tutoring after school
 Translating for parent meetings (if bilingual)
 Making copies, grading papers, entering grades, updating trackers, and changing bulletin
boards for classroom teachers as needed
 Assisting in office as needed
 Attending relevant professional development sessions
 When needed, TAs with an appropriate credential may substitute teach for classroom
Requirements:  Philosophical alignment with the college preparatory mission of the school
 The desire to work as part of a team
 Commitment to continuous professional development
 High behavioral expectations and strong classroom management skills
 Bachelor’s Degree, OR 90 units completed and currently enrolled in a university program

If hired:
 Fingerprint clearance
 TB test clearance
 CPR/First Aid clearance
 Submission of transcripts to show degree conferred
 Emergency substitute credential (includes taking and passing the CBEST)

Preferred qualifications:
 CA teaching credential (in special education, multiple subject, ELA, or math) with English learner authorization
 Proof of CA basic skills requirement (CBEST) met
 Fluency in Spanish

Application process:
Answer the following essay questions with a thoughtful response of no more than half a page each. Use Times New Roman, size 12 font, single-spaced.
1. Why are you interested in teaching at Summit Prep?
2. Looking at the job description, what excites you the most? What concerns you the most?
3. What are your long-term careers plans? Why?
4. Should all children go to college?

Save your responses as a Word document titled “TA_firstinitial.lastname_essays.doc”.
Send an email to Arianna Haut at with the following three attachments:
a. A thoughtful cover letter
b. Your resume (including GPA)
c. Responses to the essay questions listed above, formatted appropriately
The e-mail subject line should read: “TA: [full name]”. Upon review of your resume and the essay responses, we will contact the most promising candidates for an interview.
Start Date: 7/17/2017
Contact Name: Arianna Haut
Contact Phone: (323) 680-0138
Contact Email:
Contact Address: 5100 S. Broadway Ave.
Contact City: Los Angeles
Contact State: CA
Contact Zip: 90037