Nansemond-Suffolk Academy is an independent coeducational, college preparatory day school serving grades Pre-Kindergarten (including 2 year olds) through 12. The school has a current enrollment of approximately 900 students and 170 employees located on two campuses in Suffolk, Virginia. Nansemond-Suffolk Academy is accredited by the Virginia Association of Independent Schools.
The Pre-K Program at Nansemond-Suffolk Academy serves 4-year old, 3-year old and 2-year old students and is licensed by the Virginia Department of Education. We are currently seeking teaching assistant candidates in our Pre-Kindergarten Program who possess extensive Early Childhood teaching assistant experience and knowledge, preferably in an independent school environment.
Provide assistance to the teacher and students instructionally, clerically and in a supervisory capacity under the direction of the assigned teacher, both in the classroom and outside of the classroom.
Assist instructionally with both large and small groups in any manner requested by the teacher.
Supervise students at lunch and nap times; organize and supervise playground activities.
Supervise the arrival and departure of students.
Attend staff meetings and participate in at least 16 hours of professional development activities.
Use technology to support students and teacher in classroom activities.
Perform necessary copying, filing, and organizing.
May be required to sponsor afterschool clubs and/or assist with morning and/or extended care programs.
Perform additional duties as assigned by teacher or Head of Lower School – Main or Harbour View Campus.
College coursework in early childhood or elementary education, especially in the areas of child development and psychology, from a 2-year or 4-year institution is preferred.
Knowledge of the developmental needs of young children.
Effective in integrating technology into the classroom to enhance learning.
Familiarity with Virginia Department of Education licensing requirements is helpful but not required.
Certification in First Aid, CPR and Medicine Administration is preferred. Training will be provided, as needed.
Previous successful experience working with very young children.
Understands the mission of the school and the need to focus on the education of the whole child.
Takes initiative and is self-motivated and creative.
Values parents as a vital resource in educating a child.
Represents the school positively in the community.
Is flexible, patient, kind and compassionate.
Understands the critical nature of building positive working relationships with students, parents and community.
Works collaboratively, not only with teachers and teaching assistants in Pre-Kindergarten, but also school-wide.
Working familiarity with technology.
Excellent organizational skills and communication skills, both verbal and written.
Nansemond-Suffolk Academy offers a competitive salary, health, retirement, disability and life insurance benefits. Qualified applicants shall submit a completed NSA employment application (form posted online), resume with references and a cover letter explaining their interest in and qualifications for this position to Angie Thompson, director of finance and accounting, at firstname.lastname@example.org, for further consideration. Salary commensurate with experience.
At Nansemond-Suffolk Academy, students are engaged in personal growth, inspired to discover their passion and empowered to make a difference in the world.
Nansemond-Suffolk Academy is an independent, non-profit, coeducational, college-preparatory day school, which offers an academic program to approximately 900 students encompassing pre-kindergarten through the twelfth grade. Governed by a Board of Trustees, the Academy seeks to admit students who are prepared to enter an academically challenging educational environment. To prepare students for success in a pluralistic society, the Academy pursues diversity as a component of a selective enrollment process.
The city of Suffolk, Virginia, located twenty miles from Norfolk and thirty-five miles from Virginia Beach, retains the charm of tidewater community living while offering easy access to urban and ocean-resort attractions.
Nansemond-Suffolk Academy is an Equal Opportunity Employer