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Grade 4 Co-Teacher

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Independent K-6 School

The John Thomas Dye School, an independent K-6 school located in Los Angeles, is currently seeking a Grade 4 Co-Teacher. The John Thomas Dye School provides for its students a program of academic excellence, one both traditional and dynamic, with a commitment to family and community.  The John Thomas Dye School’s Mission Statement is as follows: “We look to each day with a commitment to inspire purposeful learning, cultivate character, and celebrate childhood.” The School is fully committed to a culturally diverse faculty and student body.

JOB SUMMARY:  The Grade 4 Co-Teacher will support and implement curriculum planning and educational instruction for all students that meets the objectives of the School’s Mission Statement. The Teacher will oversee the needs of students to provide an optimal learning environment.



  • Demonstrate a repertoire of developmentally appropriate and engaging instructional strategies that meet the needs of all students  through assessment and differentiation
  • Utilize best instructional practices, methods, materials, and technology
  • Hold students to high standards, allowing for differentiation among learning styles
  • Evaluate student work using formative and summative assessments, rubrics, benchmarks, and other assessment tools to guide instructional planning and promote student success
  • Communicate on a regular basis with Division Head and Student Success Team to monitor and support student progress
  • Communicate academic, social, and emotional needs with parents in a timely manner and when necessary with administration, Student Success Team, and grade level team

Planning and Preparation

  • Plan and implement an enriched, challenging, and developmentally appropriate grade level curriculum in collaboration with Co-Teacher and Grade Level Team
  • Attend all classroom, grade level, curricular, and faculty meetings
  • Work with grade level team to plan and organize grade-level service learning
  • Coordinate with grade level to curriculum resources and supplies

Classroom Environment

  • Provide a positive and safe environment for students physically and emotionally that reflects developmentally appropriate classroom management strategies
  • Support the academic and social-emotional needs of students, including participating in the development and implementation of learning or success plans as needed

Professional Learning

  • Seek knowledge of current instructional theories and best practices and demonstrate a commitment to professional growth by participating in professional learning opportunities

Professional Responsibilities

  • Exercise excellent writing skills to communicate with colleagues, students, and families and produce detailed narratives regarding student progress
  • Collaborate and communicate effectively with students, parents, administration, staff, and if applicable, outside professionals
  • Model professional and ethical standards and 5C’s (Caring, Consideration, Common Sense, Cooperation, and Courtesy) behavior when interacting with students, parents, and colleagues
  • Participate in parent-teacher conferences, parent nights, admissions events, and other events outside contractual hours at the request of the administration
  • Participate in the overall care of students through duties such as morning carpool check-in, recess supervision, lunch duty, and afternoon checkout
  • Other duties as assigned by the Upper School Head or Head of School


  • Bachelor’s Degree in content area, education, or related field
  • A Master’s degree or an equivalent experience as a classroom teacher
  • Strong understanding of Independent school methods and ability to effectively integrate best practices
  • Strong understanding of academic, social, and emotional development of children
  • Strong understanding and use of multiple forms of assessment to inform and drive instruction
  • Technology literate and comfortable with acquiring new technology skills
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and presentation skills
  • Strong organization and time-management skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team


Summary of Benefits:

Healthcare Insurance subsidized at 100% for employees
Dental/Vision Insurance
Flexible Spending Accounts
Term Life Insurance of $50,000 paid by JTD (voluntary also available)
Short-term and Long-term Disability Insurance
Retirement Plan matching (403B)
Graduate School Student Loan Forgiveness
Daily on-site lunch provided
Advanced degree bonus
Holiday bonus

Professional Development / Additional Compensation :

Up to $2500 to spend on annual professional development
Advanced Degree Tuition Reimbursement
Curriculum Development Grants / Committee Work Stipends
Travel Grants

The faculty salary range is determined by years of experience and education with a range from $70,000 to $120,000.

The John Thomas Dye School is committed to a diverse faculty and staff that represents our student body and the city of Los Angeles.

To apply for this teaching position, please email a cover letter and resume to Kendyl Grbac at [email protected].

To apply for this job email your details to kgrbac@jtdschool.org

Grade 4 Co-Teacher
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