People's Prep

Teaching Assistant

3+ months agoNewark, NJ

Since 2011, People’s Prep has successfully provided a high-performing, college-preparatory high school for Newark students and their families. Our mission is to prepare all of our students to graduate from the college of their choice as informed, involved, and resilient citizens. Our students demonstrate a marked improvement in standardized testing, school attendance, and a broad range of academic and non-academic measures. Our school is committed to facing every challenge along this path and to working alongside our students and families to meet them.

Teaching Assistants at People’s Prep provide the additional support necessary to ensure ALL of our students achieve at the highest possible levels. Through this position, Teaching Assistants gain hands-on in providing a rigorous program through in-class support, small-group instruction, and administrative duties. All members of the Wolfpack serve as models for all People’s Prep students by bringing to life our core values of Grit, Empathy, Achievement, Curiosity, Humility, and Enthusiasm.


Student Support

  • Assist lead teachers through in-class support, lesson planning, grading, data analysis, and other administrative duties.
  • Provide additional instruction for our students in need of extra support through one-on-one sessions and small-group instruction.
  • Collaborate with teachers and case managers to ensure all requirements of students’ IEPs are met.
  • Do whatever it takes to support all students.

Cultural Alignment

  • Serve as Council Coach (advisor) to a small group of students, if needed.
  • Communicate with students and their families regularly and proactively.
  • Teach and enforce the school-wide, clearly defined systems, structures, and rules at all times.

Personal Development

  • Engage fully in a coaching relationship including observations and feedback meetings with Instructional Coaches.
  • Work collaboratively and participate actively at faculty meetings and in professional learning teams.
  • Continue to develop professionally to ensure students attain ongoing improvement in academic achievement, particularly in literacy.

Qualifications and Certifications

  • New Jersey teacher certification eligibility preferred but not required.
  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Urban education experience preferred but not required.

Salary and Benefits

  • Benefits packages include health insurance, 403b with matching funds, cell phone reimbursement, and relocation stipend.

People’s Prep is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender expression, national origin, disability, age, marital status, military status, pregnancy, or parenthood.

Job ID: 804468