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Educational Assistants provide instructional services to students under the general supervision of a licensed or certified teacher. Under the supervision of the Principal, Educational Assistants serve two primary roles: (1) as classroom educational assistants and (2) mature role models. Educational Assistants have a critical role in closing the Achievement Gap prevalent in urban education. Educational Assistants over goal will be to endure that all student scholars meet challenging stretch goals, leading to radical academic achievement.


  • Must have Bachelor or Advanced (Masters) degree. Must have maintained a minimum 3.0 GPA at all institutions.

  • Must have at least two (2) years overall education experience. NYS certification (or eligibility for reciprocity). Experience in special and/or gifted education is a plus. Evidence of wide-ranging intellectual and educational interests, and superior communication skills.

  • NYS Teacher Certification.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Certification required as a Level I, Level II, and Level III, pre-professional, Temporary or Continuing teaching assistant certificates.

  • Must have a working knowledge of word processing software as well as electronic mail and the internet.

  • Must have well developed interpersonal skills and a strong work ethic.


  • Providing the teacher with information about pupils which will assist the teacher in the development of appropriate learning and behavioral experiences.

  • Assisting pupils in the use of available instructional resources, and assisting in the development of instructional materials.

  • At least monthly, teaching assistants will be provided opportunities to teach whole group lessons to students in classroom and/or afterschool settings.

  • Administer, grade and record student assessment/data.

  • Participate effectively and collegially in faculty meetings and in all professional development activities.

  • Enforce and uphold school policies and culture by reinforcing the values both inside and outside of the classroom.

  • Discuss assigned duties with classroom teachers in order to coordinate instructional efforts.

  • Prepare lesson materials, bulletin board displays, exhibits, equipment, and demonstrations.

  • Present subject matter to students under the direction and guidance of teachers, using discussions, or supervised role-playing methods, small and whole group instruction.

  • Tutor and assist children individually or in small groups in order to help them master assignments and to reinforce learning concepts presented by teachers.

  • Supervise students in classrooms, halls, cafeterias, school yards, at physical education/health, or on field trips.

  • Conduct demonstrations to teach such skills as sports, dancing, and handicrafts.

  • Distribute teaching materials such as textbooks, workbooks, papers, and pencils to students.

  • Distribute tests and homework assignments, and collect them when they are completed.

  • Enforce administration policies and rules governing students.

  • Grade homework and tests, and compute and record results, using answer sheets or electronic marking devices.

  • Instruct and monitor students in the use and care of equipment and materials, in order to prevent injuries and damage.

  • Observe students’ performance, and record relevant data to assess progress.

  • Organize and label materials and display students’ work in a manner appropriate for their eye levels and perceptual skills.

  • Organize and supervise games and other recreational activities to promote physical, mental, and social development.

  • Participate in teacher-parent conferences regarding students’ progress or problems.

  • Plan, prepare, and develop various teaching aids such as bibliographies, charts, and graphs.

  • Prepare lesson outlines and plans in assigned subject areas, and submit outlines to teachers for review.

  • Provide extra assistance to students with special needs, such as non-English-speaking students or those with physical and mental disabilities.

  • Take class attendance, and maintain attendance records.

  • Assist in bus loading and unloading.

  • Attend staff meetings, and serve on committees as required.

  • Carry out therapeutic regimens such as behavior modification and personal development programs, under the supervision of special education instructors, psychologists, or speech-language pathologists.

  • Laminate teaching materials to increase their durability under repeated use.

  • Maintain computers in classrooms and laboratories, and assist students with hardware and software use.

  • Operate and maintain audiovisual equipment.

  • Provide disabled students with assistive devices, supportive technology, and assistance accessing facilities such as restrooms.

  • Type, file, and duplicate materials.

  • Use computers, audiovisual aids, and other equipment and materials to supplement presentations.

  • Location: ENY – Brooklyn

  • Principals only. Recruiters, please don’t contact this job poster.

  • Please, no phone calls about this job!

  • Please do not contact job poster about other services, products or commercial interests.


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