Teaching Associate, Grades K-5

Teaching Associate, Grades K-5

Classroom Teaching Associate
Classification: Part-Time
Compensation: 14.00 per hour/ 27-29 hours per week/ 10 months a year

Teaching Associates are an important part of our professional learning community, supporting the school in its ability to pursue and achieve its mission and educational priorities. TAs will be assigned to a Kindergarten – 5th grade classroom, where they will collaborate with a Lead Teacher to implement our educational program.

We are looking for educators who are committed to a progressive and interdisciplinary approach to education and have the desire to work within a highly collaborative staff. TAs will support and assist Lead Teachers to provide warm and nurturing classroom environments that help children grow intellectually, physically, emotionally and socially.

Mandatory Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s degree
  • Successful completion of CBEST exam or demonstrated progress toward
  • Ability to effectively manage and instruct both small and large groups of students
  • An exhibited ability to work with children in a caring and respectful manner in order to create a joyful, caring classroom environment where instructional time includes community building, conflict resolution, skill-building, and empowering students to be peacemakers and agents for positive social change

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A California Multiple Subject Teaching Credential
  • Experience working with the relevant elementary grades
  • Fluency in a second language (Spanish and Korean highly desired)
  • Experience working with diverse populations, including English language learners and students with special needs


  • Maturity, humility, strong work ethic, sense of humor, and a can-do attitude
  • Personally invested in creating a classroom in which social emotional learning is the foundation of the culture
  • Belief and willingness to ensure that all students can learn and achieve at high levels


  • Creation of a strong classroom culture that is developed through CWC’s social emotional learning focus, and contributes to the broader school community
  • Participation in professional development activities, both internal (led by the principal, lead teachers and visiting experts) and external (visiting other schools, attending conferences, and engaging in best practice sharing with others in the charter school community, etc.)
  • Maintain frequent communication and engagement with students’ families, colleagues, and other school stakeholders
  • Participate as an active member of the community to provide stewardship of the school and adherence to its mission and guiding principles
  • Maintaining a high-level of professionalism including meeting deadlines, and commitments to self, students, and the community.

How to apply:

Interested applicants should email the following materials to opportunities@cwcsilverlake.org:

  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter of interest responding to the following three questions (maximum 500 words in total):
    1. What are your experiences and/or accomplishments working with youth?
    2. Why are you interested in working at Citizens of the World Charter Schools?
    3. What are your short, medium, and long-term professional plans/aspirations?

The mission of Citizens of the World Charter School – Silver Lake is to provide a socio-economically, culturally and racially diverse community of students in the Silver Lake community with an intellectually challenging, experiential learning environment that develops each individual student’s confidence, potential, and individual responsibility as citizens of the world in which we live.

Our Schools

  • Prepare students to become citizens of the world in an ever-changing future
  • Promote academic rigor and experiential learning to support and develop children’s natural intellectual curiosity
  • Embrace a constructivist, project-based learning approach
  • Develop each child’s potential to live as a learner, both in school and out
  • Reflect, welcome and celebrate the community’s diversity
  • Strengthen the bonds among members of the school community and beyond

Our Core Values

  • Excellence – We demand lasting quality.
  • Diversity – We are better and stronger because of our differences. Authenticity We are our true selves in this work, and we are candid.
  • Community – We care deeply about people. We share and build partnerships. We celebrate, laugh, and seek joy, even in the tough times.
  • Change – We welcome the unknown, embracing the unexpected and new. We adapt to meet the ever-changing times. We find new ways.