Job Description Qualifications: Candidates for the teaching assistant position must have a secondary school diploma or its recognized equivalent and must meet standards for a highly qualified paraprofessional. Therefore, successful candidates will have either: (1) completed two years of study at an institution of higher education; (2) obtained an associate's (or higher) degree; or (3) achieve a score of 461 on the Parapro, the state's formal academic assessment, demonstrating knowledge of and the ability to assist in instructing reading, writing, and mathematics. Candidates must be energetic, reliable, integrity driven and have strong communication skills to ensure effective, positive interactions with their teaching team, staff, parents and children. Job Functions and Responsibilities: Curriculum and Instruction Assist students in classroom, on playground, on field trips and in other places according to the schedule Instructs students one-to-one or in small groups as planned/directed by Teachers using Eagle curriculum and instructional programs. Assessment Collects records and assists the teacher in the evaluation and analyses of student assessment data. Files students class work in portfolios keeps a journal and records instructional interactions with students. Family Engagement Assistants should defer all parental requests until they are brought to the attention of the classroom teacher. Student Support/School Culture Shares the responsibility with the Teacher of ensuring that students are safe and achieve their goals to become proficient self- managers, enjoy learning and school. Attends conferences, workshops and seminars to improve professional skills. May assist in preparing children's meals as assigned by the Teacher or Director; Monitors the lunchroom and playground areas; Fosters and maintains good working relationship with colleagues Exercises appropriate decision-making when faced with challenges in the classroom. Is committed to excellence and conveys that commitment and high expectations to all students, parents and colleagues. Passionate about working with children and dedicated to doing whatever it takes to provide the best education possible to the students Perform other duties as assigned by (supervisor) Company Description Eagle Academy Public Charter School, established in 2003, is a high-performing community school in Washington, DC providing an innovative academic program to young children, from PreK-3 through Grade 3 (a total of 920 students), in two campuses located in Wards 6 and 8. The school educates each child through a holistic approach that includes the provision of health and social services. Eagle Academy's goal is to educate every child to the highest level possible. The program for all age levels focuses on readiness skills using developmentally appropriate activities with an emphasis on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics through the Arts (STEAM). The school opened as the first exclusively early childhood public charter school in Washington, DC. Eagle Academy has the distinction of being the first early childhood public charter school in DC to be accredited through the prestigious Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, and is authorized as a local educational agency (LEA) by the DC Public Charter Schools Board. Given the fact that most of our students come from families and a community (Ward 8) with the highest rate of poverty in our nation's capital, Eagle Academy's leadership decided from the very beginning to be much more than just a high-performing school. Eagle Academy has an excellent track record of building relationships with a variety of community groups that benefits our students, their families and the broader community. Eagle Academy works closely with its students and students' families to identify their academic needs, and their health and daily living needs. We put in place safety nets for the hungry child (free breakfast, lunch and supper), for the sick child (eg, two full-time school nurses and partnerships with the DC Department of Health Oral Health Division, and the DC Department of Behavioral Health), and social services for their parents.