May 25, 2023

Classroom Assistant

  • Rocketship Public Schools
  • Nashville, TN, USA
Full-time Education

Job Description

At Rocketship Public Schools, we believe in the infinite possibility of human potential. We believe that every student deserves the right to dream, to discover, and to develop their unique potential. And it is our responsibility and our privilege to unleash the potential inside every Rocketeer we serve. Our non-profit network of public elementary charter schools propels student achievement, develops exceptional educators, and partners with parents who enable high-quality public schools to thrive in their community. We are a collective of parents, teachers, leaders, and students working together to transform the future for underserved communities across our country. At Rocketship Public Schools, we are unleashing potential.

Classroom Assistants work closely with a team of teachers to meet the needs of students. Classroom Assistants have the opportunity to support in various classroom spaces at the designated campus. The Classroom Assistant will support as a designated substitute teacher for the campus when there is a need for coverage. When all of our faculty and staff are present, Classroom Assistants are responsible for working with small groups of students in need of intervention in one or more of the following areas: social emotional learning, English language development, reading comprehension, and/or mathematical thinking skills. To do this effectively, the Classroom Assistant uses formative and summative data to implement lesson plans that meet each child's need while maintaining close communications with classroom teachers and families regarding the child's progress. This role reports either to the Principal or to an Assistant Principal.

    • Act as designated campus Substitute Teacher
    • Follow designated Sub plans and instructions from Lead Teacher or School Leader
    • Motivate students to participate in learning activities; create a positive student culture around learning and small group tutoring; maintain high behavioral expectations for all students
    • Ensure that students have access to a positive and productive learning environment by enforcing all campus safety rules and behavior expectations
    • Actively coach students and ensure that all activities effectively meet the needs of students; perform targeted individual interventions and assist struggling students on computer programs
    • Tutor small groups of students on literacy and/or math skills; use Rocketship-adopted curricula to deliver lessons which align to students Individualized Learning Plans
    • Conduct weekly progress monitoring assessments of progress for students participating in intervention; communicate progress monitoring results to families and classroom teachers; work with grade level teams to interpret progress monitoring data and use it to make intervention decisions for students
    • Communicate and collaborate with the teachers at their grade level, and school administrators; participate actively in staff development opportunities as a member of the Rocketship team

    • Passion for working with children; ability to motivate and support children in reaching high levels of success
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with ability to engage and work closely with a wide range of staff members
    • Ability to efficiently interpret, manage, and utilize multiple sets of data in order to best support students' progress
    • Fluency in English
    • Flexibility and a willingness to learn
    • Interest in becoming a credentialed teacher is required
    • Bachelor's Degree is required

$19.50 - $24 an hour


Rocketship is committed to the health and safety of our Rocketeers and complies with federal and state vaccine guidelines. For this reason, Rocketship is requiring employees in most regions, including National, California, District of Columbia, and Wisconsin employees, to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Tennessee and Texas regions are not included in this requirement. Under this requirement, applicable employees are subject to vaccination as a condition of employment or subject to religious or medical exemptions.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions. While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to talk, hear, and communicate with both adults and children. The employee frequently is required to use hands or fingers, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally climb ladders. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus. The noise level in the work environment is moderate to high.


Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Rocketship Public Schools provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. Rocketship Public Schools complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

Rocketship Public Schools expressly prohibits any form of unlawful employee harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Rocketship Public Schools' employees to perform their expected job duties is absolutely not tolerated. Click here for our Sexual Harassment Policy and here for our Title IX Policy . For questions, concerns, or complaints, please contact Equity/Discrimination Title IX Compliance Officer, Kenzie Kilb. Email: [email protected]. Address: 350 Twin Dolphin Drive, Suite 109, Redwood City, CA 94065. Phone: 877-806-0920 ext. 115.

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