Lower School Associate Teacher

Brooklyn, NY

Poly Prep seeks applicants for the position of Lower School Associate Teacher for the 2024-2025 academic year to collaborate with a Head Teacher to inspire and guide the learning of elementary-age students in all core subjects, including social-emotional learning. The successful candidate will possess an eagerness to grow as a professional educator; a passion for teaching; creativity and a thirst for innovation; enthusiasm for working with students, families, and colleagues; a growth mindset; and a sense of humor. She, he, or they will be able to inspire and empower students to learn; collaborate and engage in daily conversation and experiences with students and colleagues; write well; and commit to ongoing professional development and lifelong learning. This position is for the 2024-2025 School Year.



  • Collaborate with the assigned Head Teacher to plan, teach core subjects, and differentiate instruction to meet the needs of all learners.
  • Support the documentation and revision of curriculum to reflect school priorities; the school’s values of diversity, equity, and social justice; and 21st century skills.
  • Assist with assessing student progress and adjusting teaching plans accordingly.
  • Share student skills development with families through well-crafted reports and thoughtful parent-teacher conferences.
  • Partner with the assigned Head Teacher to maintain strong communication with families and all relevant stakeholders through appropriate records/documentation, notes and emails, newsletters, and in-person discussions.
  • Ensure appropriate supervision of students at all times, including arrival, dismissal, class time, recess, field trips, and transitions.

Additional Responsibilities: 

  • Actively participate in a positive school culture through shared duties, faculty meeting discussions, team meetings, special events, committees, club leadership, and professional development.


Education: Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, or related field required; Master’s preferred.

Experience: One year teaching students between the ages of 3- and 12-years-old

Requirement: All employees must be fully vaccinated and show proof of their full COVID 19 vaccination. 

Salary Range: $52,500 - $54,500

Poly Prep strives to be an equitable, just, and diverse community, one proud of and deeply committed to empowering students to discover who they are and what they want to be. In keeping with the country day school philosophy, we seek community members who will share a passion for learning in and out of the classroom. 

We offer a supportive environment, with a full benefits package  (medical, dental, vision, life insurance, a generous match on our 403(b) retirement plan, long-term disability, flexible spending account, pre-tax commute benefit, and free lunch).   

How to Apply: Click [Apply for this position] to submit your resume, cover letter, and specific evidence of qualifications to Francis Yasharian, Head of Lower School.

Poly Prep is an equal opportunity employer and provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment.  We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.