Serving students from low-income families in Asheville, NC, on the campus of Carolina Day School

1st Grade Teacher Assistant

A core component of our program is providing engaging, hands-on, project-based lessons for our students. We look for experienced, professional individuals with the ability to implement strategies to engage students in active learning through non-traditional methods in our six-week summer enrichment program. Each staff member must work as a team player to help fulfill the Horizons mission. It is our hope that Horizons staff members will return to the program for multiple summers as we continue to support our students and build community within the program. This position is full time during the six weeks of the program and includes Saturday events throughout the following school year.

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The Assistant Teacher’s areas of direct responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Perform classroom duties of teaching and caring for approximately 15 first grade students during a six-week summer enrichment program.
  • Help to develop and lead daily, active, hands-on lessons in reading, language arts, math, andscience.
  • Teach lessons and provide evaluative feedback.
  • Help to coordinate and adapt the curriculum to the needs of each student.
  • Set up and maintain a classroom that creates a space for positive learning.
  • Provide support for all students during the swim classes 3-4 times per week with the students.
  • Help in the evaluative report on each student at the end of the summer.
  • Work in partnership with the lead teacher, as well as volunteers.
  • Attend all field trips
  • Supervise and participate in daily meals with the students.
  • Attend events outside the school day including Family Night and Faculty Meetings, as well as school visits, when possible.
  • Attend the pre-planning session and all training sessions prior to the start of the program.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor.
  • 2 or more years working with elementary age children.
  • Experience working with children from a variety of socio-economic and cultural backgrounds.
  • A strong desire to help make a difference in the lives of students from low-income families.


Dates: June 17-July 26, 2019 (OFF July 4 and 5)

Hours: 8AM-3:45PM daily with lunch break and planning time included in the day.

Pay: $3000

Required training: 5/1 from 4-7PM and 5/4 12:30-3:30PM at Carolina Day School

Required pre-summer meeting: Sunday, June 16, 2019, time TBD

In addition to the summer program, you will be asked to attend at least 3 of 4 short quarterly Saturday activities during the school year. Occasional school year responsibilities may grow as the program expands.