Lower School PreK Teaching Assistant

    • Job Tracking ID: 512201-788072
    • Job Location: Hopkins, MN
    • Job Level: Any
    • Level of Education: BA/BS
    • Job Type: Part-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: September 01, 2021
    • Years of Experience: 2 - 5 Years
    • Starting Date: September 8, 2021
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Job Description:

The Blake School seeks to hire a Pre-kindergarten Teaching Assistant for the 2021-22 school year. Blake is particularly interested in candidates who will enrich the diversity of identity, lived experience and thinking that makes our community strong and empowers students to engage across differences. This position is benefits-eligible, 37-38 hours per week on an elementary school school hours and calendar.

The search committee will begin reviewing applications immediately.

Experience and Skills:


  • Respect for children and their potential
  • Four year degree
  • Experience working with young children
  • Ability to work with children, parents and colleagues with diverse backgrounds and experiences
  • Collaborative working style
  • Ability to assist an lead teacher
  • Knowledge of children’s social, emotional, cognitive and physical developmental stages
  • Creative, joyful approach to learning and teaching
  • Active listener who honors children’s thoughts, feelings, and ideas
  • Constructivist educational philosophy with expertise in process-oriented learning and teaching
  • Ability to effectively monitor and adjust ever-changing priorities in order to meet students’ needs
  • Interest in working in a Reggio Emilia-inspired, arts infused, emergent curriculum environment


The Blake School is a pre-kindergarten through grade 12, co-educational, nonsectarian, independent day school enrolling 1,366 bright, talented students from nearly 56 Twin Cities-area communities. Founded in 1900, The Blake School has the advantage of three campuses (Minneapolis, Hopkins and Wayzata) each with its own facilities designed for specific ages, schedules and activities. The mission of the school is to provide students with an excellent, academically challenging education in a diverse and supportive community committed to a common set of values.

The Blake School believes that a diverse society enriches all individuals and communities. Diversity of race, ethnicity, national origin, geography, religion, gender, affectional or sexual orientation, age, physical ability, and marital, parental or economic status forms the fabric of our society. As a result of these beliefs, The Blake School actively seeks students, families and employees who value and contribute to the fullness of a diverse community within the context of its mission. In doing so, we recognize our responsibility to help make each person's experience a success. EOE