Advanced ESL Teacher Assistant

Gestalt Community Schools
United States
Closing date
Feb 27, 2024

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Gestalt Community Schools Overview:

Gestalt Community Schools is a network of K-12 college-preparatory charter schools situated in targeted Tennessee communities. We are dedicated to delivering strong academic outcomes for our scholars by fostering meaningful community involvement. At GCS, we firmly believe that the most effective way to support student achievement is through the seamless integration of education and community - creating a true "gestalt" approach. As we continue our mission to catalyze community leadership and revitalize the neighborhoods in which we operate, we are looking for passionate educators to join our team and make a lasting impact.

Position Overview:

Gestalt Community Schools is excited to announce openings for the position of Advanced Teacher Assistant- Teaching Emphasis for the upcoming 2023-2024 school year. This role is ideal for educators who are nearing completion of their degree in education and have a strong passion for teaching and inspiring young minds. As an Advanced Teach Assistant at GCS, you will be at the forefront of shaping the future of our scholars, with a primary focus on teaching and enriching the learning experiences of our students.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Curriculum Delivery: Develop and deliver engaging and effective instructional content that aligns with the school's curriculum and educational standards.
  • Classroom Management: Foster a safe and positive learning environment by implementing classroom management strategies that support scholars' academic and social development.
  • Student Support: Provide individual and group support to address the diverse academic needs of students, adapting teaching methods as necessary to ensure all students have the opportunity to succeed.
  • Assessment and Feedback: Use formative and summative assessments to evaluate student progress and provide constructive feedback, helping scholars set and achieve their learning goals.
  • Differentiation: Tailor instruction to accommodate diverse learning styles and abilities, ensuring that every student has the opportunity to thrive.
  • Collaboration: Work closely with colleagues to coordinate lessons, share best practices, and contribute to a cohesive educational team.
  • Community Engagement: Participate in school and community events that integrate education and community involvement, emphasizing the importance of our "gestalt" approach.

  • Competitive salary and benefits package.
  • Professional development opportunities.
  • The chance to make a meaningful impact on the lives of students and the community.
  • Collaborative and supportive work environment.

Application Process:

Interested candidates are invited to submit their resumes and cover letters. Please include a statement highlighting your teaching philosophy and your enthusiasm for becoming an integral part of the Gestalt Community Schools team. Successful candidates will be contacted for interviews. Candidates selected for this position will receive continuous professional development sponsored by GCS, which will extend until they achieve full licensure, necessitating a two-year commitment aligned with the duration and investment of their professional growth.

Gestalt Community Schools is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We strongly encourage candidates from underrepresented backgrounds to apply.

Join us in our mission to create a true "gestalt" of education and community and help us shape the future of our scholars. Your dedication and passion for teaching will play a pivotal role in the success of our students and the communities we serve.


  • Bachelor's degree in education preferred or showing senior status on college transcript.
  • Demonstrated passion for teaching and a commitment to improving student outcomes.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills to interact effectively with students, parents, and colleagues.
  • A growth mindset and a willingness to embrace and adapt to GCS's educational philosophy and community-based approach.

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