2023-2024 Kindergarten Teaching Assistant

Rockwern Academy

Rockwern Academy, Cincinnati’s pluralistic Jewish Day School, is looking for a kindergarten teaching assistant for the 2023-2024 school year. 

 Who are we? 

 Rockwern Academy’s mission is to expand minds, celebrate Judaism, nurture community, and commit to building a better world.  An exceptional student-teacher ratio allows us to value each student as a true individual, discovering what gives them their inner spark. The school serves toddlers through sixth graders (and in some years, seventh and eighth graders too).

 Qualified applicants will have a college degree, preferably in education. Ideal candidates will have at least two years of experience. Knowledge of Judaism is not required, and candidates of all experience and backgrounds are encouraged to apply.  


 To support our kindergarten students and staff by working in partnership with a lead kindergarten teacher to provide instructional and social-emotional support to students in order to provide them with a superior educational experience.

Reporting Relationship

 The position is responsible to the Principal. 



  • Assist the classroom teacher in providing individual and small-group instruction
  • Assist the classroom teacher with the preparation and execution of remediation and enrichment
  • Assist the teacher in establishing and maintaining standards of student behavior
  • Help the classroom teacher organize materials
  • Display student work
  • Help the classroom teacher maintain individual student records
  • Help the teacher set up the classroom before school begins as well as organize the classroom at the end of the year
  • Assist the teacher with monitoring the classroom (general studies, specials, and Hebrew)
  • Monitor the cafeteria during lunch
  • Transition children from one class/activity to another
  • Monitor students during dismissal 


  • Appropriate communication skills for working with young students
  • Collaborate with the lead teacher, providing feedback and recognizing that it is the lead teacher’s responsibility to run the classroom and they will direct your work 
  • Positive communication with parents


  •  Maintain confidentiality
  • Attend all required school events, activities, and celebrations
  • Participate in professional development
  • Exhibit commitment to lifelong learning and the growth or change it may engender
  • Demonstrate commitment to teamwork and collegiality by helping others and accepting suggestions for improvement

To apply for this job please visit www.applitrack.com.