The Hearth Room is a new school opening just west of Liberty, MO in Kansas City's Northland this fall. It serves students 2.5 years - 6th grade. It is located on 4 acres of meadow and woods and has a small pond. Outdoor time, practical life skills, Bible, and civics education are emphasized in addition to traditional classroom subjects.
The school is in need of a volunteer to serve as the classroom assistant in the Primary class (preschool-Kindergarten) Tuesdays-Thursdays.
The Assistant is responsible for classroom management while the Guide is giving lessons. Because they can have a significant influence on the dynamic of the classroom, this person must be a calm, quiet presence in the classroom, comfortable staying back and allowing children to master a task on their own. At the same time they must keep a watchful eye and be confident enough to be firm and consistent. The Assistant will be in the classroom for most of the day, but will also frequently be outside in all types of weather to supervise recess. The Assistant role is a great opportunity to learn more for someone who is considering a career in nontraditional teaching and/or administration.
A qualified assistant must be able to lift up to 75 pounds, be mobile for most of the day, move quickly enough to redirect a running child if necessary, and be comfortable reaching the floor. Grace and courtesy are a part of our daily routine, so manners are a must! This person will often respond to children if there is a conflict or challenging situation, so they must have a firm foundation of faith that guides their reactions, making them able to respond with spiritual clarity.
This is a volunteer staff position, and tuition discounts are available for volunteer staff children. Learn more on the school's webpage