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Southfield School

Careers

Southfield School was established in 1934 and is an independent co-educational, PS2 through Eighth Grade School with a current enrollment of 428 students. It is a member of NAIS (National Association of Independent Schools) and accredited by ISAS (Independent Schools Association of the Southwest). At Southfield, our talented and experienced faculty cultivate curiosity, character, kindness, and a lifelong love of learning. 

Southfield does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, gender, religion, marital status, age, national and ethnic origin, or disability in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, financial aid, and other school-administered programs. Southfield School is committed to seeking diversity among its students, faculty, and staff. Southfield admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school.

 

 

 

 

Full-time Lead Preschool Teacher

Southfield School is seeking an experienced professional to serve as a lead preschool teacher. Qualified candidates for this position should have at least a bachelor’s degree and certification in early childhood education.

Role Description:

In the role of the lead preschool teacher, you must hold a child-centered philosophy and a strong belief that play is the foundation of all learning in preschool. You will be responsible for weekly and daily plans that support the whole group’s needs and the individual, providing sensory opportunities with more concrete materials. You must develop a schedule that allows for some uninterrupted time for exploration and experimentation, striking an appropriate balance between teacher-directed time and child-directed time. You will also be asked to attend monthly division meetings and whole-school faculty meetings, participate in school-wide committees, and occasionally attend functions beyond school hours.

Primary Responsibilities: 

  • Demonstrate a deep understanding of child development.
  • Incorporate best practices effectively into lesson plans.
  • Support the school’s mission and culture in encouraging each child’s lifelong love of learning.
  • Create a classroom culture that fosters a secure, student-centered environment, and develops each student’s self-confidence.
  • Create a classroom arrangement that provides for a variety of learning centers allowing for freedom of movement and space to comfortably engage with materials.
  • Use a variety of formative and summative assessments, providing timely feedback to parents.
  • Have a willingness to share your knowledge, expertise, and experiences with others, helping both colleagues and students reach their goals while honoring differences of perspectives, values, and opinions.
  • Actively create networks with colleagues, other schools, and professional organizations to grow your knowledge continuously and demonstrate your commitment to lifelong learning.
  • Respond to families in a timely manner and share important details and information throughout the year through Seesaw
  • Be committed to self-reflection to evaluate your instruction, assessment, and professional responsibilities, and explore new ideas, research, and pedagogical practices that enhance the student experience.
  • Adhere to the expectations of the school with regard to punctuality, timeliness, dress code, and confidentiality while also embracing and contributing to the life of the school beyond your instructional role.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Education and Experience Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher
  • Lead teacher experience
  • Certification in Early Childhood Education

Interested and Qualified Candidates can submit a cover letter, a current resume, a philosophy of education, and a list of both professional and personal references to Clare Coburn, Preschool Director: ccoburn@southfield-school.org 

    After-School Care Assistant

    Southfield School is seeking energetic and dedicated individuals to serve part-time as after-school assistants for our extended-day programming. Qualified candidates should be at least 18 years old and have a high school diploma.

    Role Description:

    In the role of after-school care assistant, you will be working with children of varying ages and will be responsible for actively supervising students while in the program. You will assist in the implementation of daily program activities and the overall engagement of students. This position will promote a positive, safe, and nurturing atmosphere for children.

    Primary Responsibilities: 

    • Demonstrate a positive attitude around children and coworkers 
    • Incorporate best practices in the supervision of children 
    • Ability to aid students during homework time 
    • Support the school’s mission and culture in encouraging each child’s lifelong love of learning   
    • Strong communication skills, be able to talk with students and colleagues about the progress of children in their care
    • Patience and strong decision-making skills
    • Instructional and Interpersonal skills
    • Ability to regularly sit, turn, bend, reach, walk, talk, hear, and visually observe students and the environment
    • Ability to follow and enforce safety policies
    • Flexibility and adaptability to new situations  
    • Assist in recreation programs
    • Assist with student check‐in/out
    • Attend all training meetings
    • Willingness to work indoors and outdoors
    • Adhere to the expectations of the school with regard to punctuality, timeliness, dress code, and confidentiality while also embracing and contributing to the life of the school beyond your instructional role
    • Other duties as assigned

    Education and Experience Requirements:

    • Minimum age of 18 years old 
    • High school diploma 
    • 1+ years’ experience in a childcare setting
    • Physical requirements: ability to lift up to 40 lbs., ability to move easily around campus, ability to sit, bend, kneel, stand, and walk frequently.

    Interested and Qualified Candidates can submit a current resume and a list of both professional and personal references to Nicole Coulter, Auxiliary Programming Coordinator: ncoulter@southfield-school.org

      Substitute Teachers

      Southfield School is seeking substitute teachers for the 2023-2024 school year.

      Candidates with applicable childcare experience, teaching, and/or educational background, and a child-centered philosophy should submit a current resume to: 

      Nicci Bandermann, Lower School Director: nbandermann@southfield-school.org or

      Kirstin Cloutier-Spinelli, Middle School Director: kcloutier@southfield-school.org

      Southfield School

      1100 Southfield Rd. 

      Shreveport, LA 71106

      (318) 868-5375 ext. 332

      Pay: $12.00 per hour

      Education:

      • High school or equivalent (Required)

      Experience:

      • Childcare or teaching: 2 years (Preferred)

      Get In Touch

      Location: 1100 Southfield Road, Shreveport, LA 71106

      Telephone: (318) 868-5375

      Email: info@southfield-school.org

      School Hours: M-F: 8:00am-3:00pm