"The teachers, administrators, and staff are smart, energetic, kind, forward-thinking, and devoted to the care and education of their students."

Rob D.

We are looking for a full-time classroom teacher, starting August 2022.

Kentucky Avenue School, a K-8 independent school in the Shadyside neighborhood of Pittsburgh, announces a search for a classroom teacher for the 2022-2023 school year. Kentucky Avenue seeks to hire a creative, innovative and experienced elementary educator with a commitment to experiential learning. KAS values the integration of social and emotional learning with academics, and is dedicated to providing highly differentiated curriculum in a warm, inclusive school climate. Additionally, Kentucky Avenue School embraces the Maker Movement in education, and the Responsive Classroom approach.

Responsibilities:
Teach reading, writer’s workshop, mathematics, science, social studies and physical education 
Integrate creativity, arts, and making into the classroom
Create and deliver curriculum aligned with the school’s mission
Differentiate instruction for learners with a wide variety of academic, social and behavioral needs
Communicate and collaborate successfully with other faculty and staff members
Communicate regularly and effectively with parents 
Continue to grow as a professional through professional development and continuing study

Requirements:
Bachelor’s Degree in Education or related field
PA Elementary/Early Childhood Certification or Private Academic Certification 
Experience teaching in an early childhood or elementary classroom
An educational philosophy that aligns with that of our school
Excellent written and verbal  communication skills over multiple platforms
PA Act 151, Act 34  and  FBI Criminal History Record Clearances

Preferred Qualities:
Responsive Classroom experience
An enthusiasm for learning and an open-minded, creative outlook
Experience with cross-curricular, project based learning
Experience with differentiated instruction
Experience with and passion for the Maker Movement in education, the Reggio Emilia Approach, Social Constructivism and related educational theories/practices
A joy for all things educational
Writer’s Workshop experience


Please send resume, cover letter and two letters of recommendation to:

Ellen McConnell Sanderson
Kentucky Avenue School
ellen@kentuckyavenueschool.org

 

 

Kentucky Avenue School

Learning Support Teacher for the KAS Learning Lab

Job Description

 

Kentucky Avenue School, a K-8 independent school in the Shadyside neighborhood of Pittsburgh, announces a search for a part-time Learning Support Teacher for the 2022-23 school year. This will be a 20 hour per week position. Kentucky Avenue School’s Learning Lab addresses the academic, social and emotional needs of our diverse student population.  We seek to hire a creative, innovative and experienced educator with a commitment to experiential learning. KAS values the integration of social and emotional learning with academics, and is dedicated to providing a highly-differentiated curriculum in a warm, inclusive school climate. Additionally, Kentucky Avenue School embraces Maker-Centered Learning and the Responsive Classroom approach.

 

Responsibilities:

* Collaborate with classroom teachers to address specific academic, social and emotional needs of students with and without special needs

  • Collaborate with classroom teachers and principal to create and maintain personalized education plans for students
  • Work with students one-on-one, in small groups, or in students’ classroom settings to increase student achievement and confidence
  • Create and teach courses or experiences for specific groups of students as neede\
  • Communicate effectively and often with parents, teachers, Intermediate Unit teachers and psychologists, outside agencies, and other faculty and staff as needed
  • Assess students as needed and provide specific instructional recommendations for interventions to classroom teachers, parents and principal
  • Adapt materials for instructional purposes and measure student progress
  • Collaborate with classroom teachers and principal to devise behavior management strategies for students when needed
  • Conducts student observations and gathers data as needed for the planning of student interventions
  • Continue to grow as a professional through professional development and continuing study

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Education or related field
  • PA PK-8 Special Education Certification, related certification or Private Academic Certification 
  • At least 2 years teaching experience
  • An educational philosophy that aligns with that of our school
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills over multiple platforms
  • PA Act 151, Act 34  and FBI Criminal History Record Clearances
  • Orton-Gillingham experience

Preferred Qualities:

  • Responsive Classroom experience
  • An enthusiasm for learning and an open-minded, creative outlook
  • Experience with cross-curricular, project based learning
  • Experience with differentiated instruction
  • Experience with Maker-Centered education, Social Constructivism and related educational theories/practices

Please send resume, cover letter and two letters of recommendation to:

Ellen McConnell Sanderson, Head of School

Kentucky Avenue School

ellen@kentuckyavenueschool.org

 

 

 

Kentucky Avenue School

Part-Time Lunch Program Manager

Job Description

 

Kentucky Avenue School, a K-8 independent school in the Shadyside neighborhood of Pittsburgh, announces a search for a Part-Time Lunch Program Manager for the 2021-2022   school year. The Kentucky Cafe provides wholesome, healthy lunches cooked on-site for our students each day. The Cafe manager cooks, organize, volunteers, plans menus, and more as detailed below. For more information on this position, or to apply, send a resume and cover letter to: ellen@kentuckyavenueschool.org  

 

Child Abuse History Clearance, PA State Police Criminal Record Check, and FBI Fingerprinting Clearances are required for this position.

 

Requirements:

* Food Safety Manager Certification

* Cooking experience (particularly for groups of 35-60)

* Ability to recruit and work well with volunteers of varying experience levels

* Ability to plan healthy, nutritionally balanced meals that appeal to children, including vegetarian/vegan and dairy, soy, and gluten-free options when necessary, with a focus on fresh fruits and vegetable

* Experience with interacting successfully with children from early childhood to adolescent level

* Be able and comfortable with handling dietary restrictions and avoiding food allergy incidents. 

* Must be able to physically stand in the kitchen for multiple hours and lift at leave 30 pounds of goods

 

Main Duties:

* Lead cook (generally at least twice per week, depending on volunteer staffing)

* Compile, Create & distribute monthly menus

* Update Café Google calendar (displays online at school’s website)

* Create/Update Sign Up Genius for volunteers

* Manage, recruit and train volunteers

* Compile lunch orders, notify lead cooks of lunch numbers, and post in Café

* Keep pantry and kitchen well-organized and stocked with essentials and staples

* Fill in as needed when there is a lack of volunteers/a volunteer is unable to make their shift

* Purchase supplies and equipment for the kitchen on an as-needed basis where budget permits

* Represent the lunch program & provide meal samples at school open houses 

* Represent the lunch program & provide materials and support for the August back-to-school picnic

* Cook and serve brunch at the annual New Family Brunch even

 

Maintain records including: 

  • Allergy information for students with food allergies
  • Lunches purchased each month
  • Payments for lunches purchased

 

Yearly:

* Compile lunch program information sheet for school folders and submit to Sherry/Aimee

* Compile lunch program information folder to go out with September menu on the first day of school

* Clean up kitchen and pantry before the beginning of the school year

* Set up Café bulletin board 

* Participate in or create school-related nutrition/class or community event (Past events include: Kindergarten lunch, Stone Soup Day, Food Revolution Day)

 

Weekly:

* Launder all towels, table rags, etc

* Compile and print out lunch call lists for K-8

* Compile and print out volunteer list  for lunchroom board

 

Monthly: 

* Call for all menus for a month from volunteers

* Create menu document & cover sheet (at least one week before new month starts)

* Print 2 copies of menu &1 copy of cover sheet--stuff in school envelopes (at least one week before new month starts)

* Distribute month menus to all teachers and staff

* Email parents to notify that menus have gone home/send reminders for menus to be turned in or outstanding payments to be sent in

* Input lunch orders in a database

* Post menus on Café bulletin board

 

 

Kentucky Avenue School

Kentucky Avenue School

Substitute Teacher

Job Description

 

Kentucky Avenue School, a K-8 independent school in the Shadyside neighborhood of Pittsburgh, announces a search for a K-5 part-time substitute teacher for the 2021-22 school year. Kentucky Avenue seeks to hire a creative, innovative and experienced educator with a commitment to experiential learning. KAS values the integration of social and emotional learning with academics, and is dedicated to providing highly differentiated curriculum in a warm, inclusive school climate. Additionally, Kentucky Avenue School embraces Maker-Centered Learning and the Responsive Classroom approach.


 

Responsibilities will include:  

• Teaching all subjects to a group of children 

• Working as a part of a team; extra duties include recess, lunch and carpool duties

• Being an integral part of a caring community of learners

 

A successful candidate will have:

• A depth of knowledge and understanding of young children

• A passion for working with young children

• A knowledge of guided reading and  teaching Singapore Math

• Sensitivity to diverse communities of learners and an appreciation of developmental 

differences in an elementary school setting

• A knowledge of 21st Century Skills and how they relate to classroom teaching 

 

A bachelor’s degree is required and a master’s degree in elementary education is a real plus.  Ideal candidates will have some elementary school teaching experience, an understanding of differentiated instruction, a flexible and team-oriented approach, excellent written and oral communication skills, exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail, superior interpersonal skills, and a sense of humor.  

 

Lunch is included on Mondays and Wednesdays when school is in session.  


 

Please send resume, cover letter and two letters of recommendation to:

Ellen McConnell Sanderson, Head of School

Kentucky Avenue School

ellen@kentuckyavenueschool.org