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Grade School Assistant Teacher

Job Description

The German International School of Portland (GIS) has an opening for a part time Grade School Assistant teaching position, for the 20/21 school year and beyond. We are seeking a creative, kind, compassionate educator who will support our school's commitment to cultural diversity and academic and creative excellence. In this position you will work closely with one of our grade level transdisciplinary teams to create lessons that inspire our students to inquire, learn and reflect. 

GIS values the professional and collegial contribution of all staff members and encourages participation in professional development activities as well as initiatives for continued school improvement.


  • Assist in grade school classes as needed
  • Programmatic and small group support in grade school classes
  • Help implement lesson plans based on PYP IB planner and communicate according to school policies
  • Work cooperatively with head teachers in the areas of lesson planning. and activities such as field trips, events, etc.
  • Keep a friendly and respectful attitude towards students, families and staff members
  • Help supervise the playground 
  • Provide before care as needed 

Preferred qualifications:

  • Degree from an accredited College for Social Pedagogy, in a German speaking country or a Bachelor’s or AA/AS degree with a major in Early Childhood education or child development from an accredited U.S. institution
  • Native or near-native fluency in German
  • Knowledge of second language acquisition and applicable teaching methods preferred 
  • Should be familiar with a student-centered, inquiry-based classroom, willingness to collaborate with subject and classroom teachers for a holistic approach to learning
  • Ability to pass a criminal background check
  • Current certification in First Aid, CPR & Food Handler's License or willing to become certified prior to starting the school year
  • Knowledge of second language acquisition and applicable teaching methods


Stefanie Amann

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