Teacher Aide - Lafayette Preparatory Academy
Position: Teacher Aide
Subject Area: (none)
Job Title: Teacher's Assistant
Job Location: 1900 Lafayette Ave.
Beginning: Jul 29, 2024
Deadline: Open until filled **
District: Lafayette Preparatory Academy
St. Louis, MO 63104
Telephone: 314-880-4458
Job Description:
QUALIFICATIONS (for complete list, please consult the job description):
? A passionate belief in LPA’s mission, values, and educational model
? Current authorization to work in the United States
? A minimum of 60 semester hours of college credit with a certified transcript on file or have taken
and passed the ParaPro Assessment
? Satisfactory completion of a background check and Family Care and Safety check, demonstrating
results that meet the guidelines for employment at Lafayette Preparatory Academy

? Days/Hours of work:
o Aligned to the “10-month employee” calendar
o Depends on need/preference: 8 hours/day
? Benefits:
o Paid Time Off/Vacation: 8 days leave/year (prorated if mid-year start)
o Health, Dental, Vision, Short-Term Disability, Long-Term Disability and Life available
o Public Service Loan forgiveness eligible employer
o Grant money for continuing education
o Paid Maternity/Paternity leave
o On-site nursery
o Enrollment preference and free aftercare for staff kids
o Relocation Funding Available
? Retirement:
o Enrolled in the PSRSStl retirement plan
? Salary/Pay:
o Compensation is commensurate with experience (starting salary: $29,000 - $35,000/year)

? Please submit the following materials. All materials (except the Employment Application)
should be submitted to Ms. Nicole Niewald, Head of School at hiring@lafayetteprep.org. In the
subject line, please write “(Your Full Name), Teacher Assistant”.
? Complete Employment Application (link here) through Google Forms*
? Updated resume
? TWO Letters of reference*
? one from a former supervisor
? Transcripts* (unofficial are acceptable until hired)
? Question responses (see below)

Submit a concise response to the following (3) questions:
1) What is most important to the success of students?
2) According to Carol Dweck’s research on achievement and success, one’s mindset towards learning
can be changed. Which mindset must be nurtured in students and how does one develop that
mindset in students?
3) How do race and class affect how young people experience schools? And what role does a teacher
play in affecting the experience?

** District reserves the right to close any Job Posting when a suitable applicant has been found before the deadline date.