Teacher Assistant

Full-Time, Part-Time
Fountain Hills

The Inspiration Academy is looking for caring and understanding teacher assistants to support the growth and development of our amazing students. These teacher assistants will work alongside certified teachers in our supportive learning environment where we embrace each student for their unique skills, strengths, and personalities.

Position Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Assisting certified teachers with hands-on, engaging lessons based on interdisciplinary thematic units
  • Setting up learning centers and facilitating student learning
  • Working with multi-age students in whole group, small group, and one-on-one settings
  • Supporting classroom management in a calm and respectful way
  • Promoting a caring & supportive learning environment for multi-age classes
  • Fostering a sense of classroom community where all students feel included
  • Adapting teaching methods and materials to meet the interests and learning styles of students
  • Encouraging students to explore learning opportunities with a growth mindset


  • A firm belief that all students can learn and excel if given the appropriate support
  • Patience for working with students of all ages and abilities
  • Active listening skills to understand and adapt to student’s various needs and learning styles
  • Strong organization and time management skills
  • A recognition of the relationship between social-emotional learning and academic performance, and an aspiration toward developing and teaching the whole child
  • Willingness to think outside-the-box and teach in a non-traditional classroom environment
  • Willingness to assist in a multi-age classroom environment with students from diverse backgrounds and levels of ability
  • Understanding of and willingness to work with students with various learning strengths and challenges such as gifted, twice exceptional, attention deficit, hyperactivity, impulsiveness, autism, anxiety, dyslexia, speech impairments, hearing loss, learning delays, English language learners, and other strengths and challenges
  • Creative teaching style that is based on active student engagement


  • Preferred if you were in school for an education degree
  • Associate degree, at least 60 credit hours, or passed paraprofessional exam
  • Arizona Fingerprint Clearance Card
  • Current First Aid & CPR Certification
Lisa Ristuccia

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