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The GSFS Teaching Associate Program enriches learning for our students while providing a dynamic growth experience for our Teaching Associates. In one to three years at GSFS, TAs gain experience, knowledge, and confidence to pursue their chosen paths in education. TAs support all elements of classroom life, and they take the lead in chosen areas as they grow ready. Weekly workshops, regular reflection, and daily application of best practices combine to spark dialogue and shared energy for teaching.


TAs experience firsthand almost all facets of teaching as they partner with the classroom teacher. During the year, the TAs teaching role grows, encompassing opportunities to design, teach, and evaluate the effectiveness of lessons. 


Each week, TAs meet as a cohort to learn about topics of value and interest. Workshop topics have included:

  • Differentiation Methods
  • Everyday Math Instruction
  • Responsive Classroom
  • Anti-Racist Education
  • Life Skills Teaching
  • Formative Assessment
  • Anxiety and Learning
  • Resumes & Interviews


Whether debriefing a moment in a lesson, sharing with the TA cohort, or meeting and journaling with the TA program director, TAs have rich and abundant opportunities to reflect on their experiences.