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FDNSC recognizes the social and educational value of a diverse leadership, staff, and student community. We actively seek and encourage employee applications from qualified individuals representing diverse social, ethnic, and racial groups as well as individuals with diverse gender expression and sexual orientations.

Francine Delany New School for Children is accepting applications for the following positions for the 2018-2019 school year:

Position Titles:

Teaching Assistant for 1st Grade

Teaching Assistant for 5th & 6th Grade Language Arts & Social Studies

Teaching Assistant for 7th & 8th Grade Language Arts & Social Studies


  • Work collaboratively with lead teacher in two classes of 20 students each.
  • For 5/6 and 7/8, work with individual students in reading, writing and social studies, assist with classroom management and implement small group instruction.
  • For 1st grade, work with individual students in reading, writing, social studies,
    science and math, assist with classroom management and implement small
    group instruction.
  • Work with individual students in reading, writing and social studies, assist with classroom management and implement small group instruction.
  • Supervise lunch, recess, and specialists/electives.
  • Occasionally cover the class for the lead teacher in case of an absence.
  • Assist with clerical duties such as preparing materials, record keeping, and collecting money and paperwork.
  • Attend required trainings as scheduled.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working with children
  • Associates Degree or equivalent
  • Preference for educational training or study
  • Knowledge/background in social justice teaching
  • Experience that aligns with educational philosophy/pedagogy of FDNSC
  • Commitment to diversity, equity and inclusionExperience in working with/promoting a diverse environment

Hours: Part time, 28.75 hours/week, 10 months

Start Date: August 16, 2108

Wages/Salary: Living Wage Certified: $13/hour starting salary. Pay increases with experience.

Application Process/Materials to Submit: Application including at least two references

About our school: Francine Delany is a tuition free public K-8 charter school in Asheville, NC, that is committed to promoting social justice and preserving the inherent worth and human dignity of every person. FDNSC serves approximately 180 students from diverse ethnic, racial, and socioeconomic backgrounds and mirrors the demographics of the City of Asheville.

Francine Delany New School for Children is an amazing community where students, families, staff members and community members come together to grow, learn and support each other. Students are challenged to develop critical thinking skills and to reach ambitious academic goals while developing self-respect and respect for others. Curiosity and creativity are valued; teachers function as guides and partners. Students read in self-chosen age-and ability-appropriate novels, write on self-chosen topics, use primary sources for research, and use manipulatives to study math concepts. This method of teaching requires small classroom sizes (we average 20 students per class), and a strong sense of personal accountability from each student. We believe that each student learns differently and work to incorporate a variety of methods including integration of arts, differentiation and focus on individual strengths in our teaching.

To learn more about our school and to read our social justice statement, please check out our website, www.fdnsc.net and/or schedule a visit.

Thank you for your interest!


Francine Delany New School for Children is accepting applications for our 2017-2018 Middle School Electives Program.

We will have our Electives program in three 9 week sessions.  Electives classes are taught on Fridays.  If you are interested in participating as an Electives Teachers in any or all of these sessions please let chris@fdnsc.net know which class time, and which sessions you’d like to teach.  The First Hour Elective occurs from 12:15-1:15; Second Hour Elective from 1:20-2:20; and 2 Hour Elective from 12:15-2:20. The following is a list of classes offered in past electives: Technology/Film-Making,Computer Animation/Programming, Art -Drawing/Painting/Claymation/Up-Cycling, Ultimate Frisbee, Soccer, Basketball, Poetry, Music/Guitar/Chorus, Dance, Run Club, STEM/STEAM (classes incorporating Science,Technolgy,Engineering,Art,Math), Tae Kwon Do, Yoga, PE, Spanish, Chinese, Financial Literacy.

Electives Classes are not limited to these interest, if you have something new or different to offer not found on this list please reply with it, new and original ideas are always welcome as long as they are appropriate and we can facilitate them.

These are the 2017-2018 Session Dates: 

Session 1: Sept. 1,8,15,22, 29, Oct. 13, 20, 27, Nov. 3,17(Electives Fair)

Session 2: Dec. 1,8,15, Jan.5,12,19, 26, Feb. 2,9, 16 (Electives Fair)

Session 3: Feb. 23, Mar. 2, 9, 16, 23, Apr. 13, 20, May 4, 11, 18 (Electives Fair)

Please Reply what class (3-5 sentence description/title of class for Electives catalog), and which Sessions and times you could be available to teach. Thanks for your time. You are a great community influence on our students and we appreciate anything you can offer. Volunteer teachers will be given preference but we do have a limited budget for highly specialized classes.

If you know someone interested in sharing their expertise with our students please share this info or my contact information chris@fdnsc.net. Thank you.



Thank you for your interest in Francine Delany New School For Children.