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    • Associate Teacher at Sacred Heart Schools Atherto

Associate Teaching P-8

Thaine Sugden (former AT, current Lead Teacher)

What drew me to Sacred Heart and the AT program was the chance to put my toe in the water and test it out.
Sacred Heart’s Associate Teacher (AT) program is an exciting, invaluable apprenticeship opportunity for early career teachers in our P-8 program. Designed as a two-year commitment, ATs are full-time teachers immersed in the classroom to learn all aspects of teaching to prepare them to effectively lead their own classroom, here or elsewhere.

Through a mutually beneficial relationship, ATs learn best practices from our veteran, mentor teachers while enriching the classroom with energy and new perspectives. Our ATs bring a breadth of experiences, including coaching, tutoring, leading musical theater, running after-school programs, teaching abroad, and beyond. They include career changers (from fields such as finance, technology, marketing), recent college graduates, and evening graduate students. All share an enthusiasm for working with students, curiosity about teaching, and commitment to learning.

To support their professional growth, ATs will receive hands-on teaching opportunities, mentorship from their lead teacher(s), and supportive coaching. ATs have the unique opportunity to work with teachers in all domains across a departmentalized Lower School setting.

Sacred Heart is committed to supporting ATs enrolled, exploring, or planning to enroll in Masters or credential programs through our robust professional development opportunities.
SHS is currently seeking talented candidates as Associate Teachers.

SHS is an equal opportunity employer, and upholds that each individual is entitled to equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, age, disability, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, ancestry, genetic information, citizenship, veteran status, or any other class protected under federal, state or local laws. As a faith-based institution, we reserve the right to use religion as a criterion in hiring decisions, as permitted by law, as it relates to performing essential job duties.


List of 2 members.

  • Photo of Jennifer Der Yuen

    Jennifer Der Yuen 

    Director of New Faculty Programs - LMS
  • Photo of Mackenzie Campbell

    Mackenzie Campbell 

    Asst. Dir. of New Faculty Programs - LMS

Sacred Heart Schools Atherton

Sacred Heart Schools, Atherton

150 Valparaiso Ave
Atherton, CA 94027
650 322 1866
Founded by the Society of the Sacred Heart, SHS is a Catholic, independent, co-ed day school for students in preschool through grade 12