Teacher Assistant

Pearson Virtual Schools

Company Summary

At Pearson, we’re committed to a world that’s always learning and to our talented team who makes it all possible. From bringing lectures vividly to life to turning textbooks into laptop lessons, we are always reexamining the way people learn best, whether it’s one child in our own backyard or an education community across the globe. We are bold thinkers and standout innovators who motivate each other to explore new frontiers in an environment that supports and inspires us to always be better. By pushing the boundaries of technologyand each other to surpass these boundarieswe create seeds of learning that become the catalyst for the world’s innovations, personal and global, large and small.

Pearson Virtual Schools’ K-12 group provides high-quality, highly accountable online education solutions to schools, school districts and students in grades K-12. It serves families and schools with a variety of digital learning and online school solutions including Connections Academy, International Connections Academy, and Pearson Connexus. In 2017, it delivered online learning to over 400,000 students in the U.S. and 48 countries. The group, formerly known as Connections Education, is based in Columbia, Maryland and has been named a Top Workplace by the Baltimore Sun for three consecutive years and a Best Place to Work by Baltimore magazine. Recognized for its outstanding curriculum, high-quality teachers and leadership, Pearson Virtual Schools is committed to expanding quality education through technology, and helping students achieve both academic and personal success.

Position Summary

Working from home, the Teacher Assistant will be part of a team of educators providing instructional support to Connections Academy schools and District Programs. Teaching certification is not required to be a Teacher Assistant.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Data Entry including course reductions;
  • Clerical work setting up Message Boards and Landing Pages;
  • Sending out reminder messaging to students and families;
  • Taking attendance;
  • Updating educational recordings to match requirements; and
  • Other duties as assigned.

Pearson Virtual Schools is focused on providing a flexible work environment for its employees, including the ability to work from home on a regular basis in most positions. We believe that flexibility in work/life balance is a critical part of our culture and employee satisfaction, and we are proud to provide to our employees the ability to work from anywhere, anytime. In exchange, we require that employees have the appropriate means to work remotely, including adherence to our work at home policies regarding home office setup, including but not limited to privacy of records, technology standards, equipment standards and expectations.

The following equipment will need to be provided by you, as the employee, when working from home:

  • Laptop
  • Headset


  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Technologically proficient (especially with Google Apps for Education, learning management platforms, HTML, and web conferencing software)
  • Strong administrative skills
  • Ability to use discretion and maintain all confidentiality
  • Ability to work up to 20 hours a week
  • 1+ years of experience preferred


  • Customer Centric Acts with a strong customer mindset (both internal and external) and is a visible advocate for the customer. Builds strong relationships with customers and uses those to improve their experience and outcomes.
  • Communications – A great communicator who engages teams and stakeholders with thoughtful delivery and messages that resonate.
  • Works well in a matrix – Models collaboration, solves problems with peers, builds trust and support.
  • Takes personal responsibility Can be relied on to complete tasks timely and well, demonstrates ownership regardless of the outcome, proactive in exploring and exploiting new opportunities.


  • High level of integrity and transparency
  • High degree of flexibility
  • Positive attitude
  • Evidence of a strong work ethic
  • Demonstrated team player

Note: The anticipated starting rate for Colorado-based individuals expressing interest in this position begins at $13.50 per hour. The Teacher Assistant position will not be eligible for benefits.