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PreK Teacher

The role of the PreK teacher will focus on school readiness and instilling a love of learning. The PreK teacher provides active learning with play, supports the child’s innate curiosity, creates a secure environment to support learning, and assists children with their growing independence. PreK teachers are flexible, creative, maintain structure, and establish routines. They will help children in the development of social skills, reinforce personal hygiene activities, and supervise children during meal times. PreK teachers report to the Children’s School Division Director.

The position’s preferred qualifications:

- Bachelor’s degree in elementary education or a closely related field. A graduate degree and a track record of successful teaching at the elementary school level are preferred

- Firm understanding of academic, social, and emotional development

- Innovative mindset with strong skills in communication, collaboration, project-based learning, and technology

- Teachers working in the PreK program must be certified in Early Childhood Education and will have completed an approved teacher preparation program.

- Ability to create a vibrant and positive learning environment

The knowledge, skill, and abilities required for the PreK Teacher position:

PreK teacher will need to create a positive and vibrant learning environment for students. The preferred candidate will have a strong desire to see their craft improve and evolve. The ideal candidate will possess a growth mindset and share their expertise openly with others.

The PreK teacher candidate will:

  • Shape the lives of young children by using best practices.

  • Be able to collaborate effectively.

  • Use variety, creativity, and flexibility to motivate and inspire young learners.

  • Teach basic skills including colors, shapes, letters, numbers.

  • Facilitate the development of a positive class culture that supports learning and personal growth

  • Appreciate and support varying learning abilities

  • Be energized by working with young children.

  • Be emotionally stable and able to handle stress well.

  • Provide regular and useful student feedback and maintain assessment records

  • Communicate with students and families on a regular basis.

  • Know the developmental and academic abilities of one’s students.

  • Effectively coordinate with co-curricular teachers.

  • Perform various student supervisory duties.

  • Adhere to the standards described in the Employee Handbook.

  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Head of School.


SALARY RANGE:

$37,000 - $40,000 annually based upon skills and experience. Excellent benefits, including tuition remission.