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Preschool Teacher

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Location: Collierville TN

Company Name: The Goddard School

Occupational Category: 25-2011.00,Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education

Date Posted: 2020-02-12

Valid Through: 2020-03-13

Employment Type: FULL_TIME


Overview A Lead Teacher at The Goddard School is responsible for establishing and maintaining a safe, healthy and nurturing learning environment. Additionally a Lead Teacher is responsible to work together with an Assistant Teacher or Co-Lead Teacher and in conjunction with the entire faculty. We are always looking for experienced early childhood teachers who love teaching in a nurturing, hands-on learning environment. If you are available to work an 8-hour shift Mondays thru Fridays year round, a lead teacher position could be working with infants, one year olds, two year olds, three year olds OR four year olds, depending on your background and our current school classroom needs. General Qualifications A Lead Teacher must meet the qualifications of his/her state and those set forth in the National Standards for hiring (see, including the following: Ability to hear the conversational voice, with or without a hearing aid Ability to see and read newsprint, with or without corrective lenses Ability to speak and be understood under normal circumstances Ability to lift and carry children and other items weighing up to 50 pounds Ability to use arms, hands, legs, and feet, with or without corrective devices; this includes the ability to evacuate the building during emergencies Ability to handle crisis situations, especially where children are involved Ability to respond immediately to emergency situations Educational Qualifications All candidates, who wish to be considered for the position of Lead Teacher must meet one or more of the following criteria: A Bachelor’s degree or higher in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Child Development. A Bachelor’s degree or higher in a related field, including 18 semester hours of completed coursework related to young children birth to age 8. An Associate’s degree or higher in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Child Development or a related field. An Associate’s degree or higher in a related field, including 18 semester hours of completed coursework related to young children birth to age 8. A current CDA or Early Childhood Teaching Credential. RN or LPN with emphasis on the young child including at least one class in Child Development or Human Growth Development (For Infant, Toddler, Get Set only). Lead Teacher Responsibilities A Lead Teacher’s responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following: Establish and maintain a safe, healthy and nurturing learning environment Design an appropriate room arrangement to support the goals and developmental level of the children in the classroom Develop an appropriate classroom management system to support the goals and developmental level of the children in the classroom Ensure that classroom equipment is in good repair Understand and implement The Goddard School® emergency procedure(s) Promote healthy eating practices at lunch and snack times Ensure that children are always within state ratio requirements Perform nominal cleaning responsibilities (eg, spills) immediately Perform major cleaning during times when children are not present Post a classroom schedule that meets the needs of the children and includes a routine and learning opportunities Post and adhere to all GSI Health and Safety policies and procedures Advance children’s physical and intellectual competence Adapt program to meet the individual needs of each child Create a multi-cultural learning environment Provide a variety of developmentally appropriate materials Interact with the children to support play, exploration and learning Encourage children to talk with each other and with the faculty Present age- and developmentally-appropriate expectations for all children Create a print-rich environment in order for children to learn about books, literature and writing Encourage creativity through art, music, dramatic play and blocks Provide a reasonable balance between teacher-directed and child-directed activities Provide opportunities for both active and quiet play Integrate GSI resources (including Enrichment Programs) into lesson plans Support each child’s social and emotional development and provide positive guidance Understand and adhere to the GSI Behavior Policy Plan and implement activities to develop children’s self-esteem and social skills Plan and implement activities to enable children’s feeling of security Encourage empathetic and respectful feelings for others, as well as the environment, through positive modeling Respect cultural and ethnic diversity Establish positive and effective family relations Communicate, in a professional manner, with families and faculty Encourage families to become an integral part of their children’s learning experiences Provide opportunities (e.g., conferences) in which families are made to feel a part of their children’s learning experiences Prepare a Daily Activity Report for each child Maintain a portfolio for each child Maintain the classroom Parent Board Ensure an effective program, responsive to children’s needs Assess supplies and materials needed to implement activities Build teamwork Develop lesson plan books and posted lesson plans Manage classrooms according to GSI QA Standards Perform child observations and document in their portfolios Use assessment tools (eg, Progress Reports, Children’s Progress) Maintain professional commitment Promote GSI philosophy and educational objectives Support a code of ethical conduct Pursue professional development/continuing education Attend faculty meetings, in-service days, conferences and professional growth opportunities FOREIGN DEGREES All foreign degrees MUST be converted to U.S. credits. All foreign courses and/or credit hours must be converted to U.S. standards. Related Degrees Include, But May Not Be Limited To Elementary Education Home Economics Child Development Child Life Psychology or Sociology with a minor in Education Special Education Child Psychology Relevant Coursework Child Development Human Growth and Development Educational Psychology Child Psychology Methods: Age Birth to 8 years Children’s Literature Developmental Assessment of Young Children Measurement and Evaluation Nutrition Health and Safety Child Care Administration Student Teaching: Kindergarten; 1st Grade; 2nd Grade Benefits: $500 annual bonus potential based on performance Health, dental, vision, and supplemental insurance available Paid holidays and time off Eligible for company retirement plan after one year Continued education and CPR training provided Compensation based on education and degree level