Gilman’s mission shines through in our Early Childhood Program. Our Early Childhood Program, Pre-Kindergarten through First Grade, embodies joy, happiness, and excitement. Our lessons promote exploration and discovery and result in a lifelong spirit of inquiry and learning. At Gilman, we believe that our boys learn best when they have positive and nurturing relationships with adults and other children. We are passionate about providing a research-based, boy-centered, high-quality education in a diverse and inclusive community. We are proud of our holistic approach to early childhood education, and we understand the importance of paying special attention to our boys social-emotional, physical, and cognitive development. At Gilman, we welcome and embrace the many strengths and individual qualities of our incoming boys. Our program provides in-depth, interconnected learning that helps prepare our boys for future academic and lifelong success.
Duties of the Early Childhood Homeroom Teacher Include:
Teach all homeroom subjects including math, language arts, writing, and social studies.
Collaborate with the early childhood team to identify, plan, and evaluate learning goals and best assessment methods for the curriculum.
Develop a careful and creative program suitable for children in our Early Childhood Program.
Employ a variety of educational techniques (storytelling, educational play, media etc.) to teach children
Build healthy relationships with students.
Observe each child to help them improve their social competencies and build self-esteem
Encourage children to interact with each other and resolve occasional arguments
Guide children to develop their artistic and practical capabilities through a carefully constructed curriculum (identify shapes, numbers or colors, do crafts etc.)
Organize nap and snack hours and supervise children to ensure they are safe at all times
Communicate and cultivate relationships with parents through written reports and needed meetings at designated times throughout the year.
Foster a safe and positive learning environment for students.
Maintain a clean and tidy classroom consistent with health and safety standards
Participate in all Lower School and Early Childhood faculty meetings and serve on committee(s).
Fulfill supervisory duties before and/or after school and at recess.
The Ideal Candidate Will:
Have 3-5 years’ experience as an early childhood teacher;
Have a Bachelor’s degree (Early Childhood focus preferred); Masters is preferred;
Training in Responsive Classroom preferred;
Demonstrate an ability to motivate young students and inspire a love for learning;
Have demonstrated success working collaboratively with colleagues;
Show passion for own learning and professional growth;
Reflect on own teaching and performance;
Approach teaching with energy, imagination, and humor;
Understands and implements NAEYC standards;
Excellent understanding of the principles of child development and preschool educational methods;
Familiarity with safety and sanitation guidelines for classrooms;
Cool-tempered, friendly and reliable; and
Physically able to sit on the floor, able to lift 40 pounds, and able to spend long periods of time on one’s feet.
Qualified candidates interested in this position should click here to apply online.
Gilman School Mission:
Gilman is a diverse community dedicated to educating boys in mind, body, and spirit through particular emphasis upon academic excellence, athletic participation and aesthetic appreciation. Gilman seeks to produce men of character and integrity who have the skills and ability to make a positive contribution to the communities in which they live and work.
Originally established in 1897 as “The Country Day School for Boys,” Gilman School is rooted in the belief that, in order to build character, school should provide every boy with strong academics and a full-day program that includes afternoon sports. Today, Gilman educates boys in kindergarten through Grade 12 through a rich, college-preparatory program of offerings in academics, athletics, and the arts. The school subscribes to the teacher-coach model and takes great pride in the fact that its teachers connect with the students through activities outside the classroom. Most Gilman teachers are involved in athletics and/or physical education. Teachers also help to cultivate students’ interests in music and performing arts through a variety of groups, bands, and productions.
Set on a 68-acre campus in the northern part of Baltimore City, the school serves roughly 1000 students in three divisions: Lower School (K-Grade 5), Middle School (Grades 6-8), and Upper School (Grades 9-12). Facilities include separate buildings for each of the three divisions, an Upper School science building, an auditorium, and a shared dining hall. Athletic facilities include an arena and other gymnasiums, indoor pool, weight room, locker rooms, game and practice fields, tennis courts, and alpine tower. Gilman has a full-time faculty of nearly 140, and the average class size is 16 students. A strong coordinate program with two neighboring girls schools—Roland Park Country School and The Bryn Mawr School—provides students in the Upper School with a broad and comprehensive curriculum and with opportunities for coeducational classes on all three campuses.
Gilman School is an equal opportunity employer and educator who fully and actively supports equal access for all qualified applicants, regardless of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability status, Genetic Information or Testing, Family and Medical Leave, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We prohibit retaliation against individuals who bring forth any complaint, orally or in writing, to the employer or the government, or against any individuals who assist or participate in the investigation of any complaint, or otherwise oppose discrimination.