Overlee Preschool is hiring a Preschool Teacher / Director for our 4/5 year-old class.
The class runs Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to noon from September through May.
This teacher will also be responsible for overseeing lunch bunch program Monday through Friday from noon to 1:45 pm.
The teacher will have support each day in the classroom from a co-oping parent who serves as the assistant teacher.
Responsibilities include communicating regularly with parents and creating lessons that adhere to the school’s philosophies while following licensing regulations.
Additional compensation will be provided for lunch bunch and summer camp.
The Director responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Coordinating the day-to-day operations of the preschool and ensuring that the school and staff are in compliance with state and county licensing.
Acts as a liaison between the school and the Church of the Covenant (no affiliation), where the school is located, to maintain a happy, healthy, and conducive learning environment.
Educates the other teacher(s) and parents of the educational philosophy and policies of the school.
Meets with the other teacher(s) on a regular basis to discuss class programs, activities, holidays, trips, and schedules.
As conflicts arise, the Director will assist in resolving and managing issues and will keep the Board of Directors updated at monthly board meetings.
The Director hours are flexible and often occur around school operating hours, from 9 am to 2:30, with occasional off-hour meetings as required.
Applicant must be knowledgeable about child development and able to create opportunities for growth, learning, and fun for all children. Applicant should be engaging, caring, and enthusiastic about making each day an adventure for children.
An associate degree or higher in a child-related field is required, including coursework in early childhood education or child development, and significant preschool experience is necessary. Priority will be given to a candidate that has a background in Early Childhood Education and those with play-based learning environment experience.
Additional Salary Information: Additional compensation available through lunch bunch and summer camp programs. We also offer an additional stipend for benefits.
About Overlee Preschool Association Inc.
Overlee is one of the oldest cooperative preschools in Arlington, Virginia founded in 1945. We are a parent-run organization that relies on our teachers and director to facilitate the learning process for our children and parents. Overlee Preschool believes that play is the foundation for lifelong learning and that parent participation is the key to building a strong community.