Villa Academy is seeking a dynamic, knowledgeable full time Early Childhood Teacher. Villa Preschool serves students who are preparing for Kindergarten. Villa Academy’s Department of Early Learning licensed preschool program consists of four preschool classrooms (ages 3-5), each staffed with a teacher and instructional assistant.
Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s Degree or Master’s Degree, preferably in Early Childhood Education
Current Washington state teaching certificate (or in process)
Relevant teaching experience in an accredited school
Practicing Catholic preferred
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Commitment to the mission, vision and values of Villa Academy
Love of young learners!
Able to understand, articulate, and put into practice current developmentally appropriate practices in Early Childhood education
Familiarity with NAEYC Standards, Washington State Early Learning and Development Guidelines, and the Early Achievers program
Understand and foster the intention of the purpose of play, STEAM, and Project Based Learning
Desire and enthusiasm for making Villa’s outdoor spaces an integral part of the preschool curriculum
Familiarity with Second Stepand Handwriting without Tears considered a plus!
Able to use instructional technology effectively including interactive whiteboards, document cameras, Google docs, and teacher web pages
Effective oral and written communication skills
Experience creating and sustaining effective parent partnerships
Commitment to ongoing professional development
Desire to be part of a Catholic faith community and to joyfully share faith with young learners
Ability to perform the job responsibilities of this position
Please provide, via email, the items listed below (preferably in one PDF document).
A cover letter.
A current resume with relevant educational experience and three references.
Teaching Certificate (if applicable)
Prior to the first day of work, the following need to be provided:
Documentation of negative TB test
20 or 30 Hours Basic STARS course certificate
BBP/HIV/AIDS course certificate
First Aid/CPR course certificate (can be completed onsite in August)
DCFY background check
Information about completing the above requirements will be provided during hiring process.
About Villa Academy
Villa Academy is a Catholic independent school serving children in Preschool through Grade 8, dedicated to excellence in the education of the whole child.
Guided by the Cabrinian tradition of educating hearts and minds, Villa Academy is a learning community that challenges the unique potential of each child and educates for a diverse society. The school seeks to develop within each student self esteem, an inquiring mind, a joy for learning, and a compassionate and ethical spirit