Job Title: Early Childhood Teacher ( Pre-Kindergarten)
Reports to: Director of Early Childhood
Full-time | 10-month position 2019-2020 School Year
St. George’s Episcopal School is searching for an experienced, enthusiastic, and creative Early Childhood Teacher ( Pre-K3 or Pre-K4) for the 2019-2020 school year. St. George’s is seeking candidates who demonstrate a growth mindset and possess strong verbal and written communication skills. Candidates who are organized, patient, flexible, warm, energetic and engaging are likely to be successful team members at St. George’s.
St. George’s is a preschool to eighth grade independent school serving 370 students and employing approximately 100 faculty and staff. At St. George’s, each child grows academically, creatively, emotionally, and spiritually, while developing a sense of self-worth and moral responsibility. We recognize that no two children are alike; each one possesses a fascinating combination of gifts and challenges. We serve a blend of learning profiles in a family-like atmosphere of care and concern with a highly trained and dedicated faculty. Together, we embody perseverance, integrity, compassion and respect -- values that foster lifelong learning and success.
Experience in early childhood classroom or with children birth through 6 years old
Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood or Elementary Education required
Candidates must be committed to using innovative educational practices such as:
Working with Children and Families
Warm and nurturing character that supports the applicant’s ability to connect with young children and their families
Dedication to social emotional and character development of each child
Ability to set learning goals which are integrated within a child-centered curriculum for each child, develop appropriate challenging curriculum to meet the needs of the students, and provide a variety of ongoing assessments
Ability to continually listen to children, reflect, and document children's process and their work
Exceptional communication skills which prove effective in communicating with parents and establishing a team approach with the child’s family
Excellent knowledge of child development, latest education theories and practices, and current trends in education and professional development.
Curriculum and Teaching Methods
Understands the academic, social, and emotional needs of kindergarten students
Knowledge of engaging and innovative teaching practices in a variety of subjects: reading, mathematics, science, social studies, and writing
Experience with or appreciation for project/constructivist learning approach and an ability to integrate real-life learning experiences into the curriculum
Ability and willingness to differentiate instruction for students
Understanding of the environment as a teaching tool
Familiar with Lucy Calkins reading and writing workshop, a balanced literacy approach, and teaching foundational skills in reading
Experience with Responsive Classroom approach preferred
Ability to integrate technology into the curriculum in a meaningful way
Using data to inform and guide instruction and knowledge of authentic assessment practices
Proficient in Google Docs, Smartboard, and iPad as a communication and teaching tool
Work with Teaching Team
Experience working in a teaching team; positive attitude and eager to work collaboratively with full time teacher, peers, and colleagues in developing curriculum and planning for instruction
A desire to respond to and initiate the solving of problems through clear and open conversation
Open to feedback and able to take risks
Highly interested in pursuing professional development opportunities and dedicated to lifelong learning and possessing a growth mindset
St. George’s Episcopal School is committed to equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, political affiliation, or any other characteristic protected under federal, state, or local discrimination laws.
Interested candidates should send a cover letter detailing their educational philosophy and resumé to Early Childhood Director, Hayley Harang, firstname.lastname@example.org.
About St. George's Episcopal School
St. George's Episcopal School is a private, co-ed, independent school for students from preschool through eighth grade located in New Orleans, La. Established in 1969, St. George's is distinguished by its qualified faculty, low student-to-teacher ratio, and concept of "individualized education," which builds upon the distinct talents and learning styles of each individual student.
We excel in educating children. At St. George's, each child grows academically, creatively, emotionally, and spiritually, while developing a sense of self-worth and moral responsibility. We recognize that no two children are alike; each one possesses a fascinating combination of gifts and challenges. We serve a blend of learning profiles in a family-like atmosphere of care and concern with a highly trained and dedicated faculty. Together, we embody perseverance, integrity, compassion, and respect - values that foster lifelong learning and success.