Collegiate School is seeking a Lead Junior Kindergarten Teacher to work in our Lower School. The Lead Junior Kindergarten Teacher will inspire students’ love of learning by providing a developmentally appropriate environment where students explore, play, discover and flourish. This position has full responsibility for teaching students the developmentally appropriate skills to encourage the social, physical, emotional and intellectual development of students; enrich the daily experience of each child through creative and innovative activities; and maintain strong relationships with students, parents and colleagues so that collaboration is the foundation for all interaction. This is a full-time benefited position.
General responsibilities include:
Effectively use best practices in teaching and learning to design and deliver instruction using well-planned lessons and techniques that
actively engage the students’ bodies, minds and hearts
help students make connections between old and new learning
have purpose and meaning for the student
Maintain a safe, healthy and inviting learning space
Write daily and weekly lesson plans and regularly reflect on the effectiveness of lesson implementation, activities, assessments, etc.
Maintain accurate and comprehensive records of each child’s performance and progress
Provide parents with ongoing information related to classroom learning and each student’s assessment, growth and confidence
Collaborate with other Lead JK Teachers, utilize and continually update the JK curriculum to guide developmentally appropriate skill work and essential questions in all areas of curriculum and child development
Collaborate with Associate Teacher through weekly planning meetings
Identify and pursue professional opportunities that enhance and extend one’s teaching
Serve on committees and engage in professional group work
Participate in Admission Events and all other required School functions
Supervise lunch, recess and carpool as required
Successful candidates will possess the following qualifications and competencies:
Demonstrated experience in Early Childhood Teaching
Knowledge of Current Best Practices in JK Instruction
Evidence of creativity and passion in classroom instruction
Ability to inspire students’ inquisitive thinking and responsible citizenship
Enthusiasm for professional growth
Bachelor’s degree, preferably in early childhood education
A minimum of 4 years of experience teaching in an early childhood education setting
Collegiate School is an independent, JK-12 college preparatory, coeducational school with over 1,600 students in Richmond, VA. The School is a community of learners committed to seeking and welcoming students, faculty and staff who represent the multicultural community and world in which we live. We believe that the education we offer in our school is greatly enhanced when many traditions, backgrounds, and perspectives are given expression in school activities. We aspire to create an inclusive environment that promotes engaged citizenship and encourages compassionate leadership. Our concept of diversity and multiculturalism is dynamic and serves a vision at Collegiate where all members of the community find in our school a sense of belonging and a supportive place to reach their full potential.
The School is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, gender (including pregnancy), age, religion, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, disability, veteran or military status, marital status, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable law. Employment decisions at the School are based on merit, qualifications and skills.
Collegiate School is an equal opportunity employer.
About Collegiate School
Collegiate School is an independent, JK-12 college preparatory, coeducational school with over 1,600 students in Richmond, VA. The School’s mission is to create a diverse and inclusive community of learners committed to a challenging and supportive educational experience that will foster the intellectual, moral, emotional, and physical development of each student.