St. Mary’s Academy is seeking a full - time Pre-K Teacher in a traditional school year calendar from 7:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Education and qualifications should include the following:
Early Childhood Teacher as defined by the State of Colorado
Degree in Early Childhood Education or equivalent
Master’s degree, preferred
Understanding of and appreciation for preschool-aged students
A sense of resonance with the St. Mary’s Academy mission
Positive classroom management techniques
Guidance approach to discipline
Works well within a highly motivated team
Implements developmentally appropriate practices
Strong relationship - building skills
Effective written and verbal communication skills with students, co-workers, parents, and community members
Strong commitment to high standards of professionalism
Equally strong in teaching literacy and mathematical concepts
Through regular conversations with principals, St. Mary’s Academy teachers learn and understand their job responsibilities. It has been a hallmark of teachers throughout the history of St. Mary’s Academy that their work goes beyond the classroom and includes not only the academic preparation of the student but also the emotional, social and spiritual development of students. Additionally, teachers at St. Mary’s Academy are enthusiastic and energetic and will find support for new ideas and programs. This enthusiasm is encouraged and applauded at SMA. Additionally, faculty members at St. Mary’s Academy are a supportive group. One does not have to look far to find a helping hand at St. Mary’s Academy.
St. Mary’s Academy Lower School has earned the 2016 Blue Ribbon School of Excellence designation. If you are interested in learning more about our exceptional program and staff, please visit our website, stmarys.academy.
Major Duties and Responsibilities Pre-K:
Plan, prepare and deliver instructional activities that facilitate active learning experiences.
Develop schemes of work and lesson plans.
Establish and communicate clear objectives for all learning activities.
Prepare classroom for class activities.
Provide a variety of learning materials and resources for use in educational activities.
Identify and select different instructional resources and methods to meet students’ varying needs.
Instruct and monitor students in the use of learning materials and equipment.
Use relevant technology to support instruction.
Observe and evaluate student’s performance and development.
Encourage and monitor the progress of individual students.
Maintain accurate and complete records of students’ progress and development.
Prepare required reports on students and activities.
Manage student behavior in the classroom by establishing appropriate rules and procedures.
Perform certain pastoral duties including student support, counseling students with academic problems and providing student encouragement.
Participate in department and school meetings, parent meetings.
Communicate necessary information regularly to students, colleagues and parents regarding student progress and student needs.
Keep updated with developments in subject area, teaching resources, and methods and make relevant changes to instructional plans and activities.
Other tasks as assigned.
Adhere to and support the mission of St. Mary’s Academy.