The role of the Kindergarten teacher will focus on school readiness and instilling a love of learning. The Kindergarten teacher provides active learning through centers and open play. They also support the child’s innate curiosity, create a secure environment to support learning, and assist children with their growing independence. Kindergarten teachers are flexible, creative, maintain structure, and establish routines. They will help children in the development of social skills, reinforce personal hygiene activities, and supervise children during meal times. Kindergarten teachers report to the Children’s School Division Director.
The knowledge, skills, and abilities required for the Kindergarten Teacher position:
The kindergarten teacher will need to create a positive and vibrant learning environment for students. The preferred candidate will have a strong desire to see their craft improve and evolve. The ideal candidate will possess a growth mindset and share their expertise openly with others.
The Kindergarten teacher candidate will:
Shape the lives of young children by using best practices.
Be able to collaborate effectively.
Use variety, creativity, and flexibility to motivate and inspire young learners.
Teach and reinforce reading, writing, math, sciences, and social studies.
Facilitate the development of a positive class culture that supports learning and personal growth
Appreciate and support varying learning abilities
Be energized by working with young children.
Be emotionally stable and able to handle stress well.
Provide regular and useful student feedback and maintain assessment records
Communicate with students and families on a regular basis.
Know the developmental and academic abilities of one’s students.
Effectively coordinate with co-curricular teachers.
Perform various student supervisory duties.
Adhere to the standards described in the Employee Handbook.
Perform other duties as assigned by the Head of School.
The position’s preferred qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree in elementary education or a closely related field. A graduate degree and a track record of successful teaching at the elementary school level are preferred
Firm understanding of academic, social, and emotional development
Innovative mindset with strong skills in communication, collaboration, project-based learning, and technology
Teachers working in the Kindergarten program must be certified in Early Childhood Education and will have completed an approved teacher preparation program.
Ability to create a vibrant and positive learning environment
About The Colorado Springs School
Set on a beautiful 28 acre campus at the foot of Pikes Peak, The Colorado Springs School (CSS) serves a population of approximately 300 boys and girls, age 3 through grade 12, preparing them to think independently and to meet the challenges of a dynamic world with leadership, ingenuity, problem-solving skills, and personal integrity. CSS is unique in its emphasis on project-based learning which incorporates local, regional, national, and international field studies. Through small classes and close relationships with experienced, supportive, and passionate faculty, CSS has prepared students for advanced study since 1962.