The Caedmon School seeks candidates for a Half-Day Early Childhood Head Teacher positions for the 2021-2022 school year. We seek candidates who cherish and love children; are familiar with Montessori philosophy; are dedicated to equity, social justice and personal identity work; demonstrate a commitment to lifelong learning; possess the skills, knowledge, and confidence to be an enthusiastic innovator; and live with a deep sensitivity and respect for others. We seek candidates who understand the role of teacher as guide and the importance of a carefully prepared learning environment.
Must be skilled in preparing and maintaining an emotionally responsive, nurturing, accepting, and safe classroom environment that provides both independent and social learning that meets the varying needs of the students.
Plan and implement the Toddler Montessori curriculum.
Plan and work collegially with Associate Teacher(s), guide associate(s) in best practices with this age group, model those practices and/or plan and work with grade level team.
Conduct family conferences twice/year and write bi-weekly class notes and end of year narrative reports.
Attend all faculty meetings; serve on committees as required, participate in one task force each year, seek and attend professional development opportunities.
Meet with administration weekly about student growth and curriculum.
A distinct fondness for very young children
Montessori experience necessary, Montessori certification preferred, 3-5 years teaching experience
Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s preferred
Must have experience and be knowledgeable about Early Childhood development and education
Enthusiastic about working with small children in a mixed-age classroom
Strong classroom management skills
Energetic, responsible and professional
A collaborative work ethic with excellent oral and written communication skills
Comfortable and confident in communicating with parents and caregivers
About The Caedmon School
The Caedmon School is an independent school (2 year olds to grade 5) on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. The professional community is a diverse, dynamic, team oriented faculty, devoted to seeing young children thrive. We seek candidates committed to equity, justice, and personal identity work. As stated in our Mission, we honor the individual and foster each child’s natural curiosity. Our Early Childhood Program is taught by Montessori certified faculty, and the Elementary program is an exciting, challenging progressive, Montessori-inspired program.