Responsibilities include working in collaboration with Administrators and teachers to deliver interactive learning programs designed to engage and educate young children. Our curriculum is based on inquiry and hands-on lessons that excite the student and cultivate life-long learning. To excel in this role, the candidate must demonstrate excellent written and verbal communication skills as well as in-depth knowledge of classroom activities and teaching methods.
Lancaster Country Day School supports the active engagement of students, the use of technology, and faculty professional development.
The successful candidate must enjoy working with children and be devoted to building a nurturing and safe learning environment.
Carry full teaching load
Desire to build and sustain an inclusive and equitable classroom learning environment
Support in After School Preschool Program preferred
Work collaboratively with an early childhood team of teachers
Lesson preparation for the whole, small and individual groups of students ? Ensure the classroom environment is safe and clean
Oversee students during non-classroom times including in-between classes, lunch, and on-field excursions
Organize nap and snack hours and supervise children to ensure they are safe at all times
Track children’s progress and report to parents
Communicate with parents regularly
Attend all training classes, parent conferences, and faculty meetings ? Collaborate closely with other faculty members (departmental, grade-level, and school-wide) to align curriculum across subjects, to improve one’s own and others’ instructional practices, and to share best practices
Participate actively in professional development activities
Serve as a facilitator of an enrichment activity once a week after school ? Perform other related duties as required and assigned
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Frequent bending, twisting, lifting, pushing, and pulling. Constantly alternating between sitting and standing. Normally does not work at heights above ten feet. Normally does not lift any object weighing more than fifty pounds.
Bachelor’s degree in early education
State certification is preferred
Experience with Orton-Gillingham and Wilson method preferred ? Experience in technology use in the classroom
A minimum of two years of experience as a teaching assistant or similar role ? Solid understanding of classroom activities and teaching best practices ? Must have a compassionate and positive attitude
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Outstanding interpersonal and presentation abilities
About Lancaster Country Day School
Country Day School seeks to provide a rigorous, college preparatory academic program within a supportive environment, creating a community of outward-looking, lifelong learners. Challenging students to look at the world in new ways, LCDS has high academic and behavioral expectations of its students while providing extensive support to achieve those standards. Through especially close relationships between students and adults, the School encourages personal growth and trust, fostering confident, articulate, and thoughtful individuals who can deal with the complexities of the world and the rapid rate of technological and societal change.
As a preschool - 12 school with 600+ students under one roof, LCDS encourages a close interaction between people of diverse backgrounds, striving to reflect the world as it truly exists, respect for self and for others, and a commitment to one’s contribution to society, are the hallmarks of a Country Day education. In addition to setting high expectations, the School urges both students and adults to find a proper balance, fulfilling their many obligations while maintaining a strong commitment to their own physical and emotional health.
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