Staten Island Academy is seeking a seeking a full time enthusiastic Pre-K 3 teacher to guide a classroom of young children in a variety of educational activities, including arts and crafts, free play, storytelling, and hands-on exploration
Patience, compassion, and energy are all vital qualities. We are looking for candidates who are capable of inspiring, encouraging, and developing young children, each of whom will have different abilities, challenges, and personalities. The top candidates will also have a creative mindset and good administrative skills, in order to plan and execute lessons which are memorable, innovative and nurture a love for learning.
Responsibilities: Implement the Early Childhood curriculum using a Reggio Emilia inspired educational philosophy Provide a hands-on, inquiry-based style of teaching; manage collaborative learning groups; integrate technology into the curriculum Collaborate and co-teach with colleagues, with a focus on differentiated instruction Actively participate in a faculty culture that is committed to being at the leading edge of a Pre-Kindergarten through Grade12 education Reports to the Lower School Director
Staten Island Academy is a welcoming mix of inspiring people, challenging schoolwork, and opportunities for expanded learning. A co-ed, college prep school for Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12, the Academy builds upon its 137-year traditions to focus entirely on providing the best future for children.
Visit our school’s website to learn more at www.statenislandacademy.org. Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to our Lower School Director Lea Prendergast at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Qualifications: A passion for working with young children Degree in Education, with a focus on early childhood learning. Past experience teaching children in the pre-kindergarten age group. Ability to educate with age-appropriate language and teaching methods. Patience, optimism, compassion, enthusiasm, and empathy. Mediation skills for resolving conflicts between children. Familiarity with Reggio Emilia inspired learning, the Orton-Gillingham approach, Lucy Caulkins reading and writing workshop model and the fundamentals of the Singapore Math program. Demonstrated commitment to teaching and learning in a dynamic, 21st century school community Ability to work in a collegial, collaborative environment A growth mindset, active sense of humor, warm personality, and excellent organizational and communication skills Demonstrated proficiency in educational technology
About Staten Island Academy
We are proud to be Staten Island’s only independent school and the oldest private school in the borough. A co-ed, college prep school for Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12, the Academy builds upon its 125-year tradition to focus entirely on providing the best future for children.
Our Mission: Successful students — achieving their goals in school and in life — are at the heart of the learning community that is Staten Island Academy. An independent, co-educational, college prep school for Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12, the Academy provides an inspiring balance of intellectual challenge, exploration, service, and opportunity. Our students learn to be critical thinkers, ethical leaders, and self-reliant problem solvers, who are equipped to navigate a complex and ever-changing world. We prepare our students to become life-long learners. Academy students find their own voices, develop their talents, and raise their aspirations. Staten Island Academy proudly recognizes, respects, and affirms the dignity and worth of all members of our community.