About the Role
A lead teacher is a salaried employee who provides a balance of teacher directed and child-initiated activities that encourage thinking, reasoning, and communications. The lead teacher conducts classroom instruction, writes daily lesson plans, attends monthly team level meetings, evaluates each child’s progress, maintains records, conducts parent conferences, sends monthly newsletters to the parents, supervises the assigned teaching assistant, and performs other tasks assigned by the Director. The lead teacher also maintains a safe and conducive classroom environment, nurtures each child’s individuality, documents and reports accidents and injuries, implements a “time out” for disruptive behavior, ensures adequacy of supplies and materials, and keeps abreast of developments in early childhood education.
Hours and Duration: 8:30 AM-1:30 PM on assigned days for the school year. This may require minimal work outside of school hours as needed.
Supervision: This position is supervised by the Dayschool Director.
Education: A degree or certification in early childhood education is required.
Experience: Previous experience working with young children in a preschool setting is required.
Skills: The lead teacher should have excellent communication, interpersonal, organizational, and problem-solving skills. The lead teacher should also be able to work well with children, parents, teachers, and other staff members.
Training: The lead teacher should complete 10 hours of training per year in addition to current CPR and First aid certification.
Professionalism: The lead teacher should maintain a professional behavior consistent with a church sponsored school.