Williamsburg Northside School is seeking an experienced Pre-Kindergarten teacher for a full-time, maternity leave position starting in April, 2018. New staff members join a team of dedicated educators and passionate children and families.
Founded in 1999 as a progressive preschool, Williamsburg Northside Schools (WNS) today offers three distinct programs in the culturally dynamic and diverse Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn. Programs are provided for infants and toddlers, preschoolers, and Lower School students through the fifth grade. In the last year, WNS has made two exciting announcements. First, the school plans to add a Middle School, beginning with the introduction of sixth grade in the fall of 2018. Second, the school has recently appointed a new Head of School, Elizabeth “Elie” Déu.
Williamsburg Northside operates under the MetSchools umbrella, a network of private schools in New York City.
All children are strong, capable individuals. Guided by this understanding, we at Williamsburg Northside welcome families into beautiful and flexible environments where children engage in independent and collaborative investigations. Our teaching community builds a unique curriculum from the children’s interests, their experiences with one another and the world in which they live. We honor authentic expression and diversity as we cultivate compassionate citizens who find joy in learning.
Teachers at Williamsburg Northside are responsible for understanding, respecting and working with Northside’s mission as a guide. Teachers will have a strong working knowledge of Early Childhood and/or Childhood development, NYC Department of Health (DOH) regulations, NYC Department of Education (when applicable), and will translate this philosophy into the daily program, relationships with children, adults, and the classroom environment. Teachers will lead and manage his/her assigned students and teaching team.
Teachers will demonstrate organization in their planning and prioritizing by establishing clear objectives for each lesson or activity. They will facilitate a collaborative approach with their assigned teaching team and other faculty and staff in planning and executing developmentally appropriate learning opportunities and activities. Teachers will consult, cooperate, and confer with other teachers, co-teachers, mentors, administrators and parents/guardians in the education, care and development of each child. They will promote safety; assuring a clean, safe, healthy environment for the children enrolled at Northside. Teachers will collaborate with staff in providing consistency for the children including preparing activities prior to the arrival of children, following the daily routine, communicating with families appropriately, and writing journals and progress reports. Teachers will model positive and appropriate teaching standards for Co-Teachers.
All Northside employees are expected to conduct themselves in a professional, cooperative and harmonious manner with children, families, peers, colleagues, and supervisors; demonstrating respect in our diverse community and maintaining a positive attitude and company image consistent with Northside’s standards and philosophy.
Master’s degree in early childhood education
The ideal candidate will:
Have experience planning and implementing a creative and inspiring curriculum with knowledge of developmentally appropriate practices and project-based learning
Possess positive classroom management skills
Be able to meet the diverse needs of all of his/her students
Maintain a beautiful classroom with documented learning visible
Be able to collaborate with colleagues, parents, and administration
Take pride in professional, polished written and verbal communication