Position: St. Matthew’s, an independent Episcopal day school for students in Preschool through grade 8, is seeking a full-time Pre-K team teacher. Each of the two sections is team-taught by a pair of dedicated and experienced early childhood teachers. The homeroom consists of 14-15 students, aged 4 and 5. Given the team teaching model, strong communication and collaboration skills are essential, not only within the teaching partnership, but within the broader team of 4 Pre-K teachers.
St. Matthew’s has a longstanding record of supporting teachers through a robust professional development program. Compensation is highly competitive.
Essential Responsibilities, Duties and Skills include the following. Other duties may be assigned:
Plan and conduct an effective, developmentally appropriate program to meet the social, emotional, cognitive and physical needs of each child – in the classroom, outside and in both small-group and large-group activities.
Communicate thoughtfully and professionally with parents and colleagues regarding curriculum, students, and development issues, verbally and in written form.
Create a pleasant, inviting classroom atmosphere in which children feel comfortable and secure, along with an atmosphere of support and safety to encourage children to experience and acquire new skills.
Provide experiences that promote individual self-expression in conversation, imaginative play and creativity.
Maintain accurate and up-to-date observations of students.
Provide positive guidance to help children develop self-control.
Create informative weekly newsletters and maintain a classroom web page.
Confer with Principal, School Psychologist and teaching partner to resolve student issues.
Demonstrate professionalism through reliability, participation in school obligations, and a respectful attitude in professional relationships.
Demonstrate integrity, patience, openness, sensitivity, enthusiasm and friendliness.
Education and Experience
BA or higher degree in area of child development, education or related field (Master’s Degree preferred)
Clear or Multiple Subject Teaching Credential or Early Childhood Master Teacher Permit (Must cover preschool age children)
Minimum of three years training and experience in Early Childhood/Preschool/Pre-k classrooms
Inquiries should be directed to Dana Berlin, Principal, PS-4th Grade: firstname.lastname@example.org
California Teaching Credential or Permit for teaching in Preschool