Barrow Street Nursery School seeks a Full-Time Early Childhood teacher for the 2017 – 2018 school year for our 2s classroom. The students are between the ages of 20 months and 2 years 3 months at the start of the school year. The morning groups (2 day and 3 day) attend from 9:00 – 11:00 and 11:30 – 1:00 and the afternoon groups (2-day students) attend from 2:30 – 4:00. This is a full-time position. There are 8-9 students in each group and three teachers in this classroom, 2 co-leads and an assistant or associate.
Teachers at Barrow Street are practitioners of progressive education within the context of a social studies based program and a mission driven school derived from a Reggio Emilia and Bank Street pedagogy.
The 2s teacher is responsible for:
His/her students and curriculum
Working with parents through the separation process
Working with another teacher and collaborating with specialists. Teachers come together on a regular basis to plan and work together, discuss students, and hone curriculum.
Fostering positive social/emotional growth through an environment where the balance of play and developmentally appropriate academic concepts are essential components
Creating written portfolio pieces on students
We seek a talented teacher who can inspire students, be inspired by our mission, and create a nurturing classroom with high educational expectations. Cultural competence, the ability to work collaboratively, excellent communication skills, and a willingness to work closely with families are essential.
Candidate’s pedagogy should be student-centered and practiced in differentiated instruction.
A Masters degree is preferred
Candidate must have at least 1 year of successful experience as a teacher
Comfort and skill in writing and an enjoyment of the writing process
Strong oral communication skills and ability to work with parents
A questioning stance and curious mind with a high tolerance for ambiguity
An ability to observe carefully and think inductively
Background or experience in special education is a plus
Successful Barrow Street teachers are lifelong learners who are reflective about their practice and avail themselves of professional development and leadership opportunities.