Barrow Street Nursery School seeks a Full-Time Early Childhood teacher for the 2017 – 2018 school year for our 2s/3s and/or our 3s/4s classroom. In the 2s/3s students are between the ages of 2.3 and 3.3 at the start of school. In the 3s/4s, students are between the ages of 3.3 and 4.3 at the start of school.
The AM group of students attends from 9:00 – 12:00 and the PM group attends from 1:00 – 4:00. Teachers work in teams of 3 teachers.
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/3s and 3s/4s Lead 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
Mentoring other classroom teachers and providing guidance
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 required
Candidate must have at least 3 years of 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.