Fort Worth Country Day is seeking a dynamic, innovative, and experienced Junior Kindergarten Teacher to join our expert faculty. The Junior Kindergarten teacher will work closely with the Kindergarten grade level team in order to provide the best experience for the students and to ensure their readiness for the FWCD Kindergarten program. Responsibilities will include instruction in major curricular areas: social/emotional development, literacy, mathematics, science and arts. The teacher should embrace these areas and be prepared to address the wide range of children’s abilities as well as interests. Conferences, written narrative reports, and regular communication via newsletters, phone calls, or e-mails with parents are all required. Attendance at regular all school and lower school faculty meetings and involvement on committees within the School are also required as well as working with the Admission department annually to review possible student candidates.
Reporting to the Head of the Lower School, the successful candidate will have:
Early childhood classroom experience and knowledge base
At least three (3) years of Lower School teaching experience
Knowledge about and experience with the developmental, social, emotional and cognitive issues of children in the early childhood years
Familiarity with the tenets of appropriate early childhood education
Awareness of a variety of materials and resources for children to explore, manipulate and use, both in learning activities and in imaginative play
Strong abilities in creating documentation to share and reflect on student learning
Experience in and a commitment to developing one’s own cultural competency and seeking, continually, greater levels of diversity, equity and inclusion in practices and in curricula
Excellent communication and organizational skills
Ability to work successfully with colleagues on a team
Experience working with a Teacher Assistant
Flexibility, tact, and leadership in communicating with parents
Demonstrated interest in professional development through participation in workshops and other in-service education activities
Participation in reflective supervision/evaluation
All employees of Fort Worth Country Day must:
Model the Core Values (Respect, Responsibility, Kindness, Courage, Integrity and Scholarship)
Exhibit generous community spirit, professional flexibility, a sense of humor, and a positive attitude
Collaborate and work well with students, parents, and colleagues
Execute duties in a positive and punctual manner
Be an enthusiastic life-long learner driven toward professional self-improvement and personal growth
Have a thoughtful approach to intercultural communication and inclusion of underrepresented groups and knowledge
Additional Salary Information: Based on experience
About Fort Worth Country Day
Fort Worth Country Day is an Equal Opportunity Employer that maintains a policy of nondiscrimination with respect to all applicants for employment. All employees are expected to have a thoughtful approach to intercultural communication and inclusion of underrepresented groups.
Fort Worth Country Day is a coeducational, independent college-preparatory school with approximately 1072 students in grades K through 12. The 104-acre campus offers excellent facilities for academics, arts, and athletics. Faculty and administration nurture a collegial professional environment in which innovation is encouraged. Opportunities for ongoing professional development are exceptional. Fort Worth Country Day is proud of its school community where students, parents, faculty, staff, and administration join together to develop an effective and enjoyable place to teach and learn.
Fort Worth ranks as one of the top 20 largest cities in the United States and is known for its vibrant arts, music, and cultural life. The Dallas/Fort Worth metropolitan region is home to over 6.5 million people. More information about the School and Fort Worth community is available at www.fwcd.org.