POSITION SUMMARY: Lead Teacher - Enrichment program
Reports to: Beginning School Principal
Hours: 0 FTE, 10:45 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (full-time) Nine months, annual school calendar
Salary: Depends on experience and performance, full benefits for full time positions
REPORTS TO: Beginning School Principal
Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education or a related educational discipline
Successful teaching experience with young children
Sense of humor, flexibility, and enjoyment working with young children
JOB SUMMARY: The lead teacher plans and implements an age appropriate curriculum which promotes the physical, emotional, social, and cognitive development of young children, developing healthy self concepts, a love of learning, personal responsibility and respect for others. The teacher will design and set up an enriching environment that provides opportunities for children to expand their day beyond their classroom. The class is multi-aged with 3-6 year olds.
Provide a warm and nurturing atmosphere where young children and their families are valued
Demonstrate knowledge of developmentally appropriate practices with young children in choosing the activities and materials for the classroom
Provide “hands-on” activities allowing children to manipulate concrete objects and explore the environment
Design curriculum around goals and objectives based on age appropriate skills and children’s interest and needs
Balance child-initiated and teacher-directed activities
Consult with Principal, Educational Specialist, and School Counselor concerning children with particular needs
Maintain accurate records in accordance with school policies
Write one progress report per year on regular attending students
Demonstrate patience, empathy and understanding
Build a relationship with each family, honoring their traditions and including them in our school community
Use positive guidance techniques
Inventory, maintain, and order materials for the classroom
Help provide a safe environment
Maintain the upkeep and cleanliness of the room and play materials
Establish classroom routines
Communicate clear expectations to the children
Use positive and effective classroom management maintaining classroom behavior for young children that is conducive to learning.
Encourage children to resolve their conflicts and problems appropriately
Perform duties as assigned by the Beginning School Principal
Communicate and work cooperatively with teaming partner and other colleagues
Continue to grow professionally through reading, workshops and classes and stay current with research and best practices in the field of Early Childhood Education
Know and follow all school policies
Participate in evaluation procedures
Maintains confidentiality of all classroom and school matters respecting children
Rowland Hall represents a diverse community and, as such, building an inclusive environment is a priority of our school.
To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and three letters of reference to Linda Quinn at email@example.com. For more information about the school, please visit rowlandhall.org
Rowland Hall is an independent school serving 930 students from 2Prek through twelfth grade on two campuses in Salt Lake City. Founded as an Episcopal school in 1867, Rowland Hall has been an independent institution since 1933. Rowland Hall’s mission is “to inspire students to lead ethical and productive lives, through a college preparatory program that promotes the pursuit of academic and personal excellence.” The school offers a progressive education that includes a rigorous academic program, excellence in the arts, competitive athletic programs, and a nurturing and inclusive community. Located near the base of the stunning Wasatch mountain range and adjacent to the University of Utah, a world-class research university and medical center, Rowland Hall attracts a diverse community of families who may be third generation Utahns or recent transplants choosing Salt Lake for its recreational and cultural opportunities. The school focuses on attracting and retaining excellent teachers by offering extensive professional development opportunities, salaries competitive with the highest-paying local public school districts, and a close-knit, supportive community.
The Beginning School
The Beginning School division (2PreK-Kindergarten) serves 150 students and is focused on the whole child’s growth and development. Walk around the Beginning School and you will see happy children fully engaged in their learning. The magic of the program and the joy of our students and their teachers are contagious! The Beginning School encourages active, hands-on-learning. Professional, experienced teachers who love young children serve as guides in these early years, ensuring that every child acquires a strong foundation for elementary school. Our commitment to teachers’ on-going professional development and low student-teacher ratios combine to ensure that our program unfalteringly offers each child the highest quality educational beginning. Current best practices established by the field of early childhood education are implemented, respecting how young children learn and think. Authentic assessment enables teachers to understand and support each child’s development and learning. Schedules are structured to allow for open-ended periods of exploration and skillful teachers determine how best to build upon children’s existing knowledge and to guide their further development. The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) accredits our program.
Equal Employment Opportunity
Rowland Hall is an equal opportunity employer, and believes that each individual is entitled to equal employment opportunity without regard to sex, color, race, ancestry, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, age, physical disability, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under federal or state discrimination laws (“Protected Status”). Rowland Hall’s equal employment opportunity practices extend to recruitment, hiring, selection, compensation, benefits, transfer, promotion, training, discipline, and all other terms, conditions and privileges of employment. All employees are responsible for complying with the School’s equal employment opportunity policy.
Additional Salary Information: Depends on experience and performance
About Rowland Hall Beginning School
Rowland Hall is an day independent school serving 935 students from 2PreK through twelfth grade on two campuses in Salt Lake City. Founded as an Episcopal school in 1867, Rowland Hall has been an independent institution since 1933. Rowland Hall’s mission is “to inspire students to lead ethical and productive lives through a college preparatory program that promotes the pursuit of academic and personal excellence.” The school offers a progressive education that includes a rigorous academic program, excellence in the arts, competitive athletic programs, and a nurturing and inclusive community. Located near the base of the stunning Wasatch mountain range and adjacent to the University of Utah, a world-class research university and medical center, Rowland Hall attracts a diverse community of families who may be third generation Utahns or recent transplants choosing Salt Lake for its recreational and cultural opportunities.