Barrow Street Nursery School seeks a Full-Time Early Childhood teacher for the 2019 – 2020 school year for one of our 2s/3s classrooms.
Students are between the ages of 2 years 3 months and 3 yrs 3 mo at the start of the school year in September.
2 separate groups of students; One group attend from 9:00 - 12:00 (M-F) and a separate group attends from 1:00 - 4:00 (M-F).
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 Lead teacher is responsible for:
His/her students and curriculum
Working with parents through the separation process
Mentoring 2 other teachers and collaborating with extension (art, movement, music, science and pottery) teachers.
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 component
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.
Pedagogy should be student-centered and practiced in differentiated instruction.
Master’s degree in early childhood education
3 – 5 years of experience as a teacher and ideally experience as a lead teacher
Must be certified, or in the process of certification, by NY State
Comfort, skill and enjoyment in 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
Demonstrated history of being a lifelong learner who continues their own growth through professional development.
Successful Barrow Street teachers are reflective about their practice and avail themselves of professional development and leadership opportunities.
Additional Salary Information: Additional salary can be earned by working our summer program (9:00 - 1:00 for 3 weeks in June and 3 weeks in July). Barrow Street also has a strong emphasis on professional development endeavors for teachers and allocates funds for conferences, graduate level classes, and workshops teachers may be interested in.