Rippowam Cisqua School seeks an enthusiastic, collaborative, and knowledgeable educator to serve as our Early Childhood coordinator and the lead teacher of our Junior PreKindergarten (JPK) classroom. Rippowam Cisqua School’s Early Childhood program consists of our JPK classroom serving students ages 3 and 4 years, our SPK classroom serving students ages 4 and 5 years, and Kindergarten. This position requires the candidate to work in partnership with the curriculum coordinator and the head of lower school to plan developmentally-appropriate activities that foster social-emotional, academic, and physical growth in our youngest students.
The ideal candidate will:
Maintain a positive, flexible, and solution-based attitude in collaborating with parents, teachers, and other members of the school community
Lead Early Childhood department meetings with engaging, innovative, and current topics
Create a welcoming environment where all students are appreciated, known, and loved
Have a clear understanding of diverse learning styles and the ability to differentiate curriculum to ensure students reach their full potential as friends and learners
Motivate and lead the Early Childhood department to maintain and uphold the vision and mission of the School
Mentor the Early Childhood team to collaborate and continue to grow as educators
Partner with parents in celebrating their students’ growth
Collaborate with Admissions in best practices in student evaluation systems and promote the Early Childhood program at events, including coffee hours and Admissions evenings
Demonstrate strong public speaking and written communication skills
Hold a masters degree and have at least three years head teaching experience
Rippowam Cisqua School is very interested in meeting candidates from a wide range of backgrounds, especially those from groups historically underrepresented in independent schools.
Compensation is competitive and will be commensurate with experience.
To apply, candidates should submit:
Cover letter indicating specific interest in the Early Childhood coordinator position
A list of three to five references (no contact will be made without candidate approval)
Candidates should send the requested documents (in .pdf form) to firstname.lastname@example.org. All candidate applications will be reviewed and kept confidential until the point at which candidates are formally interviewed on campus. All contact with the School regarding this search should be done through the email address above. Questions should be emailed and should indicate “Candidate Question” in the subject line. Please do not contact the School via phone.
Rippowam Cisqua School has a longstanding policy of providing Equal Opportunities for all persons in employment. All qualified applicants for employment will be recruited, hired, and assigned on the basis of merit, without regard to race, religious beliefs, sex, age, national origin, or disability. The employment policies and practices of the School ensure that all qualified employees are treated equally and with no discrimination in compensation, opportunities for advancement (including promotions and transfers), training, and discipline.
About Rippowam Cisqua School
With campuses in Mount Kisco and Bedford, New York, Rippowam Cisqua School is known for its high academic standards, small classes, exceptional teacher quality, and a unique commitment to a child-centric, mission driven education.
Rippowam Cisqua School students face high expectations and are given the support and tools they need to meet each new challenge. Our dedicated and caring faculty are committed to cultivating a lifelong love of learning in every student. We offer athletics and physical education in every grade. Our athletics program promotes skill development, sportsmanship, participation, and healthy competition, while emphasizing the values of discipline, focus, teamwork, and love of the game. We are committed to creativity, innovation, and the arts. Students are exposed early and often to a variety of artistic media with emphasis on both performing and visual arts. They are encouraged to explore their ideas, manipulate real world materials, and test new technology across all disciplines.