Dwight Preschool, located on the Upper West Side, is seeking a Preschool Head Teacher (Part-Time) beginning August 2019.
Teach a class of about 12-16 students (varies by age) in the context of a transdisciplinary and inquiry-based curriculum with willingness to learn about the Primary Years Program of the International Baccalaureate.
Set up and maintain a safe, healthy, orderly and challenging classroom environment. Works collaboratively with the assistant teacher to prepare and implement activities.
Communicate with parents via home visits, conferences, meetings, newsletters, emails, phone calls, etc. in order to provide continuity and communication between home and school. Maintains a professional relationship with parents and respects confidentiality.
Collaborate with other faculty and staff members to coordinate efforts and make joint program decisions, as well as attending meetings and school events.
B.A./B.S. degree or equivalent degree or educational qualification from an accredited college or university; M.A./M.S. degree in Early Childhood Education preferred
New York State teaching certification or currently enrolled in graduate studies in the field of early childhood education
At least two years early childhood teaching experience in public or independent schools
Strong skills in early childhood development, including meeting the social and emotional needs of children as well as addressing cognitive and academic skills
Strong oral and written communication skills
Qualified candidates should submit their resumes to Chris Allen, Head of Preschool & Kindergarten, at firstname.lastname@example.org, with the heading Pre-School Head Teacher (Part Time).
Dwight School’s goal is to achieve and maintain equal employment opportunities. It is also the policy of the Dwight School to maintain a work environment free from discrimination based on race, color, religious creed, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information, veteran/military status, marital status or other status protected by federal or state law, with regards to any term or condition of employment.
About Dwight School
Dwight is dedicated to igniting the spark of genius in every child. Kindling their interests, we develop inquisitive, knowledgeable, self-aware, and ethical citizens who will build a better world.
To foster the next generation of global leaders who can thrive anywhere in the world.
Our Three Pillars
Dwight embraces the individuality of each learner, as no two students are the same. Dwight supports these student journeys through a robust academic curriculum and after-school programs. Dwight makes it a priority to focus on and develop each child’s spark of genius. Whether connecting a student with an exceptional mentor, designing tailor-made enrichment, crafting a special study abroad opportunity, or providing an innovative program or tutorial, Dwight recognizes and fosters each student’s gifts and talents.
Dwight’s community is a family of diverse individuals whose collective goal is to build a better world. The power of our learning environment is enhanced by connecting and valuing the different contributions and talents of all members. Through unlimited service, leadership, programmatic, and scholarship opportuni...ties, we inspire students to find their own unique paths to action.
Dwight’s mission, vision, and pillars extend globally across our network of schools and is supported by the International Baccalaureate ethos. Students develop a sense of themselves, as well as the world around them. Dwight opens students’ hearts and minds through challenges and opportunities, inviting students to build bridges within and between cultures.