Type: Full Time
Teacher Position Description
The Early Childhood Teacher is the lead member of the classroom teaching team. The Teacher supervises, instructs, and guides the children in a Reggio-inspired, project-based early childhood classroom. With the support of the assistant the Teacher establishes a safe and caring classroom community in which each child’s strengths, opinions, actions and thoughts are valued. The Teacher uses appropriate language and tone and utilizes the principles of Responsive Classroom in all interactions with the children. The Teacher promotes the school’s mission and conducts him/herself in a professional manner in all interactions with children, families, and staff.
Teacher Duties and Responsibilities
- Works under the general supervision of the Director of Program for Young Children
- Sets/up the classroom in August and breaks-down the classroom in June in accordance with the Reggio inspired philosophy
- Conducts welcome visits with families in August
- Participates in Arrival and Dismissal duties daily
- Supervises all children, always maintaining proper staff-to-child ratios
- Maintains the cleanliness, organization, and safety of the classroom (sweeps, wipes tables, washes art materials and dishes, returns used materials to proper places, etc.)
- Submits daily attendance via My Compass
- Updates newsletter and photo albums on My Compass page weekly
- Manages snack by preparing and recording on monthly calendar
- Changes diapers and/or assists with toileting as necessary
- Performs office tasks (laminating, copying, bulletin boards, etc.) as needed
- Communicates with parents regarding curriculum and daily happenings in person or on My Compass, email, or phone calls
- Sets up interest areas daily, reinforcing a particular study and refreshing available activities/materials on a weekly/bi-weekly basis
- Prepares appropriate documentation including bulletin boards, class books, newsletters, etc.
- Assesses and documents student’s growth and learning via written reports 2 times a year
- Conducts Parent/Teacher Conferences in the fall and spring
- Attends all Early Childhood Program meetings called by the Director of Program for Young Children
- Participates in scheduled staff Professional Development days as indicated on the school calendar
- Attends Early Childhood Program special events as appropriate for grade level (Back to School Night, Family Fun Day, Grandfriends Day, The Friendly Beasts performance, etc.)
- Attends the Mid-Atlantic Episcopal Schools Association (MAESA) conference annually
- Acquires and maintains CPR certification
- Submits requests for leave to Director of Program for Young Children in advance of scheduled absences
- Has a four year Early Childhood Education degree (preferred) or a four year degree with the state approved 90 hour Preschool certification
- Is able to obtain mandatory state approved training certifications (CPR/First Aid, ADA, etc.)
- Has familiarity or knowledge in the Reggio Emilia Approach, Project Approach, and/or Emergent Curriculum
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About St. Anne's School of Annapolis
St. Anne’s School of Annapolis invests in the intellectual and spiritual promise of each student in a community that celebrates diversity and upholds the dignity of every human being. We challenge students to think critically and creatively, to know themselves as learners, and to govern their lives with confidence, compassion, and integrity. St. Anne's School draws from its Episcopal tradition as an independent, co-educational school, serving students in Twos through Eighth Grade. St. Anne’s School is committed to equity and justice and aspires to be a community in which every member feels engaged, heard, and valued. We embrace the contributions of all members of our community as we foster a culture of respect. Sharing perspectives and experiences beyond our own boundaries through exploration, introspection, and civil discourse is integral to our mission of creating an inclusive learning environment.
St. Anne's School of Annapolis does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, physical disability or national origin in admissions, employment or educational policies. We value diversity and embrace the fundamental Episcopal belief in the... dignity of each human being. We are committed to helping our school community understand and appreciate human differences and similarities.