Position: Great Start Readiness Program (GSRP) Lead Teacher
(This is a grant-funded position for a minimum of one school year.)
Location: Leonard Elementary School in Ovid
Reports To: Darlys Cowan, Executive Director
Responsibilities: To deliver a research-based high-quality, early education curriculum to prekindergarten students while meeting their individual learning needs through developmentally appropriate practices and a strong home-school partnership.
Requires a valid Michigan K-5 Teaching Certificate and ZA/ZS endorsement or a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education or Child Development with a specialization in preschool teaching.
Previous successful early childhood teaching experience preferred.
Strong oral and written communication skills required.
Desire knowledge and understanding of early childhood curriculums (High/Scope, Creative Curriculum, etc.).
Training and familiarity with developmental screening tools (ASQ, ESI-R, etc.).
Ability to design and evaluate daily lesson plans driven by student achievement data.
Knowledge and/or experience using a research-based, observational student assessment.
Formal training and experience with inclusion-based early childhood programs preferred.
Strong background in cooperative learning and hands-on investigation.
Demonstrated ability to develop positive relationships with students, parents, and staff.
Must be able to maintain appropriate program and grant documentation.
Ability to handle sensitive information with confidentiality.
Excellent professional attendance record.
Must possess patience, creativity, imagination, and problem-solving skills.
Criminal Background and Central Registry check required for employment.
Salary: $26,000 prorated for remainder of school year which ends June 6
Submit professional resume, credentials, and two letters of recommendation by 3:00 pm on November 3, 2017 to: