Posting Summary: Mature, responsible individual who has experience in leading a child development program, including services to children with special needs, motivating staff and providing training to individuals in order to maintain quality. Knowledge of state, regional and local based resources required. Ability to make decisions based on policies and procedures.
Must be able to do the following: 1. Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; 2. Demonstrate a thorough knowledge of the basic principles of appropriate early childhood development; 3. Assist teachers in planning, implement, and model activities with children between the ages of 6 weeks and three years, consistent with the curriculum provided; 4. Provide effective training for new teachers and assistants in classroom management, curriculum implementation, and appropriate early childhood practices; 5. Provide re-training and individualized support for teachers and teacher assistants who do not demonstrate the desired skills in their classroom teaching; 6. Establish and maintain effective, working relationships with children, parents and staff.
The Mentor Teacher's work involves the responsibility of training individual teachers and assistants in planning, developing, and implementing early childhood education as outlined by Head Start Performance Standards, best practices and Tennessee State University. 1. The incumbent has no direct supervisory responsibility, but is expected to maintain a cooperative attitude with all staff in the role of policy implementation, mentoring, advising, and training. 2. Training and technical assistance is provided by the Education Coordinators, Center Directors, and by means of training conferences and workshops made available through the employer. Other duties as assigned by the Program Director or supervisor.
Tennessee State University is committed to excellence and has been consistently listed in the U.S. News & World Report’s “Guide to America’s Best Colleges” for more than a decade. Founded in 1912, TSU is a comprehensive, urban, co-educational, land-grant institution in Nashville, Tennessee. The university has been served by seven presidents, including Dr. Glenda Baskin Glover, who is currently ser...ving as our eighth president.TWO CAMPUSESOur Nashville home offers two locations—the 500-acre main campus nestles in a beautiful residential neighborhood along the Cumberland River, and the downtown Avon Williams campus sits near the center of Nashville’s business and government district.