The West Hill School, located in a residential area on two acres, is a unique preschool built especially for children aged two years seven months to five years. The school is accredited by PAIS (Pennsylvania Association for Independent Schools) and is committed to creating a warm, trusting atmosphere that encourages young people to develop a life-long celebration of learning. Throughout its 50 - year history, West Hill’s greatest strengths have been the dedicated faculty/administration, the supportive community of parents/guardians and Board members, and a solid financial base.
One teaching position is available for the 2017-18 school year at The West Hill PreSchool in Rosemont, PA. Applications accepted until April 15, 2017.
Student day is 8:45 - 11:45 with supplemental lunch and enrichment programs offered until 2:45 pm. The teacher for this position is required to be at the school from 8:15 am - 12:15 pm daily, unless employed for additional services. Faculty meetings occur monthly until 2:00 pm.
How to Apply
Please submit a recent resume, cover letter and a two letters of reference to Connie M. DiMedio, Head of School, at email@example.com by April 15.
All teachers must be part of a cohesive teaching team that coordinate the curriculum and manage the daily operational activities of the classroom. Teachers must understand children’s cognitive, social, emotional and physical development in order to ensure a safe and stimulating classroom environment where children are actively engaged and encouraged to succeed. The teacher must be skilled in communicating with both children and adults in order to meet the needs of the children and address parent/guardian questions and concerns
Act consistently with the values of The West Hill School in accordance with the School Mission and the policies, procedures and protocols identified in the Employee Handbook.
Exhibit a positive attitude, flexible problem solving skills, leadership qualities and initiative.
Coordinate and implement classroom activities based on developmentally appropriate practice and Early Learning Standards found in the Curriculum Framework.
Lead by example; encourage teaching team success through collaboration, modeling and coaching.
Plan individual and group age-appropriate activities to actively engage children and encourage social, cognitive and emotional growth.
Establish and maintain a purposeful and equitable learning environment in which students feel safe, valued, and respected by instituting routines and clear expectations for student behavior.
Maintain frequent communications with parents/guardians through informal discussions, progress reports and parent-teacher conferences.
Communicate effectively with the Head of School, professional colleagues and all members of the school community.
Ensure a safe, clean, inviting and healthy classroom environment by adhering to stated standards to address the safety and security of children.
Observe, record and review the daily progress of the children. Maintain accurate records, forms and files.
Ensure continuous quality improvement by attending professional development training.
Additional Knowledge, Skills and Experience Required
Bachelor’s Degree in the field of education, preferably early childhood, with related experience.
Strong oral and written communication skills and basic technology skills.
Ability to work well with others (staff, children, and parents/guardians) and to foster a team environment.
A strong understanding of child development and the ability and desire to make a meaningful connection with children.
Excellent organizational, and interpersonal skills.
Philosophy and experience must align with The West Hill School Mission.
Must clear full background check and pass health physical.
Additional Salary Information: Salary range is $21,000 - $23,000 based on experience and responsibilities. Medical benefits are not a part of the contract. After one full year of employment, benefits include tuition reimbursement for employees and partial tuition remission for their children. Retirement benefits are offered at the beginning of the third year of employment. Teachers follow the same vacation calendar as the children except for staff development and opening and closing of school year days.