Position Summary: Provides leadership to Team of Assistant Teachers through following all duties outlined in the job description(s). Lead Teachers should provide mentorship and guidance in the areas of Curriculum Planning and implementation, as well as classroom functions, parent communications, and overall Leadership. It is also the Lead Teachers responsibility to ensure that Developmentally Appropriate Practices (DAP) and Professionalism is maintained in the classroom. The overall functions of the room are the responsibility of the Lead Teacher.
Duties and Responsibilities: Within the philosophy, objectives and policies of TMCDC, the Lead Teacher carries out the following duties and responsibilities.
Is sensitive and understanding of the individual child, their interests and needs and see that these needs are met appropriately.
Helps children and families feel welcomed, wanted and at home.
Plans and implement age appropriate activities with Team.
Give feedback to parents daily through verbal and written correspondences.
Supervises assistant teachers, including keeping staff informed of program goals.
Ensure that Assistant Teachers are using proper and appropriate practices with the children in your care.
Ensures that parent/teacher conferences occur every quarter (4x a year).
Have regularly scheduled room meetings (at least 1 per month).
Maintains child and classroom portfolios at all times.
Delegates duties as needed.
Coordinates transitions with other teachers.
Maintains an attractive classroom including the proper cleaning and sanitizing of toys.
Arrives to work on time regularly.
Keeps and encourages open communication with staff and parents.
Makes sure classroom needs are met (supplies, newsletters, meetings, etc).
Makes sure substitute teachers or teachers from other classrooms are aware of classroom responsibilities and expectations.
Contributes to strong staff morale.
Shares and accepts personal talents within the Team.
Responsible for giving input for Assistant Teachers yearly evaluations.
Reports to Coordinators in the absence of the Director: example, sick child, classroom needs.