We seek a KINDERGARTEN LEAD TEACHER to start August, 2021.
Shore provides a challenging educational program for children from readiness through Grade 9. We seek to create a stimulating learning experience for our students, recognizing the various developmental stages of children as they grow. Working in partnership with the family, Shore encourages academic, personal, creative, and physical development consistent with each child’s potential. Faculty members are committed to establishing teaching styles that allow students to become critical thinkers who possess self-confidence and personal integrity. We believe in communicating standards of performance and behavior so children can become reliable citizens who take responsibility for their actions. We encourage them to find strength in diversity, appreciate differences, and recognize the need for mutual respect among all individuals. By developing a willingness in each child to take appropriate risks in a supportive learning environment, we inspire in our students a genuine love of learning.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following (other duties may be assigned):
Plan, organize, implement, and supervise a developmentally appropriate and culturally sensitive Kindergarten program in coordination with other faculty and in accordance with the Shore curriculum.
Develop positive relationships with children.
Mentor a Teaching Assistant, providing supervision and training.
Develop daily lesson plans.
Assess the development and needs of individual children on a regular basis and communicate progress to parents and the Head of Lower School.
Organize and maintain a healthy, safe, and multicultural learning environment and appropriate supplies and equipment.
Maintain verbal and written communication with parents using a variety of modes including technology.
Participate in pertinent department, division, and all-employee meetings.
Interpret Shore policy to the Teaching Assistant and parents.
Perform necessary duties and implement schedules in cooperation with other faculty members.
Plan for professional development, keeping abreast of current research and practices in Primary Education, child development, and equity and justice issues.
Maintain necessary records.
Provide input to the Head of Lower School on the evaluation of the Teaching Assistant.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Bachelors degree required; Masters preferred
Experience with primary education
Knowledge of current curricular and instructional practice
Ability to supervise/mentor a Teaching Assistant
Experience with diversity work; instructing equity and justice issues
Knowledge of relevant technology applications
Ability to communicate well orally and in writing
QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required to perform these essential duties. This list is intended to be illustrative, but not exhaustive.
Ability to effectively listen, respond, and present information to students, parents, school employees, and the general public
Ability to project a positive and professional image at all times
OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Exhibits strong organizational skills, demonstrates innovative thinking and takes initiative
Has knowledge of the current curricular and instructional practice
Has knowledge of and ability to use technology in support of teaching
WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job unless those accommodations would impose an undue hardship upon the school.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works
in outside weather conditions
The employee may have to ascend and descend stairs
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate
The employee must regularly lift and/or move 25 pounds and occasionally up to 50 pounds
About Shore Country Day School
Shore Country Day School serves 400 children on a beautiful campus located just north of Boston. Founded in 1936, Shore is known for offering the area's best elementary education. The faculty and staff at Shore are proud of the joyful environment that is enjoyed by both children and adults.
Shore Country Day School pursues diversity in all aspects of its community. Shore admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin, religion, or sexual orientation to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, disability, genetic information (including genetic predisposition or carrier status), national and ethnic origin, religion, sexual orientation, or military service in the administration of its educational policies, employment policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school administered programs. Shore seeks and supports diversity in its professional faculty and staff.