Sacramento Country Day School, the regional leader in PK-12th grade independent school education since 1964, seeks a Pre-Kindergarten Program Director and Lead Teacher to add to our excellent faculty.
Often described by our families as magical, our PK program nurtures the social-emotional, intellectual, and physical growth of our students in a play and inquiry-based, Reggio Emilia inspired environment. Nestled in a grove of trees, our protected playground and spacious learning areas provide deep and rich daily experiences that cultivate curiosity, wonder, and a love for learning.
We are looking for someone who possesses great knowledge about how to inspire joyful learning for four and five-year-olds, is able to communicate effectively and warmly with families, will enjoy collaborating with members of the PK team and our distinguished faculty, and is able to co-teach with another lead teacher and direct the work of 2 other Instructional Assistants.
Oversee daily PK operations
Plan, implement and co-teach PK curriculum
Lead and Facilitate Weekly Planning Meetings with the PK team
Write weekly communication to families.
Manage teaching staff, lead and direct the work of the PK team
The ideal candidate will have at a minimum:
A BA in Child Development, Early Childhood Education or related field
Qualifications to serve as the Program Director under State Licensing Requirements (eg Site Supervisor certificate or similar)
Two or more years of experience leading a team of teachers
A deep understanding and experience of play-based pedagogy and Reggio Emilia principles and practices
A commitment to diversity and inclusion
The following experience would be an advantage:
Training and experience with Responsive Classroom
Experience using Seesaw as a documentation tool
Experience with an inquiry-based curriculum
School requirements: background check, First Aid/CPR trained (school sponsored), negative TB result.
Country Day is an inclusive community and welcomes applicants from all backgrounds. To apply, please send a single .pdf file that includes a letter of interest, resume, and list of three (3) references to Maisae Affour Head of Lower School at email@example.com.
About Sacramento Country Day School
Sacramento Country Day School, the leading elementary, middle, and secondary school in Sacramento and throughout the region, inspires intellectual discovery and engages a diverse community to think critically, live creatively, and act compassionately. Country Day's core values, as outlined in our mission statement, include: Intellectual Discovery, Diversity, Critical Thinking, Creativity, and Compassion. Serving 485 students in pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade, Country Day is located in Sacramento, California, between San Francisco and Lake Tahoe, with both roughly 90 minutes away.