The Lead teacher position provides a high-quality early childhood program and promote the physical, social, emotional, and cognitive development of young children.
Managing the early childhood classroom including: creating a welcoming environment; providing a safe classroom and playground environment; setting daily schedule; preparing developmental lesson plans; directing children in developmental activities; organizing and participating in games, songs, and other activities; teaching readiness skills; planning and conducting field trips; dispensing medicine; serving snacks and meals.
Observing and evaluating children's cognitive, social, perceptual motor, emotional well-being, personal awareness, and communications; keeping ongoing developmental records; determining developmental goals for children, including children with disabilities; participating in M-team meeting for children with disabilities.
Coordinating field experiences of students in classroom by modeling appropriate interactions and teaching strategies; bridging theory and practice for students; guiding interactions between students and children; making presentations at classes; evaluating students; providing written information and resources.
Supporting families of enrolled children by conducting pre-enrollment visiting with parents of new children; conducting parent-teacher conferences.
Supervising staff, volunteers, and students.
Review of applications will begin on July 19, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. Applications received by this date will receive priority consideration.
Associate degree or equivalent in child development, early childhood education or related field; classroom experience in an early childhood program; ability to provide a high-quality early childhood program; effective communication skills, both oral and written; must be able to dispense medication according to directions; ability to evacuate children and adults from building in less than one minutes; ability to distinguish individual facial features at arm's length and across the room; must be able to distinguish children's voices when out of visual range; must be able to climb playground equipment to remove child from setting; and must be able to distinguish colors.
The University of Tennessee Chattanooga is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or protected veteran status.
Internal Number: 220127
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga is an engaged, metropolitan university committed to excellence in teaching, research, and service, and dedicated to meeting the diverse needs of the region through strategic partnerships and community involvement.