Head Teacher One-Year Leave Replacement, 3/4s (Nursery)
Bank Street College of Education
Internal Number: 1397
Position Vacancy - Head Teacher One-Year Leave Replacement, 3/4s (Nursery) One-year position
Full time, 5 days a week
8am-4pm each day except Wednesday, 8am-5pm for faculty meetings Start Date: Aug 29, 2023
Salary: $49K - $109K annually
The Bank Street School for Children is seeking a passionate and knowledgeable classroom head teacher for 3- and 4-year-old children for a one-year leave replacement position. The head teacher works collaboratively with a range of adults inside and outside of the school community to support children’s holistic development and sense of belonging.
About the School
A leader in progressive education for more than 100 years, the Bank Street School for Children provides students, from nursery through 8th grade, an education that engages their natural curiosities, nurtures critical thinking, and helps to develop a sense of community and social responsibility. Through a teaching approach that is fundamentally hands-on and child-centered, Bank Street students develop the courage and confidence to think independently, work collaboratively, understand themselves and others more deeply, and possess the compassion to make a positive impact in the world.
Masters degree in Education
Deep knowledge of, commitment to, and experience with progressive education and schooling
Extensive early childhood teaching experience, including 3- and 4- year olds
Demonstrated personal and professional commitment to social justice and equity
Strong interpersonal and organizational skills, including written and oral communication
Commitment to life-long learning and growing Flexibility, curiosity, warmth, humor, and optimism
Work with children
Teach a mixed-age group of children in all subject areas.
Ensure the physical and emotional safety of each child.
Develop a relationship with each child that allows them to take risks and thrive.
Support the social, emotional, physical, and intellectual development of each child.
Get to know and plan to meet the needs of the entire group as well as individual children.
Use an affirming and strengths-based approach when working with, talking about, and planning for children.
Work with Environment and Materials
Design, organize, and maintain a materials-based classroom that reflects the curriculum and current work of the children.
Create and prepare materials that serve the curriculum.
Use various forms of technology to enhance student learning.
Develop curriculum in all areas based on children's developmental capacities and needs, including healthy separation and attachment experiences in the school setting; self-care skills for increasingly independent eating, napping, and toileting skills; and emotional awareness and emotional expression.
Use the most current understanding of social-emotional learning, literacy learning, mathematics, and interdisciplinary curriculum development in social studies, science, and the arts for young children.
Use ongoing, anecdotal, and formal assessments of children’s work and learning as the basis for curriculum and instructional plans.
Reflect an anti-bias, multicultural understanding and affirmation in the curriculum developed for children.
Emphasize social studies as the core of classroom life and learning.
Work with Colleagues
Contribute to an actively inclusive, collaborative, anti-racist work community that strives daily to live its credo and mission.
Foster a collaborative, cooperative spirit in the classroom teaching team: Associate Teacher and Midday Teacher.
Plan cooperatively with Associate Teacher.
Meet weekly with Associate Teacher regarding their professional growth.
Collaborate with age-level group of 3/4s-4/5s teachers and with Specials Teachers (Music, Movement, Library, Spanish, Art)
Work with Learning Specialist, Mental Health Team, parents, and any related services providers to ensure that every child is learning and growing to their fullest capacity.
Attend and contribute to age-level, divisional, whole-school, and 1:1 supervision meetings.
Partner with Auxiliary Team by sharing the classroom for After School on specific days each week.
Partner with Graduate School by periodically having graduate school evening classes use the classroom for their teacher training work.
Work with Parents
Partner with parents to increase each other's knowledge of the children.
Email weekly classroom updates to families.
Plan and lead September Parent Orientation Night and Fall Curriculum Night.
Support home-school community building through Fall and Spring Classroom Breakfast Potlucks organized by the Class Parents.
Meet with parents for individual fall and spring conferences and additional meetings as needed.
Write mid-year check-ins and end-of-year comprehensive reports for each child.
Email and/or call individual parents regarding their child’s school experience and needs as appropriate throughout the year.
Admissions and Educational Visitors
Support the Admissions Team’s work by having prospective families visit the classroom during guided tours.
Collaborate with the Admissions Team and Division Head by speaking with prospective parents during admissions morning events, including Early Childhood Open Houses and Welcome Receptions.
Support Bank Street Colleges participation in the broader education community by periodically having guided professional visitors in the classroom.
Support Bank Street’s participation in the broader education community by having professional visitors and observers in the classroom, and possibly briefly speaking with visiting groups.
Bank Street College of Education is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, national origin, ethnic origin, citizenship status, disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law in its employment policies and other college administered programs. In addition, Bank Street College of Education will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.
Bank Street has been recognized as a leader in education and strives to have its faculty and student body reflect the diversity of the society in which they exist. Candidates from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.
The mission of Bank Street College is to improve the education of children and their teachers by applying to the educational process all available knowledge about learning and growth, and by connecting teaching and learning meaningfully to the outside world. In so doing, we seek to strengthen not only individuals, but the community as well, including family, school, and the larger society in which adults and children, in all their diversity, interact and learn. We see in education the opportunity to build a better society.