Job Title: Early Childhood/Lower School Learning Guide
(grades preschool - 4th grade)
Office or Division: Early Childhood andLower School
Reports To: Head of Early Childhood and Lower School
Effective Dates: 2023 - 2024 school year (10-month, FTE 1.0)
Do you love working in a team supporting children’s academic and social-emotional development? Do you have a background in teaching small groups of students to read using effective and research-based literacy practices or partnering with a teacher to rethink a classroom layout and the materials in each space?
The Wellington School seeks a passionate early childhood educator with an innovative spirit and rich background in early childhood or elementary education to join our expert faculty in August of 2023. The Learning Guide understands and practices developmentally appropriate, individualized instruction for young children working alongside a lead classroom teacher. She/he adheres to the practice of empowering children as learners in a child-centered classroom and embraces that every child brings with them deep curiosity and potential.
Skillfully facilitating the academic, social, and emotional learning of young children in a child-centered classroom
Serving as an engaged, creative, energized, collaborative, and committed member of the early childhood and lower school faculty
Partnering effectively with the lead teacher to support the learning experiences
Eagerly participating in and actively pursuing professional development opportunities based on best practices as well as our school mission and goals
Actively embracing, demonstrating, and modeling equity, inclusivity, and cultural competence in all aspects of practice
A bachelor’s degree in education
Solid knowledge of child development and the unique educational needs of diverse learners
Possess knowledge and skills to work with, teach, and lead groups of diverse individuals in respectful, equitable, and inclusive ways
Excellent interpersonal skills, including a willingness to engage in thoughtful reflective practice and a demonstrated commitment to ongoing professional growth
Formal experience in being a successful and effective team member in multiple team experiences
Qualified candidates should send materials to Cindy Hahn, early childhood and lower school administrative assistant, firstname.lastname@example.org by May 20. All candidates should include:
We believe every person plays a role in making Wellington a diverse, equitable, and inclusive place to learn, teach, and work. We seek to attract culturally and academically diverse faculty and staff who thrive on being engaged participants in our vibrant, innovative educational community. We embrace diversity and do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, disability, sexual orientation, age, or national or ethnic origin in the administration of our admission policies, financial aid, or employment.