Long-Term Kindergarten Substitute Teacher (March - June 2024)
Location: Worcester, Massachusetts
Type: Full Time
About Bancroft School Through active, inquiry-based learning and challenging experiences, Bancroft School empowers students in grades PreK to 12 with the skills, knowledge and confidence to make a difference in their community and the world. Guided by outstanding teachers, curious learners engage with one another and celebrate the strengths and lived experiences of each individual. Bancroft School seeks to be the first choice for students and families seeking to own their journey to mastery and independence in an inclusive campus where each individual is safe, known, and valued.
Bancroft is located in Worcester, Massachusetts — a thriving city with a rich history and a bright future in which the school is deeply invested. Founded in 1900, Bancroft’s 30-acre campus is in a residential neighborhood just north of downtown. Our 400 students from 63 cities and towns around central Massachusetts represent a variety of different backgrounds that contribute to a unique and diverse learning environment.
In January of 2020, the school unveiled a 5-year strategic plan,BluePrint125— a product of extensive internal investigation and collaborative discussion among the School’s many constituents. In recent years, the School has made significant investments in campus upgrades to improve energy efficiency, air quality, and public safety. Other major campus enhancements have included the creation of flexible, multi-functional learning spaces in the areas of performing arts, athletics, and technology.
Position Summary Bancroft School is seeking a full-time Long-Term Kindergarten Substitute Teacher, beginning in March 2024, to join our dynamic team of educators for the remainder of the 2023-24 school year. Ideal candidates for this role are organized, creative, and effective communicators. This position will work closely with the Kindergarten team in the care and instruction of young students as well as cultivate positive relationships with families. They will differentiate the literacy and math curricula for students and implement all aspects of the daily program. Candidates should feel an alignment with Bancroft School’s mission and values and Learning Laboratory Method, a project-based approach to teaching and learning. Experience with 5 and 6 year old students and a bachelor's degree in education are preferred.
Deliver an inquiry-based curriculum that aligns with early childhood educational approaches and focuses on age-appropriate learning activities.
Create a safe, organized, and engaging classroom environment that encourages active participation and cooperation among children.
Deliver lessons and activities that promote the development of essential skills, including language and literacy, mathematics, and social skills.
Integrate play-based learning, art, music, and other creative activities into the curriculum to promote holistic development.
Identify and address the unique needs of each child, adapting teaching strategies and materials accordingly.
Conduct ongoing assessments to track students' progress, adjust instruction as needed, and communicate progress to parents or guardians.
Maintain open and effective communication with parents or guardians, providing updates on their child's development and addressing concerns or questions.
Implement positive behavior management techniques and encourage appropriate social interactions.
Ensure student safety and well-being by following health and safety guidelines, including sanitation and emergency procedures, with support from Bancroft Health Services.
Work closely with other early childhood educators, support staff, and administrators to create a cohesive educational environment.
Stay updated on the latest trends and research in early childhood education through ongoing training and professional development.
Maintain accurate records of student’s progress, attendance, and any incidents and prepare reports as required.
Working hours are 7:30-3:30pm Monday-Friday. Some afternoon meetings occur monthly.
A bachelor's degree in early childhood education or a related field is required.
Demonstrated experience working with 5-6 year olds in a classroom setting.
Multiple years of experience is preferred.
Strong communication and interpersonal skills, particularly in working with young children and their families.
Patience, empathy, and a genuine love for working with children.
Bancroft seeks dynamic candidates who will be active participants in the community beyond the classroom, with interest in supporting extracurricular activities in athletics, clubs, and other programs.
Bancroft is committed to cultivating and sustaining a community that embraces difference and welcomes candidates who will add to the racial and cultural diversity of our community. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Families throughout Central Massachusetts and MetroWest choose Bancroft School for its robust college-preparatory academics and supportive community. The Bancroft experience fosters good people who emerge as leaders, humanitarians, and globally engaged citizens. Bancroft students develop deep connections in the community, and form lasting relationships with faculty, coaches, and peers. Each child’s individual learning style and interests guide their explorations into core academics, arts, sports, and co-curriculars. Founded in 1900, Bancroft is Greater Worcester’s leading independent PreK–12 day school.