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Teacher Job in Middletown, Delaware : DE 19709

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Lead Teacher Job Description

Lead/Head Teacher


A Lead Teacher at The Goddard School is responsible for establishing and maintaining a safe, healthy and nurturing learning environment. Additionally a Lead Teacher is responsible to work together with an Assistant Teacher and in conjunction with the entire faculty.




1. A Lead Teacher must meet the qualifications of his/her state and those set forth in the National Standards for Hiring (see, including the following:

  •  Ability to hear the conversational voice, with or without a hearing aid
  •  Ability to see and read newsprint, with or without corrective lenses
  •  Ability to speak and be understood under normal circumstances
  •  Ability to lift and carry children and other items weighing up to 50 pounds
  •  Ability to use arms, hands, legs, and feet, with or without corrective devices; this includes the ability to evacuate the building during emergencies
  •  Ability to handle crisis situations, especially where children are involved
  •  Ability to respond immediately to emergency situations

2. Lead Teacher educational requirements are the same as Director educational requirements (see Director educational requirements) or one of the following:

  • Delaware First Certificate
  • Proof of current enrollment in a CDA Credentialing Program.
  • Proof of current enrollment in an accredited Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree program in Early Childhood Education or a related field.
  • RN or LPN with emphasis on the young child including at least one class in Child Development or Human Growth Development (For Infant, Toddler, Get Set only).


3. A Lead Teacher’s responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:*

  • Establish and maintain a safe, healthy and nurturing learning environment.
  • Design an appropriate room arrangement to support the goals and developmental level of the children in the classroom.
  • Develop an appropriate classroom management system to support the goals and developmental level of the children in the classroom.
  • Ensure that classroom equipment is in good repair.
  • Understand and implement The Goddard School® emergency procedure(s).
  • Promote healthy eating practices at lunch and snack times.
  • Ensure that children are always within state ratio requirements.
  • Perform nominal cleaning responsibilities (e.g., spills) immediately.
  • Perform major cleaning during times when children are not present.
  • Post a classroom schedule that meets the needs of the children and includes a routine and learning opportunities.
  • Post and adhere to all GSI Health and Safety policies and procedures.
  •  Advance children’s physical and intellectual competence.
  • Adapt program to meet the individual needs of each child.
  • Create a multi-cultural learning environment.
  • Provide a variety of developmentally appropriate materials.
  • Interact with the children to support play, exploration and learning.
  • Encourage children to talk with each other and with the faculty.
  • Present age- and developmentally-appropriate expectations for all children.



  • Create a print-rich environment in order for children to learn about books, literature and writing.
  • Encourage creativity through art, music, dramatic play and blocks.
  • Provide a reasonable balance between teacher-directed and child-directed activities.
  • Provide opportunities for both active and quiet play.
  • Integrate GSI resources (including Enrichment Programs) into lesson plans.
  • Support each child’s social and emotional development and provide positive guidance.
  • Understand and adhere to the GSI Behavior Policy.
  • Plan and implement activities to develop children’s self-esteem and social skills.
  • Plan and implement activities to enable children’s feeling of security.
  • Encourage empathetic and respectful feelings for others, as well as the environment, through positive modeling.
  • Respect cultural and ethnic diversity.
  • Establish positive and effective family relations.
  • Communicate, in a professional manner, with families and faculty.
  • Encourage families to become an integral part of their children’s learning experiences.
  • Provide opportunities (e.g., conferences) in which families are made to feel a part of their children’s learning experiences.
  • Prepare a Daily Activity Report for each child.
  • Maintain a portfolio for each child.
  • Maintain the classroom Parent Board.
  •  Ensure an effective program, responsive to children’s needs.
  • Assess supplies and materials needed to implement activities.
  • Build teamwork.
  • Develop lesson plan books and posted lesson plans.
  • Manage classrooms according to GSI QA Standards.
  • Perform child observations and document in their portfolios
  • Use assessment tools (e.g., Progress Reports, Children’s Progress).
  • Maintain professional commitment.
  • Promote GSI philosophy and educational objectives.
  • Support a code of ethical conduct.
  • Pursue professional development/continuing education.
  • Attend faculty meetings, in-service days, conferences and professional growth opportunities.

*to be shared with the assistant teacher

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