Teacher Job in Middletown, Delaware : DE 19709
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Lead Teacher Job Description
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.
REQUIREMENTS & RESPONSIBILITIES
1. A Lead Teacher must meet the qualifications of his/her state and those set forth in the National Standards for Hiring (see www.bls.gov), 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
- TECE I or TECE II
- 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
Middletown Teacher Job