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Lead Teacher

Company: The Goddard School Arvada 2
Location: Arvada
Posted on: May 12, 2022

Job Description:

Job Description The Goddard School located in Arvada, CO (Ward Road) is a brand new school that is seeking fun, energetic individuals who are qualified as an Early Childhood Teacher (ECT) and looking to grow in their teaching career. Our goal is to help children develop a lifelong love of learning. Our teachers work in a student-centered, nurturing environment with the support and collaboration of management, staff and families. Our School---s Vision: The Goddard School is a preschool that provides research-based, high quality, play-based learning which promotes positive social and academic success for a diverse group of learners. Our goal is to provide students with the tools and skills they need to both succeed in the classroom and as they explore real life experiences. Students are provided the opportunity to access their own learning in an age-appropriate setting, with the support of a caring teacher, in an environment in which they feel safe. We empower our students by encouraging them to expand their knowledge by exploring more opportunities through our fun enrichment programs as well. No matter what level your child is working at, we hope to provide a curriculum that promotes creativity, independence, critical thinking, problem solving, collaboration, and analytical skills; skills they will carry with them throughout their future academic success. In the everyday interactions, we encourage students to make meaningful connections with peers, gain self-confidence and self-esteem, and explore interests, experiences, & activities that the students enjoy. Our staff will work to provide nurturing leadership and support, which will facilitate an environment that encourages inclusion and differentiated instruction to meet the individual needs of each student. We will accomplish this by working collaboratively with one another, parents, and administration to provide each student with the tools they need to become active learners. We strongly believe with a close and collaborative partnership, together we can make Goddard an even better place for students to learn, grow, and achieve. Together our goal is to create a learning environment that effectively empowers creativity and diversity, while providing our children with the skills and excellence they need in order to be successful life-long learners. Summary of Responsibilities: Works collaboratively with supervisors, colleagues, students, and parents/guardians Develop, write and implement effective lesson plans Maintain a portfolio for each child Prepare a Daily Activity Report for each child Prepare, adapt, arrange, and maintain preschool materials Meet the individual needs of the children in your care Ensure safety of children by providing sufficient and appropriate supervision and guidance of children at all times Interact with the children to support the development of life skills through play, exploration, learning, self-esteem, and social skills Provide a variety of developmentally appropriate activities to engage children in learning Promote positive behavior and healthy peer relationships through social emotional development Communicate appropriately and professionally with parents and colleagues Participate in staff meetings and training Design an appropriate room arrangement to support the goals and developmental level of the children in the classroom Comply with Goddard's Quality Assurance standards Comply with Colorado Department of Early Childhood Licensing Rules/Regulations Ensure that children are always within state ratio requirements Continue your own education/professional development Requirements Experience: At least one year of classroom experience is required for a lead teacher. Education: For a lead teacher, a Bachelors degree, Associates degree, or CDA with emphasis on Early Childhood Education or related field is required. For a lead teacher, the candidate must be Early Childhood Teacher qualified under the Colorado state regulations, including passing all required background checks. Must be CPR/First Aid Certified or complete within 30 days of employment Ability to handle crisis situations, especially where children are involved Ability to evacuate and respond immediately to emergency situations ESSENTIAL PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: --- Occasional lifting, five (5) to fifty (50) pounds --- Frequent bending, stooping, walking, standing, kneeling, crawling, squatting, reaching, and sitting

Keywords: The Goddard School Arvada 2, Arvada , Lead Teacher, Education / Teaching , Arvada, Colorado

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