82nd Street Academics

Lead PreSchool Teacher

Location

Jackson Heights, NY

Type

Full Time

Early Childhood Lead Teacher

Job Description

82nd Street Academics

 

Mission: Ensure high quality program by supervising staff, teaching, curriculum planning, outcomes achievement. Reports to Early Childhood Program Director.

 

Classroom Supervision

  • Ensure the children’s safety. Supervise children at all times.
  • Don’t chat with staff during program time
  • Remain standing and involved with students during gross motor, learning park and all program time.

 

Record Keeping

  • Keep accurate daily attendance.
  • Report accidents or injuries
  • Complete Meal count
  • Keep accurate notes on the work habits & progress of each child.
  • Verify this each afternoon.

 

Curriculum Planning/ Classroom Management

  • Plan weekly activities that are aligned with the month’s theme. Plans should be child-directed, and should vary daily to give interest to the curriculum.  
  • Attend and participate in all weekly planning meetings as well as daily huddles
  • Plan, prepare, and organize materials for these activities.
  • Submit weekly plans to the Director two weeks in advance on Monday.
  • Classroom activities & displays should be full; creative; and enriching.
  • Establish classroom rules that have the same goals as the policies of the school.
  • Carry out rules consistently
  • Establish the team with the Assistant Teachers and assign responsibilities

 

Parent Relations

  • Inform parents about their children on a daily basis.
  • Let the Educational Director know of problems so that the situation may be taken care of quickly.
  • Give progress and work sampling reports to families mid-year and end-of-year as directed.
  • Encourage parents to support the annual fund raising Walkathon
  • Participate in the Walkathon fund raiser
  • Send an email each day (PreSchool) or week (UPK) to parents about class progress and events.

 

Building Maintenance

  • Supervise daily maintenance of a safe, clean, and healthy environment. This may include, but not limited to, spraying the tables and chairs with bleach solution, sweeping floors, emptying garbage when necessary, etc. 
  • Leave the classroom as you found it.

 

Participation

  • Set an example for the children by

 

  • participating in all special events (graduation ceremony, holiday show, Walkathon, Multicultural Day, etc.)

 

Physical Requirements  -

  • Must have the ability to:
  • Lift up to 45 lbs.
  • Repetitive bending, stretching, and stooping
  • Climb up and down stairs
  • Have mobility, vision, and hearing required to ensure the safety and consistent supervision of children
  • Speak clearly and correctly, so that children with other home languages learn the English language.
  • Spend time sitting on the floor or child sized furniture.
  • Work outdoors in any variety of weather
  • Light typing and word processing for parent communication
  • Stand and walk for prolonged periods
  • Work in an environment filled with children’s voices

 

Qualifications

  • BA in Education
  • Initial or Professional Certification in B-2 or K-6
  • 2nd Language preferred

 

Labor Description

  • Exempt
  • Contract Teacher

 

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Company Website: 82ndst.com

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