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The College of Education and Human Ecology at The Ohio State University is looking for a Lead Teacher to join the team at the A. Sophie Rogers School for Early Learning located in the Schoenbaum Family Center and Crane Center for Early Childhood Research & Policy in Weinland Park.
The Lead Teacher works cooperatively with other members of the teaching team, as well as, administration to support the effective daily operation of the classroom and actively contributes towards a professional and collaborative work setting. The Lead Teacher implements and contributes to weekly curriculum, daily lessons/experiences, and educational programming within the framework of the school philosophy. This individual participates in classroom and program research and conducts child/program assessments while delivering high quality instruction. The Lead Teacher works towards child and classroom goals in conjunction with the Master Teacher concerning data and research outcomes. The Lead Teacher also provides mentorship and supervision to students and interns with support from the Master Teacher. Conferences are conducted at least twice yearly with families, producing assessment reports/documentation. The Lead Teacher will attend ongoing professional development programming, and participate in staff meetings. The Lead Teacher will update the ChildPlus database for the classroom. Finally, the Lead Teacher will adhere to all licensing and Step-Up to Quality requirements, complete any trainings and follow policies required by The Ohio State University, adhere to and implement the Head Start Performance Standards and reporting requirements, and complete documentation for the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) standards and reporting requirements.
In the first 90 days of employment and ongoing throughout employment, the successful candidate for this position will accomplish the following:
Build positive relationships with colleagues, children, and families
Attend trainings to ensure compliance with ODJFS licensing and SUTQ requirements
Follow policies established by the School and The Ohio State University, including but not limited to, Child Abuse Recognition training, Minors Policy & Standards of Behavior, planned and unplanned time off requests, participation in research studies, avoidance of Moderate & Serious Risk non-compliances, etc.; child outcomes and Lead Teacher attendance will be reviewed throughout the initial 90 day probationary period and as needed thereafter Overall performance objective:
Meets weekly with teaching team to plan and implement curriculum
Takes observational notes daily on children
Writes daily lessons and displays in the classroom while using data informed instruction for individualization and increase child outcomes
Becomes knowledgeable in Brigance administration for fall and spring assessment windows and provides ASQ and ASQ-SE to parents upon enrollment and once per year
Support parents in completion of screeners, assessments, progress monitoring and referrals; attends referral meetings with families and outside agencies
Completes Educational Reports using assessment results and offers informal and formal conferences with families to discuss progress at least twice yearly
Models appropriate behaviors and mentors students and interns placed in the classroom
Works collaboratively with teaching team and administration
Active participant in research projects and submits proposals to local, state & national conferences
Attends professional development trainings for own professional growth and meet requirements from the Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services or other organizations
Additional Information for Applicants::
The College of Education and Human Ecology values learning as a lifelong process. The educators, researchers and professionals we help grow are critical to shaping academic success and health and wellness for generations to come. EHE embodies the mission and goals of OSU, and is committed to:
Creating and discovering knowledge to improve the well-being of our state, regional, national and global communities;
Educating students through a comprehensive array of distinguished academic programs;
Preparing a diverse student body to be leaders and engaged citizens;
Fostering a culture of engagement and service;
Understanding that diversity and inclusion are essential components of our excellence. We are led by our core values of excellence; diversity in people and of ideas; inclusion; access and affordability; innovation; collaboration and multidisciplinary endeavor; and integrity, transparency and trust.
About the A. Sophie Rogers School for Early Learning
The A. Sophie Rogers School for Early Learning offers an immersive learning environment for children ages six weeks to five years old. As a national model for best practices, the A. Sophie Rogers School for Early Learning provides high-quality, research-based education and child care to young children with a commitment to diversity, inclusion and social justice. The School integrates research, practice and policy to enhance the developmental skills and school readiness of our students. A model demonstration site for the College of Education and Human Ecology at the Ohio State University, we also provide a training ground for undergraduate students in the field of early education.
As part of the College of Education and Human Ecology, our School is recognized for its potential to inspire young children through play as a means of discovering the joy of literacy, language and art. Our School values each child's innate curiosity to understand their world and their place in it. Our research and data informed instruction shapes curriculum in our classrooms. We are committed to improving children's learning and development at home, in school and in the community by preparing children for lifelong learning.
The Lead Teacher works with children in a mixed-age, Infant & Toddler classroom with children 6 weeks – 3 years old. The Lead Teacher will share a working desk space with the other teachers in the classroom. A teachers' staff lounge can be utilized for breaks, personal food storage and workout facility. A library is on-site for teachers to reserve and checkout books for personal, professional and classroom use. Ancillary services are provided for children and to work with teachers from volunteers, Speech Language Pathologists, Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, librarians, The Office of Student Life and other organizations. The school supports staff in choosing trainings to extend knowledge in Early Childhood Education and maintain requirements for Step-up to Quality.
The selected candidates for these positions must have the following:
Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood or related field or equivalent education and experience.
Work experience in early childhood education, child development or a related field with minimum one (1) year experience in teaching infant, toddler, or preschool age children.
Physical demands required for this position include: communicate through talking and hearing; walk, sit, use of hands, reach and lift, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and otherwise actively engage in physical activities with young children, including sitting on child-sized furniture, gross motor/outdoor play and getting up and down off of the floor repeatedly; Able to lift children up to 50 pounds; 20/20 corrected vision
Required training and certification: All employees are required to complete and maintain certification in first-aid/communicable disease, infant/child CPR, child abuse recognition training, and any other ODJFS/ODE mandated training.
Successful completion of reference and background check(s).
Pre-K to grade 3 teaching license for some positions, Child Development Associate credential acceptable with appropriate experience.
Target Salary: $12.91 - $20.11 Hourly
Job Category: Administrative and Professional
Job Appointment (FTE%):
The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, and protected veteran status.
The Ohio State University is a dynamic community of diverse resources, where opportunity thrives and where individuals transform themselves and the world. Founded in 1870, Ohio State is a world-class public research university and the leading comprehensive teaching and research institution in the state of Ohio. With more than 63,000 students (including 57,000 in Columbus), the Wexner Medical Center, 14 colleges, 80 centers and 175 majors, the university offers its students tremendous breadth and depth of opportunity in the liberal arts, the sciences and the professions.
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