The MCNU Children's School follows a progressive model of education for Kindergarten through Fifth Grade. The Preschool Lead Teacher works closely with the Head Teachers and Admin Team, participating in the planning, implementation, and documentation of an exemplary curriculum for the designated program, using a reflective, inquiry approach to analyze and improve instruction. The successful candidate will support the development of children's learning by supporting teacher led inquiry for improvement of classroom instruction.
Curriculum Instruction & Assessment: The Preschool Lead Teacher supports the development and implementation of curriculum linked to the Early Childhood Foundations and California Infant Toddler Curriculum frameworks.
Regularly works with colleagues of the Children's School to study and assess children's learning in order continuously to improve instruction at the school and contribute more broadly to the knowledge base of teaching. The Preschool Lead Teacher will participate in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of activities and support of children.
Uses academic and social emotional curriculum to support, supervise, and ensure the safety and well-being children in the program.
Centering praxis - demonstrates a commitment to continuous learning and improvement, bridging theoretical knowledge and actionable practice, continually adapting and refining teaching practices based on ongoing experiences and understanding of educational theories.
Communication - Maintain active and open communication with parents/guardians of the children and with the other members of the Children's School staff. This includes home-school visits, parent/teacher conferences, newsletters, parent meetings, and weekly staff meetings.
Other Duties as Assigned - Participate in and support auxiliary events (e.g. recruitment/admissions, development/fund-raising, academic conferences).
Three or more years recent successful classroom teaching experience
Bachelor's degree in Education
24 Early Childhood/Child Development Education Units
Knowledge of a Constructivist, Experiential model of education
Commit to an inclusive, culturally sustaining education model
Demonstrated oral and written communication skills
Ability to exhibit strong service orientation for all levels of College constituencies and members of the public
Ability to promote and sustain effective working relationships within a diverse multicultural environment
Position is contingent upon fingerprinting/background check clearance and tuberculosis clearance.
This position description is not intended to contain a comprehensive list of activities, duties, or responsibilities. Additional duties may be assigned based on business operational needs.
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Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.
All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.
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