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Preschool Lead Teacher – Full Time

Job Title: Preschool Lead Teacher – Full Time

Reports To: Heights Academy Directors

Job Type: Full Time

Key Responsibilities

Character

  • Model Christ-like character, God-dependency, and church attendance/participation for students and parents.
  • Understand with complete clarity and work to uphold the mission, vision, and values of Heights Church.
  • Show genuine care and concern.

Classroom

  • Know and uphold all policies and procedures – employee, parent/student, crisis management, etc.
  • Daily provides a neat, welcoming, well-prepared and managed environment for learning consistent with the school’s mission, values, objectives, policies, and procedures of best practice.
  • Organize and maintain the learning environment prior to the beginning of school and throughout the year.
  • Provide proactive care /supervision of students.
  • Keep accurate daily classroom attendance.
  • Manage and/or assist with the end of year pack up and storage of classroom/school supplies, rooms, etc.
  • Perform other related responsibilities as directed by Heights Academy Directors.

Curriculum

  • Plan for and deliver well thought out lessons that connect with all learners; promoting deep thinking, concept mastery and a Biblical worldview.
  • Reflect on given lessons in order to make adjustments for future lessons.
  • Provide lesson plans as requested by Heights Academy Directors.
  • Provide a workable classroom schedule that promotes optimum student engagement and facilitation of the curriculum.
  • Incorporate a variety of teaching aids (manipulatives, visuals and technology), formative and summative assessments, project based assignments, and outside the classroom learning opportunities as part of the learning process.
  • Utilize Abeka curriculum as a baseline for instruction
  • Assist with the evaluation process for curriculum and text materials.
  • Administer yearly Standardized tests.
  • Provide formal quarterly reports (report cards) for students’ academic and behavioral progress.
  • Plan and communicate needed and desired field trips.

Community

  • Proactively and professionally provide regular and necessary communication with parents regarding student performance, behavior, and overall progress; answering incoming emails, Brightwheel messages and phone calls with a timely, professional response.
  • Meet with parents for feedback, concern resolution, and student course correction as needed and/or scheduled.
  • Collaborate with other teachers and other staff members to ensure each student’s needs are met.
  • Attend school and student events as required and/or possible. Continuing Education
  • Attend all faculty meetings and team meetings for continued development, communication, and problem solving.
  • Set and meet yearly goals, seek out professional growth opportunities, and achieve the required total of yearly continuing education credits.
  • Attend school orientation and other training sessions.
  • Collaborate with Directors to create teacher action plans for future growth after reflecting on the feedback from informal or formal observations.

Other Responsibilities

  • Submit purchase requests for needed supplies.
  • Submit reimbursement requests for approved purchases as needed.
  • Receive and relay payments for text replacements, special field trips, and activities as needed.

Education & Experience

Required

  • 2 year degree in content area
  • Or CDA with an Associates Degree in process
  • Active member of Heights Church

Desired

  • Bachelors or Masters Degree
  • State Certification
  • 2 years teaching experience
  • CPR/First Aid/MAT Certified
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the individual(s) assigned to this position and should not be considered a contract of employment. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required. Management reserves the right to modify, add, or remove duties and to assign other duties as necessary.

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Location
Richmond, Virginia

Department
Height Academy Staff

Employment Type

Full Time