Early Childhood Homeroom Teacher (3 year old class)
Greensboro Day School
Location: Greensboro, North Carolina
Type: Full Time
Greensboro Day School’s mission is to develop the intellectual, ethical, and interpersonal foundations students need to become constructive contributors to the world.
Early Childhood Homeroom Teacher
Job Description (Three-Year-Old Class)
Assistant Director of the Lower School
Greensboro Day School seeks an experienced early childhood teacher for a full-time position in a three-year-old class for the 2022-2023 school year.
Greensboro Day School teachers are responsible for the physical, social, and emotional well-being of students. Teachers provide developmentally appropriate, engaging & effective learning experiences. They model lifelong learning by remaining current with leading edge, student-centered pedagogy.
The early childhood education homeroom teacher leads instruction of all core subjects (math, language arts, science, and social studies).
Plan and execute lessons for assigned grade related to math, language arts, science, and social studies using varied methods of instruction and assessment that are in accordance with the School’s mission, Diversity Statement, educational philosophy, and departmental curriculum and competencies
Differentiate instruction to maximize every child’s potential
Evaluate and track each student’s growth in academic and social-emotional development
Ensure appropriate accommodations and modifications are made for the growth and development of students in accordance with the Student Accommodations policy in the GDS Family Handbook
Cultivate in each student an understanding of and appreciation for a wide range of perspectives, approaches to learning, and content
Establish standards of student behavior to provide a productive environment for learning
Provide a safe, nurturing, caring educational environment in which every student sees the teacher as an ally and accessible advisor in the student’s quest to succeed
Communicate with and respond to parents’/caregivers’ questions and concerns in an effective and timely manner through a variety of means (email and telephone)
Maintain subject-area expertise including knowledge of national and local standards and leading-edge pedagogical practices
Collaborate regularly with colleagues to ensure curricular alignment and consistent delivery of content and assessment
Develop and regularly update the curriculum framework and syllabi in collaboration with the assistant head of school for people and program, division director, department chairs, colleagues, and/or consultants on an annual basis and during the curriculum review cycle
Integrate appropriate technology or other effective resources if applicable to enhance the learning experience
Demonstrate enthusiasm for and commitment to learning engagement by actively seeking meaningful community connections for experiential learning opportunities within and outside the classroom
Participate in the Professional Growth and Development Program focusing on Planning and Preparation, Instruction, Classroom Environment, and Professional Responsibilities (Danielson Framework) as outlined in the Employee Handbook
Contribute to the life of the school through the completion of assigned duties and attendance at school events (examples include lunch supervision, extra academic help for students, carpool, clubs, admission events, advising, activities periods, arts and athletic events, field trips – day and overnight, assemblies, budget review and preparation, and bus duty)
Manage expenses within grade-level budget
Plan, organize, and lead/chaperone grade-level class events and field trips
Participate in committees as necessary (i.e. Grade Level Teams, Student Services Team, etc)
Serve as a role model to faculty through active participation in professional development and growth
Perform other duties as assigned by the Head of School
GDS Cultural Competencies - All Employees
Adaptable & Growth Mindset
Productive conflict and resolution
GDS Employee Skills - All Employees
Listens to Understand
GDS Teacher Competencies
Bachelor’s Degree; Master’s Degree and requisite certification in teaching preferred
Successful teaching experience (minimum two years preferred)
Understanding of child development
Engaging, dynamic, variable pedagogy
Experiential learning practitioner
Daily work requires supervising students both indoors and outdoors. Faculty are required to participate in regular safety drills, learn CPR, learn how to apply a tourniquet, provide basic first aid, administer epi-pens when needed, and be able to support other student-specific health-related needs. Some weekend, evening, or early morning work may be required from time to time.
Teachers of young children must be able to assist them in toileting, hand washing, nose-blowing, etc. They must be able to move quickly and frequently from standing to sitting with ease, and they must be able to sit on small chairs and the floor. All teachers must be able to provide adequate supervision indoors and outdoors, and they must be able to ensure the safety of students during drills and emergencies that may arise from time to time. Some evening and weekend commitments including school celebrations, admissions and athletic events, concerts, and plays are encouraged as part of the job.
There are no direct reports for classroom teachers.
Celebrating it's 50th year, Greensboro Day School is a dynamic, co-ed independent day school located in Greensboro, North Carolina. Our vibrant learning environment provides the backdrop for an academic program that teaches students how to think--not what to think. We prepare them not only for college, but for life in a global society. Serving 765 students age 2- grade 12, character and leadership development, unsurpassed facilities, award winning arts, and a competitive athletics program are all part of the Greensboro Day School experience.