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Position Open for 2019/2020 School Year
Part-time Kindergarten Teacher
Job Summary: Prince of Peace Kindergarten Teacher is responsible for the physical, social, emotional and cognitive educational environment of the kindergarten program. The teacher is directly responsible to the children, parents, and other teachers with whom they work. Teachers work with the Program Director to ensure the smooth running of the program. Teachers are evaluated by the Program Director and are responsible to the Board of Preschool and the Congregational Council.
School Hours: MWF 8:45 – 3:15
Qualified applicants will possess a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education or elementary education.
Prince of Peace Kindergarten Teacher will:
• Create a learning that is in alignment with the POPPK mission, which provides a Christian atmosphere in which children can grow physically, emotionally, socially, academically and spiritually.
• Have a strong understanding of the Illinois state Common Core standards and be able to implement them into the kindergarten curriculum, so as to prepare children for first grade and beyond.
• Recognize that children develop at different rates and that they are unique individuals. Teachers should recognize individual differences and provide learning opportunities that address these individual needs and promote development of the whole child.
• Recognize that parents are a vital part of our program. Teachers are expected to maintain a professional and cooperative relationship with parents and family members, communicating when necessary. Teachers will participate in Parent/Teacher conferences when scheduled and as needed.
• Attend curriculum planning meetings. Teachers will work collaboratively with others, provide ideas, suggestions and assist in the decisions regarding monthly curriculum plans.
• Attend to the set-up and take-down of classrooms at the beginning and end of each week. This includes equipment, toys, supplies and learning centers.
• Assume classroom duties as assigned. This includes: project set-up/ clean-up, bulletin boards, rotating of records, books, stencils, making playdoh, setting up centers, preparing for special activities, care of classroom pets and plants, and the washing and disinfecting of dishes used.
• Attend scheduled 7.5 Teacher Institute days.
• Accumulate a minimum of 15 clock hours of Continuing Education annually in accordance with DCFS licensing requirements and Illinois state Common Core learning standards.
• Participate in special functions identified in their contract. These may include: Open House, Curriculum Night, Christmas Programs, Dad’s Night, Field Trips, Recognition Sunday.
• Keep their personnel file up-to-date including a current physical, TB test, Teacher In-service hours log, letters of recommendation, transcripts, etc. in accordance with DCFS licensing.