TEACHER - PRE-K

Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools, Nashville, Tennessee

Date PostedDecember 30, 2017
IndustryK-12: Public Schools
Job StatusNot Specified
SalaryNot Specified
Description:
REPORTS TO: Executive Director – Early Learning Center
DEPARTMENT NAME: Leadership and Learning
JOB SUMMARY (2-3 sentences): Instructs students individually and in groups, using multiple teaching methods. Interacts with students to facilitate cognitive and social-emotional learning, including pre-academic skills in literacy and math, self-regulation and positive interactions with peers and adults. Observes, records and administers informal and formal assessments to detect progress or gaps in children’s healthy growth and development.
PRIMARY JOB FUNCTIONS:List, in the order of time spent, the essential tasks performed by the position. Employees may be assigned additional duties by management as required.
The statements in this job description are not an exhaustive list of all essential functions, duties and skills. Other duties may be added or deleted and this description may be amended at any time.
Job Responsibility 1:Creates safe, nurturing and stimulating learning environments for students. Designs, prepares and continuously adapts, the physical environment of the classroom, including organizational layout (i.e. centers) and materials to meet the interests, strengths and needs of the students.
Job Responsibility 2:Plans daily lessons to engage students in multiple modes of active, hands-on learning, including whole-group, small-group, pairing and individual activities. Adapts teaching methods to meet students' varying needs and interests.
Job Responsibility 3:Establishes meaningful relationships with students, and models positive social interactions.
Job Responsibility 4:Creates strong community of learners by establishing and reinforcing rules for behavior and procedures. Engages students in caring for the physical classroom, themselves and each other.
Job Responsibility 5:Establishes and communicates clear objectives for all lessons, units, projects, and activities with students, families, colleagues and administrators.
Job Responsibility 6:Implements developmentally-appropriate early childhood assessments that measure progress towards academic standards and identify gaps in learning. Uses assessment data to refine curriculum and adjust instructional practices.
Job Responsibility 7:Participates in collaborative curriculum development and professional learning activities with colleagues, coaches, administrators, and researchers.
Job Responsibility 8:Collaborates with parents or guardians, other teachers, counselors, and administrators to promote students’ academic and social-emotional learning and to resolve students' behavioral and academic challenges.
EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: “Education Requirements” refers to job specific training and education required for entry into the position.

Bachelors’ degree in education, early elementary or other related field of study.

LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS, AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED: “Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations” refers to professional, state, or federal licenses, certifications, or registrations required to enter the position.

Must have a current Tennessee Teaching certificate, or be in an eligible alternative licensure program. Must be certified in early childhood education.

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: “Experience Requirements” refers to the amount of work experience that is required for entry into the position that would result in reasonable expectation that the person can perform the tasks required by the position.

Prior teaching experience preferred.
AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT COMPLIANCE

Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer. ADA requires MNPS to provide adequate accommodations to qualified persons with disabilities. Prospective and current employees are encouraged to discuss ADA accommodations with management.


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