Tallassee Elementary School
Tallassee City School
First Class Pre-K Lead Teacher
APPLY TO: Tallassee City Board of Education 308 King Street- Tallassee, Al 36078 334-283-6864 or online at Teach in Alabama
Experience: The Lead teacher must have a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education or Child Development from an accredited college or university. Must have 1-year experience in an Early Childhood Education classroom, Pre-k or Kindergarten preferred.
Requirements of the Position: Must be willing to earn at least 30 hours (yearly) in professional development and training through the Office of School Readiness Must be willing to supervise an Auxiliary teacher Must be willing to complete all paperwork and reports required by the Office of School Readiness
- Implement First Class Pre-k curriculum in a way that is consistent with the unique needs of each child
- Create a safe, nurturing environment where children can play and learn.
- Partner and communicate with parents, with a shared desire to provide the best care and education for their children.
- Cultivate positive relationships with families, teachers, state licensing authorities, community contacts and corporate partners.
- A love for children and a strong desire to make a difference every day.
- Ability to build relationships with families and coworkers and create a dynamic environment where play and learning happens.
- Must be physically able to use a computer with basic proficiency, lift a minimum of 40 pounds, and work indoors or outdoors. Must be able to assume postures in low levels to allow physical and visual contact with children, see and hear well enough to keep children safe, and engage in physical activity with children.
- Ability to speak, read, and write English.
- Adhere to all policies and procedures as set forth by both the Office of School Readiness and Tallassee City Schools
- Perform other duties as assigned by the school principal
Cooperation Among Teachers Is Imperative
1. Lead and Auxiliary teachers share instructional responsibilities, child supervision, and other classroom duties. Lead and Auxiliary teachers MUST interact with the children during Learning/Free Choice time and Gross Motor time to facilitate children's play and to collect anecdotal notes for GOLD. “Language skills thrive when children and adults talk regularly with one another.”
2. Lead and Auxiliary teachers work together to plan for the collection of GOLD documentation.
3. Lead and Auxiliary teachers model conversation, cooperation and collaboration throughout the preschool day. Mutual respect and professionalism is expected in the First Class Pre-K classroom at all times.
4. Lead and Auxiliary teachers MUST sit with the children during meals and snacks to facilitate appropriate conversation and to model respect, social skills, manners and healthy nutritional habits.
5. Lead and Auxiliary teachers should engage in at least one extended conversation with each child every day. Create a system to remind yourself to invest in positive time with each child. “Young children’s language development progresses most when they are actively engaged in verbal interaction and teachers encourage them to extend their comments.”
See Link for OSR First Class Pre-K Classroom Guidelines