Teacher Lead Classroom teacher Level II
Phipps Neighborhoods is a 49-year-old multi-service nonprofit providing a comprehensive network of educational and work-readiness programs, as well as critical community resources to more than 10,000 children, teens and adults each year in targeted communities across the Bronx and Manhattan. These programs include: Universal Pre-Kindergarten, after-school, summer camp, literacy and ESOL, HSED, college prep, work readiness, resident supports, family programs and more.
The Lead Classroom teacher Level II is responsible for delivering sound instruction and overseeing all aspects of classroom culture for 4-year-old Universal Prekindergarten students. The Lead Teacher will provide children with a learning environment that prepares them to develop socially, intellectually, physically and emotionally in a manner appropriate to their age and stage of development. Additionally, the Lead teacher will differentiate instruction for a variety of learners and ensure the proper implementation of services to children with special needs in the class. The Lead teacher Level II may also serve as a co-lead teacher to classrooms that have two lead teachers.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Develop lesson plans based on the New York City Department of Education Common Core curriculum framework.
- Lead classroom activities. Supervising the planning and execution of a program that provides quality learning experiences for children.
- Write reports and communicate with parents about children’s progress
- Present curriculum and policy-related information at parent meetings
- Supervise assistant teachers, substitute teachers and volunteers
- Create classroom materials
- Maintain class records and student files
- Input and analyze student data using a variety of agency and curricular platforms
- Maintain class portfolio per National Association for the Education of Young Children requirements
- Modify the classroom to respond to individual children’s needs.
- Supervise all children’s indoor and outdoor activities while incorporating positive guidance and safety.
- Plan the use of community resources to enrich the educational content of the program.
- Implement sound classroom activities and educational practices appropriate to the age and development of children in order to prepare for positive learning experiences.
- Develop and maintain positive relationships with parents and families of children served.
- Maintain strong relationships with colleagues and administrators.
- Develop a system for quality observations and assessments of children and programming.
- Develop and enhance a program of sound educational goals.
- Minimum of 2 years teaching experience
- Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education or a related field with a valid NYSED certification
- Enrolled in a qualified graduate program for Early Childhood Education
- DOE/DOI/PETS Fingerprint Clearance
- CBC Clearance
- SCR clearance
- Child Abuse and Maltreatment certificate (Must receive online before starting position)
- Infectious Disease Certificate (Must receive online before starting position)