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2 Apr 2018

Teacher Lead Teacher

Phipps Neighborhoods

Job Description

Phipps Neighborhoods is a 41-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. 

Primary Function: 

The Lead Classroom teacher is responsible for delivering sound instruction and overseeing all aspects of classroom culture for group 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 teacher will differentiate instruction for a variety of learners and ensure the proper implementation of services to children with special needs in the class. 

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 
  • Ensure appropriate classroom special arrangements.  
  • Modify the classroom to respond to individual children’s needs. 
  • Supervise all children’s indoor and outdoor activities while incorporating positive guidance. 
  • 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. 



Position Requirements: 

  • Valid NYSED certification in Early Childhood Education  
  • 3 year’s Early Child hood classroom experience 
  • Experience using Creative Curriculum 
  • Experience using  ESI screening 
  • DOE/DOI Fingerprint Clearance 
  • SCR clearance  
  • Child Abuse and Maltreatment certificate (taken every 2 years online) 
  • Infectious Disease Certificate 
  • Food Handlers Certificate 

How to Apply

Interested Candidates should go to and apply for the position.  Please be sure to upload a current resume and cover letter for consideration.

Bureaus: New York. Job Categories: Full-Time. Job Types: Teacher.

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