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Preschool Teacher (Lyon)

General Scope of Responsibilities: The teacher is responsible for all planning, teaching, and assessment in the general education classroom to guide all children, using the Reggio Emilia approach, through the learning process.

Specific Responsibilities:
Teach each student through planning and individualizing instruction to meet student needs.
Plan a variety of appropriate individual and group activities in order to accommodate various learning styles.
Assist children with daily living activities (eating, dressing, diapering and toileting).
Work cooperatively with staff, parents, colleagues, and administrators.
Select appropriate learning materials from available sources: texts, supplements, media, etc.
Utilize the Reggio Emilia magnet theme as a lens for planning, instruction and assessment.
Encourage students to work to the best of their abilities and to take pride in their achievements.
Create an atmosphere conducive to the development of confidence and respect for teachers and students
Establish criteria for and inform students of the basis of assessment.
Promote self-awareness, self-respect, appropriate behavior and responsibility.
Provide a stimulating environment in which students learn and interact.
Assess and evaluate student learning on an ongoing basis.
Maintain professional attitude in working with others.
Effectively manage student behavior.
Participate in and contribute to school programs, projects and professional activities.
Follow guidelines with regard to recordkeeping, documentation, and reporting.
Communicate pertinent information related to self, student, program and agency.
Serve as a peer evaluator as outlined in the Teacher Evaluation Plan.
Model appropriate social skills and behaviors.
Foster self-worth and independence in students.
Monitor instructional assistants and other persons assigned to the classroom.
Support program and agency goals.
Lift/restrain students when necessary.
Perform other duties associated with the teaching position.

Required Certification:
Integrated Early Childhood/Special Education

Preferable Qualities/Competencies
Team player, positive attitude, and successful track record in the elementary setting.
Experience in the development of comprehensive systems of academic and social-emotional learning and supports.
Strong academic, communication, and professional learning skills.
Experience working with culturally, socially, and economically diverse student/parent populations.
Ability to use data to assess, monitor, and improve teaching and student performance.

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