The Beginning School division serves students in preschool and Kindergarten. We build safe, joyful, and connected classroom communities. We teach young children HOW to think, not merely WHAT to think. We teach the whole child, offering children opportunities to engage using their hands, bodies, hearts, and minds. Through our rich and integrated curriculum, we encourage children to see themselves as artists, engineers, mathematicians, scientists, and authors. Authentic assessment strategies allow teachers to understand and support each child’s development and learning. Classroom schedules allow for longer periods of exploration and plenty of time learning and playing outdoors. In addition to the NAIS accreditation maintained by the whole school, the Beginning School is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).
Collaborates with the lead teacher in creating a warm, joyful and organized classroom community, establishing routines and building relationships with children and families.
Collaborates with the lead teacher in planning, execution, and assessment of the curriculum.
Under the guidance of the lead teacher, conducts activities with large and small groups of children, or with individuals.
Uses positive guidance, offering children plenty of helpful feedback, and exhibiting patience, empathy, and respect.
Collaborates with the lead teacher in the assessment of learners, as well as preparation for parent-teacher conferences and other communications on students’ learning.
Shares in the work of the classroom including copying, taking attendance, preparing materials, tidying, plant and pet care, etc.
Shares in the work of the Beginning School including dish clean up, compost care, activity rotation, etc.
Engages in the professional learning community at Rowland Hall by attending all required meetings, attending workshops/conferences to improve practice, participating in process of teacher evaluation in collaboration with the Beginning School Principal.
Know and follow all school policies and procedures, and contributes to the maintenance of the school’s accreditations (NAIS, NWAIS, NAEYC).
The Ideal Candidate:
A love of and deep respect for young children as learners and people, through difficult and joyful moments alike
Cultural competency both in and outside of the classroom
Knowledge of developmentally-appropriate practices with young learners
Flexibility and readiness to juggle and prioritize multiple tasks and demands on attention
Proficient computer skills as well as strong oral and solid written communication skills
An openness to making mistakes and trying new things,
Good cheer, humor, and warmth, balanced by professionalism and sound judgment
A Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education or a related field is required.
Successful teaching experience with young children is preferred.
This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), exempt position beginning August 1, 2019 which reports to the Beginning School Principal. As we are an independent preschool-12th grade school, teaching responsibilities fall into the academic calendar.
Equal Employment Opportunity Rowland Hall is an equal opportunity employer, and as such, believes that each individual is entitled to equal opportunity without regard to sex, color, race, ancestry, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical disability, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under federal or state anti-discrimination laws. Rowland Hall’s equal employment opportunity practices extend to recruitment, hiring, selection, compensation, benefits, transfer, promotion, training, discipline and all other terms, conditions, and privileges of employment.
Bachelor’s degree or college course work in Early Childhood Education or a related field
Letters of recommendation indicating professional and ethical conduct of the individual
Successful teaching experience with young children is preferred but not required
Sense of humor, flexibility, and enjoyment working with young children
About Rowland Hall-St. Mark's School
Rowland Hall is an independent school in Salt Lake City serving 950 students in preschool through twelfth grade. Driven by our vision of inspiring students who make a difference, Rowland Hall sets the standard for teaching and learning excellence in a warm, inclusive environment where students form meaningful relationships that cultivate confidence and self-discovery. Transformational academic and co-curricular programs including experiential learning opportunities, self-expression through the arts, and a competitive athletic program ensure students are challenged both inside and outside the classroom. We foster curiosity, compassion, and joy throughout the learning process and graduate young adults who know how to think critically and live with purpose.
Located near the base of the stunning Wasatch Mountain Range and adjacent to the University of Utah, a world-class research university and medical center, Rowland Hall attracts a diverse community of families. The school focuses on recruiting and retaining high-quality employees by offering extensive professional development opportunities, salaries that are competitive with local districts and market rates, and a close-knit, supportive community.