Rye Country Day School is seeking a Pre-Kindergarten Co-Lead Teacher beginning in August 2023. Rye Country Day School is a coeducational, PreK-12, college preparatory school located in Westchester County, New York dedicated to providing students with an excellent education using both traditional and innovative approaches. We are actively committed to creating and sustaining a school community that is nurturing, supportive, diverse, and inclusive, one in which all students can participate fully and achieve their maximum potential through academic, athletic, creative, and social endeavors. We expect and promote moral responsibility and strive to develop strength of character within a respectful school community.
Possess a deep understanding of the social /emotional milestones of this age
Collaborate closely with Pre-K co-lead teacher and team
Assume responsibility for instructional planning, implementation, and assessment of Pre-K program
Instill a love of Math with hands-on activities
Develop enthusiasm for reading and writing, with underpinnings in phonemic awareness
Show confidence in developing an experiential program that takes advantage of the natural environment in our area and student interests
Work collaboratively with kindergarten teachers to ensure continuity in the curriculum
Maintain positive relationships with colleagues and parents; contribute in a supportive manner to the life of the community while treating information related to students as strictly confidential
Communicate with families on a regular basis
Attend related school-wide, divisional, and grade level meetings
Provide narrative progress reports three times a year that include an assessment with clear benchmarks in the social/emotional and academic readiness areas
Attend workshops, conferences, and other professional growth opportunities as approved by the Lower School Principal and the Head of School
Participate in the Admissions Committee by conducting group visits, reading prospective student files, and attending committee meetings
Master’s degree in Early Childhood with a minimum of 3-5 years of teaching experience including experience working at the pre-kindergarten level
Demonstrated ability to foster the intellectual and social development of four and five year olds
Facility with technology and other tools to enhance the program
Responsive Classroom experience and training preferred
Knowledge of/ experience with early childhood programs such as Reggio Emilia and Montessori a plus
RCDS seeks employees who support our mission to foster a lifelong passion for learning, understanding, and service in an ever-changing world, and who share our commitment to creating and sustaining a vibrant, thriving, and inclusive multicultural learning community. The school is committed to providing invigorating and supportive work experiences for its diverse community of employees. Faculty and staff are offered meaningful opportunities for professional development, growth, and leadership; highly competitive salaries; and extensive benefits. RCDS is committed to diversity and inclusion throughout the community and curriculum. Please visit our website - http://www.ryecountryday.org – to learn more about the school’s rigorous curriculum, values, and strategic initiatives.
Rye Country Day School is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all federal, state, and local laws, which prohibit discrimination in employment because of race, color, national origin, citizenship, age, sex, religion, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, and veteran status.