Lower School Instructor, Junior Kindergarten

Charlotte Country Day School

Posted: March 15, 2021
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DEPARTMENT: Lower School 

REPORTS TO: Head of Lower School 

FLSA: Exempt  

TERM: 10 Months  

Charlotte Country Day School, an independent coeducational day school located in Charlotte, NC, is  currently recruiting for a Lower School Junior Kindergarten Instructor.  

POSITION SUMMARY: The Lower School Instructor’s primary responsibility is in the classroom as  he/she works to meet individual student and family needs. The working relationship between the lead  teacher, assistant teacher and the school families is critical for the success of the students; therefore,  open, honest communication is required. 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: 

Teaching Role 

  • Be well versed in best practices in early childhood education 
  • Demonstrate significant experience in and/or knowledge of play-based instruction, Reggio Emilia  approach and inquiry based learning 
  • Implement small and whole group instruction in math, literacy and social emotional learning Assess and report on student learning, including ongoing assessments, report cards and  conferences 
  • Build strong partnerships with families and communicate regularly about student learning and  classroom events through Seesaw and other forums 
  • Communicate with and support the admissions team 
  • Collaborate and communicate with the assistant teacher to support student learning Serve on a curriculum team 
  • Attend all faculty and grade level meetings.  
  • Fulfill all SAIS requirements for continued employment. (As stated in the Country Day Employee  Handbook) 
  • Attend all required after school events as stated in the Lower School Handbook 

Supervisory Role 

  • Monitor children to provide for their safety at all times 
  • Perform carpool duties as assigned for your particular role 
  • Support assistant teacher with information for classroom instruction and duties Interact and respond to parents and faculty regarding phone calls and emails as appropriate  Prepare for daily instruction 

REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Early Childhood education degree and experience preferred 
  • Comfortable with technology as a teaching and learning tool 
  • Commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion work 
  • Passion for children and an understanding of child development 
  • Strong communication and time management skills 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT: 

  • May have extended times of standing and or walking around campus 
  • Work primarily in a traditional climate controlled classroom environment 
  • Work intermittently in outside weather conditions, including extreme heat and cold

It is the policy of Charlotte Country Day School not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for  employment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender identity or expression,  sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable law. This policy  extends to recruitment, employment, promotion, demotion, transfer, layoff, termination, compensation,  training, benefits and all other terms and conditions of employment.