Teacher Pre-K

St. Matthew's Parish School - Pacific Palisades, CA

Pre-K Teacher

Position: St. Matthew’s, an independent Episcopal day school for students in Preschool through grade 8, is seeking a Pre-K team teacher for 25 hours a week. Each of the two sections is team-taught by a pair of dedicated and experienced early childhood teachers. The homeroom consists of 14-15 students, aged 4 and 5. Given the team teaching model, strong communication and collaboration skills are essential, not only within the teaching partnership but within the broader team of 4 Pre-K teachers.

St. Matthew’s has a longstanding record of supporting teachers through a robust professional development program. Compensation is highly competitive and commensurate with experience. The benefits package includes, but is not limited to medical, life, and dental insurance, as well as a pension plan. 

 

Essential Responsibilities, Duties and Skills include the following.  Other duties may be assigned:

  • Plan and conduct an effective, developmentally appropriate program to meet the social, emotional, cognitive and physical needs of each child – in the classroom, outside and in both small-group and large-group activities.
  • Communicate thoughtfully and professionally with parents and colleagues regarding curriculum, students, and development issues, verbally and in written form.
  • Create a pleasant, inviting classroom atmosphere in which children feel comfortable and secure, along with an atmosphere of support and safety to encourage children to experience and acquire new skills.
  • Provide experiences that promote individual self-expression in conversation, imaginative play and creativity.
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date observations of students.
  • Provide positive guidance to help children develop self-control.
  • Create informative weekly newsletters and maintain a classroom web page.
  • Confer with Principal, School Counselor and teaching partner to resolve student issues.
  • Demonstrate professionalism through reliability, participation in school obligations, and a respectful attitude in professional relationships.
  • Demonstrate integrity, patience, openness, sensitivity, enthusiasm and friendliness.

 

Education and Experience

  • A BA or higher degree in the area of child development, education or related field (Master’s Degree preferred)
  • Clear or Multiple Subject Teaching Credential or Early Childhood Master Teacher Permit (Must cover preschool age children)
  • Minimum of three years of training and experience in Early Childhood/Preschool/Pre-K classrooms

 

Inquiries should be directed to Dana Berlin, Principal, PS-4th Grade:  dberlin@smps.net

How to Apply

dberlin@stmatthewsschool.com

Contact Info

dberlin@stmatthewsschool.com

Job Details

Category: Educators/Classroom

Type: PT

Location: Pacific Palisades, CA

Salary: Competitive Salary

Posted On: April 24th, 2019

Agency Details

Website: www.stmatthewsschool.com

St. Matthew’s, an independent Episcopal day school for students in Preschool through grade 8, is seeking a Pre-K team teacher for 25 hours a week. Each of the two sections is team-taught by a pair of dedicated and experienced early childhood teachers. The homeroom consists of 14-15 students, aged 4 and 5. Given the team teaching model, strong communication and collaboration skills are essential, not only within the teaching partnership but within the broader team of 4 Pre-K teachers.