Lead Teacher Job Description

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The Lead Teacher is responsible for providing an educational atmosphere where students have the opportunity to fulfill their potential for intellectual, emotional, physical, and psychological growth. This person is responsible for organizing and implementing an instructional program that will result in students achieving academic success by the center's policies.

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The School seeks a Lead Teacher. Candidates should hold a current state-level license or be on a pathway to receiving licensure in their grade level and subject area and should have an excellent record as a classroom teacher with strong planning, organizational, and pedagogical skills. Candidates for the positions must be able to contribute to a collaborative professional environment and possess a strong desire to share their skills, knowledge, and reflections with other teachers. Lead Teachers will participate in professional development before the summer academy.

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The Lead Teacher is responsible for creating a high-quality learning environment that supports the development and education of the children.

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We are currently seeking a professional and energetic Lead Teacher for our location. Our Teachers are responsible for general classroom management and supervision, which includes the personal care, hygiene, and positive discipline of the children. As a Lead Teacher, you will prepare and implement activities for children that stress physical, social, and emotional growth and provide materials and resources for children to explore, manipulate, and use, both in learning activities and in active play.

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The Lead Teacher has the overall responsibility to ensure the integration of children, family, community, and organization services into the classroom and home visits of all participating families within their assigned unit. The Lead Teacher will monitor training and provide leadership for the assistant teachers assigned to their unit in a manner that effectively communicates best practices and models comprehensive service provision to all participating families.

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The Lead Teacher promotes the social, physical, and intellectual growth of the children under his/her care and works with the school’s staff to create an environment of learning and keeps parents informed of the progress of their child.

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The Lead Teacher will develop an emergent play-based curriculum in partnership with an experienced Assistant Teacher to support the overall development and social-emotional skills based on the individual needs and interests of each child.

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We are seeking an experienced Lead Teacher to join our team.

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A Lead Teacher plans and directs operations of an assigned classroom to ensure the mission, vision, and values are upheld, and children are provided with a developmental age-appropriate learning environment. Provides support and direction to teacher assistants.

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We are looking for a Lead Teacher.

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Frequently asked questions

What does a lead teacher do?

A lead teacher is a professional who is responsible for managing and leading a classroom of students in an educational setting, such as a preschool, elementary school, or daycare center. They oversee the educational program and are responsible for creating lesson plans, evaluating student progress, and managing classroom behavior.

The job duties of a lead teacher may include:

Creating and implementing educational lesson plans that align with academic standards and meet the needs of individual students

Assessing student progress and adjusting teaching methods as needed

Maintaining accurate records of student attendance, behavior, and academic progress

Communicating regularly with parents and caregivers about their child's progress

Providing guidance and mentorship to other teachers or assistant teachers in the classroom

Managing classroom behavior and creating a positive and safe learning environment

Collaborating with other teachers, administrators, and support staff to develop and implement school-wide policies and initiatives

Staying up-to-date on educational research and trends to ensure that teaching methods are effective and relevant.

What skills do you need to be a lead teacher?

To be a successful lead teacher, one needs to have a combination of technical and personal skills, including:

Strong knowledge of academic standards and curriculum development

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to collaborate with students, parents, and other educators

Good organizational and time management skills to manage multiple tasks and meet deadlines

Strong leadership skills to manage a classroom and provide guidance to other teachers

Flexibility and adaptability to changing classroom needs and priorities

Patience and a positive attitude to work with students of different backgrounds and abilities

Familiarity with technology and educational software to enhance teaching methods.

Overall, a lead teacher plays a critical role in managing and leading a classroom of students. They must possess a combination of technical and personal skills to effectively teach, manage student behavior, collaborate with other educators, and provide guidance to other teachers.

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