Pre-Kindergarten Lead Teacher (K4)
Requirements: BA in Elementary or Early Childhood Education; strong written and verbal communication skills; appropriate knowledge of child development and classroom management; proficient with Instructional technology. A valid teaching certification is required; an applicant who does not have this credential will be required to obtain one within the time period prescribed by the Diocese of Charleston.
Job Duties: Represent and promote the Diocese and school’s mission and values; plan and implement activities to meet the physical, emotional, intellectual and social needs of the children; ensure equipment and facilities are clean, well maintained and safe at all times; provide weekly lesson plans and monthly schedules of activities to administration; follow policies regarding disciplinary procedures; be familiar with emergency procedures; ensure children are supervised at all times; integrate technology through a variety of experiences to promote interactive learning; integrate special needs children in a positive and respectful manner; work with students from varied ethnic, racial and religious backgrounds; create and maintain a healthy, productive and safe learning environment where developmental differences are respected and supported, and individual potential is encouraged; plan, evaluate and assign lessons; prepare, administer, grade papers and tests and prepare report cards; maintain good classroom management and discipline; promote the positive aspects of diversity found in a variety of ethnic, racial and religious background and use that diversity in planning and implementing curriculum and instruction; observe and evaluate student’s performance and potential; meet with parents and school staff to discuss student’s academic progress or personal problems; participate in community and school activities; stay current in the education field through participation in educational conferences, workshops, in-services and professional reading; demonstrates proficiency in multiple subject areas in planning, integrating and implementing elementary level curriculum.
Must be able to recognize and respond to individual and cultural differences in students and employ different teaching methods that will result in higher student achievement. Should be organized, dependable, patient and creative. Must be able to work cooperatively and communicate effectively with other teachers, support staff, parents and members of the community.
All employees must be background screened by the Diocese of Charleston as well as the South Carolina Department of Social Services. Being a practicing Catholic is preferred, but not required.