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Lead Pre-K Teacher – Asheville, NC


Evolve Early Learning
Asheville, North Carolina 28806

Start Date: September 3, 2019

Description, Responsibilities, & Duties

Job Description: Lead teachers are responsible for creating and maintaining safe, supportive, nurturing and responsive environments, experiences, and relationships in and beyond the classroom. An ideal candidate would be someone who can facilitate child-centered, play-based learning while integrating best practices in early childhood education, licensure compliance, safety & supervision, and parent engagement.

Key Responsibilities:
-Organize and maintain safe and engaging learning environments (inside and outside) as a critical part of daily exploration and growth.
-Plan and prepare individualized, cooperative, and developmentally appropriate activities with lessons tied to NC Foundations and natural learning. (Reggio Emilia, Montessori, Child-centered, and/or Community/democratic school experience and training preferred)
-Initiate and facilitate Project-Based Learning including S.T.E.A.M. and literacy.
-Support children in networking with professionals & mentors for our Personalized Learning Communities (PLCs) to create authentic, hands-on learning through Ubuntu or contributism.
-Ensure NC Licensure Compliance, ECERS/ITERS, Tuition Subsidy, & Food Program data and agreements are met each day. Our funding could depend on it.
-Develop, nurture & celebrate relationships with administration, staff, parents, volunteers, community members, and students.
-Participate in your Personal and Professional Growth Plan through training, sharing, and coaching offered throughout the year.
-Promote wellness, leadership, a love for learning, and purposeful living through action, intentional instruction, and daily community and connection time.
-Develop procedures and systems that support independence, regulation, self-management, personal empowerment, restorative justice, and safety.
-Practice strong communication & collaboration with staff, board, parents, community, and students. Participate in up to 15 special events to build community.
-Co-create a positive work environment by being authentic, compassionate, understanding, and centering each day on what is best for the children and families.
-Allow children to be themselves and follow their hearts.

Applicable Experience:
-2 Years or more of Experience working with children under 6 years old. (Reggio Emilia, Montessori, Child-centered, and/or Community/democratic school, trauma-informed, antibias, equity and children with special rights experience and training preferred)
-Being ethical, respectful, and compassionate with people from all walks of life.
-Co-creating in multi-cultural and marginalized groups where traditionally marginalized community members are valued and respected.
-Technology, Google Drive, Calendars, Social Media, Excel, data entry, basic word processing, and content creation for professional use and with children.
-Any of the following: Social and Emotional learning & teaching, Child-centered, Brain-based learning, Whole person learning, Project Based Learning, Asset/Strength-based, Resiliency, Equity, Trauma-informed education, Yoga, Mindfulness, Restorative justice, Inclusion, Executive Function & Brain-based Learning, Creative Arts, Music, Transition to Kindergarten, Community & Parent Engagement, Co-teaching, S.T.E.A.M., multiple learning styles and different abled learners.

(We also need assistant teachers, floaters, and subs. See our website at

Minimum Qualifications/Requirements

Education & Credentials :
North Carolina Birth–K Licensure Preferred or NCECC+ Experience*
AA in Early Childhood Education or Higher

Experience and other degrees accepted.

Qualifying Letter- Background Check**
Please go to these websites to access your ability to meet the requirements for this position. Please have qualifying letters and education credentials

Wellness Exam and TB Test

(Ideally can comfortably move with young children- lift up to 40lbs, bend and sit on the floor, run 100 yards, walk up to a mile, and actively and mindfully supervise and support children.)

Salary & Benefits

Pay Scale: $13-16/hr- with bonuses for Longevity, Education, Experience, and fleXible pay for skillshares

Terms & Benefits: 40 hrs/wk, 90 days for benefits, 10-month contract, 172 Student Days
Incentives: Paid- Training Days, Paid- W.E.L.L. Days (Wellness and Reflection Days) Paid- Holiday, Paid- Vacation Days, & Paid- Sick Days, $150/mo. towards wellness services of your choice

Application Procedures

Go to our website:

Read our Ethos and the Job Descriptions
Fill out the application on the website.

Reply to the best-fit position to

Please send an email with a Cover Letter and Resume including information about your philosophy and drive to be in the early learning classroom.

We will begin the interview process in the first few weeks in August and hiring on a rolling basis with enrollment.

Program Description

The ethos of Evolve:
As an Evolve Early Learning Ambassador, I…
-possess an inner commitment to making a positive impact on the lives of children and advocate for social, environmental, educational, and economic justice for all beings.
-model and practice self-compassion and community-care, positive participation, clear communication, problem-solving & leadership skills, and kindness to the best of my ability.
appreciate and honor the interdependence of our planet, it’s creatures, and it’s people
-express my feelings, talents, and perspectives and connect to my inner motivations
-participate in training to ensure safety, support, and cultural responsiveness at the highest level. (Including background check, pre-camp training days, and in-real-time training and support.)
-chose to be present each day to co-create safe, supportive, nurturing, and responsive environments, experiences, and relationships.
-understand that flexibility and taking risks is necessary to innovate & contribute to the unfoldment of safe and stimulating learning
-understand that cooperation and communication is necessary to thrive & contribute to listening and leading
-Can uphold our values: Empathy & Integrity, Self-love & Responsibility, Contribution & Collaboration, Freedom, Joy, & Equity

Contact Info

Corrie Price, Owner & Founder
Subject: Employment: Name, Position Seeking

Your support will help us advance the quality of every child's one childhood.

Together, we are empowering exceptional education.