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Lead Teacher for Twos-Threes Class


Brooklyn Schoolhouse
156 Gates Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11238

Start Date: August 31, 2020

Description, Responsibilities, & Duties

Brooklyn Schoolhouse is seeking a Lead Teacher for our Twos-Threes Class.

Our Twos-Threes Class consists of 12 children who are ages 2 to 3 years old. The class is led by one Lead Teacher and supported by two Associate Teachers. It takes place Monday-Thursday from 2:45p-4:45p, beginning in September 2020 and ending in May 2021.

At Brooklyn Schoolhouse, the Lead Teacher is responsible for planning, organizing and implementing an appropriate instructional and experiential learning program consistent with a play-based approach to education. The Lead Teacher is responsible for creating a warm and nurturing relationship with each child and family, designing a safe environment that stimulates curiosity, weaving age appropriate academic concepts into children’s play and projects, and documenting each child’s growth and learning. All Lead Teachers work from September through May and their choice of four weeks during Brooklyn Schoolhouse’s summer program.

Essential duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Pedagogical Responsibilities:
–Teaching all assigned classes
–Designing a physical environment that promotes learning and curiosity
–Maintaining a safe and clean environment that promotes health and hygiene
–Planning emergent curriculum based on children’s interests
–Collaborating with Associate Teachers to implement planned emergent curriculum
–Modifying activities to meet the needs of all children, including those with EI or IEPs
–Monitoring the safety and well-being of all children
–Coordinating field trips and opportunities outside of the school for continued learning
–Recording observations of each child’s interests and social-emotional growth
–Creating documentation for the classroom that depicts ongoing learning and exploration

Administrative Responsibilities:
–Scheduling an individualized phase-in/separation process based on each child’s needs
–Tracking attendance daily by recording who is present, absent, and any health concerns
–Communicating with staff and families via phone and email within a 24-hour timeframe
–Creating a weekly class blog
–Leading weekly team meetings with Associate Teachers
–Ordering class-wide materials using the provided annual budget
–Organizing school-wide materials and maintaining a neat workplace
–Designing and leading curriculum nights
–Preparing and leading family-teacher conferences
–Completing academic reports or writing recommendation letters for families, by request

Professional Responsibilities:
–Maintaining an open and cooperative relationship with all staff, children, and families
–Collaborating with Associate Teachers and administrative team throughout the academic day
–Embracing feedback and mentorship by committing to self-growth and improvement
–Participating actively in weekly staff meetings

Minimum Qualifications/Requirements

The ideal candidate will have experience teaching children ages two to three.

New York State Teaching certification and/or DOH clearance is preferred, but not required.

Salary & Benefits

Salary Range: $23,000 to $33,000

Salary is determined by an equitable salary scale that is established for all teaching staff at Brooklyn Schoolhouse and is commensurate with education, state certification, and years of experience.

Application Procedures

Please email your resume and cover letter to Melanie Muskin at in order to apply.

Program Description

Brooklyn Schoolhouse is a small independent preschool founded on the conviction that children have an innate desire to explore, play and learn, and are naturally competent and capable learners. We believe children learn best in a diverse community where their ideas and questions are respected, and where children are guided through the process of building meaningful understandings.

Contact Info

Melanie Muskin

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