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Lead Teacher (Full-Time)


Brooklyn Schoolhouse
Brooklyn, NY

Start Date: August 1, 2021

Description, Responsibilities, & Duties

Brooklyn Schoolhouse is seeking a full-time Lead Teacher for our Multiage Pre-K and Twos-Threes Classes.

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. 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 curricular 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, as needed
Communicating with staff and families via phone and email within a 24-hour timeframe
Cultivating the school’s garden by tending to all indoor and outdoor plants
Caring for the school’s pets
Creating a weekly class blog
Leading weekly team meetings with Associate Teachers
Ordering classwide 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 for families, by request
Writing recommendation letters for families, by request

Professional Responsibilities:
Maintaining a friendly and cooperative relationship with all children, families, and staff
Collaborating with Associate Teachers and administrative team throughout the academic day
Embracing feedback, coaching, 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 young children.

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

BA required; MA preferred, but not required.

This is a full-time position with a total estimated hours of 40 per week.

Salary & Benefits

Salary Range: $48,000 to $69,000
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.

Brooklyn Schoolhouse is an equal opportunity employer that pledges to not discriminate against employees based on race, color, religion, gender, sex, national origin, age, ability or genetic information.

Application Procedures

Email a resume and cover letter to to apply.

Program Description

Brooklyn Schoolhouse is a small independent preschool founded on the conviction that children have an innate desire to explore 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, Education Director,

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