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Lead Teacher or Co-Lead Teacher


Brooklyn Schoolhouse
Brooklyn, New York

Start Date: August 15, 2022

Description, Responsibilities, & Duties

Brooklyn Schoolhouse is seeking a full-time Lead Teacher or Co-Lead Teacher for our Multiage Pre-K Class.

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
– Collaborating with Associate Teachers to develop and implement emergent curriculum based on children’s interests
– Creating, sharing, and working towards developmentally appropriate and relevant learning goals and experiences for each age group of children
– Modifying curricular activities or experiences to meet the needs of all children, including those in EI or with 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, experiences, 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
– Collaborating with Associate Teachers to cultivate the school’s garden, tend to all indoor and outdoor plants, and care for the school’s pets
– Writing and publishing a weekly class blog
– Leading weekly team meetings with Associate Teachers
– 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 all staff meetings and professional development

Minimum Qualifications/Requirements

– The ideal candidate will have experience teaching young children in a progressive setting
– New York State Teaching certification required
– BA required; MA preferred, but not required

Salary & Benefits

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

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

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

Application Procedures

Email Cover Letter and Resume to

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 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

Abigail Cook-Gonzalez (she/hers)
Associate Director
Brooklyn Schoolhouse

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