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PreSchool Director/Co-Teacher


TerraNichol Academy of the Arts in Englewood, FL

Start Date: January 30, 2023

Description, Responsibilities, & Duties

The Director of Education assists the owner in overseeing the school, and has a focus on educational programming, classroom observations and staff training & development. As the Director of Education, you will:

-Assume responsibility for the daily operations and every aspect of the school.
-Work in conjunction with the owner to ensure compliance with all licensing/accrediting agencies.
-Abide by and enforce all terms of TerraNichol Academy Of The Arts school Employee Manual.
-Produce written work for parents, staff, peers and supervisors that is of above-standard quality in composition, content, and timeliness.
-Strive to achieve goals in all areas of position to promote the school’s and the company’s growth and prosperity.
-Lead or assist in learning lab environments in order to maintain ratios, meet financial goals, and serve as a role model.
-Social Media Marketing experience.
-Manage a staff of 4-6 team members.

We also have immediate openings for a Lead Teacher experienced in the Reggio Emilia approach

Our school follows the Sarasota County School Calendar.

-Experience with ages 18 mos~5 years old.
-Must be able to successfully lead and assist teaching team and program educational director
-Apply classroom management techniques and implement school philosophy and policies.
-The teacher must be able to follow curriculum webs and follow school’s example.
-The teacher must be able to work with all ages and in a fast pace environment.
-Must be detail oriented.
-Must demonstrate strong organizational skills.
-Must be able to thrive in the learning environment independently with a strong awareness of their surroundings while recognizing the needs of students and teaching team members.
-Must be willing to have a flexible schedule, within reason. **Please note, we will fill these positions immediately, so please apply and be prepared to respond to a possible interview request quickly.

Minimum Qualifications/Requirements

What We Need From Our Director:

-Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education or Elementary Education (with a minimum of 24 credits in the field), all Florida State Requirements 2022, and First Aid and CPR
-Two years teaching experience in Early Childhood Education, required
-VPK 2022 director credential.
-Supervisory experience, required
-Knowledge of Reggio Emilia Approach
-Experience writing and reviewing student assessments (2022 Assessments course training on-line), required.
-Experience observing learning labs and Reggio Emilia classroom set up and design

What We Need From Our Co-Teacher:

-Requires minimum of DCF 40 hrs
-First Aid and CPR for infant/child
-VPK credential
-Local and Federal Level 2 background screening
-Minimum of one-year preschool classroom teaching experience required
-Preschool teaching experience in Reggio Emilia inspired environment, Montessori, or both desired experience with school gardens, early childhood art, music, movement, Spanish, literacy, natural history & science required!

Salary & Benefits


Application Procedures

Please email resume to

Program Description

TerraNichol Academy Of The Arts is dedicated to educating young children through innovative programming. We are proud of our focus on a quality, Reggio Emilia Approach and philosophy, clean, and attractive facilities. We encourage a strong sense of teamwork and a professional atmosphere. In addition to our generous compensation package, we offer ongoing professional development and opportunities for career advancement at our growing company.

TerraNichol Academy Of The Arts was founded in 2006, is a 10 month program, private Reggio Emilia school for ages 18 months-6 years. TerraNichol Academy believes in developing the whole child in a nurturing, yet engaging environment and offers an innovative curriculum that has raised the bar in early childhood education.

Contact Info

Nicole Lopez - Administrator -

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

Together, we are empowering exceptional education.