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Teacher/Researcher

Location:

St. John’s Episcopal Preschool
Washington, DC

Start Date: August 29, 2019

Description, Responsibilities, & Duties

St. John’s Episcopal Preschool is seeking an experienced early childhood educator. St. John’s is a small preschool comprised of 45 children, ages 2.5 – 5 years, located in Georgetown, Washington, D. C. Our educational program is inspired by the staff’s study of the Reggio Emilia Approach. There are three core morning classes and one afternoon class, each classroom has an adjacent studio for ongoing project work and the exploration of materials. The teaching staff is grouped in co-teaching teams.

The Preschool teacher shall demonstrate commitment to the mission and goals of the Preschool. The Preschool teacher values the process of exploring children’s ideas, questions and opinions and develops a program around this base.

The teacher is responsible for the care and education of a group of children as part of a teaching team and functions as a co-teacher. The teacher plans and implements the program through daily meetings with Preschool staff, and ongoing exchange.

Minimum Qualifications/Requirements

Minimum requirements: BS/BA degree, sound understanding of young children and developmental teaching experience; excellent collaborative skills with children, parents, and colleagues; strong writing and verbal communication skills; creative thinking; technical capabilities; and a commitment towards a learning community of educators fascinated by young children.

Salary & Benefits

Salary commensurate with experience. Benefits include generous stipends towards health insurance, pension plan, transportation, and professional development.

Application Procedures

If interested, please send cover letter and resume to Molly McSherry mmcsherry@stjohnsdc.org.

Program Description

The mission of St. John’s Episcopal Preschool is to celebrate children’s depth of wonder and joy in the world, and to engage with them and their families in their explorations. In a rich environment, children collaborate with experienced teachers to extend their thinking and to develop their unique abilities. As a ministry of St. John’s Episcopal Church, we seek to form a bridge to the wider community, reflect its diversity, and support the full potential of childhood.

Contact Info

Molly McSherry
202-338-2574
mmcsherry@stjohnsdc.org

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