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The Mount Vernon School – Preschool Faculty

Location:

The Mount Vernon School
471 Mount Vernon Highway NE
Atlanta, GA

Start Date: July 25, 2022

Description, Responsibilities, & Duties

Summary

The Mount Vernon School is seeking full-time teachers to join our Preschool. With low child to teacher ratios, our school adheres to the highest standards and is NAEYC Accredited. We believe that children learn best in a play-based environment, where teachers shape the activities and environment to best serve each child’s individual needs. We also believe in teacher learning and growth and provide robust opportunities for training and conferences during the school year.

Role & Responsibilities
• Embodying the School’s mission and advancing the School’s vision
• Planning and facilitating learning experiences
• Co-designing curriculum and assessment with the Head of Grade, Learning Coaches, Connections teachers, Experts in Residents, and External Experts
• Curating comprehensive records of performance, progress, and goals through standards-based grading, ePortfolios, and conferencing
• Communicating and collaborating with families, learning coaches, and outside providers
• Maintaining and organizing an innovative and collaborative learning environment
• Initiating professional growth opportunities
• Participating in an all-school Research & Design Team
• Adhering to responsibilities such as carpool duty, lunch and recess supervisions, field trip chaperoning, and faculty meetings
• Contributing to School life beyond the classroom including Family Nights, arts and athletic events, and graduation
• Embodying the School’s mission and advancing the School’s vision
• Planning and facilitating learning experiences
• Co-designing curriculum and assessment with the Head of Grade, Learning Coaches, Connections teachers, Experts in Residents, and External Experts
• Curating comprehensive records of performance, progress, and goals through standards-based grading, ePortfolios, and conferencing
• Communicating and collaborating with families, learning coaches, and outside providers
• Maintaining and organizing an innovative and collaborative learning environment
• Initiating professional growth opportunities
• Participating in an all-school Research & Design Team
• Adhering to responsibilities such as carpool duty, lunch and recess supervisions, field trip chaperoning, and faculty meetings
• Contributing to School life beyond the classroom including Family Nights, arts and athletic events, and graduation

The faculty and staff of The Mount Vernon School believe the fair and equitable treatment of employees is critical to fulfilling its mission and purpose. It is the policy of The Mount Vernon School to conduct business and provide equal employment opportunity to all persons without regard to race, color, age, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws

Minimum Qualifications/Requirements

Requirements
• Minimum requirements include a Bachelor’s degree in early Childhood Education, Elementary Education or related field
• Classroom experience and proficiency with technological tools and platforms
• Experience with NAEYC standards and criteria is preferred.

Salary & Benefits

The Mount Vernon School offers competitive wages and benefits! This is a 10 month position. At the beginning of the Academic Year, full-time faculty receive ten (10) paid days for personal time off. Should you start after the AY begins, you will receive PTO at a pro-rated amount.

The Mount Vernon School also offers paid closures for Thanksgiving (one week), Christmas (two weeks) and Spring Break (one week)

In addition, MVS offers an array of health benefits to include medical, dental, vision and welfare benefits. Short-term disability, long-term
disability and basic life insurance/AD&D insurance are offered at no cost to the employee. Eligible employees (those working a minimum of
30 hours per week or 1,560 annually) are able to participate effective the first of the month following your start date.
You will also be eligible to participate in the School’s 403b retirement plan.

Application Procedures

Please send your resume and a letter of interest to the Director of Preschool – Sonja Knighton
sknighton@mountvernonschool.org

Program Description

Founded in 1972, The Mount Vernon School is a leading private school of inquiry, innovation, and impact. Anchored in Christian values — love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control — relationships at Mount Vernon are foundational to learning. Preparing students to be college ready, globally competitive, and engaged citizen leaders call us to lean in to inclusion, diversity, equity, and action.

Creating and cultivating connections between all people, ideas, and sectors, the School welcomes all learners to wrestle with voices and perspectives that challenge our assumptions, biases, stereotypes, and privileges. Not allowing our differences to divide us requires each of us to engage in honest, vulnerable, and courageous conversations through empathy, reflection, examination, and action. Being real agents of change is a continuous journey.

Committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, our trust in each other strengthens our sense of identity, autonomy, and interdependence. As a school of inquiry, innovation, and impact, we are committed to creating and sustaining a school culture where all members feel valued and safe, sharing their authentic selves to design a better world…together.

Contact Info

Director of Preschool - Sonja Knighton
sknighton@mountvernonschool.org

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

Together, we are empowering exceptional education.