JobID 697 : Pre-Kindergarten Teacher (#1945295)
Pre-Kindergarten Teacher (1.0 FTE)
The Pre-Kindergarten Teacher will teach three and four-year-old children. The program is academically focused on reading, writing, mathematics, and science. Kindergarten preparation will be a core responsibility of the teachers utilizing the Early Learning Development Standards and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) integration. Daily hands-on learning will be expected to be provided by teachers. Each classroom will be co-assisted by a paraprofessional. Routine progress monitoring of reading, writing, mathematics, science, and social competencies will be expected.
Provide inquiry-based instructional programming with a hands-on, exploratory focus to all students;
Provide an academically centered learning experience for all students;
Provide direct instruction to students identified as requiring a specialized Pre-Kindergarten setting, using a research-based program;
Assess and monitor progress students for eligibility and service delivery using early childhood-appropriate assessment battery;
Collaborate with other early childhood staff to develop and implement an inclusive setting with peer models;
Communicate daily with parents;
Work with SRBI team to monitor IEP goals;
Analyze assessment data to determine the need for continued intervention, additional intervention, or to change intervention strategy;
Support the implementation of the district and school improvement plans;
Work with central office staff, building administrators, and teachers to select, obtain, implement, and manage appropriate resources and materials;
Engage in self-reflection activities and performance observations for professional growth and goal-setting;
Participate in all transition activities from Pre-Kindergarten to Kindergarten;
Complete all Individualized Education Plan and Planning and Placement Team requirements within the allotted timeframe;
Perform other duties related to content area instructional improvement and student learning, as assigned by the Principal, Director of Student Support Services, and Superintendent.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, and ABILITIES
Experience as a classroom and/or special education teacher;
Professional special educator certification, preference for dual certification;
Inquiry trained preferred;
Knowledge of Early Childhood Development Standards and frameworks;
Knowledge of Connecticut Common Core of Teaching;
Knowledge of research-based interventions, assessments, and instructional strategies for differentiated instruction;
Experience in writing standards-based lesson plans integrating best practices in early childhood development;
Experience in developing strategies to address the diverse needs of students with IEPs;
Ability to work well with others, build relationships with school staff, and maintain confidentiality;
Commitment to the success of all students and teachers;
Computer proficiency and commitment to technology integration in content instruction.
Must pass federal and local background checks;
Must have reliable transportation;
Must complete all pre-employment requirements prior to start date.
CT License – 113
Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood, Special Education, and/or Elementary Education from an accredited college or university; appropriate certification required.
The evaluation shall be performed by the Principal
Per contract with Winchester Education Association
Apply Online via Applitrack on our website:www.winchesterschools.org
Process and Interviews convened by Superintendent/Director of Student Support Services/Principal.
Position can be filled at any time by a qualified candidate.