Classroom Teacher - Archdiocese of Hartford
Position: Classroom Teacher
Subject Area: Early Childhood
Job Title: Prekindergarten Director and 4-Year-Old Teacher
Job Location: Saint James School, Manchester
Deadline: Open until filled **
District: Archdiocese of Hartford
Bloomfield, CT 06002
Telephone: 860-242-5573 EXT 2650
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Job Description:
Essential Functions: 
  • Responsibilities:
    • Coordinates 3 and 4-year-old program (1/2 day and full day programs)
    • Works collaboratively with the 3-year-old program teacher
    • Ability to create, enhance and maintain the Pre-Kindergarten’s policies, programs and schedules.
    • Maintains a positive climate for the Pre-Kindergarten Program
    • Prepares and executes lesson plans for the 4-year-old program according to Archdiocesan Pre-Kindergarten guidelines
    • Reviews and approves lesson plans for the 3-year-old program
    • Ensures age-appropriate and faith-based curriculum is being taught in the program.
    • Primary communicator to all families regarding development, academic and discipline issues
    • Schedules and conducts Parent/Teacher conferences with each 4-year-old child’s family at least once per year
    • In charge of safety and discipline of Pre-Kindergarten children
    • Takes care of ill children, contacting school nurse when necessary
    • Provides student Progress Reports to parents/guardians two times each school year (Completing the 4-year-old students’ reports and ensuring the 3-year-old teacher completes for the 3-year-old program students)
    • Conducts Open House at the beginning of the school year
    • Coordinates and executes “Meet the Teacher” night for parents/guardians
  • Personnel Responsibilities:
    • Accountable for the general supervision of the Pre-Kindergarten Staff
    • Expected to attend professional development programs
    • Provide or perform staff professional development
    • Complies with the rules and regulations stated in the Saint James School Faculty and Staff Handbook
  • Administrative Responsibilities:
    • Organize and request instructional supplies
    • Responsible for monthly newsletter, calendar and email notifications to parents/guardians
    • Attends Saint James School faculty meetings
    • Represents Saint James School at the Town of Manchester Pre-School Fair
    • Collaborates with Saint James School Advancement Director regarding marketing of Pre-Kindergarten including but not limited to planning and conducting Open House events for prospective students and tours of the Pre-Kindergarten facility
Skills, Knowledge and/or Abilities:
Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote)
Ability to prioritize projects
Ability to adapt to changes in routine or schedule
Excellent interpersonal communication skills
Ability to present oneself professionally
Good organizational skills
Good record-keeping skills
Ability to meet deadlines
Good manual dexterity
Must:
    - Be self motivated
    - Possess supervisory experience
    - Be unquestionably trustworthy and committed to maintaining absolute
      confidentiality in all matters related to conduct of this position
               
Educational Requirements:
Bachelor of Science/Arts in Early Childhood Education or related field

Work Schedule:
Monday – Friday
Occasional evenings and weekends
Mid-August to June 30

** District reserves the right to close any Job Posting when a suitable applicant has been found before the deadline date.
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