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Preschool Teacher - Marana - 2020/2021 SY

Department: Preschool
Location: Tucson, AZ

Preschool Teacher - Marana

OUR MISSION

Leman Academy of Excellence offers a rigorous, classical education based on the traditions of Western culture where all disciplines are interrelated allowing scholars the ability to think independently and critically. We purpose to partner with supportive parents, pursue excellence, provide a safe and challenging environment, and instill morals and values in order to produce tomorrow’s leaders today. 

 

CORE VALUES

Core Values are the key to defining our culture. They drive our decisions and shape our behavior. Below are the Core Values for Leman Academy of Excellence:

CAUTION: Every precaution is taken to ensure a safe and secure environment for every scholar, staff and guests.

CIVILITY: Every scholar, family and employee is treated with respect and as a valued individual.

COMMUNITY: We strive to build a community where all stakeholders are motivated to be involved and feel connected and valued.

CLASSICAL EDUCATION: Oversight and training is in place to ensure we are offering a rigorous, scholar-centered, classical education program including high expectations, values and virtues and providing scholars an environment of engaged learning.

 

Qualifications/Minimum Requirements: Qualified applicants should posses a degree in Early Childhood or related field, or currently pursuing an ECE or CDA degree.

Applicants must have:

  • At least 2 years experience working a licensed early childhood facility.

  • At least 21 years of age.

  • Valid CPR/First Aide certification.

  • Valid IVP Fingerprint Clearance Card / Background and Criminal History Clearance.

  • Valid Food handlers card.

  • Current TB test (completed within the last 6 months)

  • Any equivalent combination of training, education and experience that meets minimum requirements.

Duties and Areas of Responsibility:

  • Plan and carry out the provided curriculum that targets different areas of child development, such as language, motor, and social skills.

  • Prepare children for kindergarten by introducing concepts that they will explore further in their long term social and academic future.

  • Provide age appropriate weekly and monthly lesson plans.

  • Develop activities that introduce math and literacy concepts.

  • Provide various experiences and activities for children including songs, games, and story telling.

  • Work with children in groups or one on one, depending on the needs of children and the subject matter.

  • Organize activities so children can learn about the world, explore interests, and develop talents.

  • Develop schedules and routines to ensure children have enough physical activity, rest, and playtime.

  • Keep records of the students’ progress, routines, and interests, and keep parents informed about their child’s development.

  • Provide a safe and secure environment for children to feel comfortable.

  • Implement appropriate discipline when required.

  • Ensure equipment and classrooms are clean, well maintained and safe at all times.

  • Develop activities to stimulate the children.

  • Maintain student records on developmental and academic growth.

  • Be responsible for holding parent teachers conferences.

  • Establish policies and procedures for inside and outside the classroom.

  • Become familiar with emergency procedures and protocol.

  • Understand and comply with DHS rules and regulations.

  • Set up classroom to reflect the lessons currently being taught.

  • Ensure students are supervised at all times.

  • Keep parents informed of classroom expectations, program activities, and their child's progress.

  • Discuss student development with parents.

  • Be vigilant about the health and safety of all students.

Skills:

  • Team building skills.

  • Teaching skills.

  • Supervisory skills.

  • Problem and decision making skills.

  • Effective verbal and listening communications skills.

  • Time management skills.

 Work Habits and Attitudes:

  • Be a self-starter with an ownership attitude.

  • Demonstrates a strong sense of drive to meet goals.

  • Shows initiative and resourcefulness.

  • Performs accurate work in a timely manner.

  • Meets deadlines and sets priorities.

  • Demonstrates flexibility and adaptability.

  • Works well with minimum supervision.

  • Is dependable and accepts responsibility.

  • Shows sensitivity and tact in dealing with others.

  • Accepts direction and constructive criticism.

  • Cooperates with fellow workers and other departments.

  • Follows school policies and safety rules.

  • Demonstrates a professional appearance on a daily basis.

  • Demonstrates a willingness to work as a team player.

  • Embraces collaboration with other professionals.

  • Excellent organization, time management and follow-up skills.

  • Maintains a professional environment at all times.

  • Possess cultural awareness and sensitivity.

  • Be able to build esteem while ensuring a safe and secure environment

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