The Lower School at St. Andrew’s Episcopal School is seeking an experienced and creative Prekindergarten Teacher to work in collaboration with two co-teachers to plan and implement a play-based and child-centered curriculum. The Prekindergarten Teacher is jointly responsible for curriculum design and implementation, parent and staff communications, and classroom supervision. Strong applicants will have a background in early childhood education, a demonstrated understanding of early child development, and commitment to working in a diverse and inclusive school community. Experience working in a co-teaching environment and minimum of two years of teaching experience is preferred. The Prekindergarten Teacher reports to the Co-Head of the Lower School. This is a salaried, benefits-eligible, full-time position for the 2021-22 school year beginning August 16, 2021.
About St. Andrew’s
The mission of St. Andrew’s Episcopal School is to know and inspire each child in an inclusive community dedicated to exceptional teaching, learning, and service. Founded in 1978, St. Andrew’s is a co-educational independent day school, enrolling 645 students in preschool through grade 12. St. Andrew’s 19-acre Postoak Campus has been enhanced in recent years with the addition of the 43,000 square-foot Student Center and Izzo Quadrangle (2016) and 31,000 square-foot Lower School (2019).
St. Andrew’s faculty and staff uphold a powerfully innovative, positive culture that challenges and supports one of the most broadly diverse student bodies in greater Washington. The school seeks growth-minded, highly motivated, collaborative leaders that will continue the school’s growth and focus on the development of each student’s and employee’s full potential. Through its Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning (www.thecttl.org), St. Andrew’s has become a global leader in Mind, Brain, and Education (MBE) Science, including training thousands of educators worldwide and cultivating a research-based approach to teaching and learning throughout St. Andrew’s.
As an Episcopal School, we seek to express the faith and perspective of the Episcopal Church in our chapel life, commitment to service-learning, religion curriculum, and in the overall character of our community. We strive to be an inclusive and hospitable community that welcomes and respects students and families from all faiths, including those who identify with no particular faith tradition.
As a Responsive Classroom school, the Lower School provides a balance of academic rigor and emotional and social nurturing. From interdisciplinary design thinking projects, active participatory lessons, monthly field trips, service-learning activities, teachers craft a positive, engaging, structured environment where students learn to become invested, self-motivated learners. This exciting opportunity will require a faculty member who can work collaboratively with fellow teachers and administrators, while also possessing the confidence and knowledge to be a curricular leader. We encourage interested candidates to find out more about the school by visiting www.saes.org.
Supports and sustains a classroom culture that is play-based, child-centered, and aligned with the mission and values of the school
Promotes and advance the cognitive, emotional, social, and physical well being of the students in the classroom.
Teaches major subject areas, including language arts, mathematics, social studies, and social-emotional learning lessons in a homeroom-based setting
Prepares course objectives, outlines, and lesson plans for the appropriate plan of study, following curriculum guideline and school requirements
Instructs students for the purpose of improving their social-emotional development and academic success through a defined course of study
Values and incorporates diverse perspectives and representation in daily interactions and within the curriculum.
Differentiates methods of instruction to address individual student learning profiles
Shares equal responsibility with teaching partners in the areas of classroom design, classroom management, lesson design, lesson planning, activities, assessments, report writing, data gathering, and communication with families
Participates in continuous curriculum evaluation and collaborate withgrade-level co-teachers and special subject teachers in the areas of visual and performing arts, sciences, design, and technology to extend and enrich the curriculum
Collaborates in the review and evaluation of the grade level curriculum to ensure the curriculum aligns with the progression of Lower School skills in all subjects taught
Collaborates with faculty members, school personnel, parents, and a variety of community resources for the purpose of improving the overall quality of student outcomes and achieving established classroom objectives
Assesses student progress towards learning targets, objectives, expectations, and goals for the purpose of providing feedback to students, parents, and administration
Manages student behavior for the purpose of providing a safe and optimal learning classroom
Supervise and care for preschool students during Morning Care arrival from 7:45-8:30 am daily
Participates in a variety of meetings and professional development activities for the purpose of conveying and/or gathering information required to perform functions and to improve student achievement
Performs other related duties, as assigned, for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective functioning of the Lower School
Supports the Episcopal identity of the Institution
Consistent with the values of an Episcopal school, St. Andrews is committed to a diverse and inclusive community with respect to race, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, family status, economic circumstance, age, and physical disability in its student body, faculty and staff. Pursuant to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations, St. Andrews does not discriminate in the administration of admission, financial aid or loan practices, educational or other school-sponsored programs and activities, or in the hiring or terms of employment of faculty and staff, except that the Chaplain shall be a member of the clergy of the Episcopal Church.
To apply, please send a letter of interest, current resume, and three references to:
The mission of St. Andrew's Episcopal School is to know and inspire each child in an inclusive community dedicated to exceptional teaching, learning, and service. Founded in 1978, St. Andrew’s is an independent, coeducational college preparatory school for students in Preschool through Grade Twelve. Additional information regarding the school can be found at, www.saes.org.