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Lead Teacher




  • Models Behavior
  • Lives the Christian faith
  • Relates joyfully and sensitively to children
  • Smiles, laughs, uses a pleasant voice
  • Prays with and for others
  • Acknowledges and respects others’ feelings
  • Works cooperatively with others
  • Compliments good behavior and corrects inappropriate behavior
  • Builds and strengthens positive relationships with other congregations, programs, staff, and volunteers

Provides Instruction:

  • Lesson plans implemented are in accordance with mission, common core standards, and philosophy of GLPS, under supervision of director.
  • Develops weekly/monthly themes and lesson plans that follow the curriculum themes planned for the year.
  • Supervises, trains, and provides feedback on aide / aides.
  • Provides aids with opportunities for input and shares input with the director.
  • Sets up and maintains appropriate, nurturing classroom/child care environment.
  • Keeps written plan of daily class activities.
  • Follows daily schedule.
  • Collaborates with other teachers.
  • Keeps current developmental records of children in class.
  • Attempts to meet needs of each child.
  • Initiates correspondence with families.
  • Reports to parents about children’s progress.
  • Conducts parent conferences and meetings.
  • Provides written guidelines for substitutes.
  • Gives direction to volunteers.
  • Is aware of and complies with personnel policies adopted by board.
  • Attends staff meetings and functions.
  • Participates in professional and spiritual growth activities.
  • Completes 15 hours of in-service trainings per year.

Serves as Facilitator:

  • Guides, evaluates, plans, supports student and staff.
  • Prepares warm, safe, orderly, and clean environment.
  • Uses good judgment to handle crisis situations and use supervision constructively.
  • Provides resources, orders equipment and supplies in a timely manner.

Staff/Teacher Education/Experience Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, preferably with emphasis in early childhood education or related field.
  • Experience in teaching within an early childhood educational program

Other Requirements:

  • Prior to employment, teacher shall submit a dated report of satisfactory TB test and physical within one month of beginning employment. Such test will need to be repeated every two years by a licensed physician or the local health department.

  • Teacher shall present a dated medical statement signed by a licensed physician, a licensed nurse practitioner or a licensed physician’s assistant verifying that s/he suffers no known physical or emotional illness or condition that would adversely affect child care.

  • This statement shall be dated not more than six months prior to employment or within 30 days after date of employment.

  • A teacher, upon examination or as a result of tests, who shows indication of a physical, emotional or mental condition that could be hazardous to children, staff members or self and that would prevent satisfactory performance of duties shall not be assigned or returned to the teaching position until the condition is cleared to the satisfaction of the examining physician.

  • All persons shall be excluded from the center when they have an infectious illness.
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