Early Childhood Lead Teacher
Major responsibility of the position is to lead students as they navigate through social, personal,
academic and most importantly spiritual growth.
This individual is responsible to educate students in a manner consistent with our school vision.
This includes preparing students with age appropriate academic experiences to facilitate a
smooth transition into the next age group. Each teacher should have a complete understanding
of the social, emotional, physical and, most importantly, spiritual changes that will occur during
these early years. This individual will take precautions set by the administration to protect
students, equipment, materials, and facilities. A lead teacher will employ a variety of age
appropriate instructional techniques and instructional media consistent with the available
resources; and evaluate student progress on a regular basis. A lead teacher must remain current
with up to date technology and technological resources. The teacher will partner with parents in
understanding issues concerning their student’s academic and behavioral progress; and assist
the principal with upholding and enforcing school rules, administrative regulations and board
Educational and Experience Requirements:
A lead teacher will have an Associate’s degree or Bachelor’s degree in Early Education and
equivalent work experience in the field. If the teacher does not have a Bachelor’s degree in Early
Education, they must be willing to work on attaining this or a CDA to support their degree.
Teacher will also obtain 12 hours of professional development training plus an additional 4 hours
of a certified Bible clock hours over the course of the school year. Teacher will keep a current
Infant/Child CPR and first aid certificate on file.
The teacher is a Christian with an authentic and a mature personal relationship with Jesus
Christ in both their professional and personal life with a calling and commitment to Christian
education. The teacher must have the desire to work closely and nurture a positive relationship
with students, teachers, parents, staff, school administrators and community members. The
teacher must demonstrate respect for all. The ability to exercise good judgment, set a good
example and comply with school standards is a must as well as the ability to deal with sensitive
and confidential issues in a tactful and professional manner. Employee must be able to address
concerns and offer suggestions in an appropriate and confidential manner.
- Report 30 minutes before class and stay 30 minutes after class to prepare and clean the room.
- Work the days and hours as assigned by the Principal. Some additional summer hours may be requested.
- Prepare and execute age appropriate lessons that will engage, instruct and enrich the students in accordance with the policies and Christian philosophy of Traders Point Christian Academy.
- Use the state guidelines and resources from others in the field to aid in reaching goals for lessons.
- Encourage an attitude of Christ likeness in all aspects of classroom: lessons; relationships (student, parent, and staff); classroom management, and discipline.
- Collaborate with teaching staff to obtain ideas for curriculum integration, student assessments, or to further enhance the EC program.
- Plan/implement and communicate with your supervisor the needs in the TPCC building or TPCA building to facilitate programming.
- Plan/order the arrangement, appearance, décor, and learning environment of the classroom that is neat, orderly and conducive for learning.
- Attend all staff meetings and training sessions that are requested by the supervising principal. Staff meetings are held on a monthly basis for Early Childhood staff.
- Staff will attend staff Bible study as requested by supervising principal. 12 hours of staff in service training plus 4 clock hours if certified Bible course are required for lead teachers.
- Evaluate on an on-going basis the spiritual, social, emotional, and intellectual level of the individual student.
- Teacher will give a formal evaluation 2-3 times a year for each student. In partnering with parents, the fall evaluation will be shared at a conference that will be scheduled. A spring conference may be at the request of the student’s parents or the child’s teacher.
- Assist in various public relations events sponsored by the school.
- Maintain a current Infant/Child CPR and first aid certification on file.
- Implement methods of effectively utilizing the instructional assistant including clear communication and supervision, will give input to the EC Principal, as needed, on assistant teachers performance in the classroom.
Work effectively in aiding the lead teacher, including clear communication and duties, as assigned. If conflict should arise, the Matthew 18 principle should be followed as it is described in the TCPA Employee Handbook on pg. 8.and teacher will encourage their students to maintain standards of classroom behavior by developing and maintaining a classroom environment conducive to effective learning within the resources available.
Employee must have:
Fingerprint and background check
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt;
Work Schedule: Academic Year