Founded in 1888, The Baldwin School is a non-sectarian college preparatory, independent day school, PK-12, dedicated to a tradition of excellence in all-girls education. In a nurturing atmosphere that reflects socioeconomic, ethnic and religious diversity, our girls strive to develop scholarship, leadership and citizenship within a community that emphasizes intellectual rigor, ethical integrity, and independence of thought. More information is available on our websitewww.baldwinschool.org.
The Baldwin School seeks applicants for the position of Pre-Kindergarten Teacher in our Early Childhood Center (ECC)for the 2021-22 year. The successful candidate will possess excellent content knowledge; a love of working with students and creating a joyful learning environment; creativity and a thirst for innovation; a high level of energy and flexibility; a reflective and growth-oriented mindset; and a sense of humor. She or he will be able to inspire and empower students to learn; collaborate and engage in daily conversations and experiences with students and colleagues; possess excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills; and commit to ongoing professional development and lifelong learning. In addition to the duties described above, the successful candidate will support the school’s mission, and contribute to the life of the school by fulfilling duties typical of independent day school life. Successful candidates will have an understanding of and appreciation for girls' education.
Create a warm, joyful, inclusive and supportive classroom community, establishing routines and building relationships with children and families.
Use positive guidance, offering children helpful feedback and exhibiting patience, empathy, and respect.
Collaborate with grade level partner and other ECC teachers to provide a cohesive learning environment for all students.
Successfully lead activities with large and small groups of children, or with individuals, while balancing these interactions with child-initiated activities.
Design opportunities for students to benefit from hands-on, integrated, authentic and embodied learning, throughout the day.
Differentiate instruction and materials to meet the diverse academic, social and emotional needs of learners in the classroom.
Assess student progress and adjust teaching plans accordingly; provide students with regular and timely feedback about their progress.
Collaborate with colleagues to design interdisciplinary and project-based learning experiences.
Maintain an ongoing dialogue with parents about student progress, through emails, phone calls, report-writing and in-person conferences.
Maintain strong communication with colleagues, families, and administration.
Use SeeSaw as a primary means of sharing student work and progress with families.
Other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s Degree in early childhood or elementary education; Master’s Degree preferred.
3-5 years teaching experience with young children.
Experience with student-centered teaching, project-based learning, interdisciplinary curriculum planning, and authentic measures of student learning.
Experience integrating technology, including iPads, SMART Board, etc., into teaching practice to support learning and deepen projects.
Enthusiasm for embracing the independent school model of mentoring, advising and supporting students outside the classroom.
A commitment to creating an inclusive classroom community and to working actively to introduce students to diverse cultures, experiences, and perspectives.
About The Baldwin School
The Baldwin School founded in 1888, is a non-sectarian college preparatory, independent day school, pK-12, dedicated to a tradition of excellence in the education of girls. In a nurturing atmosphere, where the population reflects socioeconomic, ethnic and religious diversity, our girls strive to develop scholarship, leadership and citizenship within a community that emphasizes intellectual rigor, ethical integrity, and independence of thought. More information is available on our website at www.baldwinschool.org.