Durham Early School Lead Teacher – Carolina Friends School – Durham, NC

Carolina Friends/Durham Early School seeks candidates for a lead teacher position with our three-year-old group. Teacher will also co-teach with the four-year-old and the five/six-year-old teachers in a mixed-age early school. We are influenced by Quaker philosophy and pedagogy and inspired by practices in the schools of Reggio Emilia. The position will begin in August 2015. Learn more about CFS on our website: www.cfsnc.org.

Primary Responsibilities:

Planning and implementing an emergent curriculum
Observing and documenting the children and their work
Effectively communicating with parents and other teachers
Working collaboratively with teaching staff
Researching best practices for early childhood programs
Creating and maintaining aesthetically pleasing and organized indoor and outdoor classroom environments
Attending continuing educational opportunities throughout the school year

Experience and Skills Required:

A degree in Early Childhood Education/Child Development or a combination of relevant education/experience/skills.
In-depth experience as an early childhood educator
A deep understanding of the Reggio Emilia approach to teaching and learning
Keen observation skills and experience in planning for an emergent/negotiated curriculum
Strong intra/interpersonal skills and organizational and time management skills
Ability to co-teach in a shared classroom
Must be creative and flexible, possess a sense of humor, and able to view one’s work as “nothing without joy”
Must display an interest in gaining understanding of Quaker philosophy and pedagogy and the School’s mission
Certification in Infant/Child CPR, Basic First Aid
Successful criminal background check will be required as a condition of employment
Successful candidate must be able to demonstrate eligibility to legally work in the United States.

Position is full-time and eligible for employee benefits; detailed information will be provided to candidates selected for interviews.
How to apply

Required Materials

All candidates wishing to be considered for this opening must submit all of the following (in one complete submission):

cover letter addressed to Mike Hanas, School Principal
resume/curriculum vitae;
statement of educational philosophy; and
three reference letters

How to Apply

Please compile all materials together, indicate Durham Early School Teacher in the subject line of your email and send to jobopenings@cfsnc.org

Regrettably, incomplete submissions cannot be considered.

Application Deadline

Application deadline: Monday, April 13th, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. EST.

Review of resumes will begin immediately. Tentative dates for interviews will be in late April/early May 2015.