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Winnetka Public School Nursery is a not-for-profit private preschool located in Winnetka, Illinois. We educate children 2 to 5 years of age utilizing the Reggio Emilia philosophy of education.

Classroom Teacher

Responsibilities will include, but will not be limited to, the following:

(General Responsibilities)

• Plan, supervise, and implement a program for each class in accordance with the policies and philosophy of the school.

• Provide for supervision of children that meets or exceeds NAEYC standards

• Plan the program to address the needs of each child, considering their individual

interests, goals, and learning styles.

• Consider each child in relationship to his/her cultural and socioeconomic background.

• Treat each parent and child with dignity and respect.

• Be present at school from 8:30 to 11:30 am for each morning session and/or 12:30-4:00 pm for each afternoon session, and/or until every child has left, whichever is later.

• Be responsible for the arrangement, appearance, and learning environment of the classroom.

• Share responsibility for the set-up and clean-up of the playground, studio, and common areas.

• Be physically capable of ensuring the safety of the children, attending to each child's physical and emotional needs, and setting up and storing equipment.

• Assume an equal share of the joint housekeeping responsibilities.

• Attend daily and weekly room-set up times with other teachers.

• Attend all staff meetings, 12:00-3:00 pm each Friday. Devote at least an additional hour per month to planning.

• Conduct parent-teacher conferences during school hours and evening hours.

Conferences are scheduled twice a year for each class taught.

• Plan and implement methods to establish a positive relationship and ongoing communication with parents, including but not limited to: orientation meetings, home visits, separation process, conferences, newsletters, phone calls and other informal communication, and parent participation in the classroom.

• Support all WPSN collaborations (e.g. with Skokie School, Washburne Junior High School, Northwestern University Settlement House).

• Supervise any teacher assistants, student teachers, parents, or visitors in the classroom. Be responsible to guide, advise, and direct them as needed.

• Plan to attend and give a brief presentation on a classroom activity, experience, or project at one evening Board meeting per year.

• Inform Director of any pertinent information regarding children or parents, including potential referrals to consultants or for evaluations of any kind.

• Keep records of home visits, separation process, communication with parents, conferences, and classroom observations.

• Abide by the discipline policy of the school as stated in the Parent Handbook.

• Abide by all personnel policies of the school.

• Be knowledgeable about the security system and abide by all procedures/behaviors required to make the system operate effectively.

• Meet individually with the director at the beginning of the year to set goals and again in the spring to evaluate performance and growth both as a teacher and as a contributing member of the staff.

• Inform Director and co-teacher well in advance of planned absences and, whenever possible, find a substitute for personal days taken.

• Have no other employment or responsibility that interferes with teaching at WPSN.

• Be trained and certified in First Aid and CPR.

• Be able to administer diabetes and similar tests to students, if necessary.

• Be able to administer allergic reaction medication to students, if necessary.

To apply, respond to this ad: http://chicago.craigslist.org/nch/edu/3766286191.html

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