Academic Lead Teacher
$20.00 - $25.00/Hourly
*Must be a Certified Teacher for the State of Ohio.*
Responsible for the planning, development, and implementation of all classroom activities. The Academic Lead Teacher is responsible for ensuring the children’s social, physical, spiritual, and mental development in the program, as well as keeping safety and the wellbeing of the children as a first priority.
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- Implements weekly lesson plans that fit the children’s needs, interests, and developmental levels in the classroom. Lesson plans should be tied to Ohio’s standards for each grade level.
- Implements evidence-based literacy and math curriculum with fidelity. Instruction includes small group work, tutoring, classroom activities, and project-based learning or service learning. Uses cross-curricula learning in reading, STEM, social studies, and arts whenever possible.
- Records data for literacy and math curriculum.
- Provides data reporting as needed.
- Works cooperatively with Academic Assistant Teacher, Program Director, other staff, and partners.
- Documents attendance, absenteeism, transitions, minor disciplines, and incidents for each child in the classroom.
- Works with other staff to ensure the daily distribution of meals and snacks to students.
- Is responsible for all aspects of the appearance and management of their classroom/designated program/outside areas. Maintains the quality of supplies, materials, and equipment in the room in a neat and orderly fashion.
- Reports and communicates any broken or unsafe materials and properly disinfects materials and equipment on a regular basis in accordance with the state regulations.
- Conducts the program in accordance with Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) guidelines.
- Attends in-service training events as required by Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) regulations, continued professional development through community involvement, reading and/or further education.
- Remains familiar with National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), or the National After School Association (NAA) accreditation requirements and completes required documentation in accordance with Center requirements.
- Conducts all required screenings and assessments within required time frame.
- Effectively communicates verbal and written reports to the parents, and conducts parent/teacher conferences in accordance with Center guidelines.
- Possesses working knowledge of child abuse and neglect laws and follows proper reporting procedures.
- Handles discipline promptly and in accordance with the stated discipline policy. Documents and reports to the Director or Family Support Specialist any special needs or problems of an individual child, staff, or parent.
- Monitors and assists in maintaining the cleanliness of the program area.
- Maintains appropriate adult/child ratio.
- Completes and maintains appropriate records, including incident reports, administration of medication, health history, etc.
- Protects confidential information regarding program participants, families, and staff members.
- Must be at least 18 years of age and possess high school diploma or GED. Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education from an accredited college or university required.
- Must be a Certified Teacher for the State of Ohio.
- Two years’ experience working in early childhood field strongly preferred.