The Gordon School, East Providence, RI
Accredited by AISNE
The Gordon School is a racially diverse nursery through eighth grade coeducational independent school in East Providence, RI. The curriculum is rooted in multicultural practice and social justice, with an emphasis on developing intellectual leadership, active imagination, and a child’s natural inquisitive nature. Students are challenged and inspired to be active workers toward their own education and teachers strive to develop meaningful relationships with each child and family. Each member of Gordon’s Early Childhood faculty is an expert on child development and a skilled facilitator of learning. With an average of 25 years of experience working in our Early Childhood program, the faculty masterfully ensures that our youngest Gordon students are provided with a foundation of joyful curiosity, a love of learning, and an emerging sense of the impact of their choices on each other and the world beyond Gordon.
The Gordon School Early Childhood Teaching Resident position is a full-time, two-year teaching position in our nursery/preschool classrooms. Working side-by-side with the Lead Teacher, the Resident will co-teach a class of approximately 20 children and be immersed in an educational setting with a focus on child development, multicultural practice, and anti-bias education.
The Residency provides a unique opportunity for an early childhood educator to deepen their practice and to continue to perfect their skills in teaching and leading in the classroom. The Teaching Resident will add much to the classroom experience, as another set of eyes and ears focused on the social, emotional, and academic growth of the students. A successful Resident will have experience working with young children and have a desire to build upon their knowledge of child development and early childhood best practices.
Upon the completion of the two-year residency, Residents have a more solid foundation as early childhood multicultural educators, extensive experience with the co-teaching model, a deepening understanding of their own teacher identities, as well as a growing knowledge of the social-emotional landscape of early childhood.
- Bachelor's degree required, preferably in early childhood education or child development
- Interest in / experience with early childhood pedagogy
- Love and respect for three- and four-year olds
- Strong commitment to Gordon School’s mission and values
- Drive to improve the minds and lives of students in and out of the classroom
- Evidence of self-motivation, willingness to be a team player, and a strong sense of personal responsibility
- Hard-working, energetic, patient, empathetic, calm, flexible with a sense of humor
- Reflective with a desire to learn and improve
- Strong time management skills; ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously and meet tight deadlines
- Possesses strong organizational skills and ability to communicate effectively with children and adults
Duties and Expectations
- Be a full-time teacher who is responsible for the supervision and differentiated teaching of all students in his/her classroom
- Create and implement an age-appropriate multicultural curriculum that integrates all subject areas including Mathematics, Language Arts, Science and Social Studies
- Promote student involvement and participation in all aspects of the program
- Set and monitor the tone of the classroom to ensure an environment which is well-ordered and exhibits respect for classmates, teachers, and the school as a whole
- Be actively involved in the formulation and implementation of a regular, formal evaluation process and participate in this process
- Engage in ongoing professional development especially related to growth as a multicultural practitioner
- Attend and participate in team, divisional, and all-school meetings
- Take daily attendance, oversee dismissal and engage in various student supervision duties, as defined by the Division Director
- Write progress reports and hold conferences with parents at regularly scheduled times, and at other times as deemed appropriate
- Create and maintain a class webpage
- Communicate three times weekly with class parents via the web page
This is a salaried position with full time benefits. Affordable on campus housing is available. Gordon will provide opportunities for professional development as well as support with job placement at the completion of the residency.
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