Lead Teacher: 4-5 year-old Class

Job Summary

Oyana School is a bilingual, age-integrated, accessible, holistic, individualized education for young learners. We currently serve children ages 4-8 but plan to grow into a full primary school. We strive to equip children with the skills to make a positive impact on their communities.

  • Minimum Qualification: Bachelor
  • Experience Level: Mid level
  • Experience Length: 4 years

Job Description/Requirements

Specific  Duties:

  • -Assumes responsibility  for  operation  of  the School  in  the  absence  of  the  Director,  as  appointed.  -Assists  in  planning  and  attending  special  programs  and  activities  related  to  the  school.  -Attends and engages  in staff  and  parent  meetings,  including  Parent/Teacher conferences.  -Attends and engages in ongoing  professional  development  to  improve  personal  and  professional skills. 

    -Keeps current with all  credentials  and  degrees  in  accordance  with  all  accrediting  and  regulatory bodies.  -Conducts regular  team briefs  with staff in supporting roles

Staff  Supervision: 

  • -Monitors and supervises  daily  activities  of  assigned  support  staff. -Supervises  and  assists  assigned  support  staff  with  special  problems  or  situations involving  staff,  families,  or  children. -Supports the  professional  growth  of  colleagues  by  sharing  materials  and  information  and providing  helpful  feedback  and  encouragement.  -Responsible  for  annual  performance  evaluation  of  assigned  support  staff. -Supervises  and  guides  student  interns  and  work  study  students in the classroom,  including  required evaluations.  -Maintains  child‐staff  and  group  size  ratios  at  all  times. 

Learning Areas:

  • Uses and promotes positive  guidance  techniques.  Communicates with  children  on  their  developmental  level. Establishes  routines  with  smooth  transition  periods. 

    Encourages children  to  be  independent.  Designs appropriate  room  arrangement  to  support  goals  of  the  program.  Maintains  a safe & healthy  environment  and  notifies  the  administration  of  maintenance  issues.  Maintains  classroom  inventory  and  assists  in  the  purchase  of  equipment  and  supplies  in accordance  with  classroom  budget. Providing consistent rewards/consequences for student behavior.   Ensures student work is neatly organized and displayed in a respectful way in the classroom. 


  • -Provides a balance  between  child‐initiated  and  teacher‐initiated  activities. -Implementing curricula and activities to meet academic standards and individual learning goals of students.  -Provides a developmentally  appropriate  and  integrated  curriculum  that  meets  the  needs  of individual  children.  -Plans and implements  culturally  diverse  experiences  that  support  families.  -Maintains  and turns in  written  curriculum  plans to Director’s.  -Eats all  meals  with  children  and  assists  in  development  of  good  nutrition  habits  and  socialization  skills.  -Participating in collaborative curriculum development, school-wide functions, events, and trips. -Being accountable for students’ mastery of academic concepts/skills. -Assists  children  in  establishing  good  habits  of  toileting  and  personal  hygiene. 


  • -Assesses children’s  needs  and  developmental  progress  on  an  on‐going  basis. -Involves  classroom  team  in  formal  observations  and  assessments. -Using assessment data to inform instructional practices and plan curricula -Meets with individual  parents  as  required  on  matters  involving  child  or  School  policies.  -Designing and implementing assessments that measure progress towards academic learning goals 

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