We seek individuals who are looking to join a community-minded, parent-led cooperative environment. Our teachers are committed to excellence in teaching, parent education and dialogue, self-development, and collegial cooperation. Creating a community of parents, teachers and children within our school is a critically important element to our success as a cooperative preschool. Although OCP is overseen by a board of parent volunteers, our staff creates that special “nido” environment for our children to learn, play and grow together. Candidates must demonstrate enthusiastic and caring personalities.
A Bachelors degree in Early Childhood Education or related area of study preferred. Both leads and assistants MUST have prior classroom experience teaching young children (ages 3-4). Additionally, Waldorf, Reggio, and Creative Curriculum teacher training and classroom experience are preferred. Teachers enjoy a competitive salary, mentoring, and support for professional development.
Lead Teachers are responsible for the emotional, intellectual and social growth of their students by developing and executing lesson plans using developmentally appropriate practice and program philosophy. They are also responsible for documentation, bi-annual student assessments and parent-teacher conferences, ongoing parent communication, mentoring of assistant teachers, and overall classroom management. Assistant Teachers are responsible for assisting lead teacher with classroom responsibilities, parent communication and assisting the director as needed.
School hours are 8:30am-1:30pm, Monday-Friday. Teachers are also expected to attend all teacher planning and orientation days, staff meetings, teacher work days, open houses and other community events as assigned by the OCP Director.
Current Job Openings:
Five-day Lead Teacher for Twos
Oakhurst Cooperative Preschool (OCP) is seeking a lead teacher for the two-year-old class, beginning with the 2016-17 school year.
Lead teachers support their students’ emotional, intellectual, and social growth by preparing and executing lesson plans using developmentally appropriate practice and program philosophy. Candidates should have enthusiastic and caring personalities, commitment to teaching excellence, and the ability to communicate effectively with colleagues and parents, as the existence of a community of parents, teachers, and children is key to our success as a cooperative preschool.
Candidates must have prior classroom teaching experience with young children. A bachelor’s degree in early childhood education or a related area is preferred. Additionally, Waldorf, Reggio, and Creative Curriculum teacher training is desirable. Current CPR and First Aid certification are required.
Teachers enjoy a competitive salary and mentoring and support for professional development. Work hours are 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.,Monday–Friday.
To apply, please send a letter of interest, résumé, completed application (available at http://oakhurstcoop.com/