Pre-K Teacher (3/4 year-old Program)

Ft Leavenworth USD 207   Fort Leavenworth, KS   Full-time     Education
Posted on January 27, 2023
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Pre-K Teacher (3/4 year-old Program) for the 2023/24 School Year

Pre-K Teacher - 3 or 4 year-old program (2023/24 School Year)

Job Description

Purpose: The Pre-K Teacher creates a positive learning environment to facilitate the personal, social-emotional, and intellectual development and growth of students. In order to respond to the individual needs and abilities of students, the Pre-K Teacher will work closely with building administration and support staff.                              

Reports To:    Building Principal

FLSA Status:   Exempt

Required Qualifications:     

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Valid Kansas Teaching Certificate with Early Childhood endorsements
  • Health and Inoculation Certificate on file in the District Office (after an employment offer is made)

Preferred Qualifications:     

  • Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Three plus years of certified teaching experience

Essential Functions:  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily.

  • Ability to facilitate the personal, social-emotional, and intellectual development of students
  • Creates and maintains a positive learning environment for all students
  • Teaches with an understanding and respect for the individuality of each student
  • Teaches with scrupulous regard for honesty and accuracy without distortion or falsification
  • Conducts instructional programs in a manner consistent with the curricular objectives of the course
  • Adheres strictly to professional ethics
  • Prepares completely and adequately to carry out their responsibilities for all students within their classroom
  • Performs the necessary administrative work related to the assignment, including but not limited to completion of all reports required by the District
  • Attends all staff conferences, individual conferences between teacher and administrator, and is available for pupil and parent conferences, including conferences for writing IEP's and staffing for special education
  • Supervises students in and around the school building, to include before and after the school day as assigned by the building principal
  • Ability to react positively to change and frequent interruptions in an educational environment
  • Ability to assist in the early recognition and prevention of education problems.
  • Ability to monitor student progress and make informed and timely educational decisions for student success
  • Makes provisions to assure that substitute teacher will have adequate direction and lesson plans
  • Fully performs supplemental assignments, if any, in a professional manner
  • Conducts tasks such as planning, grading, and parent communications
  • Undertakes efforts, which promote professional growth in alignment with the Districts vision, mission, and goals
  • Reports all cases of suspected child abuse or neglect
  • Observes, enforces, and is directed by the policies, rules, and regulations adopted by the school district
  • Attends programs designed for the involvement of parents, students, and community patrons when school is not in session as determined by the school building administration
  • Assumes responsibility for keeping parents informed between grading periods when pupil performance is less than satisfactory or when performance deviates from reasonable expectation for an individual pupil
  • May be required to perform diapering for students or assist with toileting for students who may not be potty trained
  • Must keep student information and records confidential.
  • Regular routine attendance at work
  • Carries out the duties and responsibilities, as assigned by administration

Physical Demands:  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to perform the essential functions of this job successfully.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Ability to sit and stand for extended periods
  • Ability to enter data into a computer, to see and read a computer screen and printed material with or without vision aids
  • Ability to hear and understand speech at normal classroom levels, outdoors, and on the telephone
  • Ability to speak in audible tones so that others may understand clearly in normal classrooms, outdoors, and on the telephone
  • Physical ability to lift up to 25 pounds to shoulder height and 50 pounds to waist height
  • Ability to bend, stoop, and sit on the floor for prolonged periods of time.
  • Ability to climb stairs, walk and reach overhead

Terms of Employment: At-will employment. A 187-day contract under the Negotiated Agreement  

Evaluation:   Performance evaluations in accordance with the Negotiated Agreement  

Fort Leavenworth USD 207 is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and does not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training or promoting on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, age, disability, veteran's status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other legally protected status under local, state or federal law.

Salary Range: $47,000.00 - $85,000.00 / Per Year