Lead Teacher

The Goddard School of Georgetown
June 15, 2020
Georgetown, Texas
Job Type


Job Description:
Teaching opportunities available now! Apply today!
We need the best and brightest teachers to educate our students, helping them become school-ready, career-ready, and life-ready. We are hiring for Lead Teachers.
We recognize talent and hard work and offer professional growth opportunities from within.
Benefits Include:
  • Paid Holidays.
  • Employee Referral Bonus.
  • Student Referral Bonus.
  • Training Programs.
  • Childcare Discount.
  • Medical Insurance.
General Qualifications
A lead teacher must meet the Texas State qualifications in addition to the following:
  • the ability to understand and support the education program using “learning through play” philosophy.
  • the ability to interact closely with children at their level.
  • the ability to keep children within sight and sound supervision at all times.
  • the ability to change children’s diapers and/or assist in toileting (where necessary).
  • the ability to understand and comply with the franchisee’s employment policies.
  • the ability to communicate effectively and professionally with school personnel, children, and parents.
  • the ability to handle crisis situations, including assisting in evacuating the building during emergencies; and
  • the ability to comply in all respects with all applicable laws and regulations relating to childcare.
An offer of employment may be made contingent on the following:
  • A current physical examination by a physician.
  • An approved criminal record check as required by state regulations.
Educational Qualifications
All candidates who wish to be considered for the position of lead teacher must meet one or more of the following criteria, in addition to any/all requirements that may be mandated by their state and/or local licensing authorities:
  • High School diploma.
  • Previous experience working in a childcare setting.
  • A degree in Early Childhood Education or a related field (Preferred).
  • Work towards a degree or certificate in Early Childhood Education or related field will also be considered.
A lead teacher’s responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Establish and maintain a safe, healthy, and nurturing learning environment.
  • Design an appropriate room arrangement to support the goals and developmental level of the children in the classroom.
  • Develop an appropriate classroom management system to support the goals and developmental level of the children in the classroom.
  • Ensure that classroom equipment is in good repair.
  • Understand and implement The Goddard School® emergency procedure(s).
  • Promote healthy eating practices at lunch and snack times.
  • Ensure that children are always within state ratio requirements.
  • Perform minor cleaning responsibilities (e.g., spills) immediately.
  • Post a classroom schedule that meets the needs of the children and includes routine and learning opportunities.
  • Post and adhere to all GSI Health and Safety policies and procedures.
  • Advance children’s physical and intellectual competence.
  • Adapt the program to meet the individual needs of each child.
  • Create a multi-cultural learning environment.
  • Provide a variety of developmentally appropriate activities to engage children in learning.
  • Interact with the children to support play, exploration, and learning.
  • Encourage children to talk with each other and with the faculty.
  • Present age and developmentally appropriate expectations for all children.
  • Create a print-rich environment in order for children to learn about books, literature, and writing.
  • Encourage creativity through art, music, dramatic play, and blocks.
  • Provide a reasonable balance between teacher-directed and child-directed activities.
  • Provide opportunities for both active and quiet play.
  • Integrate GSI-approved resources (including Enrichment Programs) into lesson plans.
  • Support each child’s social and emotional development and provide positive guidance.
  • Understand and adhere to the GSI Behavior Policy.
  • Plan and implement activities to develop children’s self-esteem and social skills.
  • Plan and implement activities to enable children’s feeling of security.
  • Encourage empathetic and respectful feelings for others, as well as the environment, through positive modeling.
  • Respect cultural and ethnic diversity.
  • Establish positive and effective family relations.
  • Communicate, in a professional manner, with families and faculty.
  • Encourage families to become an integral part of their children’s learning experiences.
  • Provide opportunities (e.g., conferences) in which families are made to feel a part of their children’s learning experiences.
  • Prepare a Daily Activity Report for each child.
  • Maintain a portfolio for each child.
  • Maintain the classroom Parent Board.
  • Ensure an effective program, responsive to children’s needs.
  • Assess the supplies and materials needed to implement activities.
  • Build teamwork.
  • Develop lesson plans.
  • Manage classrooms according to GSI QA Standards.
  • Perform child observations and documents in their portfolios.
  • Use assessment tools (e.g., Progress Reports, Children’s Progress).
  • Maintain a professional commitment.
  • Promote “learning through play” philosophy and educational objectives.
  • Support a code of ethical conduct.
  • Pursue professional development/continuing education.
  • Attend faculty meetings, in-service days, conferences, and professional growth opportunities.

About The Goddard School of Georgetown:

Welcome to The Goddard School of Georgetown located on Williams Drive. We are grateful to be part of this wonderful community and look forward to serving Georgetown and its surrounding neighborhood. As parents, we have always believed that a strong foundation in early childhood education is the key for children to develop socially, emotionally and academically. We are more than a typical daycare; we are committed to providing the highest quality preschool experience for the children in our community.

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