School Director/LeadTeacher
Kids Preparatory Academy, Inc. - Los Angeles, CA

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Job Summary: The School Director manages staff and oversees daily operations. The Director is the Lead Teacher of the school and handles all problems with staff and students. Director is responsible for the development of curriculum and ensures the school meets any standards set by law.

School Director Functions:

-School Director will follow and implement all directives, policies, and procedures issued by Upper Management while maintaining a high level of professionalism at all times

-Relate all new or revised policies, procedures and /or processes to team members to ensure they have the most up‐to‐date and current information

-Director will facilitate team operations by discussions through the sharing of information and knowledge, identification of team issues, development of problem‐solving recommendations, and recommendations of standardizing team operations

-Director will ensure appropriate coverage of work activities and that team members have time for breaks, lunches, etc.

-Coordinate individual team member's work schedules and leave requests to ensure proper coverage within a team in accordance with Upper Management. The Director will coordinate staff schedules. The Director is responsible for approving requests.

-Serve as a resource and expert to staff members; providing them with guidance and being available to answer questions to clarify the work activities.

- Create opportunities for team members to provide input on procedures/processes and share their expertise with other team members. Ensure that each team member feels that their work is valued, appreciated, and meaningful to the success of Kids Preparatory Academy Inc.

-Conducts routine preliminary research including contacting and follow up with parents and all outside parties. Experience with parent interaction and conflict resolution.

-Be the primary point of contact for program logistics pertaining to the school site and act as a liaison for parents, teachers, administration, students and staff

-Manages the recruitment efforts of students and new employees; prepares reports by collecting and organizing data and determining appropriate formats for displaying results

-Comfortable with facilitating 3rd party funding. Handles special projects as requested.

-Monitors deadlines and initiates follow-up

Classroom Teaching Responsibilities:

As a member of a Classroom Teaching Team, the Lead Teacher is responsible for:

1. Overseeing the planning and implementation of an educational program which meets the developmental needs of the whole child (i.e., physical, intellectual, social and emotional)

2. Ability to teach 2 levels above specified grade level

3. Maintaining a safe and healthy classroom environment (for children, their families, and staff)

4. Ensuring that all children, their family members and staff are treated with dignity and respect

5. Knowing the developmental level of each child within your group as well as being aware of their family history and family style

6. Developing a comfortable, trusting relationship with each family

7. Promptly responding to parent questions/concerns regarding classroom curriculum, appropriate child development practices, etc.

8. Monitoring staff to make sure Daily or Weekly Reports (depending on age group) are prepared on time for each child and that the information reported in them is accurate

9. When the need arises, stepping in and assisting primary care givers and families as they address concerns and issues

10. Overseeing staff preparation of Evaluation Form information to ensure that the information being presented to parents on each child's Evaluation Form is well thought out and accurate

11. Monitoring staff to ensure that write-ups of Parent-Teacher Conferences are completed in a timely fashion

12. Overseeing the planning and presentation of Quarterly Classroom Parent Meetings

13. Evaluating the job performance of the staff members on a yearly basis

14. Assisting staff in conflict resolution (between teacher and parent or between various staff)

Leadership Functions:

To provide leadership for the school's shared vision and values

To take accountability for overall staff performance

To provide leadership for enrollment, development, and outreach to support the school's financial health

To guide and assist resolution of professional development issues from a whole-school perspective

To motivate and inspire teachers by identifying strengths and opportunities amongst all staff members

To act as the school's spokesperson with internal and external communities

To serve as the clear parent contact for school-wide matters or concerns

To manage resolution of conflicts with a parent component and support organizational learning to prevent similar conflicts in the future

To provide timely reporting to the Upper Management on school issues

To generally support the institutional processes, systems, growth and learning essential to a healthy, thriving organization

Position Qualification Options:

1. High school graduate or GED; completion, with passing grades, of 15 semester or equivalent quarter units at an accredited or approved college university, and at least 4 years of teaching experience in a licensed child care center or comparable group child care program.

(A) 3 of the 15 units shall be in administration or staff relations

(B) 12 of the 15 uniits shall include courses that cover the general areas of child growth and development, or human growth and development; child, family and community, or child and family, program/curriculum.

2. Associates of Arts degree from an accredited or approved college or university with a major or emphasis in early childhood education or child development and at least 1 year of teaching experience in a licensed child care center or comparable group child care program.
(A) 3 semester or equivalent quarter units shall be in administration or staff relations.

3. A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited or approved college or university with a major or emphasis in early childhood education or child development and at least 1 year of teaching experience in a licensed child care center or comparable group child care program.
(A) 3 semester or equivalent quarter units shall be in administration or staff relations.

4. A Child Development Site Supervisor Permit or Child Development Program Director Permit issued by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.

  • Must pass criminal background check
  • Must be Live Scanned
  • Must have updated required shot records

Pay: Based on experience

If you meet the qualifications above, please send cover letter, resume, salary requirements, and three references.

Kids Preparatory Academy
2727 S. La Brea Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90016
323-932-0181

www.kidsprepacademy.com


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