School Director/Lead Teacher
Kids Preparatory Academy - Los Angeles, CA

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School Director
The Director is the Lead Teacher of the school and handles 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.

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.

Maintains a high level of professionalism at all times and has experience with parent interaction and conflict resolution.

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 schedule. The Director is responsible for approving requests before distributed to Upper Management

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

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

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.

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 your teaching team 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 members).
Basic Qualifications

  • Minimum Two years' experience working in a mixed age preschool setting

Preferred Qualifications

  • Prefer Three -- five years' experience working in a mixed age preschool setting

Preferred Education

  • Prefer MA Degree in Child Development, Early Childhood Education or a related field

o Six semester units in "Administration of Early Childhood Programs", and 2 additional semester units in "Adult Supervision"

Required Education

  • Minimum BA Degree* in Child Development, Early Childhood Education or a related field

o Six semester units in "Administration of Early Childhood Programs", and 2 additional semester units in "Adult Supervision"

  • Meets qualifications for a "Master Teacher" Children's Center Instructional Permit

*BA Degree Options:
1. A BA degree in Child Development, Early Childhood Education or a related field
a. Completion of four core child development classes required by the California Dept. of Social Services including:

  • Child Growth and Development or Human Growth and Development
  • Child, Family and Community or Child and Family
  • Program/Curriculum Development
  • One additional ECE class

2. A BA degree in a field other than Child Development, Early Childhood Education or a related field
a. Completion of four core child development classes required by the California Dept. of Social Services including:

  • Child Growth and Development or Human Growth and Development
  • Child, Family and Community or Child and Family
  • Program/Curriculum Development
  • One additional ECE class

b. Minimum of 36 semester units in Early Childhood Education

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Compensation: $15hr


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Established in 2001, Kids Preparatory Academy, Inc. is the singular existing private career-based Preschool program in Los Angeles and...