How to Hire a Lead Teacher

Does your growing business need a Lead Teacher? A Lead Teacher work collectively with parents, school administrators and other teachers to ensure that the school continues to give excellent learning experience to all the students.

Here are some tips to help you find great Lead Teacher candidates and make the right hire for your business.

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Salary Information

  • Common wage in US: $12.30 hourly
  • Typical wages range from $7.25$25.75 hourly
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*Indeed data (US) – Jan 2019

Why hire a Lead Teacher?

Hiring a great Lead Teacher ensures that the modern teaching methodologies are followed in the class, and students are equipped with ample study resources which will help them to learn well.

• The Lead Teachers are expected to coach and mentor the new and inexperienced teachers and make them seamlessly adjust to the new teaching environment
• Continuous classroom monitoring is a part of the routine activities of Lead Teacher, by which he can track progress and provide feedback for the betterment
• Lead Teachers are the flag bearers of the school’s value system, and they ensure that any important development or changes get communicated timely to the parents and the students by liaising with the school administration.

Skills to look for in a great Lead Teacher

Lead Teachers should possess strong mentoring, coaching and leadership skills. Their fundamental responsibility is focused on making school a better place for the educational journey by offering integrated learning.

• Bachelor’s Degree in Child Development, Early Childhood Education or related Educational Stream
• Professional certification in Early Education and Care
• Minimum 2-3 years of experience in teaching and curriculum planning
• Exceptional mentoring, coaching and leadership skills
• Passionate and has a keen interest in the career development of children
• Effective written and verbal communication skills

Writing a Lead Teacher job description

A thoughtful description can help find qualified Lead Teacher candidates. A Lead Teacher job description includes a compelling summary of the role, detailed list of duties and responsibilities, and the required and preferred skills for the position.

Consider including keywords that job seekers are using to search for Lead Teacher jobs, such as:

• Lead Teacher
• Head Teacher
• Part-Time Lead Teacher

Interviewing Lead Teacher candidates

Hiring the right person as Lead Teacher helps to maintain a positive educational environment for all children of the educational institution. They strive to develop and deliver educational programs which support in meeting the emotional and intellectual needs of the enrolled children.

• Experience with formulating and delivering educational programs for children
• Expertise in following child care regulations while offering educational programs
• How they have managed to enhance the educational environment of the institution with their emphasis on developing and imparting a caring and passionate approach to learning and development of the students

See our list of interview questions for more examples.

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