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Early Childhood Lead Teacher

companyThe Stanley School
locationChattanooga, TN, USA
PublishedPublished: 6/14/2022
Full Time

Job Description

Job Title: Lead Teacher

The Stanley School, Chattanooga, TN

About Us:

The Stanley School is an educational institution committed to providing a nurturing learning environment for children in Chattanooga, TN. We offer a comprehensive curriculum designed to promote academic excellence, social-emotional development, and creativity in our students. With a dedicated team of educators and staff, we strive to empower every child to reach their full potential and become lifelong learners.

Job Description:

We are seeking an enthusiastic and experienced educator to join our team as a Lead Teacher at The Stanley School. In this role, you will have the opportunity to lead a classroom of young children, fostering their growth and development through engaging and enriching educational experiences. As a Lead Teacher, you will play a pivotal role in creating a supportive and stimulating learning environment where children can thrive academically, socially, and emotionally.


  1. Curriculum Development: Design and implement developmentally appropriate curriculum and lesson plans that align with the school's educational philosophy and standards.
  2. Classroom Management: Create a safe, supportive, and engaging classroom environment conducive to learning and exploration.
  3. Instructional Delivery: Facilitate learning activities and experiences that promote cognitive, physical, social, and emotional development in young children.
  4. Assessment and Progress Monitoring: Conduct ongoing assessments of students' progress and development, maintaining accurate records and using data to inform instructional practices and individualized support.
  5. Parent Communication: Establish and maintain positive relationships with parents/guardians through regular communication, updates, and conferences to share information about student progress, achievements, and areas for growth.
  6. Professional Development: Stay updated on best practices in early childhood education through ongoing training, professional development opportunities, and collaboration with colleagues.
  7. Team Collaboration: Work collaboratively with assistant teachers, administrators, and support staff to ensure a cohesive and supportive learning environment for students.


  1. Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education or related field required; master's degree preferred.
  2. State-issued teaching certification or licensure required.
  3. Minimum of 2-3 years of experience working as a lead teacher in a preschool or early childhood education setting.
  4. Strong understanding of child development principles and best practices in early childhood education.
  5. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively with colleagues and engage with parents/guardians.
  6. Patience, empathy, and a genuine passion for working with young children.


  • Competitive salary
  • Health insurance
  • Retirement savings plan
  • Paid time off
  • Professional development opportunities

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