Co-Lead Teacher

Position Summary:

The Ralph Waldo Emerson School for Preschoolers is seeking a passionate and creative thinker to join our team of extraordinary educators for the 2019-2020 school year.

Ralph Waldo Emerson School for Preschoolers is a Reggio-inspired, nature based, non-profit school in Concord, NH. The right candidate will be an individual with a deep respect for the competence of young children and who views the relationship with the child and family as central to the construction of learning. A sense of wonder, an open mind and a desire to collaborate are important qualities for this position.

This is a part time position, three full days and one half day/wk co-teaching two classes of 4-5-year-old children. We anticipate the position growing to full time with-in a year or two. Our program runs September – May. We offer a competitive salary and limited benefits.

Our organization's functioning is comparable to the artistic process which is defined by Arts Action Research as, “...a unique combination of vision, creativity, intuition, and collaboration balanced with craft, technique, accountability, discipline, and use of time and resources.” This approach is appealing to those who appreciate a creative and dynamic organization. The ways in which children are fostered at Emerson, so too are the adults working to sustain this model. This allows Emerson to be the magical place it is.

To apply please send a letter of intent, resume, credentials, transcripts and two letters of reference to:

Deadline: April 11, 2019. No phone inquiries, please.

You can learn more about our program by visiting our website:

Position Qualifications & Requirements:

An associate’s degree in Early Childhood Education is required. A Bachelor’s Degree in ECE or a related field with 30 college credits in early childhood education, child development, elementary education, and/ or early childhood special education is preferred. Experience working with preschool aged children in a group setting is required. Knowledge of NAEYC's developmentally appropriate practice and emergent curriculum, such as in Reggio Emilia inspired classrooms, is desired.

Position Responsibilities:

This is a three and a half day/wk salaried position, September – May, co-teaching two classes of 4-5-year- old children. Responsibilities include co-constructing curriculum based on children’s interests, questions and development.  Documenting, reflecting and planning from observations.  Participating in weekly planning meetings with teaching team.  Document children’s learning, development and progress.  Meeting the needs of all children.  Conduct home visits in mid to late August.  Communicate with families through face to face conversations, telephone calls, notes, parent- teacher conferences, and other means as necessary.  Maintain collaborative and professional relationships with colleagues.  Show professionalism including integrity, ethical conduct and decision making.  The candidate will be reflective, ask questions, be willing to take risks and make mistakes.  Classroom teaching would take place on MWF 8:30-11:30 and 12:30-3:30PM (with a half hr on either end for set up and clean up and lunch in between). Weekly team planning meetings occur on Tuesdays from 12:00-2:30PM.  Professional Development is offered the first Thursday of each month.

Full or Part Time:
Hours Per Week:
Between 28 and 30 hrs/wk
Contact Name:
Emerson Search Committee
Contact's Position:
Members of the Emerson Board of Directors, teachers, director

Website Ralph Waldo Emerson School for Preschoolers

Reggio Inspired,Nature Based, Empowering thru Relationships&Play

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