Head Teacher, Early Learning Center

New York /
SAR Academy – ELC /
Full-Time
/ On-site
SAR Academy, a Modern Orthodox, co-educational day school in Riverdale, NY, is now accepting resumes for Head Teachers for the 2023-2024 school year in the Early Learning Center (Nursery - Kindergarten).

Responsibilities:
-Prepares curriculum, lessons and activities
-Teaches students in a fair, warm, and open-minded environment with differentiated learning
-Manages classroom effectively
-Maintains open communication with students, parents, and administrators about students’ progress
-Works collaboratively with teaching team to plan and facilitate daily activities and special programs 
-Assumes responsibilities outside of the classroom, such as tefillah, lunch duty, arrival/dismissal, outdoor play time, and specialties

Qualifications:
-Exhibits strong ability to build connections with students, to develop an atmosphere of respect and empathy, and to build an inclusive classroom community
-Displays effective problem-solving and collaborative skills along with flexibility and resourcefulness
-Understands principles of social, emotional, and cognitive development
-Demonstrates knowledge of and ability to teach integrated curricula around varied units of study and chagim
-Demonstrates an ability to differentiate expectations among a varied group of students
-Background in current Early Childhood Educational Philosophy
-Uses educational pedagogy and practice to maximize student engagement
-Approaches problem-solving in a positive, creative, and encouraging manner

Salary range: $60,000 - $80,000 commensurate with experience.


About SAR:
SAR Academy is a Modern Orthodox co-educational nursery through grade 8 day school located in Riverdale, NY.  We are dedicated to the belief that every child possesses a divine spark, has unique worth as an individual and should be encouraged to achieve according to his or her ability. Our warm environment promotes confidence, creativity and enthusiasm for learning. In our approach to academics, we nurture students to develop intellectual curiosity, critical thinking skills and a lifelong love of both Torah and Secular studies.