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Movement and Gym Teacher: NURSERY-2nd GRADE (Leave Replacement)

Children’s Programs - School for Children

Start Date: Jan 08, 2018
Salary: Commensurate with experience

Position Vacancy - Movement and Gym Teacher: NURSERY-2nd GRADE

Leave Replacement Jan. 8-June 22, 2018


1. Bachelor's degree
2. Master's degree desirable
3. Three years teaching experience
4. Applicant should be sympathetic to the goals and philosophy of progressive education
5. Applicant should have well developed writing and communication skills


Bank Street School for Children is looking for a dynamic, collaborative teacher to support the current Movement & Gym Teacher (nursery-2nd grade) from January until her leave begins at the end of February. During that time, the leave replacement teacher will be learning the routines and curriculum of each age group of both movement and gym, as well as getting to know the children and to become known by the children. Once the current teacher’s leave begins, the leave replacement teacher will lead the children’s movement and gym classes until the end of the school year.

Work with Children: Teach creative movement classes to children 3 to 8 years old and gym classes to children 5 to 7 years old. Classes are held weekly in half and full groups (depending on the age group.)

Curriculum Development: Creative Movement starts with the premise that moving in space is expressive, creative, and can be explored by anyone at anytime. This class affirms how children like to move, but also challenges them to find new and creative ways of dancing and problem solving. This curriculum includes facilitating the children’s participation in dances for Lower School Field Day in May. Gym focuses on pre-sport skills such as dodging and darting in tag games, catching and throwing, striking with a racquet, and kicking. It also challenges children physically to take risks and build strength, stamina, and beginning ideas about strategies and games. The applicant will be expected to build and implement these separate curriculums that foster both creative expression and physical development.

Report Writing: Responsible for written assessment reports on each child, at the end of the year.

Supervision and Professional Development: An interest in professional growth is expected. Meets regularly with Division Coordinators and participates in weekly (Wednesday) staff development meetings, collaborative age group meetings, and subject area meetings.

Parents: Teachers are required to meet with parents and/or teachers when needed.

Bank Street College of Education is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, national origin, ethnic origin, citizenship status, disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law in its employment policies and other college administered programs.  In addition, Bank Street College of Education will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.

Bank Street has been recognized as a leader in education, and strives to have its faculty and student body reflect the diversity of the society in which they exist. Candidates from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

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