A Lead Teacher at The Goddard School located in Macedonia is responsible for establishing and maintaining a safe, healthy and nurturing learning environment. Additionally a Lead Teacher is responsible to work together with an Assistant Teacher and in conjunction with the entire faculty.
A Lead Teacher must meet the qualifications of his/her state and those set forth in the National Standards for hiring (see www.bls.gov), including the following:
Ability to hear the conversational voice, with or without a hearing aid
Ability to see and read newsprint, with or without corrective lenses
Ability to speak and be understood under normal circumstances
Ability to lift and carry children and other items weighing up to 50 pounds
Ability to use arms, hands, legs, and feet, with or without corrective devices; this includes the ability to evacuate the building during emergencies
Ability to handle crisis situations, especially where children are involved
Ability to respond immediately to emergency situations
Lead Teacher educational requirements are the same as Director educational requirements (see Director educational requirements or one of several other criteria listed below)
All candidates, who wish to be considered for the position of Lead Teacher must meet one or more of the following criteria, in addition to any/all requirements that may be mandated by their state and/or local licensing authorities:
A Bachelor’s degree or higher in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Child Development.
A Bachelor’s degree or higher in a related field1, including 18 semester hours of completed coursework related to young children birth to age 8.
An Associate’s degree or higher in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Child Development or a related field1.
An Associate’s degree or higher in a related field1, including 18 semester hours of completed coursework related to young children birth to age 8.
A current CDA or Early Childhood Teaching Credential.
Proof of current and active enrollment in a CDA Credentialing Program.
Proof of current and active enrollment in an accredited Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree program in Early Childhood Education or a related field.
5-Star Ohio “Step Up To Quality” School
Above industry-average pay
Potential for multiple pay raises in first year of employment
Health, dental and disability insurance
Reduced child-care expenses
Paid time off – sick and vacation
Employee referral bonuses
College tuition reimbursement
401k retirement plan with company matching
Establish and maintain a safe, healthy and nurturing learning environment
Advance children’s physical and intellectual competence
Support each child’s social and emotional development and provide positive guidance
Establish positive and effective family relations
Ensure an effective program, responsive to children’s needs
Maintain professional commitment