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Teaching Leads

Waddler & Toddler (Children Ages 1-2.5) Classroom Lead Teacher

                 Preschool (Children Ages 3-5)                   Classroom Lead Teacher

Exempt Salaried Position: $58,000/yr

Position to Commence Fall (Anticipated Mid-September, 2023)

Cedar School of Seattle is offering a unique and dynamic opportunity to work for an organization led by experienced educators who are invested in each team member's success.

The right candidate will maintain a genuine and consistently positive attitude and demeanor, underscored by proactive, respectful, and open communication with children, family members, and colleagues. A commitment to superior client service is required.

Further, the candidate will possess superior levels of autonomy, reliability, dependability, adaptability, and loyalty while demonstrating strong self-discipline and the ability to hold oneself and other staff members accountable to expectations, policies, and procedures.

Lead Teachers are responsible for planning and providing daily classroom instruction, will promote all aspects of early childhood development (e.g., cognitive, social-emotional, and physical realms), and will incorporate developmentally appropriate daily classroom activities.

Cedar School implements the  Experience Curriculum, which is aligned with early learning and developmental guidelines.  Lead Teachers will regularly evaluate and document student progress through portfolios and assessments.

Lead Teachers manage and collaborate with teaching assistants to maintain a physical environment that is clean, safe, orderly, and conducive to the optimal growth and development of children.

Lead Teachers are expected to attend trainings, staff meetings, and family events as required.

Other duties as assigned by the Administration.

The Lead Teacher will promote our culture rooted in collaboration and cohesion.

Cedar School is committed to an inclusive, anti-gossip, and anti-toxic work environment.

We Offer:

School holidays and breaks paid (a combined total of approximately 4 weeks per year), plus up to an additional 48 hours of personal paid time off annually ( 1 hour PTO accrued for every 40 hours worked)

Additional 8 hours of pay on your birthday 

Medical, dental, vision, 401K

Higher Education Scholarships (through Early Achievers)

Paid continuing education

Annual Conference/Retreat

$60/mo transportation benefit 

4% annual salary increases

Low student-to-teacher ratios

A beautiful environment, convenient location, and working with a dedicated, vibrant, and supportive team

Basic Requirements:

Lead teachers are required to work a minimum shift of Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 5:30 pm.

Washington State DCYF requirements for ECE Lead Teacher

AA or BA in ECE or related field plus two years performing in the role of ECE Lead Teacher preferred

A minimum of 20 college-level ECE credits preferred

You must have completed STARS Basic 30, BBP, CPR, and First Aid, and have a Food Handler's Card prior to hire

Successfully complete or have completed a Background Check

Cedar School is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic factors, military/veteran status, or any other characteristics protected by law.

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