Garrison Forest School is seeking two professionals in child development and early learning for the position of part-time Preschool Associate Teacher to begin August 2023. The ideal candidates will work to support academic programs and prepare the students in and out of the classroom to thrive in a complex, changing world. These part-time positions are in our three-year-old and pre-k classrooms and the hours are Monday – Friday:
Position 1: 11:30 am to 3:30 pm
Position 2: 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
These positions report to the Head of Early Childhood Education.
Duties and responsibilities include:
Assist the lead teacher with planning and implementing curriculum
Create and maintain a positive atmosphere that teaches and models respect, kindness, and honesty with students, parents, and colleagues
Keep appropriate records of each child’s progress and notable behaviors and use those records to assess academic, emotional, physical, and social needs and strengths
Maintain a safe, healthy, and orderly learning environment, keeping equipment and materials in good condition, arranging the classroom attractively, and keeping storage areas clean and organized
Create an environment of trust and open communication with parents
Ensures the development and lessons are age appropriate
Attend faculty meetings and relevant parent meetings and contribute to those meetings
Remain in compliance on all Office of Child Care regulations
School Overview: Garrison Forest School, located in Baltimore County, Maryland, is an independent, non-sectarian day and boarding school educating girls in grades K-12, with a coed preschool. GFS offers a national and international boarding program for girls in grades 8-12. Founded in 1910 and set on a stunning 110-acre campus in suburban Owings Mills, Garrison Forest offers a program with a wealth of opportunities in Academics, the Arts, and Athletics. Confident, creative and compassionate, GFS girls are encouraged to be fully engaged within the school and with the local and global community around them as they develop their passions and their own authentic voices in a spirited and joyful environment.
Candidates should support the Mission, Core Values, and Statement of Respect of Garrison Forest School. Garrison Forest School is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, sexual orientation, ethnic origin, sex, gender identity or expression, religion or disability in its employment policies and other school-administered programs. Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
Application Process: Candidates should send a cover letter and resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Information can be mailed to Latisha Young, Director of Human Resources, Garrison Forest School, 300 Garrison Forest Road, Owings Mills, Maryland 21117. No telephone calls, please.
B.A. degree or equivalent – Master’s degree desirable
Prior experience working with preschool children in a school setting
Possess strong communication skills, a patient and thorough understanding of children and the ability to effectively collaborate with colleagues
GFS seeks candidates who will contribute to and are committed to diversity and multicultural educational practices. Demonstrated ability working in a diverse community is essential.
Garrison Forest School is an independent, college preparatory, girls’ day and boarding school with a co-educational preschool located in Owings Mills, Maryland, minutes northwest of Baltimore City. Garrison Forest School is an Equal Opportunity Employer.