Assistant Director and PreK Teacher - Counseling and Learning Sciences
The Department of Counseling and Learning Sciences with the College of Education and Human Services at West Virginia University invites applications for the Assistant Director and PreK Teacher for the WVU Laboratory School. The department values intellectual diversity and demonstrated ability to work with diverse students and colleagues.
In order to be successful in this position, the ideal candidate will:
Activities as the PreK Teacher
- Provide instruction as a Pre-K teacher at the WVU Lab school (3, 4-and 5-year old’s). Model developmentally appropriate (early childhood) practice for all WVU students placed in practicum experiences within the school.
- Lead and assist the co-teacher with ongoing documentation of curriculum that is displayed in the classroom and during open house events. (i.e. panel documentation, electronic portfolio documentation and data collection).
- Conduct educational testing and developmental assessments as required by the county and state department of education.
- Participate with co-teacher to give input on children as needed in individualized education plans (IEP’s) and during SAT meetings for students with special needs attending the WVU Laboratory School.
Activities as the Assistant Director
- Support the WVU Laboratory School Director to ensure compliance with all essential standards and regulations for State Pre-K classrooms. This includes administrative reporting and facilitations of on-site inspections related to WV Department of Health and Human Resource regulations, WV Fire Marshall, County Health Inspector, WVU Environmental Health and Safety, and all regulatory aspects of Policy 2525 (Universal Pre-K) and comply with Monongalia County Early Childhood Administrative personnel directives for environmental check lists, nutrition guides, and curriculum requirements.
- Assist WVU Lab School Director with:
- Supervising and training of WVU students on guidelines and expectations for students completing field placements at the WVU Laboratory School.
- Planning, designing, constructing and implementing school programming, family programming, curriculum, community outreach, and additional educational opportunities (e.g., summer programming).
- Maintaining necessary records and files for school functioning and for compliance with licensure and state level requirements.
- Managing the functioning of the WVU Laboratory School, including billing, supply orders, communications to parents, and other tasks as needed .
Activities Supporting the Department, College, and University
- Assist the faculty with facilitating, planning and conducting research projects such as case studies, behavioral projects, observational and teaching approaches impacting teaching and learning in early childhood within schools, childcare centers and community outreach entities.
- Support tasks to meet accreditation or other institutional requirements at the request of the department, college, or university.
- Attend faculty meetings when requested by the department, college, or university leadership.
Length of Assignment: 10 Months
- Bachelor's degree in CDFS or Early Childhood Education with Certifications in – Birth to Pre-Kindergarten and Pre-School special needs.
- Master's degree is preferred but not required.
- Six (6) months experience teaching in a public PreK classroom is preferred.
- Knowledge of developmentally appropriate practices for educating young children and ability to apply that knowledge in pre-school settings or within settings that serve children and families.
- Supervisory and leadership skills.
- Excellent communication skills and ability.
- Ability to lift, carry and/or hold children ranging in size and weight (50 pounds).
- Organization and data-keeping skills.
- Valid Driver’s License.
- Valid WV teaching certification endorsements in Pre-K-PreK and Preschool Special Needs (Pre-K-K).
- Please submit a single PDF file with (a) a letter of application summarizing your teaching qualifications, (b) your curriculum vitae, and (c) contact information for two individuals who can provide letters of recommendation.
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West Virginia University is proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer and is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The University values diversity among its faculty, staff, and students, and invites applications from all qualified applicants regardless of race, ethnicity, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, nationality, genetics, disability, or Veteran status.