Required Education: Bachelor’s degree with student-teaching experience
Other Requirements: State licensure or certification
Average Annual Salary: See pay schedule below

Location: Hangzhou or Kunming, China

Job Duties for Kindergarten Teachers

Ethical Duties

Kindergarten teachers are some of the most important teachers children will ever meet during their academic careers. These teachers build a firm foundation for future learning. Students’ opinions and perceptions of school are shaped by what they experience during their first years of school. A kindergarten teacher must serve as educator, surrogate parent and psychologist in order to mold students who are well-adjusted and eager to learn.

Certified Personnel

Shall strive toward excellence, recognize the importance of the pursuit of truth, and nurture citizenship;

1.       Shall believe in the worth and dignity of each human being and in educational opportunities for all;

2.       Shall strive to uphold the responsibilities of the education profession;

3.       Shall exemplify behaviors which maintain the dignity and integrity of the profession;

4.       Shall accord just and equitable treatment to all members of the profession in the exercise of their professional rights and responsibilities;

5.       Shall keep in confidence information acquired about students and colleagues in the course of employment, unless disclosure serves professional purposes or is required by law;

6.       Shall not use coercive means or give special treatment in order to influence professional decisions;

7.       Shall apply for, accept, offer, or assign a position or responsibility only on the basis of professional preparation and legal qualifications; and

8.       Shall not knowingly falsify or misrepresent records of facts relating to the educator’s own qualifications or those of other professionals.

Professional Duties

Kindergarten teachers teach the basic academic skills in English Language arts, math, science, and social studies. This includes building the foundation for mastery in these subjects as the transition through the educational process. Students in kindergarten are also expected to learn social skills, humanities (study of Art, music, dance, and drama), and STEM related education.

Professional Responsibilities
Teachers will plan lessons according to the international curriculum, and approved standards while formally and informally assessing students, and differentiate instruction based upon real data regarding student needs.

Teachers are expected to lead students through creative play and hands-on activities. Teachers are expected to keep real time data on student performance, participate in all parent-teacher conferences (Teacher contracts will specify exact duties as they pertain to specific individuals).

Professional Expectations

Teachers will be expected to participate in large school events, communicate regularly with parents (not just providing weekly progress), and work collegial as a team to meet school objectives and student mastery, as expected in the American school. Furthermore, all teachers will be officially evaluated twice each year, and will receive professional training and support throughout the year. Teachers will be responsible to participate in monthly webinars with the Consortium (Curriculum writers) to help drive their work based upon your teaching experiences. This will be vital to their work, as curriculum is developed for the Chinese classroom. Teachers will be expected to participate in any and all professional training provided by the Vice Principle.

 Experience

  • Prefer but not required – minimum of two (2) years of related experience.
  • Working knowledge of principles, theories, methods, techniques and strategies pertaining to teaching and learning.
  • Demonstrate understanding of classroom management strategies, techniques and methods, and conflict resolution procedures.
  • Demonstrate ability to write effective, engaging, rigorous, and high yield lesson plans based on the approved curriculum provided.
  • Proficiency in selection and utilization of appropriate educational materials, supplies, equipment, technology and learning aids.
  • Proficiency in conducting a comprehensive teaching and instruction program.
  • Demonstrated understanding of child growth and development principles and theories.

Schedule
The daily teaching schedule for two teachers is 8:30 AM through 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday; which includes lunch and planning.