Phipps Neighborhoods


Phipps Neighborhoods
1030 E 178th St,
Bronx, NY, 10460



Job Type:



Full Time



Job Description:


Primary Function:

The Lead Classroom teacher is responsible for delivering sound instruction and overseeing all aspects of classroom culture for a group 4 year old Universal Prekindergarten students. The Lead Teacher will provide children with a learning environment that prepares them to develop socially, intellectually, physically and emotionally in a manner appropriate to their age and stage of development. Additionally, the teacher will differentiate instruction for a variety of learners and ensure the proper implementation of services to children with special needs in the class.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop lesson plans based on the New York City Department of Education Common Core curriculum framework.

  • Lead classroom activities. Supervising the planning and execution of a program that provides quality learning experiences for children.

  • Write reports and communicate with parents about children's progress

  • Present curriculum and policy-related information at parent meetings

  • Supervise assistant teachers, substitute teachers and volunteers

  • Create classroom materials

  • Maintain class records and student files

  • Input and analyze student data using a variety of agency and curricular platforms

  • Maintain class portfolio per National Association for the Education of Young Children requirements

  • Ensure appropriate classroom special arrangements.

  • Modify the classroom to respond to individual children's needs.

  • Supervise all children's indoor and outdoor activities while incorporating positive guidance.

  • Plan the use of community resources to enrich the educational content of the program.

  • Implement sound classroom activities and educational practices appropriate to the age and development of children in order to prepare for positive learning experiences.

  • Develop and maintain positive relationships with parents and families of children served.

  • Maintain strong relationships with colleagues and administrators.

  • Develop a system for quality observations and assessments of children and programming.

  • Develop and enhance a program of sound educational goals.


How to Apply:

To apply for this position, please email a resume and cover letter with “lead teacher” in the subject line. No phone calls, please. Fax: (718) 542-0109

To the Attention of:

Required Skills/Experience:


Position Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education or a related field with a valid NYSED certification or Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education on a study plan leading to certification that must be completed within three years of hire

  • DOE/DOI Fingerprint Clearance

  • SCR clearance

  • Child Abuse and Maltreatment certificate (taken every 2 years online)

  • Infectious Disease Certificate

  • Food Handlers Certificate