Employment

Lead & Assistant Teachers 

At Silver Spring Day School, we believe that young children learn through play and exploration, supported by the active and intentional engagement of the adults in their lives.  We know that the development of strong social-emotional skills, alongside the ability to ‘think outside the box’ are the keys to a child’s future success. We are a thriving, parent-participatory school in Four Corners, Silver Spring.  Our classrooms are run by a collaboration of a Lead Teacher, an Assistant Teacher, and a Parent-Participant.  We are looking for both Lead and Assistant Teachers to join our magical community.

Please submit: (1) a letter of interest, (2) a resume of relevant experience, and (3) names and contact information of at least two professional references to Ylla Bishop (ybishop@silverspringdayschool.org), Director.  Applications will be accepted and reviewed immediately. Positions will remain open until filled.

 

Lead Teacher Responsibilities: 

  • Plan and implement developmentally appropriate educational opportunities consistent with the curriculum goals and philosophy of the school.
  • Share written plans and discuss intentions with the Director, Assistant Director, and teaching team on a regular basis to promote collaboration.  
  • Communicate effectively and work collaboratively with parents and colleagues to support the success of each child. 
  • Establish a classroom environment which is content and sensory rich, intentional, organized, appealing, and responsive to the needs and interests of the children.
  • Observe and document children’s actions, comments, and questions to determine and assess the strengths, needs, and interests of each child.
  • Create a community of inclusion and respect among the children and adults in the classroom.
  • Implement COVID-19 safety precautions as recommended by MSDE.
  • Assure that children are safe and supervised at all times.
  • Other duties as specified.

Lead Teacher Educational Requirements:     

  • Bachelor’s degree (or 120 college credit hours), plus the 90-hour certification or CDA if degree doesn’t include courses in Child Development and Curriculum
  • All other training required by MSDE

Professional Requirements:

  • Criminal background check
  • Medical clearance

Schedule:

  • Part-time and full-time positions available if desired

 

Assistant Teacher Responsibilities: 

  • Assist the lead teacher with all aspects of planning for and running the classroom.
  • Relay to the lead teacher all pertinent information about a child shared by family members.
  • Share observations of children with the lead teacher.
  • Support the lead teacher in preparation of curriculum materials.
  • Communicate effectively and work collaboratively with parents and colleagues to support the success of each child. 
  • Assist the lead teacher in establishing a classroom environment which is content and sensory rich, intentional, organized, appealing, and responsive to the needs and interests of the children.
  • Assist the lead teacher in creating a community of inclusion and respect among the children and adults in the classroom.
  • Lead the classroom when the lead teacher is out.
  • Support the lead teacher in implementing COVID-19 safety precautions as recommended by MSDE.
  • Assure that children are safe and supervised at all times.
  • Other duties as specified.

Assistant Teacher Educational Requirements:    

  • Minimum of High School Diploma
  • 90-hour certification preferred, required during course of employment
  • All other training required by MSDE 

Professional Requirements:

  • Criminal background check
  • Medical clearance

Schedule:

  • Part-time and full-time positions available if desired