PreK Methods & Curriculum Coordinator

At Doulos Discovery School we are committed to providing a high quality education to students from all socio-economic backgrounds and discipling them to use their education in pursuit of their vocation to impact the world around them, becoming the next generation of Dominican leaders.

As a Crew, we view our vocation as our calling and work to support one another as a body of believers. We are a relational community that values and respects our Crew in some of the ways listed below.

  • We are committed to the spiritual health of our Crew, including morning prayer, staff devotionals and Days of Solitude as a part of our yearly routines.
  • We strive for multi-cultural unity; therefore we provide language classes free of charge for all Crew members
  • We value staff development, both on and off campus. We offer continued education credits as a part of our incentives package and encourage our Crew to pursue additional opportunities, equipping themselves in the best way(s) possible.

Position Summary

Facilitate the constant revision and improvement of school curriculum through observation, professional development and data analysis of student progress and mastery, focusing on grades PreK3, PreK4 and Kindergarten.

Responsibilities

  • Assist all instructors PreK3-Kindergarten in designing and reviewing their curriculum regularly to include Expeditionary Learning practices and Biblical Integration
  • Assist expedition guide teachers in creating well-integrated and relevant learning expeditions
  • Review ODED logistics and teacher plans with Expedition Specialist
  • Connect with teachers on an individual basis to monitor student progress and standard mastery
  • School-wide data analysis of Work Plan goals and standardized testing
  • Continually evaluate and revise the Work Plan together with Vice Principal and School Director
  • Schedule classroom observation times and follow ups for each instructor
  • Ensure that grade level team meetings are occurring on a regular basis, review meeting minutes and assist in any needed follow-up
  • Maintain open communication with Vice Principal and School Director regarding teacher needs and overall morale
  • Conduct an annual textbook review and purchase needed resources
  • Together with the Vice Principal, coordinate and prepare dynamic Professional Developments for the instructional staff (depending on focus) as well as print needed certificates for the PDs to give to staff
  • Together with the Vice Principal, plan the Professional Development for All Staff Orientation as well as the Instructional portion of New Staff Orientation
  • Together with Vice Principal, prepare and update the contents of Staff Binders
  • Manage the purchasing, scheduling and proctoring of the standardized testing that takes place in the spring
  • Give the entrance exam to incoming students and form a recommendation for overall admission as well as grade level placement
  • Supervise all student teachers
  • Maintain an up-to-date teacher “Wish List” to provide to the Service Learning Team Supervisor to pass along to teams
  • Organize and maintain a system for checking things in and out of the resource lab
  • Oversee the “Teacher Mentor Program”
  • Review weekly lesson plans submitted by PreK and Kindergarten teaching staff
  • Plan academic events ie. Math Madness
  • Be available for possible substitute teaching if needed

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree from recognized college or university in education, ministry or related field with up to date teaching credentials
  • Possess an intimate and mature relationship with Jesus Christ and is prepared to disciple students and teach weekly devotionals
  • Seeking committed and dynamic administrators preferably with experience in curriculum planning and/or experience as a lead teacher or mentor
  • Strong history of achievement in academic, professional, extracurricular, and/or volunteer settings
  • Superior organizational ability, including planning well and managing responsibilities effectively
  • Perseverance in the face of challenges, ability to adapt to changing environments, and a strong desire to do whatever it takes to improve and develop
  • Excellent critical thinking skills, including the ability to accurately link cause and effect and to generate relevant solutions to problems
  • Passionate about providing high quality education to students from all economic backgrounds and dedicated to student achievement
  • Preferably bilingual, but not necessary
  • Respect for individuals’ diverse experiences and the ability to work effectively with people from a variety of backgrounds; experience working in a cross cultural setting preferred
  • Be flexible and respond in grace when unforeseen situation require your assistance

Doulos Crew Environment         “We are crew, not passengers”

  • Carry and conduct yourself in a manner worthy of the Gospel of Christ and consistent with DDS beliefs
  • Report directly to the Vice Principal
  • Supported by Coordinator of Methods and Curriculum to ensure student mastery of standards and curriculum development
  • Attend weekly staff devotionals, showing commitment to deepen your relationship with Christ
  • Participate in biweekly meetings with grade level teams of 4-5 teachers to foster collaboration and communication
  • Engage with Grade Level Leader regarding questions, initiatives and additional support
  • Participate in and assist with staff professional development opportunities
  • Always available for possible substitute teaching
  • Be present, professional and punctual for all required staff meetings and school events (ie. business meetings, expedition nights, outdoor education events, etc.)