The Brooklyn Center Community Schools (BCCS) District is seeking applicants to join our Brooklyn Center Community Schools team as a Preschool Teacher through the end of this school year. We are seeking a Preschool Teacher to create and deliver rigorous and engaging learning opportunities for our students and provide inquiry-based and project-based instruction in literacy, and mathematics.  Additionally, we seek a teacher with the expertise and commitment to educate students with exceptional needs as well as English Language Learners. 

BCCS is looking for applicants driven to uphold our Mission: To become a justice-center school community who fuels the unique genius of each student.

BCCS Core Values – Written on a foundation of student voice, our district core values communicate the culture and character of Brooklyn Center Community Schools.

  • We stand front and center

  • We demonstrate passion, pride, and perseverance

  • We acknowledge and disrupt oppressive systems

  • Our diversity fuels learning

  • We fiercely lead in justice-centered educated

Job Summary: Performs difficult professional work planning and implementing a program to teach young children, motivating students to achieve maximum potential and related work as apparent or assigned. Work is performed under the general direction of the Director of Early Learning. Continuous supervision is exercised over Educational Assistant.

Start Date: Temporary Assignment; As soon as hired – June 7th, 2022
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Salary: Based on Salary Schedule

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Support District Strategic Plan and District Early Learning Program Philosophy
  • Create and maintain a developmentally appropriate, center-based classroom environment for PreK students
  • Create an emotionally responsive, caring, positive and accepting environment supportive of the individual development of each child and family
  • Develop and implement rigorous, integrated, developmentally appropriate and comprehensive curriculum plans that promote the social, emotional, physical and cognitive development of preschool children
  • Supervises students to ensure a safe, supportive, culturally responsive, equitable, and welcoming learning environment
  • Monitors, advises, coaches, and supports student behavior management to ensure a safe, supportive, welcoming learning environment
  • Adapts teaching materials and methods to develop relevant sequential assignments that guide and challenge students
  • Integrate MN Early Learning Standards (ECIPs) into instructional plans
  • Work with ECSE staff to coordinate implementation of individual programs for students with special needs
  • Implement established PreK classroom behavior guidelines
  • Assess and monitor children’s progress, maintain appropriate records; prepare progress reports
  • Communicate with parents regarding children’s development
  • Plan and implement parent engagement opportunities
  • Maintain professional competence through in-service education and self-selected professional books and instructional materials
  • Attend meetings, workshops, in-services, special events and training as required
  • Participate in curriculum development programs and faculty committees as required
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • MN Teaching Licensure Early Childhood or Pre-Primary 
  • Bachelors Degree in Early Childhood Education, Child Development or related field. 
  • Knowledge of effective PreK literacy teaching strategies 
  • Demonstrated ability to engage families as collaborators in the academic and social development of students, and cultural competence in drawing upon the assets of children and families to shape curriculum and instruction 
  • Demonstrated effective, proactive, and student-centered classroom management strategies.
  • Ability to increase capacity to educate children through professional development and collaboration with colleagues
  • Previous experience working with diverse populations and urban school settings preferred
  • Experience working in an urban setting
  • Experience in evidence based decision making

Essential Skills Required to Perform the Work: Ability to establish and maintain standards of behavior; ability to articulately deliver information both orally and in written form; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, students and parents; Ability to relate and communicate effectively with people of different cultural, ethnic, and socio-economic background; Demonstrated success working effectively in a diverse, collaborative team environment, with skills in promoting cultural inclusiveness.

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Brooklyn Center Community Schools is committed to providing equal opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment in accordance with all applicable Equal Opportunity laws, directives and regulations of Federal, State and Local governing bodies or agencies. Brooklyn Center Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, gender identity and expression, disability, age, or status.