Lead Teacher

One of the nation’s top 100 public universities, located north of Baltimore, is seeking a Full-time Lead Teacher for its University Child Care Center. The lab school setting will include the duties of teaching in a variety of classrooms, mentoring internships, supervising student staff and assistants, as well as, communicating the school philosophy with the University community and families at the Center. Communicate and collaborate with teaching team to provide support for the learning community and Center operations as needed. Communicate efficiently and effectively with families about the growth and development of their student. Build and foster positive and nurturing relationships throughout the school community. Model a love of the arts and STEM to our early learners through planning, and implement a developmentally appropriate curriculum while maintaining our Montessori/Reggio Emilia inspired environment. Fulfill and maintain all licensing requirements, MSDE credentialing, as well as, collaborate with various university departments and represent the greater mission of the University.


  • Develop instruction that is developmentally appropriate to all students within in the classroom community
  • Compose regular communications with families
  • Assess all students and use project-based curriculum to promote growth of the whole-child and meet them at their level of learning
  • Create a nurturing yet structured environment for all students, both early learners and college, to explore and learn
  • Using outlined assessment tools to create and update a digital documentation of student progress
  • Utilize the school-wide policy for discipline and maintain confidentiality of every family and student
  • Follow university protocols for child abuse and state licensing requirements
  • Supervise and mentor student staff
  • Use supervisory skills to maintain the desired climate of the school
  • Collaborate and evaluate the performance of staff at the end of each semester
  • Communicate school policies with emails, meetings, and trainings
  • Model best practices as the College of Education defines them in a learner-centered educational environment
  • Communicate with families and other agencies regularly
  • Hold family conferences 2 – 3 times a year to allow collaboration with teacher and parents to plan and assess the goals for individual learning; Conferences may also be held outside of these times to address specific needs of a student or promote early intervention strategies
  • Portfolios are maintained to support the planning for the growth of every learner and are used to document such growth
  • Collaborate with other members of the teaching team to create and enforce a vision for the school community; Collaborate with various departments at the University and participate in initiatives; Promote the Center within the greater community; Maintain positive relationships with interns in the classrooms through constructive feedback and close communication with professors
  • Participate in all school initiatives, i.e. garden, internships, art gallery, family reading program, and any other interest programs
  • Maintain classroom management, taking into account individual student needs


  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 90 + 9 clock hour certification in early childhood curriculum & development and communication or MSDE teacher certificate or have completed a Bachelor’s degree or Master’s degree in early childhood or elementary education
  • CPR & First Aid certificate
  • At least one year classroom experience in an early childhood setting

Preferred Requirements:

  • Knowledge and experience collecting artifacts and creating portfolios
  • Experience in a lab school setting and working with college students

Pay: $41,004.00/year

Schedule: Full-time

Benefits:  Benefit package included.

Zip code: 21252

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