Early Childhood Lead Teacher

Berard Zell Anshe Emet Day School | Chicago, IL, United States

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Posted Date 5/10/2024


Bernard Zell is an independent Jewish day school for the 21st century where academic purpose, collaborative learning, and deep commitment to humanity develop engaged, confident learners and compassionate leaders for a stronger, more vibrant community and world. A pluralistic community day school, Bernard Zell welcomes students and families of varied religious beliefs and observance. The school combines Jewish learning and tradition with the best of innovative educational practice in a challenging and nurturing learning environment.


Job Summary and Scope of Responsibility:

The Position Bernard Zell Anshe Emet Day School seeks an experienced, innovative, and energetic lead teacher to work in our preschool/kindergarten beginning in the fall of 2024. This teacher would be a part of a co-teaching pair, as well as a collaborative early childhood team that includes both general and Jewish studies faculty.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

?      Collaborate with lead teachers, specials teachers, and other associate teachers

?      Partner with parents and caregivers with professionalism and empathy

?      Other duties as assigned in support of the greater school community.

?      Teaching, guide, inspire, and nurture children in the early childhood program

?      Differentiate instruction for a wide range of students’ abilities and interests

?      Document student learning and growth throughout the school year

?      Communicate regularly with parents via online updates, phone calls and/or email

?      Collaborate with Learning/Social Work Services and outside specialists to coordinate individual educational plans



?       Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood or Elementary Education required; M.A. preferred 

?      At least two (2) years of lead teacher experience

?      Energy and the desire to learn and explore with teachers and children

?      Awareness of Reggio­ inspired/Constructivist philosophy and approach

?      Awareness of early literacy and math instruction

?      Ability to embrace technology and new ways of extending students' learning and creative capacities; knowledge of Google Suite products

?      Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues and administration to support and extend the objectives of the curriculum

?      Excellent communication and organizational skills

?      Comfort being part of a professional learning community

?      Awareness of the cognitive, social, and emotional issues of early childhood age students

?      Willingness to learn and grow professionally

?      Appreciation of a diverse, pluralistic Jewish community


Physical Requirements:

?      Ability to lift and carry up to 25 pounds and in case of emergency a 40 pound child.

?      Often required to stand and sit; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, crouch, bend, squat or crawl.

How to Apply

Please send a cover letter and resume to [email protected]. As a condition of employment, all applicants must successfully pass a criminal background screening


Equal Opportunity Employer

Bernard Zell Anshe Emet Day School has a long-standing policy of equal employment opportunity for every person regardless of age, race, color, disability, marital status, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, or citizenship.

Bernard Zell recruits, hires and promotes individuals without regard to these characteristics, and all staffing decisions are based solely on the qualifications of each individual and the legitimate educational needs of our students.

The school does not discriminate in working conditions, physical facilities or any other terms, conditions or privileges of employment, including transfer, compensation, training, promotion, demotion or separation based  on age, race, color, disability, marital status, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry or citizenship.  Bernard Zell Anshe Emet Day School seeks to provide a work environment that is free from discrimination, intimidation, and harassment based on any of these or other characteristics.

Full Time
Early Childhood Lead Teacher
Organization Type
Education & Schools
Retirement Plans | Dental | FSA | Kosher Food Option Available | Life Insurance | Medical Insurance | Paid Holidays | Sick Days | Vision
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