May 31, 2022

Teacher - PreKindergarten

  • Saint James School
Full time Education: Elementary

Job Description

Join a vibrant, growing Catholic school in Basking Ridge, New Jersey!


Saint James School in Basking Ridge, NJ is looking for a passionate Pre-Kindergarten teacher.  The ideal candidate is NJ-state certified, strong in communication and verbal skills, and a team player who supports the school’s mission.  Applicants should send resume and letters of recommendation to Sue Florendo, Principal, Saint James School.

 Required Knowledge/Abilities include:

  • Mastery of and enthusiasm for relevant academic subjects
  • Degree in Education, with a focus on early childhood learning.
  • Ability to educate with age-appropriate language and teaching methods.
  • Patience, optimism, compassion, enthusiasm, and empathy.
  • Mediation skills for resolving conflicts between children.
  • Creative mindset to plan innovative, exciting lessons.
  • Ability to stand as a positive role model for impressionable minds.
  • Evidence of self-motivation, willingness to be a team player, and a strong sense of personal responsibility.
  • Ability and desire to implement feedback from school leaders and colleagues to become a more effective educator in service to our students.
  • Ability to teach in a virtual or blended model as situations dictate.
  • Members of the Catholic faith are preferred.

Duties include:

  •  Teaching children about core concepts, such as numbers, letters, shapes, and colors.
  • Using creative, hands-on methods of learning, such as artistic expression, free play, and storytelling.
  • Planning a curriculum that addresses early childhood education requirements.
  • Encouraging and monitoring social interactions between children.
  • Instilling a sense of respect and discipline, so that children work effectively in a classroom setting.
  • Supervising children outside of class time, such as during lunch, out on the playground, or on field trips.
  • Making sure that the classroom is clean, safe, and well-organized.
  • Setting up the materials and workspaces required for class activities.
  • Communicating with parents to learn more about each child's life outside the classroom.
  • Creating reports to regularly inform parents about their children's progress at school.
  • Prepare effective and engaging lessons to motivate and instruct students in accordance with curriculum guidelines
  • Maintain a classroom that is conducive to learning, safe, attractive, and stimulates a spirit of inquiry.
  • Participate in required faculty and professional meetings, educational conferences, and teacher training workshops.
  • Inspire, praise, and correct students with consistency, care, and interest to encourage academic success and promote virtue.
  • Actively participate in marketing and student recruiting activities, as necessary.
  • Perform special projects, during and after school hours, and other duties as assigned.
  • Read and comply with the SJS Faculty Handbook, the SJS Parent-Student Handbook, and other manuals and procedures documents.
  • Perform all other duties as assigned.   

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