The Gardner School

Lead Teacher

Reference ID : 28615
Location : Brentwood, TN
Category : Education/Training
Job Type : Full Time



We have an exciting opportunity for a Lead Preschool Teacher working in our State-of-the-Art facility. At The Gardner School, you will be part of a caring, fun, dynamic group of professional teachers that thrive on providing exceptional educational experiences. You will work in an environment that values your contributions and provides you with the resources you need to apply high-quality, developmentally appropriate programs. Your experience and expertise are highly valued, your contributions are recognized, and your professional goals are supported. If you have a desire and passion to make a difference in the lives of children and parents, The Gardner School is the place for you.


Essential Job Duties:

  • Develop and maintain a safe and nurturing classroom environment in which children can learn and grow.
  • Introduce and implement a developmentally appropriate curriculum which reflects observations and goals of individual children.
  • Plan and execute age-appropriate weekly lesson plans.
  • Engage and communicate with individual children during the activities and routines.
  • Facilitate regular parent/guardian communication and conferences to discuss orientation, transitions, and development goals.
  • Follow all safety and health rules while always supervising all children.
  • Demonstrate awareness of the entire group whether working with a small group or individuals.
  • Keep the environment and equipment safe, clean, and attractive.
  • Support organizational mission, philosophies, values, goals, and policies to parent/guardians and coworkers.
  • Offer and share ideas and materials with coworkers.
  • Participate actively with your peers through communication, collaboration, and curriculum planning.
  • Meet state licensing requirements for education and experience
  • Frequently lifts or moves weight as in lifting, carrying, and holding children and infants of 10 to 60 pounds



Minimum Qualifications:

  • BS or BA degree in Elementary Education or Early Childhood Education or related degree required.
  • Masters desired.

        Intermediate PC skills

        Possess a valid driver's license

        Eligible to work in the U.S. without sponsorship


Physical Demands:

  • Frequently lifts or moves weight as in lifting, carrying, and holding children and infants of 10 to 60 pounds

        Ability to operate computer, phone and other office equipment as needed

        Ability to lift and carry of children up to 60 pounds

        Ability to read, write, speak, hear, think, communicate, concentrate, learn and work

        Ability to perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of general administrative tasks
  • Problem solving skills
  • Ability to communicate verbally clearly and effectively and in writing
  • Ability to manage time effectively and efficiently
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Regular and reliable attendance


The Gardner School extends equal employment opportunities to qualified applicants and employees on an equal basis regardless of an individual's age, race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other reason prohibited by law.

Nice To Haves

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • One year of professional experience
  • Must love working with children and have a loving and nurturing personality
  • Excellent communication skills, including personal face-to-face communications with parents, staff, and children
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Master's degree


We offer medical, dental, vision, short and long term disability, 401k with match and discounted tuition.

Minimum Education : None
Job Type : Full Time
Category : Education/Training
Minimum Experience : 1 Yr
Location : Brentwood, TN

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