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Preschool Teacher

Start Date: To be determined (2021-22 School Year)
Work Hours: Full-time; Monday – Friday 
Reports To: Assistant Head of School

Compensation:

Dependent on training and experience, comparable to upper end of Arizona public school salary scales. Summit School offers a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, and long and short term disability for the individual employee. After one year of employment, employees are eligible to enroll in our 401K Plan with a robust school match.

Summary:

The Preschool Teacher is person is responsible for the student learning and success in the area of Preschool. Additional areas of responsibility include creating an active learning environment, facilitating the curriculum and partnering with faculty and staff members, students, parents, and administration. 

Role and Responsibilities:

  • Creating and maintaining a classroom environment that engages and supports student growth and development
  • Understanding and knowledge of best practices in early childhood education and child development
  • Providing differentiated learning opportunities for students 30 months – 5 years in a multiage setting
  • Setting consistent and clear expectations for student behavior using Summit’s CARE program
  • Creating activities/lessons that reflect student interests, meet developmental and socio-emotional needs, and meet or exceed Arizona Early Learning Standards, Creative Curriculum Goals and Objectives and NAEYC standards
  • Communicating with families using anecdotal observations and formal weekly updates via email
  • Creating daily schedule, rosters/sign in sheets, classroom environment plans, weekly lesson plans for the classroom as required by Quality First and Arizona Department of Health Services
  • Organizing and facilitating 2 formal conferences per year for each child to communicate goal setting, growth and progress
  • Maintaining class observations and assessments using an on online database
  • Maintaining the safety and cleanliness of the classroom as prescribed by the Arizona Department of Health Services
  • Acting as a school ambassador at all school related functions

Education/Skills/Experience

  • An Associates or Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education, Child Development, Elementary Education or related field
  • A minimum of 2 years’ experience with preschool aged children in a NAEYC accredited program or Quality First program
  • Pediatric First Aid and CPR, Government issued fingerprint clearance card
  • Must be able to lift children and/or equipment up to 40 pounds: able to stoop, bend, sit on the floor or stand for extended periods of time

For employment inquiries, please contact:

Dr. Stephanie Nardi

Head of School

stephanie.nardi@summitschoolaz.org

4515 E. Muirwood Drive

Phoenix, AZ 85048

Direct: 480-403-9501

Main: 480-403-9500

Instructional Assistant & Extended Day Support

Start Date: Immediate (2021-22 School Year)
Work Hours: Part-time; Monday – Friday (12:30pm-6pm/27.5 hours per week)
Reports To: Head of School

Rate of Pay: $18 – $20 per hour

 

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Supervision of math, language, reading and writing centers as specified by the teacher
  • Assist with preparation of classroom learning materials
  • Coordinating communication between classroom and home
  • Assist in maintaining classroom supplies and files

Supporting classroom teachers and classroom learning environment by:

  • Supervising children in the classroom, specials classes, and on the playground to maintain ratios when one of the teachers is at lunch
  • Sustaining activities that are ongoing in the classroom during work time or outside as directed by the teacher
  • Supervising classrooms when children are napping and the teaching team is planning

Qualifications:

  • Associate’s degree or Bachelor’s degree in early childhood or related field preferred
  • A minimum of 2 years’ experience with preschool aged children- preferably in a NAEYC accredited program
  • Pediatric First Aid and CPR, Government issued fingerprint clearance card
  • Successful background check
  • Possesses exceptional verbal and written communication skills
  • Shows drive, initiative, work ethic, and commitment to school improvement

Physical Demands:

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 75 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision, and ability to adjust focus.

    For employment inquiries, please contact:

    Dr. Stephanie Nardi

    Head of School

    stephanie.nardi@summitschoolaz.org

    4515 E. Muirwood Drive

    Phoenix, AZ 85048

    Direct: 480-403-9501

    Main: 480-403-9500

    Extended day coordinator

    Start Date: July 26, 2021 (2021-22 School Year)
    Work Hours: Part-time; Monday – Friday (20 hours per week)
    Reports To: Head of School

    Rate of Pay: $18 – $20 per hour

     

    Responsibilities and Duties:

     

    Planning of Extended Day Activities

    • Planning weekly activities
    • Working 2:00-6:00 pm in Extended Day and on all Professional Development Days and parent/teacher conference days
    • Reviewing needs of students in Extended Day

     

    Coordination of Extended Day Staff

    • Working with HR and administration on staff hiring
    • Scheduling of staff
    • Finding substitutes when needed

     

    Communications with Extended Day Parents:

    • Late notifications
    • Upcoming Professional Development Days
    • Extended Day policies

     

    Communications with Summit Staff:

    • Emailing to staff for scheduling of Professional Development Days
    • Scheduling of classrooms and facilities
    • Communicate with Business Office (billing, late fees, etc)

     

    Qualifications:

    • Three or more years of experience working in camp, childcare, or related programs
    • Coordination experience
    • Current IVP Fingerprint Clearance Card
    • Successful background check
    • Current First Aid/CPR certification
    • Possesses exceptional verbal and written communication skills
    • Shows drive, initiative, work ethic, and commitment to school improvement

     

    • PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
    • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 75 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision, and ability to adjust focus.

     

      For employment inquiries, please contact:

      Dr. Stephanie Nardi

      Head of School

      stephanie.nardi@summitschoolaz.org

      4515 E. Muirwood Drive

      Phoenix, AZ 85048

      Direct: 480-403-9501

      Main: 480-403-9500

      Part time custodian

       

      Start Date: As soon as possible
      Work Hours: 20-25 hours a week
      Rate of Pay: $12/hr
      Reports To: Facilities Manager

       

       

      RESPONSIBILITIES:

      • Inspects and cleans all access points and walkways for safe and clear passage
      • Responds to immediate cleaning requirements DURING the school day
      • Performs minor maintenance throughout the school
      • Wipes down and sanitizes counters and desks
      • Restocks paper towels in classrooms
      • Sweeps, mops, and polishes floors
      • Vacuums and cleans carpets
      • Moves furniture and equipment
      • Sweeps walkways, picks up paper and trash
      • Secures rooms upon completion of work
      • Performs detailed summer cleaning
      • Empties and cleans all trash and recycle containers
      • Sets up furniture and equipment needed for special events, meetings, and classes
      • Cleans and restock restrooms

      QUALIFICATIONS:

      • High school diploma or general education degree (GED)
      • Maintenance and/or custodial experience preferred

      PHYSICAL DEMANDS: 

      While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 75 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision, and ability to adjust focus.

       

      For employment inquiries, please contact:

      Dr. Stephanie Nardi

      Head of School

      stephanie.nardi@summitschoolaz.org

      4515 E. Muirwood Drive

      Phoenix, AZ 85048

      Direct: 480-403-9501

      Main: 480-403-9500

       

      Substitute Teacher – Preschool through 8th Grade

      Start Date: School Year – Ongoing
      Work Hours: As scheduled by school
      Rate of Pay: $150 (School Day of 7 hours or more) or $18.75 per hour

      Job Description

      We are seeking dynamic and experienced Substitute Teachers to join our unique Summit community! We also have opportunities for substitute teaching in our specials classes; Spanish, Physical Education, Science, Technology, Art, Music, and the IDEA Lab.

      Qualifications:

      • Bachelor Degree (Preferred in Education) or specific to Special Area of Class

      Licensing/Certifications:

      • Arizona State Teaching Certificate or Substitute Teaching certificate (preferred)
      • Current IVP Fingerprint Clearance Card
      • Current CPR and First Aid certification

       

      For employment inquiries, please contact:

      Dr. Stephanie Nardi

      Head of School

      stephanie.nardi@summitschoolaz.org

      4515 E. Muirwood Drive

      Phoenix, AZ 85048

      Direct: 480-403-9501

      Main: 480-403-9500

      Interested in Joining the Summit Family?

      If you are interested in pursuing a career at Summit, please submit your cover letter and resume to Stephanie Nardi.

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