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Preschool Teacher (One-Year Position)

Catlin Gabel School, Portland, OR

Job - Education

Close Date: 04/10/2020

Catlin Gabel School seeks to employ the best qualified individuals from available applicants and to provide them with opportunity for advancement in a manner that does not discriminate because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, genetic information, or any other status protected under local, state, or federal equal employment opportunity laws or regulations.

The School believes that each employee makes a significant contribution to the school’s success. That contribution should not be limited by the assigned responsibilities. Therefore, this position description is designed to outline primary duties, qualifications, and job scope, but not limit the incumbent nor the organization to just the work identified. It is our expectation that each employee will offer his or her services wherever and whenever necessary to ensure the success of our endeavors.

The Temporary Preschool Teacher works with a co-teacher to guide the social-emotional, cognitive, and physical development of four and five-year olds in a constructivist, developmentally appropriate, play-based program. The teacher assesses students’ progress and reports to parents on a regular basis. This is a one year opportunity set to conclude at the end of the 2020-2021 school year.


Commitment to the tenets of progressive education including experiential learning, teaching to the whole child, democracy, and inquiry
Design an environment with provocations that promote inquiry, exploration, and play.
Use an inquiry as a guiding principle in curriculum design
Assess student learning on an ongoing basis and use this information to inform instruction
Co-plan with teaching colleagues. Work in a cooperative manner with teachers across the division
Foster a classroom environment where students feel comfortable to take risks, make mistakes, and be curious
Practice thoughtful, respectful, and effective classroom management techniques which support active learning and promote responsibility, self-management, and positive relationships
Work in partnership with students and their families
Maintain frequent contact with families including newsletter, Seesaw posts, emails, meetings, and informal conversations
Write progress reports and participate in parent/teacher conferences
Attend all faculty and community meetings
Supervise students during recess and other non-class times
Complete required Human Resource trainings each year
Keep an active registration with the Oregon Department of Education’s Central Background Registry.
Participate fully in the life of the school


Bachelor’s degree required; master’s degree preferred
Minimum 3 years early childhood teaching experience and record of effective performance

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