Lead Teacher Job Description Sample

A job description helps potential applicants identify relevant positions that would be a good fit for their skillset. Use this template to get started.
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Example job summary

A successful job summary will provide applicants with a strong introduction to your company and the role. Use positive and active language that sums up the advertised role and your company. Include an exact location, or mention if the location is remote.

Example Lead Teacher job summary

Our private elementary school is look for a passionate, caring, and talented Lead Teacher to join our 8-member team of teachers. As a hired Lead Teacher, you'll be in charge of developing a pleasant classroom learning atmosphere that improves learning experiences of students and facilitates teaching objectives. Collaborating with students, other teachers and administrators on learning student performance, and the well-being of enrolled students is also a part of your duties. Candidates with prior experience (5+ years) in teaching positions are preferred.

Lead Teacher responsibilities

This section should convey the most important duties for the role. Highlight any responsibilities that may be unique to the role or particularly interesting for potential applicants. It’s also beneficial to describe how the role fits into the larger organization.

Example Lead Teacher responsibilities

  • Assist and guide newer and younger teachers solve common classroom challenges
  • Generate learning programs that cater to developmental phases of students
  • Evaluate individual student needs and adopt measures to meet them
  • Communicate with parents concerning the learning development of their child
  • Ensure the physical and mental well-being of students in the classroom
  • Comply with and follow child care state and federal regulations

Lead Teacher requirements

This section should list the essential qualities of an ideal candidate. Include previous work experience, education or achievements that would be beneficial. And list any preferred hard and soft skills.

Example Lead Teacher requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree in Elementary School Education or Child Development
  • Current EEC Accreditation
  • 5+ years of experience in private school teaching positions
  • Genuine passion and care for supporting the mental development of children
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and ability to convey information in an easy to understand way
  • Clear criminal background check

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