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2s/3s, 3s/4s, or 4s/5s Lead Teacher

Barrow Street Nursery School
Date Posted: 02/08/2021
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Location: , New York
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Barrow Street Nursery School seeks a Full-Time Early Childhood teacher for the 2021 – 2022 school year.

  • Students are between the ages of 2 years and 5 years at the start of the school year in September.

  • 2s/3s and 3s/4s teach 2 separate groups of students; One group attends from 9:00 - 12:00 (M-F) and a separate group attends from 1:00 - 4:00 (M-F).

  • 4s/5s teach one group of students from 9:00 - 3:00 (M-F).

    Teachers at Barrow Street are practitioners of progressive education within the context of a social studies based program and a mission driven school derived from a Reggio Emilia and Bank Street inspired pedagogy.


  • Their students and curriculum

  • Working with parents through the separation process

  • Mentoring assistant/associate teachers and collaborating with extension (art, movement, music, science and pottery) teachers.

  • Meeting with your teaching team, age-level colleagues, and administrators on a regular basis to plan and work together, discuss students and supports, and hone curriculum.

  • Fostering positive social/emotional growth through an environment where the balance of play and developmentally appropriate academic concepts are an essential component

  • Creating ongoing written portfolio pieces on students throughout the year


  1. We seek a talented teacher who can inspire students, be inspired by our mission, and create a nurturing classroom with high educational expectations. Cultural competence, the ability to work collaboratively, excellent communication skills, and a willingness to work closely with families are essential.

    • Pedagogy should be student-centered and practiced in differentiated instruction.

    • Master’s degree in early childhood education

    • Must be certified in Early Childhood Education (Birth-Grade 2), or in the process of certification, by NY State

    • 3 – 5 years of experience as a teacher and ideally experience as a lead teacher

    • Comfort, skill, and enjoyment in the writing process

    • Strong oral communication skills and ability to work with parents

    • A questioning stance and curious mind with a high tolerance for ambiguity

    • An ability to observe carefully and think inductively

    • Background or experience in special education is a plus

    • Demonstrated history of being a lifelong learner who continues their own growth through professional development.

    • Successful Barrow Street teachers are reflective about their practice and avail themselves of professional development and leadership opportunities.

Application Instructions:

  • ​Send a resume and cover letter to Nicole Ferrin, Director,

  • ·​  Include a documentation or writing sample (if available)

  • ·​  ​In the body of your email, please indicate that you found this listing through the NYSAIS website