Nansemond-Suffolk Academy is an independent coeducational, college preparatory day school serving grades Pre-Kindergarten (including 2 year olds) through 12. The school has a current enrollment of approximately 900 students and 165 employees located on two campuses in Suffolk, Virginia. Nansemond-Suffolk Academy is accredited by the Virginia Association of Independent Schools.
The Pre-K Program at Nansemond-Suffolk Academy’s Main and Harbour View campuses serves 4-year old, 3-year old and 2-year old students and is licensed by the Department of Social Services. We are currently seeking candidates to teach in our Pre-Kindergarten Program who possesses extensive Early Childhood teaching experience and knowledge, preferably in an independent school environment.
Provide a safe and nurturing classroom environment conducive to learning.
Plan, prepare and deliver activities that facilitate active learning experiences and stimulate physical, social, emotional, and cognitive growth in young children.
Identify and select different instructional resources and methods including learning stations to meet the varying developmental needs of young students and be attentive to personal needs of the young students.
Differentiate instruction to allow various learners to progress through the curriculum at their own pace.
Lead students to develop independence and intellectual curiosity and foster the love for learning.
Utilize technology to facilitate instruction, communication and enhance learning.
Attend staff meetings and participate in at least 16 hours of professional development activities.
Exhibit excellent classroom management skills essential for guided discovery and teacher-directed activities.
May be required to teach Spanish, Music and movement, Art, and/or other resources, as needed.
May be required to teach enrichment offerings, sponsor afterschool clubs and/or assist with morning and/or extended care programs.
Perform additional duties as assigned by the Head of Lower School – Main or Harbour View campus.
Undergraduate degree in Early/Primary Education or Elementary Education from an accredited four-year college or university.
Possession of valid teaching licensure in the state of Virginia preferred; certification from other states will be considered as well.
Knowledge of the developmental and psychological needs of young children.
Knowledge of emergent literacy skills essential to reading and writing in elementary years.
Current CPR and First Aid certification.
Willing to become EMAT or MAT certified.
Effective in integrating technology into the classroom to enhance learning.
Familiarity with Social Services licensing requirements is helpful but not required.
Previous successful experience working with very young children.
One to five years teaching experience preferred.
Familiarity with teaching 21st Century skills and possesses a student centered outlook.
Understands the mission of the school and the need to focus on the education of the whole child.
Seeks opportunities for continuous professional growth.
Takes initiative and is self-motivated and creative.
Values parents as a vital resource in educating a child.
Represents the school positively in the community.
Is flexible, patient, and compassionate.
Understands the critical nature of building positive working relationships with students, parents and community.
Works collaboratively, not only with teachers in Pre-Kindergarten or Lower School, but also school-wide.
Working familiarity with technology.
Excellent organizational skills and communication skills, both verbal and written.
Nansemond-Suffolk Academy offers a competitive salary, health, retirement, disability and life insurance benefits. Qualified applicants shall submit a completed NSA employment application (form posted online), resume with references and a cover letter explaining their interest in and qualifications for this position to Angie Thompson, director of finance and accounting, at firstname.lastname@example.org, for further consideration. Salary commensurate with experience.
About Nansemond-Suffolk Academy
Nansemond-Suffolk Academy is an independent, non-profit, coeducational, college-preparatory day school, which offers an academic program to approximately 800 students encompassing pre-kindergarten through the twelfth grade. Governed by a Board of Trustees, the Academy seeks to admit students who are prepared to enter an academically challenging educational environment. To prepare students for success in a pluralistic society, the Academy pursues diversity as a component of a selective enrollment process. The City of Suffolk, Virginia, located twenty miles from Norfolk and thirty-five miles from Virginia Beach, retains the charm of tidewater community living while offering easy access to urban and ocean-resort attractions.Nansemond-Suffolk Academy is an Equal Opportunity Employer
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