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Job Description
Barnard Academy is seeking a PreK one-on-one paraprofessional with education and experience in Early Childhood Education to work full time for the school year 2018-19.

Must work well with children ages 3 and 4. Experience with a curriculum that is play-based with some early academic learning experiences a plus.

Candidates should have the following qualifications or their equivalent:

An associate’s degree or higher in Early Childhood Education
Training and/or experience in play-based learning and social skills development.
Good organization and classroom management skills.
Knowledgeable/experienced with children of varied developmental stages and learning readiness levels.
Position Type: Full-time
Positions Available: 1
Job Category: Instructional Support > Individual Aide
Welcome to Barnard Academy!
Barnard Academy is one of six elementary schools within the Windsor Central Supervisory Union.

A typical day at Barnard Academy begins with singing in the Multi-purpose room. The children raise the flag in the front of the school and help with the daily chores of cleaning and caring for the building. In this way, each day is a chance to practice the social skills that strengthen community. Barnard parents are involved in the daily activities of their children and are welcome to volunteer their time to help with class activities or to join the BEES (Barnard Education Endeavor Society) in planning yearly events for the school and the community.

The Core Knowledge program used at Barnard Academy establishes a solid foundation for academic achievement using cumulative teaching techniques and content-specific strategies that match content with student. With teachers and parents involved in the small classroom setting, Barnard Academy students do not “fall through the cracks” that larger classroom settings are more prone to. Guidance professionals and in-class teaching aides support the learning process by providing positive adult interaction for the students who need it.

Thanks to the volunteers behind the Barnard Education Fund (BEF), Barnard Academy receives yearly grant money for supplemental educational experiences, including trips to performances through the Pentangle Arts Council and yearly trips to museums of science and living history. BEF funds new technology that allows Barnard Academy students to connect with other schools, learn through online experiences, and gain exposure to the ever-changing and expanding technological world.

Assemblies, special learning classes and a variety of clubs and sports teams supplement the educational experience at Barnard Academy. Assemblies bring outside talent to the school and allow students a chance to ask questions and learn from professionals in fields like science, fire fighting, or jazz. When the school day ends, students can continue to stretch their intellectual skills in the yearly spelling bee through the Windsor Supervisory Union or join the Chess Club. If they would rather stretch their legs, the school’s sports teams are parent-coached and geared toward positive social interaction. For students who would like a larger range of organized sports, the Woodstock Recreation Department attracts children from adjoining towns, allowing Barnard Academy students to meet the peers they will see again when they move up to Woodstock Middle School.

Graduates of Barnard Academy have enjoyed the support of a small school atmosphere and the benefits of a larger community. Because of the efforts of an educated and financially supportive community, Barnard Academy graduates are ready for the 21st century. Learn more about us…

Equal Opportunity Employer
Windsor Central SU is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.
Job Requirements
• At least 2 years of relevant experience preferred
• Associate degree preferred
• Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required
Application Questions
There are no application questions required for this job posting.
Contact Information
Hannah Thein, Principal
P.O. Box 157
Barnard, Vermont 05031
Phone: 802-234-9763
Fax: 802-234-9641

The Barnard Academy

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