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Lead Teacher
Bender JCC of Greater Washington
6125 Montrose Rd
Rockville, MD 20852

Principal Responsibilities:

Lead Teacher

Level: Experienced

Job Location: Bender JCC - Rockville, MD

Position Type: Full Time

Education Level: 4 Year Degree

Travel Percentage: None

Job Shift: Day

Job Category: Education


The Bender JCC is a premier community center at the heart of Jewish life in Montgomery County. The Early Childhood Center is a Jewish Reggio-inspired lab school with many opportunities for professional development. We believe that relationships and dialogue are the basis for a rich learning environment. We seek candidates for Lead Teacher positions, particularly individuals who desire to lead and mentor other Teachers and want to be engaged in working with young children in the context of a wonderful community.

Major Responsibilities: involve creating an educational experience for the students and their families by:

Ensuring the safety and care of the children.

Working in a nurturing team environment in partnership with the ECC Administration, Lead Teachers, Assistant Teachers and Substitute Teachers.

Supervising, directing and mentoring the Assistant Teachers in the performance of their duties.

Studying the Reggio approach, and using it as a basis for planning engaging learning experiences and ongoing project work in the classroom and throughout the school.

Working with the students, the parents, administration and outside providers to support the social, emotional, and cognitive growth of the children.

Integrating Jewish rituals, celebrations, and values into the daily life of the school

Creating a beautiful, inspiring classroom environment that provokes and builds on children's thinking

Keeping progress reports and communicating with parents on a regular basis to share development information.

Welcoming visiting educators coming to study our teaching approach

Writing a short daily email to families to provide a window into the life of the classroom

Benefits include health/dental, life insurance, long-term and short-term disability, paid time off (PTO), holidays, flexible spending account, 403(b), free membership to our on-site fitness center, indoor/outdoor pools and employee discounts to most Center programs. We are conveniently located near two Metro Red Line stations and have free on-site parking.

Minimum Qualifications:


Bachelor's Degree in ECE or a Bachelor's Degree in related field with 90-hour certificate in ECE

Knowledge of best practices in early childhood education and a commitment to continued education; knowledge of the Reggio Approach preferred

Strong written and spoken language skills and strong interpersonal skills

Love and respect for children

Jewish knowledge helpful

Team orientation

Agency Information:

The Bender JCC of Greater Washington is one of the largest metropolitan JCCs in the country. Our mission is create a welcoming and inclusive environment, connecting the people of our Jewish community with each other, Israel, and the broader community. We inspire individuals of all ages and backgrounds to enhance their social, physical, intellectual and spiritual well-being through programs of excellence rooted in Jewish values.

The Bender JCC is a neighborhood ? a place to feel comfortable, make new friends and meet up with old friends. It is your place to schmooze, work out, learn a new skill, discuss a book, listen to a concert, see a film and much more.