Master Teacher

Updated: 14 days ago
Location: Kansas City, KANSAS
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Position Information

Working Title Master Teacher
Classification Title Program Manager
Position Number M0204248
Hours Per Week
Department Project Eagle
Campus Location Kansas City Metro
Student Position
Position Summary

The Master Teacher facilitates full and effective implementation of Project Eagle/Educare of Kansas City’s Core Features and evidence-based instructional practices to continuously improve teaching and learning with the aim of accelerating children’s learning, development and school readiness outcomes. Master Teachers provide teacher leadership in the 1) design, delivery and coordination of intensive professional development; 2) education program development; 3) facilitation of interdisciplinary collaboration; and 4) administrative support.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education, Child Development, or closely related field. Ability to obtain Program Director approval (for centers of over 100 children) from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. A minimum of five years of teaching or consulting experience in center-based programs serving infants and toddlers. At least one year of experience as a supervisor or administrator in an Early Childhood Education program. Knowledge of early childhood curriculum and developmentally appropriate practices for infants and toddlers. Demonstrated experience working with underserved children and their families and families from diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds. Ability to establish trusting relationships with young children. Ability to communicate effectively and establish partnerships with other classroom teachers, center staff, parents and community partners. Willingness to work in a highly collaborative environment. Desire for continued professional growth. Ability to become CPR and First Aid Certified within 30 days of employment.

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s degree in Early Childhood Education, Child Development, or closely related field. Early childhood teaching certification. Experience developing and implementing early childhood education programs. Experience working in an Early Head Start Center-based program. Bilingual English/Spanish. Knowledge of Head Start Performance Standards. Successful experience working in as a part of a multidisciplinary team to provide high quality, developmentally-appropriate care and education for young children. Experience working with parents. Experience working with inclusion, early intervention and children with special needs. Experience implementing curriculum. Experience using assessment tools to measure children’s development. Experience using assessment data for instructional purposes. Experience with research partnerships.

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Probation Status

Subject to the regulations of the State of Kansas, the Board of Regents and the University of Kansas Medical Center, I understand and agree that I may be subject to a probation period and during the probation period I serve at the pleasure of the Executive Vice Chancellor of KUMC and my employment may be ended at any time during that period.

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EEO Statement

KU Medical Center is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disability status, or genetic information.


Job Duties

Description of Job Duty

Master Teachers promote a culture of collaboration and structure contexts for professional reflection, inquiry and learning. They coordinate or facilitate group-based professional development strategies for teachers to work collaboratively to share reflections, examine practice, solve application challenges, manage conflict and promote continuous learning and improvement in professional practice and child outcomes. Schedules and protects time for regular collaboration among the teaching team to review data, reflect on children’s progress and teaching practices, and plan for interaction, instruction and family engagement.

Job Duties

Description of Job Duty

Facilitates or coordinates collaborative “lesson study” opportunities for teachers to unpack early learning and development standards, discuss children’s progress, examine practice and together design innovative learning experiences. Facilitates or coordinates reflective practice groups or communities of practice for teachers to engage in shared reflection, inquiry and professional learning.

Job Duties

Description of Job Duty

Implements with Classroom Teachers formal cycles of reflective-content-based coaching (planning conversation, observation, reflecting conversation) to support the transfer of knowledge and improvements into practice. Provides Classroom Teachers with reflective supervision to support, develop, and evaluate their performance through a process of inquiry that encourages their understanding and articulation of the rationale for their own practices.

Job Duties

Description of Job Duty

Leads and coordinates Project EAGLE/Educare of Kansas City’s education program for children ages birth to three or three to five, including implementation of the following core features and evidence-based practices: Ensures that research-based, comprehensive curricula are in place, and that alignment of early learning standards, curricula/outcome goals, formative assessments, and instructional strategies; Ensures teacher-child interactions and instruction is responsive, intentional and developmentally appropriate to ensure children are provided socially supportive, organized and instructionally meaningful interactions to support their development (i.e., social-emotional, physical, cognitive and language) and learning (i.e., literacy, math, science, technology, social studies and arts);

Job Duties

Description of Job Duty

Leads and coordinates Project EAGLE/Educare of Kansas City’s education program for children ages birth to three or three to five, including implementation of the following core features and evidence-based practices: Use of child screening, assessment and progress data to inform lesson planning, individualization and the intensification of instruction in the areas of oral language, dual language and literacy development and skills; social-emotional and self-regulation development and skills; and numeracy and problem-solving skills; and Primary care-giving and continuity of care.

Job Duties

Description of Job Duty

Participates in the Research Program Partnership and processes of continuous quality improvement and, in conjunction with the Local Evaluation Partner, ensuring completion of child screenings and assessments and coordination of timely feedback to teaching teams; Collaborates with Family Support and the Site Director and participates in efforts to engage and involve parents with the program, staff and child development and learning.

Job Duties

Description of Job Duty

Participates in Child and Family Reviews and, in conjunction with the Family Support Supervisor, ensure Child and Family Review plans are followed and progress monitored. Collaborates with the Mental Health Consultant and Disabilities Coordinator to facilitate referrals for Special Education eligibility and implement plans for mental health strategies to be utilized in the classroom. Participates with Family Support staff to run Co-Case Management meetings with Teachers, Family Support staff and other support staff or outside agencies (i.e., mental health, disabilities) to plan and implement targeted and intensive interventions for children displaying challenging behaviors.

Job Duties

Description of Job Duty

Ensures all Early/Head Start performance standards, Educare core features, state and local licensing requirements, and other funder requirements related to education are met. Monitors and ensures education plans and other required documentation for children and classroom are completed. Participates in the development of program policies, service delivery plans, and ongoing monitoring of program quality. Ensures all assigned program area reports are completed and submitted on a timely basis. Ensures all confidential information is protected. Participates on interview committees for open teaching positions. Completes Teacher performance appraisals.

Job Duties

Description of Job Duty

Performs other duties as assigned within the scope of the job description.


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