Kindergarten Teacher

Dayton, Ohio, United States | Full-time


Due to increased enrollment, we are adding a 3rd kindergarten section and hiring for a kindergarten teacher. Candidates must have at least a substitute teacher license and relevant experience. 


Dayton Leadership Academies (DLA) teachers are leaders who collaborate and communicate well with others. DLA Teachers embody the following essential qualities:

  • Past experiences and actions reflect a commitment to the DLA mission and core values
  • Demonstrates a sense of urgency and relentless pursuit of significant student achievement in a high need, urban environment
  • Reflective, self-aware and adaptable to others’ communication and work styles
  • Critical thinker and problem solver who takes initiative
  • Belief in the power of collaboration and strives to build a collaborative culture with DLA community, staff, families and students


Dayton Leadership Academies teachers plan and deliver engaging lessons, create a positive classroom culture grounded in our core values, and assess and monitor student progress so that all students are in relentless pursuit of excellence. The essential functions are:


  • Utilize the Common Core aligned curriculum provided – Core Knowledge Language Arts, Guided Reading, and Eureka Math
  • Ensure that lesson plans align with the school's academic program
  • Plan student interventions and differentiated instruction based on assessment data
  • Collaborate with grade level and house team on curriculum and student needs
  • Help prepare and implement Section 504 and Individualized Education Plans (IEP) for classroom students meeting eligibility requirements
  • Share knowledge and resources to enhance the educational process


  • Create effective and engaging learning experiences aligned to the Common Core State Standards
  • Implement effective classroom management procedures
  • Demonstrate successful implementation of teaching techniques and classroom management skills (i.e., creative instructional strategies, articulate communication of information, positive interactions with students, overall organization of learning environment)
  • Vary instructional techniques to address individual learning styles
  • Provide differentiated instruction for all students in the class
  • Integrate technology into instructional program and demonstrate professional use
  • Promote the proper use and care of school property; take precautions to ensure student safety
  • Evaluate the needs of students using formative and summative assessments, including assessments required by the school and state
  • Prepare students for proficiency on interim and state tests and/or alternative assessments
  • Evaluate student progress and assign grades using online grade book
  • Maintain high standards and uphold the student conduct code
  • Communicate with families regularly for positive recognition and support (e.g., telephone calls, messages, meetings, etc.); reinforce the Family Compact


  • Contribute in meaningful ways to school-wide goals and student goals
  • Implement school and district policies and procedures
  • Supervise students at all times; supervise non-classroom activities when assigned in accordance with the negotiated agreement
  • Participate in open houses, families conferences, awards ceremonies, and school events as directed
  • Maintain accurate records and submit reports on time
  • Serve on at least one school committee and/or coach/advise an extracurricular activity
  • Coach other teachers on the team in areas of personal expertise; mentor a tutor or resident, as needed
  • Monitor use of the Intra/Internet to ensure compliance with school guidelines
  • Respect personal privacy; maintain the confidentiality of privileged information
  • Perform other specific job-related duties as directed in accordance with the negotiated agreement

Additional Job Information

  • Demonstrate professionalism and maintain a positive attitude
  • Skillfully manage individual, group and organizational interaction
  • Communicate effectively using verbal, non-verbal and writing skills
  • Use self-control, perseverance and physical skill to manage students
  • Organize tasks and manage time effectively
  • Avert problem situations and intervene to resolve conflicts
  • Lift, carry, and/or move instructional supplies and equipment
  • Perform activities that may require reaching, crouching, and/or kneeling
  • Maintain an acceptable attendance record and is punctual
  • Travel to meetings and work assignments


I.EDUCATION: Bachelor’s Degree, valid state teaching certification/licensure


  • Two (2) years of classroom teaching experience preferred
  • Ability to build relationships with students, families, and colleagues
  • Ability to use curriculum to plan engaging and rigorous lessons
  • Ability to deliver lessons, check for understanding, and make adjustments as needed
  • Experience analyzing student assessment data, using it to inform instruction, and differentiating instruction to meet all students’ needs
  • Highly effective writing, communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Effective use of technology (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, online attendance and gradebooks)


TYPE OF POSITION:  Full-time, Academic  

EVALUATION: Reports to Principal; evaluated formally twice per year using DLA teacher performance rubric