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Preschool Teacher
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Full Time
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Position: Preschool Teacher (Queen Emma Preschool)

Type: Full-time, 12 month, salaried position - exempt

Start Date: Immediate

Position Description

At Queen Emma Preschool, the preschool teacher works with another teacher and an aide as a team to create a developmentally appropriate curriculum that supports the school’s values within a warm and nurturing learning environment. The preschool teacher is knowledgeable about the physical, intellectual, social, and emotional developmental stages of young children and skillfully engages in developmentally appropriate practices and adapts her/his instruction and day-to-day engagement with students to meet every child’s needs.  

The preschool teacher is professional, collaborative, and supportive of the Queen Emma Preschool through her/his contributions. The teacher participates actively in professional development opportunities and reflective teaching practices; she/he is committed to working with all students and celebrates the diversity of St. Andrew’s as reflected in our students, faculty, staff, and extended ‘ohana. She/he is comfortable managing the demands and pressures of the position. This position assumes that all general expectations and Basic Teacher Expectations (refer to Faculty Handbook) for all classroom teachers will be met.


  • Adheres to and promotes the mission, vision, and educational philosophy of St. Andrew’s Schools
  • Creates a vibrant, active, and engaging learning environment in and out of the classroom, using research-based, developmentally appropriate teaching methodologies to engender critical thinking, collaboration, creativity, problem solving, and communication skills
  • Demonstrates knowledge of child development, developmentally appropriate practices, and works cooperatively with the teachers and staff of the school to develop a student-centered, personalized curriculum based on learning through play
  • Works together to prepare course objectives and plan for appropriate activities that support the curriculum and individual needs of the children as guided by the mission of St. Andrew’s Schools
  • Integrates meaningful and appropriate use of technology within the curriculum
  • Prepares and administers a variety of assessments; records results and provides timely feedback on students’ progress to parents, and colleagues
  • Tailors instruction to meet the needs of diverse learners
  • Creates a warm and welcoming learning environment and actively guides and supports student interactions and relationships
  • Maintains order in the classroom and throughout common campus areas
  • Works with parents and guardians when children display behavioral challenges and seeks resources to support families
  • Discusses students’ academic and behavioral progress and areas for growth with parents/guardians
  • Maintains all records pertaining to student attendance and students’ progress
  • Communicates (orally and in writing) with students, parents, administrators, and colleagues about curriculum, children, and child development issues
  • Demonstrates good judgment concerning sensitive information and maintains confidentiality when needed
  • Displays a sensitive, cooperative and flexible demeanor in interactions with others
  • Keeps current in contemporary pedagogical thinking, strategies and techniques by reading professional journals and attendance at professional conferences, workshops and courses
  • Demonstrates professionalism through reliability, punctuality, participation in meetings and staff development opportunities
  • Demonstrates professionalism in personal appearance and self-care
  • Maintains personal integrity and respectful attitude in professional relationships
  • Communicates in a punctual, professional, and friendly manner with parents, colleagues, supervisors, and external community members
  • Collaborates with administration, teachers, and staff
  • Assumes other job-related duties assigned by the director


St. Andrew’s Schools is seeking an accomplished preschool teacher who has teaching experience and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, or equivalent.

Applicant Requirements:

Specific requirements include:

  • Ability to develop and implement curriculum, assessments, and utilize instructional best practices
  • Proficient computer skills with experience in the use of email, Microsoft Office, and Google tools
  • Knowledgeable about best practices in implementing educational technology in the classroom
  • Proven years of experience working with young children
  • Be able to occasionally lift up to 50 lbs
  • Regularly use close and distance vision
  • Frequently stand and talk or hear and sometimes walk and sit
  • Turn, bend, reach, and occasionally climb

How to Apply

To apply, email a letter of interest (describing why you are interested in this position), resume, salary requirements, and the names and contact information of three professional references to sokoga@standrewsschools.org. Letters may be addressed to Preschool Director Susan Okoga. Include St. Andrew’s Schools Preschool Teacher in the subject line. All submissions will be received in confidence.

Deadline to apply: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

4 Year Degree
Non-discriminatory Statement:

St. Andrew’s Schools is an equal employment opportunity employer. To learn more about our school, please visit www.standrewsschools.org.

Apply To:
Mrs. Susan Okoga
School Name:
St. Andrew's Schools - The Preschool
Street Address:
3019 Pali Highway
Honolulu, Hawaii 96817
Head of School:
Dr. Ruth Fletcher
Founding Date:
Religious Affiliation:
Membership Status:
Full Member
Day / Boarding:
Day Only
Grade Levels:
2-5 years
International Students Accepted:
Summer Programs Offered:
Kindergarten Cut Off Date:
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Admissions Contact:
Mrs. Stephanie Jones
Admissions Email:
03/25/2019 4:29 PM 06/30/2022
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