HEC Preschool Director

 

Saint Katherine HEC Preschool Director Position 

 

The Hellenic Education Center (HEC) is seeking a Preschool Director for its Preschool at St. Katherine’s Greek Orthodox Church in Falls Church, VA.  

 

As part of our community, you’ll create a loving and safe environment where children ages 2 - 5 can develop whole-child skills and knowledge. The Director is responsible for overseeing a small staff of English and Greek language teachers in the implementation of research-based curricula that foster students’ emotional and academic growth. The Director partners with families, clergy, and church ministries to provide a developmentally appropriate education rooted in Greek Orthodox values and traditions. The Preschool Director ensures compliance with licensure regulations. 

 

The Saint Katherine Hellenic Education Center (HEC) was established to consolidate two of our community’s primary educational offerings. The Preschool is an integral part of the Saint Katherine HEC and stands as one of its key pillars. The Preschool seeks to provide a nurturing, family-centric environment that is open to all children and incorporates both religious (Orthodoxy) and bilingual (Greek-English) education into its curriculum. In so doing, it seeks to adopt a dynamic academic and social-emotional program that prepares children for Kindergarten.   

 

Key Duties: 

Leading one classroom of children ages 2-5  

Developing and leading staff including interviewing and hiring staff and supporting staff in their professional learning and growth  

Collaborating with the English/Greek immersion programming to ensure the best immersion programming for all children and families  

Collaborating with families to inform programming  

Collaborating with clergy to ensure children’s learning in Greek Orthodox values and traditions  

Leading in the continued evolution and adoption of the curriculum  

Administrative duties and other duties as assigned 

 

Ideal Candidates Will Have: 

Associates degree or higher in Early Childhood Education or a related field 

Current knowledge of best practices in social-emotional, language, literacy, physical, the arts, cognitive, and mathematics instruction for children ages 2 - 5 

A child-centered approach to teaching and the ability to organize a safe and nurturing learning environment   

The ability to provide meaningful feedback and professional support to staff 

Experience teaching, preferably early learners 

Experience with multilingual children and families and/or bilingual education, or the willingness to learn 

An open and collaborative approach to working with teachers, families, and other stakeholders 

Familiarity with Virginia’s Child Care Regulations, or the willingness to learn 

Familiarity with Greek Orthodox values and customs, or the willingness to learn 

CPR and First Aid certification, or the willingness to obtain 

The ability to communicate effectively in written and oral English 

Greek language fluency desired but not required 

Educational administrative experience preferred but not required 

Additionally, candidates will need to pass a pre-employment screening. 

We support our staff’s passion for learning by providing: 

Competitive salary 

Vacation and sick leave 

Ongoing professional development opportunities 

Discounted tuition rate for child(ren) or grandchild(ren) attending any HEC School 

Part-time or Full-Time position available 

Please email HEC-committee@stkchurch.com if you are interested or have further questions. 

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Saint Katherine Greek Orthodox Church Hellenic Education Center (HEC)

Address

3149 Glen Carlyn Rd,
Falls Church, VA 22041, United States
 

Posted on: May 17, 2022