Highly Qualified and Talented Teachers
See our GCS Staff Directory May 2021
Staff Qualities, Benefits, and Professional Qualifications
At Groton Community School, we value individuals with warmth, openness, good humor, creativity, and diverse talents. Staff are chosen for their professional qualifications, experience, and commitment to young children. We have full-time and part-time teaching staff at Groton Community School during the school year and also in our Summer Camp program.
Our dedicated staff members strive to provide children and families with the best possible early childhood experiences, and we reward their professionalism and commitment with benefits and staff development opportunities. Staff benefits include personal/sick time and vacations, and tuition discounts for staff children. Staff can also take advantage of medical, dental, retirement and disability benefits. We encourage and financially assist staff to participate in staff development workshops, seminars, conferences, and coursework. We offer on-site staff training opportunities throughout the year, and generate ideas for professional development through staff collaboration and group goal setting. Staff members attend the annual conference sponsored by the National Association for the Education of Young Children. Our salaries are competitive and dependent upon each individual’s training and professional experience in the field with opportunities for advancement. Staff longevity is celebrated and compensated accordingly.
Educators (Head Teachers, Teachers, and Assistant Teachers) at Groton Community School meet the qualifications of the Department of Early Education and Care and have varied educational backgrounds. Head Teachers have degrees in Education, Bachelors or Masters Degrees in a related field, or Bachelors or Masters Degrees in another field with an equivalency in Early Childhood Education. Teachers work toward the credentials of a Head Teacher. Assistant Teachers have energy, enthusiasm, and an enjoyment of young children, and also possess a desire to learn and grow in the field. All teaching staff have a solid framework in Early Childhood Education and experience gained through training and working with young children. They fully share the philosophy, goals, and values of our program. Previous experience is highly valued, but we welcome promising individuals who are new to the field.
We offer a supportive, professional, and high-quality environment, as well as competitive salary and benefits.
An Associates or Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education, a related field, or an equivalency of coursework in Education is required in order to be a Head Teacher, and experience is preferred for an Assistant Teacher. Experience with HWT, Eureka Math and NAEYC are a plus.
POSITION OPENINGS 2021-2022
Positions for the upcoming school year include a Pre-Kindergarten Head Teacher (experience required) and Preschool Assistant Teacher. Both positions also entail participation in our GCS Camp in the summer.
We welcome applicants to contact us at any time so we may keep their information on file for future openings.
Send resume and cover letter to:
Linda Kosinski, Director
Groton Community School
110 Boston Road, Groton, MA 01450
Fax: (978) 448-2399