Kindergarten Lead Teacher

Faculty / Full-Time

Lincoln School, Providence, RI

Lincoln School, founded in 1884, is an independent K-12 Quaker girls’ school in Providence, Rhode Island. We are currently seeking applicants for a full-time Kindergarten Lead Teacher beginning in August 2023. Lincoln School values working with a diverse faculty and staff and seeks applications from individuals who share our commitment to educating girls to fearlessly embrace the opportunities and responsibilities of full citizenship in a complex world.

The Lead Teacher is responsible for all aspects of the Kindergarten Grade classroom:

  • Creates a joyful and respectful classroom environment that celebrates the uniqueness, perspective and cultural background of each individual and that is actively anti-racist
  • Fosters a classroom culture of challenge, active learning, engagement, independence, and perseverance
  • Maintains a safe and organized classroom which supports student learning, collaboration, and choice
  • Understands the subject matter, pedagogical approaches, and resource materials of the grade level
  • Designs unit and lesson plans that use a variety of instructional formats, are differentiated, and include multiple opportunities for formative assessment; uses assessment to adapt teaching methods and instructional materials to meet students’ varying needs
  • Uses available technology/instructional media to enhance the students’ learning experiences
  • Evaluates student performance and maintains accurate records
  • Effectively communicates student progress and goals to families and colleagues to support student learning
  • Actively participates in staff meetings, committee work, and school events
  • Builds strong, appropriate relationships with students, parents, staff, and community members by communicating in a knowledgeable, courteous, and confidential manner
  • Demonstrates a commitment to continuous professional growth


We seek a dynamic teacher who inspires students and works collaboratively and creatively with colleagues.

  • Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree in elementary education preferred
  • Elementary classroom teaching experience required
  • Experience with Reggio Emilia approach preferred
  • A passion for teaching and learning and an understanding of developmentally appropriate curriculum
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Continuing interest in professional growth
  • Strong interpersonal and collaborative skills, with a desire to collaborate with colleagues
  • Professionalism in all aspects of the job

How to Apply:

Interested candidates should send a resume, a cover letter including a statement of educational philosophy, and a list of 3-5 references to Julie Stafford, Human Resources Manager at

More information about Lincoln School can be found on our website at

Lincoln School is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Members of groups historically underrepresented in independent schools are strongly encouraged to apply.

Lincoln School

Providence, RI
Infant / Toddler, Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle School, High School
Girls, All Gender