Seeks an Early Childhood / PreKindergarten Homeroom Teacher
Enriching communities through the intellectual, humanitarian and creative thoughts and actions of our learners
Through outstanding teaching in a nurturing environment, ISB inspires students to
Achieve their academic and personal potential
Be passionate, reflective learners
Become caring, global citizens
Lead healthy, active, balanced lives
ISB Definition of Learning
Learning is the primary focus of our school and we recognize learning as a lifelong adventure. ISB values meaningful and transferable learning where we construct understanding by developing and applying knowledge, skills and attitudes. As learners, we develop and show our understanding when we:
Apply our learning to new situations
Inquire to extend our learning
Communicate our learning effectively
Make connections across our learning
Reflect critically on our learning
ISB Learner Attributes At ISB, we develop learners who are:
Founded in 1951, ISB was the first international school in the Kingdom of Thailand. The school initially opened on the grounds of the US Embassy with 35 students, but with increasing enrollment moved to different campuses in the Bangkok area. Enrollment reached 3,650 students during the Vietnam War. In 1992, ISB moved to its present 35 acre purpose-built campus, 25 km from the center of Bangkok. 1,650 students are currently enrolled in the Elementary, Middle, and High schools.
ISB is proudly international in its student body, enrolling students from more than sixty countries. Students from the United States account for the highest percentage of enrollment, with students from Thailand , Japan, and Korea forming other major nationality groups. English is a second or third language for more than half of the students.
ISB provides a university preparatory program with English as the language of instruction. Graduates earn a U.S. high school diploma and most students elect to pursue the International Baccalaureate Diploma program.
Our school is part of the Next Frontier Inclusion network of schools. This signifies our unwavering commitment to develop our capacity to support more diverse learning needs. Therefore, we are seeking educators that not only embrace inclusion as a concept but successfully adjust their teaching to meet the needs of all learners. This includes students who need a higher level of challenge as well as those who require more support or a different approach to their learning.
Child Safeguarding / Culture of Care
Safeguarding is a priority at ISB. Our Student Safeguarding Policy outlines the measures we take to create a safe and nurturing environment for all of the children we come into contact with in our work, as well as the procedures we use to ensure that we fulfill our professional and ethical obligation to identify children who are in need of help and protection and to take appropriate action to ensure their wellbeing. All employees and associates are required to adhere to a Code of Conduct that contains expectations about their relationships with children, social media use, and the use of children’s photographs and identifying information.
Additionally, ISB recognizes that every person deserves to be treated with respect and care. To this end, our Culture of Care, Learner Attributes (Creative, Socially Intelligent, Adaptable, Globally Minded, Self Managing, and Values Driven), and ISB Values (Courage, Commitment Care, Responsibility, Gratitude, Integrity, Respect, Balance) underscore all of our interactions. We have worked hard to establish a positive, safe environment for learning and working and seek educators who embody these principles and values.
The Pre-K to 12 faculty consists of over 200educators including librarians, counselors, psychologists, learning coaches and special education teachers. Each of the school’s three divisions has a principal and one or more assistant principals. There is also a Head of School, a Deputy Head of Learning, and a Deputy Head of School/Chief Financial Officer.
DEIJ - ISB Statement
At ISB we understand that the issues we are facing around diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice (DEIJ) are far reaching, and as such, we are committed to taking a proactive approach to eliminating all forms of racism, discrimination, prejudice, and bias.
We are devoted to being a community that is welcoming, inclusive, and equitable. It is not enough to simply be diverse. We are dedicated to creating spaces where diversity can flourish by uplifting individuals and social identity groups to be proud of their uniqueness while honoring differences.
Our community is actively engaged in reflection and action planning to ensure that our school is creating and maintaining an inclusive culture where everyone feels they belong and where students leave ISB with the attitudes, values, and tools they need to enrich the world.
We know that this work is ongoing and will require continual focus and commitment. We come to this task with deep humility knowing that we have much to learn. We invite you to learn alongside us.
The Position Core Responsibilities
Deliver a Reggio inspired PreK program aligned with the Teaching Strategies GOLD learning objectives and ISB Attributes & Definition of Learning.
Be an active member of various high functioning teams to ensure care and support for the social, emotional and learning success of each child. Collaborate effectively with grade level colleagues. Co-teach, co-plan, and co-assess with student support teachers to ensure appropriate challenge, strategies, and learning happens for all students.
Assess student learning and provide timely, quality feedback to improve student learning.
Accommodate for learning needs based on student’s individualized learning needs.
Participate in student support and referral processes to ensure students’ needs are understood and met.
Engage in professional development to ensure that research-supported practices for the instruction and care of children are used at ISB.
Form strong collaborative home-school partnerships with parents and families to support student learning and well-being.
Positively contribute to school culture through support and sponsorship of a student club, activity, or non-stipended extracurricular activity.
Other duties as appropriately assigned by the ES Principal.
Salary and Benefits will be competitive with other large international schools in Asia.
Procedure for Filing Application
Interested candidates should complete the online application (www.isb.ac.th/job-opportunities) AT THE EARLIEST POSSIBLE OPPORTUNITY.Candidates should note that in the event an outstanding applicant is identified early in the search process, ISB reserves the right to make an appointment before the deadline. Search Associates candidates need only apply through Search.
N.B. ISB is a dynamic and energetic environment with wonderful, diverse students. The personal and professional growth rewards are significant, as are the expectations and demands on teacher time and engagement.
Personal Qualifications and Attributes
Minimum of 3 years teaching experience in a Reggio Emilia (or similar) inspired early childhood prekindergarten program.
Early childhood (preferred) or elementary teaching license and/or certification
Commitment to the Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) of students.
Positive interpersonal skills and the ability to develop positive relationships with people of diverse backgrounds.
Experience designing and delivering a PreK program aligned with the Teaching Strategies GOLD/Creative Curriculum early childhood continuum of learning objectives. Experience documenting prekindergarten student growth and learning
Experience designing units with UBD - ‘Understanding by Design’ is an advantage
Experience teaching English Language Learners
Model ISB Professional Standards of Integrity, Responsibility, Respect, Care, Collaboration, and Commitment
Demonstrated Growth Mindset and passion for lifelong learning
Collaborative and collegial
Satisfactory background checks, particularly in areas of child safeguarding