Lead Preschool Teacher

DIVISION: Early Childhood Education

LOCATION: Colville

REPORTS TO: Assigned Education Manager

SUPERVISES: Assigned Staff & Volunteers


STATUS: Non-Exempt

HOURS: Full-Time (40 Hours Per Week)

SALARY RANGE: Hiring Range - $3,578-$3,796 per month.


Rural Resources Community Action is looking for a Lead Preschool Teacher (Head Start). This is a full-time position in Colville, WA. As a Lead Preschool Teacher, you will oversee the daily operation of a preschool classroom, plan, coordinate and implement educational plans for preschool children including the integration of trauma invested practices that support social-emotional learning and self-regulation in the classroom.  This individual will work with families to facilitate growth in their knowledge of child development, parenting techniques and how to meet their child’s emotional and educational needs.  While providing supervision, technical assistance, support, training, mentoring and guidance to other teachers, staff and volunteers and provides input into the development of systems and programs.

Duties & Responsibilities

This individual will also need knowledge of adult learning theory, social service delivery principles and practices, program policies and procedures and federal, state, and local regulations governing the program and modern principles and practices of management and supervision. A Lead Preschool Teacher  will need poses the ability to establish professional relationships with co-workers in a team environment and remain calm during moments of high stress, establish and maintain effective relationships with children, families, and the community, analyze and evaluate child needs using a research based assessment tool, and develop and implement goals and action plans to respond to needs, supervise and monitor staff and/or volunteers in an organized and effective manner including promoting growth of staff which readies them for promotion within the program, and independently make sound decisions affecting classroom operations, both long range and immediate.

Education, Skills, and Abilities

To apply for this position, you would need:

Lead Teacher Level I: High school diploma or GED and one of the following educational certificates or degrees:

  • An Associate degree in Early Childhood Education; or
  • An Associate degree in a related field to Early Childhood Education and coursework equivalent to a major relating to ECE; or
  • A Professional Development Plan to meet one of the above educational requirements completed within the required time frame and at least one year experience working with children in an educational preschool. One year experience working with adults in an educational or social service capacity. Experience as a supervisor preferred.

Lead Teacher Level II

A Baccalaureate, or advanced degree in Early Childhood Education; or a Baccalaureate or advanced degree in a related field to Early Childhood Education, and coursework equivalent to a major relating to Early Childhood Education and two years experience working with children in an educational preschool.  Two years experience working with adults in an educational or social service capacity.  Experience as a supervisor preferred.


  • Valid driver’s license in state of residence.
  • Access to reliable transportation.
  • Auto insurance in the amount required by the State of Washington.
  • Physical examination within three weeks of employment.
  • First Aid & Infant/Child CPR card within 45 calendar days of employment.
  • Food Worker’s Card or acquire within 30 calendar days of employment.
  • Completion of a criminal history check.


Rural Resources Community Action offers a competitive benefits package. Click here to read more.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Rural Resources Community Action provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.