Employment Opportunities

Working at Grace Lutheran Preschool and Kindergarten (GLPK)

Grace Lutheran Preschool and Kindergarten is a wonderful, welcoming, and joyful place to work.  We take our responsibility for children very seriously, employing top-quality teachers and staff who have experience working with children; view their work as their calling; and demonstrate leadership, teamwork, integrity and compassion for others.  In addition to the certifications/clearances that are mandated by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Mandated Reporter Training and annual Epi-pen training are also required.  If you meet the stated requirements and would like to inquire about openings, please email Cathy Smarkusky, Director, csmarkusky@glcpa.org

Whether you are a qualified teacher, have a specialist degree that lends itself well to working with young children, or simply love working with young children and helping teachers, the application process is the same.  Please contact the director at csmarkusky@glcpa.org for an application or for information about current openings.

Requirements for classroom teachers

All GLPK teachers must have at least a four-year degree in either Elementary Education or Early Childhood Education.  Teachers who have a degree in elementary education must obtain a Private Academic Certificate from the Pennsylvania Department of Education if they are hired.

Requirements for teachers’ aides

All aides, specialists and support staff must have a high school degree and meet the criteria for their specific assignments as set by the Pennsylvania Department of Education and Grace Lutheran personnel policies. Some higher education and documented experience working or volunteering with young children is preferred.

Substitute teachers and aides

Working as a substitute is a wonderful way for experienced teachers and parents to re-enter the workforce, providing the flexibility families often need if they are raising young children or looking for part-time employment.  Clearances are also required for those who wish to work as a substitute.

Required clearances and training

Pennsylvania laws require our school to have three clearances on file BEFORE you  can be employed:

Applicants are responsible for paying the fees to obtain clearances/certifications and employees are responsible to pay for their renewal.

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