Preschool Teacher

Tucker Maxon School | Portland, OR

Posted Date 6/14/2024

Tucker Maxon School is looking for a fulltime preschool teacher to start August 26, 2024. This is your opportunity to become part of an amazing team. Our mission is to teach deaf and hearing children to listen, talk, learn, and achieve excellence together. Our goal is to help every child reach their potential in school and life. Our highest values are conversation, confidence, creativity, and community. This is a fulltime, exempt position reporting to the school Principal.  This independent, nonprofit preschool through 5th grade school currently has 105 enrolled students and 32 dedicated staff. Approximately 15-20% of our students are children who are deaf or hard of hearing. In September, we are becoming a part of Multnomah County's Preschool for All. See for more information.  Tucker Maxon: Where Every Child has a Voice!


  • Teach a preschool class of less than 14 students with at least one fulltime Educational Asst.
    • Work collaboratively as part of a preschool team.
    • Create positive, well-organized and orderly learning environment where children feel welcome and comfortable.
    • Prepare developmentally appropriate lesson plans within a play-based preschool.
    • Demonstrate unconditional respect and love for children and their well-being without regard to race, religion, language, socioeconomic, gender, and physical limitations.
    • Integrate needs related to deafness into a well-balanced classroom.
    • Focus on both hearing and deaf children, and address the “whole child”.
    • Accommodate differing language levels, auditory skill levels, behavioral needs and/or learning styles within the classroom.
    • Promotes interaction and learning among peers.
    • Provide an appropriate example for students with personal conduct.
    • Foster positive relationships with students, parents, fellow teachers, non-teaching personnel, and administration through excellent communication.
    • Actively support the nonprofit mission of the school.
    • Performs other duties as assigned by the Principal and/or Executive Director.


  • Bachelor’s degree required. Early Childhood Education and Master’s degree preferred.
    • Certification by the Oregon State Department of Education
    (Dual Certification for Early Childhood and Elementary Education preferred)
    • Oregon Teachers License
    • Minimum 2-3 years of equivalent experience.
    • Proven track record of teaching success.
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
    • Someone who looks for solutions not problems.
    • An interest or background in social and emotional learning (SEL).
    • You must have a Criminal Registry Number, or apply for and be granted a Criminal Registry Number ASAP.
    • Ability to listen, talk and lift up to 20-30 pounds.
    • Sense of humor.


Kaiser medical and MetLife dental plans (80%) and optional Vision plan.

Summer, winter break and spring break off plus 3 personal days per year

12 national holidays off

OR Family Leave, long term, and life insurance

Contribute 2% of gross plus match an added 2% of gross to retirement fund


Please send a cover letter and resume as Word or PDF files with your last name in the title of attachments with subject line "Preschool Teacher" by 5 pm on July 14th to Candidates are encouraged to apply earlier as interviews will begin as soon as possible. If you have questions, please email 

Tucker Maxon is an equal opportunity employer. Please see our diversity, equity, and inclusion policies and other information about the school at

Listing Type
Education | Nonprofit
Position Type
Full Time
Experience Level
Entry Level | Mid Level
Employer Type
Direct Employer
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