Seeking Lead Primary Teacher

Fishtown Montessori School | Philadelphia, PA, United States

Posted Date 2/06/2020


We are a small but growing school located in a vibrant and accessible community in Philadelphia. We’re looking to connect with strong lead teachers to grow with us in support of our mission: to nurture the curiosity and wonder that inspires learning so that children develop a deep understanding of the foundational skills essential to fulfilling their human potential.

We’re looking for someone who is eager to contribute to the school community with positivity, enthusiasm, caring, love, and respect, in an authentic Montessori environment. 

The ideal candidate will have at least three years experience leading a Montessori classroom for children ages 3-6 along with a desire to become a leader in our school community as we grow into the future.   

The Lead Primary Teacher responsibilities include: 

  • Support and create harmonious school and classroom environments by working as a team with all stakeholders
  • Establish and maintain a high-quality classroom environment by implementing the Montessori philosophy and pedagogy in an authentic manner
  • Conduct effective record-keeping of children’s progress
  • Report children's’ progress to parents in written reports and through conferences three times per year and as needed
  • Participate in parent-education efforts by sending a weekly class email/newsletter and working with other teachers to lead parent education nights 2-3 times per year
  • Participate in professional development and community/relationship-building events beyond the school day as outlined on the staff calendar
  • Effectively build relationships with assistant teachers and other staff members to maintain and sustain a harmonious school atmosphere
  • Guide, train, and direct assistant teachers to support the implementation of an authentic Montessori practice including effective classroom management 
  • Understand, support and abide by the policies of the school as outlined in the Staff Handbook
  • Understand, support and abide by health and safety and state regulations
  • Maintain a current staff file at all times


  • Montessori Teaching Credential from AMS, AMI, or MACTE accredited institution; OR completed Montessori teacher training coursework from an AMS, AMI, or MACTE accredited institution.
  • Minimum Education: Associates degree with a minimum of 30 credit hours in Early Childhood or related field
  • 1 year minimum experience leading a classroom

Our Salary and Benefits include: 

Very competitive wages, health benefits, paid time off, paid holidays, tuition reimbursement, quality professional development offered among other "soft" benefits. Our school is a caring and supportive environment for children, families and our valuable staff. We care about creating an environment where our teachers can feed their internal desire to grow, learn, discover, and create community. 

Credential Level
Early Childhood
Education Required
Some College
Job Type
Classroom Teacher/Staff
Position Type
Full-Time (academic year)
Phone(215) 821-1455

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