Pinewoods Montessori School is dedicated to providing the best possible education and care for our children. As a school, it is our mission to create an environment in which the following goals of a Montessori education may be met:
Awaken the child’s spirit and imagination
Encourage a normal desire for independence
Foster a high sense of self-esteem
Help develop in all children the qualities of kindness, courtesy and self-discipline
Teach children to observe, question and explore ideas independently
Help children master social skills and knowledge
When accepting a position with Pinewoods Montessori School, the Classroom Assistant agrees to aid the teachers in working toward these goals, and to collaborate with the staff in providing a nurturing environment.
Classroom Assistants facilitate the comprehensive development of all students by interacting positively, confidently and respectfully with all children, families, and staff members.
Classroom Assistants are under the direct supervision of the classroom teacher to which they are assigned.
The duties of Classroom Assistants include:
A.) Maintaining a clean and hygienic classroom environment:
B.) Checking and replenishing consumable classroom items at the beginning and the end of every day:
C.) Managing the room during class time such that the teacher can spend a reasonable amount of time giving undisturbed individual lessons. Individual teachers will have their own systems and preferences.
D.) Monitoring the bathroom and foyers during transition times.
E.) Helping children get dressed for outside and inside play (i.e. shoes and coats)
F.) Monitoring the playground during outside play.
G.) Knowing the school’s discipline procedure and helping implement it when appropriate.
H.) Xeroxing, cutting, laminating, etc. as needed.
I.) Attending monthly staff meetings.
J.) Attending inservice offerings.
K.) Maintaining confidentiality. Do not discuss children or their families outside of staff meetings or private meetings with your supervising teacher. It is important for each teacher team to set aside a specific time to meet each week to communicate about classroom issues.
All staff members are expected to dress and act in a respectable and professional manner. Remember, we are role models of grace and courtesy, and of cleanliness and class.
Desired Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Bachelor's degree in Education or related field
- Experience in Montessori Classrooms
- CPR and First Aid Certified
- Montessori Training Credential for Early Childhood (3-6)
Candidates must be authorized to legally work in the US without sponsorship.
Pinewoods Montessori School is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, gender identity, Veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by law.
We offer a competitive salary and tuition discount.
Full-time employees are eligible for heath care benefits.
Interested candidates are encouraged to send their resumes and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org