Sun Grove Montessori School (SGMS) is an established, nonprofit Montessori school serving students 6 weeks through 8th grade. We have a supportive team culture that serves a diverse population of students from Indian River County, Saint Lucie County, Martin County, and beyond.
We seek individuals who embody the spirit of lifelong learning, have a true love and respect for children, and seek to understand and commit to providing an outstanding educational experience for children.
The Middle School Guide will Co-Lead the classroom and will be responsible for providing a nurturing, productive learning environment in keeping with the mission and vision of the school. They will provide day-to-day guidance to the students. The Guide will also be responsible for collaborating with their Co-Lead to develop interdisciplinary units of study as needed and to play a leadership role in the school. Professional behavior is always expected. The general duties include, but are not limited to:
- Schedules all support staff and coordinates with other lead teacher(s) for appropriate coverage.
- Meets daily with the teaching team and monthly with Elementary teams for planning and guidance purposes.
- Communicates all pertinent issues to Administration immediately.
- Models positive attitudes and courteous behavior for all children and adults and will prepare all other visitors, staff and volunteers to model the same respect.
- Prepares and maintains a beautiful environment, on a daily basis, that meets the needs of all learners, nurturing the aesthetic, creative, ethical, intellectual, social, physical and spiritual component of each child.
- Implements accepted models of Montessori best practice, rationale and purpose.
- Continually and objectively observes each child’s learning style(s) and interests to increase success. Regularly records observations.
- Demonstrates competency to provide effective, innovative instruction with a balance of Montessori materials and other relevant aids.
- Oversees the learning of all children in the classroom while partnering with co-workers or support staff in supporting the needs of all learners. Is present in the classroom with the children unless taking an approved break.
- Plans, develops, records, and implements school-wide curriculum; makes or updates materials.
- Communicates ground rules and procedures effectively to all children and staff, and is consistent with natural and logical consequences using positive discipline techniques.
RESPONSIBILITIES TO THE CHILDREN AND PARENTS:
- Communicates with families weekly throughout the school year.
- Conferences regarding the overall development of their child are held three times per year as formal parent conferences. Conferences include strength and goal reporting. Facilitates special conferences as needed or by parent request.
- Keeps accurate and daily attendance and tardiness records for each child.
- Prepares regular classroom parent communications when appropriate and shares with Administration before distribution.
- Facilitates a self-evaluation and meets with students. These notes are shared between school and home at the end of each cycle.
- Maintains comprehensive reports for each child and transfers files to next level or Administration prior to transfer or within a week of a child’s withdrawal.
- Provides Administration with copies of conference reports and/or test results for student files in a timely manner.
- Turns in a room repair list and wants/needs list during the last week of the school year.
- Participates in Middle School fundraising events, day trips and overnight events.
- Holds a Bachelor’s Degree or higher.
- Is currently enrolled in, plans to enroll, and/or holds a Montessori Credential with MACTE accreditation at the current classroom level or at multiple levels.
- Demonstrates basic computer literacy/competency.
- Meets every 6 weeks with classroom team for planning and guidance purposes.