Assistant Teacher in Lower Elementary

Brooklyn Heights Montessori School | Brooklyn, NY, United States

Posted Date 11/13/2019

Assistant Teacher in Lower Elementary 

The teacher will work in conjunction with the Head of Lower School, the Lower Elementary teaching team, the school psychologist, the Lower School learning specialist, and the Head of School to educate grade 1-3 students in accordance with the BHMS mission, the Statement of Diversity, the principles of Montessori educational philosophy and practices, the curriculum, and the policies of Brooklyn Heights Montessori School. A Lower Elementary teacher teaches language arts, math, science, culture, and social studies. Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Prepare lessons in the designated subject areas in accordance with the curriculum of Brooklyn Heights Montessori School, its mission, and Montessori philosophy
  • Develop, review, and update curriculum and curriculum maps as needed in conjunction with the LE teaching team and Head of Lower School
  • Prepare annual goals and objectives for professional development
  • When requested, be available during school hours to advise parents
  • Maintain a prepared environment in the classroom and instructional areas
  • Maintain student records with regard to attendance and achievement
  • Prepare reports for parents in accordance with the established school policies
  • Prepare for and participate in regular parent-teacher conferences during the year
  • Participate in regularly scheduled trips with students
  • Attend and participate in various evening meetings, like Back-to-School Night
  • Attend regularly scheduled faculty meetings
  • Establish and maintain a positive and professional relationship with students, parents, and other teachers and school personnel
  • Comply with the established policies and procedures of Brooklyn Heights Montessori School as stated in the Faculty & Staff Handbook
  • Perform various reasonable tasks from time to time as requested by the Head of School or the Head of Lower School


  • Degree in Education (Masters preferred)
  • Minimum of two years teaching experience (Montessori preferred)
  • Montessori Elementary I Credential (preferred but not required)
  • Strong work ethic and sense of humor

Brooklyn Heights Montessori School has an institutional commitment to the principles of diversity. In that spirit, BHMS is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, creed, color, gender, sexual orientation, age, physical challenge, national or ethnic origin, ancestry or any other characteristic.

To apply for this position, please email a resume and cover letter to Susanne Peebles at

Credential Level
Credential Not Required
Education Required
Bachelor's Degree
Job Type
Classroom Teacher/Staff
Position Type
Full-Time (academic year)
Phone(718) 858-5100

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