Lead Montessori Teacher

Urban Montessori Charter School | Oakland, CA, United States

Posted Date 6/06/2019

POSITION: Lead Montessori Teacher (Primary, Lower Elem, Upper Elem, Middle School)
REPORTS TO: Head of School
WEBSITE: www.urbanmontessori.org

Urban Montessori Charter School (UMCS) seeks experienced, hard-working, and high-achieving Lead Teachers for our Oakland-based Montessori public charter school. We are currently operating as a TK-7 school and growing into a TK-8 school next year.

Lead Teachers are responsible for leading the implementation of the instructional program and work in collaboration with their Support Teachers, Director of Instruction, the Head of School, and the UMCS community to create a child-centered, powerful educational experience for Urban Montessori's children.

Education and/or Experience
Bachelor's degree (BA or BS) from a four-year college or university
Montessori certification and training (with appropriate documentation)
California Multiple Subject credential or eligible for an intern California Multiple Subject Credential
And at least 5 years of successful teaching in age group assigned in a Montessori classroom in an urban setting

Strong alignment with UMCS mission
Problem-solver a must
Growth mindset a must
Professional, prompt, punctuality a must
Strong understanding of Montessori methods and able to effectively integrate other best practices with the Montessori method
Strong understanding of how to use multiple forms of assessment in informing and driving instruction and individualized student supports
Able to build immediate and caring rapport with children of all ages; strong understanding of child development and adolescent development
Passion for teaching and working with students from urban communities, with specific knowledge and understanding of the needs of students from different experiences, languages and backgrounds
Able to work in a creative and demanding learning environment, including the ability to problem-solve and manage ambiguity and adversity
Excellent communication, presentation and interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to speak and write clearly and persuasively
Computer literate and able to acquire new technology skills
Excellent organization, time management and follow-up skills; high sense of commitment; ability to work as part of a team

Specific responsibilities
Establishes an inspiring classroom setting that is organized and engaging, with systems and procedures that manage student behavior, movement, and learning
Takes leadership in guiding a support teacher; ensures all adults are maximized in the classroom
Establishes a powerful classroom culture where children have high expectations for themselves and for others, are self-motivated and self-directed, have pride in themselves and in their community, care about themselves and their community, and where children value and love learning
Develops and implements individualized learning plans, small and whole group lesson plans and classroom activities consistent with UMCS instructional guidelines
Assesses students regularly in accordance with UMCS guidelines, examines student assessment data, and refines learning plans to differentiate instruction for each student
Collaborate with UMCS team members to improve own and others' instructional practices; shares best practices
Provides students and their families with regular and timely information on classroom activities and student progress; finds ways to involve parents/guardians in their students' education
Demonstrate knowledge of, and support, Urban Montessori's mission, vision, value statements, standards, policies and procedures, operating instructions, confidentiality standards, and the code of ethical behavior


Competitive Salary and Benefits

Montessori Credentials Held
Credential Required (level not specified)
Education Required
Bachelor's Degree
Job Type
Classroom Teacher/Staff
Position Type
Full-Time (academic year)
Phone(510) 842-1181

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