Job Title: Elementary School Teacher
Reports to: Head of School
Qualifications: AMI, AMS, or NCME certification + BA/BS degree + Illinois Teacher License
Knowledge & Skills:
Broad understanding of elementary development and educational needs and ability to successfully apply these concepts; proficient in areas of media, technology, and current software applications; demonstrates ability to work with students within a Montessori framework; able to organize, supervise, and communicate effectively with students/parents/colleagues.
Assume full responsibility for Elementary class, which fosters the total development of the child according to the philosophy of Dr. Maria Montessori and AMI or AMS or NMCE guidelines as appropriate; oversee and implement assigned areas of the curriculum; knowledgeable about Illinois state standards and participate in the development and alignment of the curriculum to the standards as required; prepare and maintain the learning environment appropriate to the needs of the children and the expectations of the school. Ensure the safety and well-being of the students at all times; administer and evaluate standardized tests as scheduled; make and purchase materials for the classroom within the budgetary guidelines; keep accurate and updated records of each student’s progress; foster an atmosphere of respect and harmony; emphasize communication, interdependence, cooperation and global awareness; coordinate parent conferences each year as scheduled; maintain ongoing dialogue with parents during the entire year; be active in preparing and presenting at parent meetings, faculty meetings and professional development/in-service events as requested. In addition, it is important to, carry out procedures, policies and responsibilities as outlined in the staff handbook as well as the parent handbook; be willing to serve on various committees; and plan and participate in immersion activities.
Medical insurance, tuition reimbursement for continuing education, tuition discount for children. Salary based on education and experience.
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