To provide a warm, nurturing, safe and loving Montessori environment where self-concepts are, enhanced, independence encouraged and individuality respected with a strong understanding of Montessori principles, methodology, and curriculum.
To offer a program that meets the emotional, physical, intellectual and social needs of both the individual and the group. To interact with the children and to encourage their involvement in activities. To prepare a warm and safe environment that is orderly, clean and appealing and permits the child to grow and to explore. To plan with the assistant teacher weekly lesson plans based on a curriculum outline’ and to provide assistants with the opportunity to have input into the program. To communicate effectively. To establish and maintain good communications with parents through parent conferences twice a year and on a daily informal basis. To observe, give individual and group lessons. Model behavior and enforce ground rules, treat children according to individual needs, remain in contact with the whole group and sense changing mood or activity symptoms, protect working children from interference, and make notes needed for later record keeping. To use appropriate and positive discipline and to train staff so that discipline is consistent. To maintain all records and files.
To keep detailed records, on standard forms, of the progress of each student assigned, will prepare progress reports for each child’s file at least once each semester, will keep parents and administrator informed of children’s progress, will report to administrator in writing on the appropriate form conversations with parents and any other difficulties that the child has, and will meet with each parent as requested, at least once each semester. To engage in activities to renew skills and stimulate teaching ideas: reading professional journals, attending seminars, observing other schools, etc. And any other job-related duties as assigned.
The ideal candidate must have a Montessori teaching credential (EI, 6-9 or EI/EII, 6-12 AMS, AMI, NCME, MACTE).
Must have at least 2 years experience in an AMS Lower Elementary Montessori environment.
The ideal candidate should demonstrate an understanding of the Montessori philosophy and is confident in their knowledge of Montessori materials, teaching fundamentals and electronic record keeping.
Compensation based on experience. Paid PTO. Child tuition discount. August-June school year. One hour of daily planning time.