The Lillian & Betty Ratner School | Pepper Pike, OH, United States

Posted Date 7/03/2020


Title:                                Montessori Elementary I Teacher

Appointment:                 Full Time (School Year)

Reports to:                     Head of School


Work Environment:

The Lillian and Betty Ratner Montessori School, founded in 1963, is a coeducational independent Montessori school for students aged 18 months through 8th Grade. We offer small classes taught by a distinguished faculty and a rich program of academics, athletics and the arts. The school operates on a beautiful 14-acre campus in Pepper Pike, Ohio, a suburb on the east side of Cleveland. The Ratner Montessori School has won high regard in the Cleveland community for being exceptionally responsive to the individual needs of each student and for valuing diversity and inclusion to a superlative degree.


Job Description:

The Elementary I Teacher co-teaches one of two Elementary I (grades 1 – 3) classrooms; together these classroom teachers have general responsibility for teaching Montessori Elementary I Levels (6-9 years of age) in Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies (the following subjects are covered by specialists outside of the classroom: Art, Music, Physical Education, and Spanish). Collaboration with the subject specialists as well as the other classroom teachers is expected. The Elementary I teachers will create a positive learning environment, and communicate well and frequently about classroom dynamics with colleagues and administration.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • In collaboration with the co-teacher, design and implement curricular plan for the year for the Elementary I students

  • Attend full faculty/staff meetings as necessary

  • Perform other duties as discussed with the Head of School, those being primarily to teach the Montessori curriculum, supervise, and care for the students

  • Work in partnership with parents, advocate and promote the school, 

  • Work collegially with administration and fellow Montessorians, and grow professionally.

  • Agree to support the mission and philosophy of the School and to perform the duties in a professional manner and in compliance with any rules, regulations, and requirements established by the School, as set forth in the Faculty Handbook. 

Required Qualifications:

The successful candidate must have…. 

  • The successful candidate must have a Bachelor’s degree in addition to Montessori Certification. 

  • Candidates will need to be able to demonstrate effective classroom skills and strong communication skills. 

  • A sense of humor is essential!


Salary is negotiable and commensurate with experience.


Please send resume and letter of introduction via e-mail to:

Connie Hartley, Director of Finance and Human Resources:  

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Credential Level
Elementary I (6-9)
Education Required
Bachelor's Degree
Job Type
Classroom Teacher/Staff
Position Type
Full-Time (academic year)
Phone(216) 464-0033

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