Chinese, Early Childhood Montessori Lead Teacher

Intercultural Montessori Language School - Chicago Campus | Chicago, IL, United States

Posted Date 10/20/2021

Chinese, Early Childhood Montessori Lead Teacher


About Our School

Intercultural Montessori is a Dual Language Montessori School for students age 3 through the 8th Grade. Our unique program combines dual language education with the Montessori approach. We develop global citizens ready to succeed in the multicultural, multilingual world of the future. The school is located in Chicago’s West Loop Neighborhood. Our school is a diverse international community and a wonderful place to work!


Job Description

Intercultural Montessori Language School is currently seeking a Montessori trained, or working towards Montessori certification lead teacher to work in our Early Childhood Chinese classroom environment, serving children 3 - 6 years old. Our school provides children with a unique dual-language education. All members of our team must embody Intercultural’s Mission & Organizational values when working with children and adults: We respect diversity and community and are caring, capable, enthusiastic, and committed to learning.


  • Candidates should hold a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree
  • Candidates must hold a Montessori Certificate in Early Childhood, or is enrolled in a Early Childhood Montessori program 
  • Must be proficient in speaking and teaching Chinese
  • Early Childhood Experience required
  • Authorized to work in the US.
  • Applicants should be patient, flexible and have a positive attitude in working with all children, including those of varying abilities.
  • Strong interpersonal and collaboration/teamwork skills.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. 

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Gain insight into each child in order to help them reach their full potential.
  • Apply classroom management strategies to maintain a safe environment and help students develop positive behavior.
  • Supervise students in class, during lunch and recess, and on field trips and be responsible for the children’s safety in their care.
  • Help students develop independence with personal hygiene (handwashing and bathroom usage).
  • Assist in maintaining a clean and organized classroom environment.
  • Model grace and courtesy with students and adults at all times.
  • Encourage students to meaningfully engage in work and find joy in learning.
  • Demonstrate and share knowledge of Montessori philosophy and childhood development with stakeholders in the school community.
  • Communicate with families about the classroom curriculum and activities. Communicate in a way that creates a positive image of the school and teacher.
  • Participate in ongoing self-assessment and professional development.
  • Participate in ongoing training, supervision, and support of assistant teachers.
  • Compile and track all records including student observation, progress reports, assessments & classroom inventory.
  • Enthusiastically support and enforce school policies and regulations.
  • Understand and promote the school’s mission and values at all times.
  • Ability to deal effectively with a diverse staff across all organizational levels.


  • Assure all areas of the facility are well kept, clean, and organized at all times.
  • Assure fire drill/tornado drills and center inspections are conducted monthly and logs are kept up to date.
  • Enforcing facility confidentiality/security. 
  • Responsible for completing monthly inspection and assuring form is completed and kept in binder.


  • Must be able to start starting February 2022
  • Full time, 40 hours
  • Hours: 7:45 AM - 3:45 PM Monday to Friday


Salary Based on Education and Experience

Interested candidates contact at

Phone: 312-265-1514




Montessori Credential Level
Early Childhood (2½ - 6)
Education Required
Some College
Job Type
Classroom Teacher/Staff
Position Type
Full-Time (academic year)
Phone(312) 265-1514

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