The teacher creates an environment that is conducive to the growth and development of children in the realization of their fullest learning potential. She or he is responsible for the generation and improvement of all school curricula in writing and the pedagogical growth and development of the school as well as the day-to-day teaching and functioning of his or her class.
The Teacher will prepare materials to meet the needs of the children, and operate in a manner in keeping with Montessori Method and concerns for educational excellence. The Teacher has responsibilities to children, parents, staff, Administrator, and Board.
- Applies professional knowledge of child development principles to interpret the Montessori philosophy in a manner that assures developmental growth.
- Develops and implements curriculum plans and activities that are supportive of the age group of the children in academic areas of math, language acquisition, reading, writing, social sciences, sciences, the arts, sensorial development and practical life.
- Ensures that the program fosters the intellectual, physical, social, emotional, and moral/ethical growth of all children enrolled.
- Communicates and cooperates with the Primary Director and teaching team on program changes.
- Protects the privacy and working atmosphere of the group at all times.
- Notifies the Primary Director of personal difficulties with children, parents or staff.
- Collaborates in determining requirements for program equipment and materials and insures furnishings and materials are complete and correspond to the needs of the group.
- Responsible for the care and maintenance of classroom materials to include having the children share in the responsibility.
- Supervises the Assistant as he/she deals with the children in the group, and ensures participation in curriculum development and implementation.
- Works with the Assistant on a day-to-day basis to insure practical application of the Montessori policies and procedures and is available to provide guidance and direction as required.
- Maintains current academic records and attendance records.
- Holds two parent conferences each year to discuss each child’s progress and maintains ongoing communication with parents regarding their child’s specific needs.
- Submits academic record and other records as requested by the Primary Director or the Head of School.
- Responsible for the safety and physical well-being of the children at all times.
- Notifies the Head of School immediately of any safety hazards and reports any and all accidents immediately. Prepares a written report stating date, time, nature of accident, and action taken.
- Trains and supervises children in the execution of fire drills. Insures a routine is clearly established and the building exited with dispatch and order.
- Attends staff meetings, school events and in-service programs as scheduled. Attends other meetings as requested by the Primary Director or the Head of School.
- Responsible for the development and implementation of parent information sessions in conjunction with the Primary Director.
- Contributes to the classroom newsletter on a schedule approved by the Primary Director.
- Assists with any other projects, programs and planning as assigned by the Head of School.
- Ability to relate to children and adults with maturity, respect and compassion.
- Montessori Credential for appropriate age level
- Bachelor degree or equivalent
- Minimum of 1 year experience at the appropriate age level
- Excellent verbal and written skills
- Demonstrated organizational skills
- First Aid and CPR certification
Physical Requirements and Work Environment
- Frequently bend, stoop, kneel and crouch in order to assist children; routinely sit on the floor with children. Walk and stand routinely.
- Occasionally lift up to 50 lbs.
- Work in a demanding environment dealing with a wide variety of challenges and a varied and diverse array of contacts.
- Work intermittently in outside weather conditions, including heat and cold.
- Sensory Requirements: this job requires visual and auditory perception and the ability to communicate orally.
- Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
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