Early Childhood Lead Teacher

The Tidewater School | Huntingtown, MD, United States

Posted Date 6/29/2019

The Tidewater School is an intentionally small Montessori school in rural Southern Maryland, near the Chesapeake Bay, 45 minutes from Washington, D.C. and 30 minutes from Annapolis. Founded in 1986, the school prides itself on providing a rich and intimate learning environment for children ages 3-12 with a unique focus on social-emotional learning, environmental stewardship, and multicultural education. With just under 50 students in Primary and Elementary, we are looking for a person who appreciates being part of a small, supportive team in a family-friendly workplace. 

Teacher will be responsible for leading a class of no more than 16 primary students ages 3-6 with the support of an assistant in the mornings. This teacher will join the other Primary teacher in the afternoons to work with the older children. This 10-month position includes a full week of prep time with their assistant prior to the start of the year, built-in planning time during the year, and just a few evening obligations for parent workshops. Ideal candidate will have a genuine desire to connect with children and their families.

Responsibilities include:

Teaching Duties

  • Demonstrates a strong working knowledge of Montessori philosophy
  • Manages classroom behaviors and sets a positive tone through modeling and best practices
  • Creates lessons and instruction that support the whole child
  • Use school curriculum, current research, and Montessori albums to develop units of instruction for each child
  • Can use a variety of assessment tools to evaluate and support student development
  • Prepares the classroom and outdoor environments so that that they meet the developmental needs of the children
  • Completes progress reports, documentation, and conferences in alignment with school timelines
  • Participates in training and supervision of assistants
  • Shares knowledge of Early Childhood curriculum with teaching partner
  • Helps to organize and maintain materials

Teamwork and Parent Education 

  • Cooperates with all with staff members in coordinating curriculum, maintaining school traditions, and employing best practices in all areas of the school community
  • Participates in meetings, training and planning in order to meet the needs of each child
  • Is capable and eager to share knowledge of child development concepts and school practices/philosophy with all stakeholders
  • Understands and promotes the school’s mission and values
  • Enthusiastically supports school policies and regulations
  • Participates in school functions, field trips, professional development, and extracurricular activities as determined in consultation with the Head of School
  • Maintains a strong working relationship with the Head of School


  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Montessori certification at the Early Childhood level

To apply or inquire about this position, please contact Laura Amin, Head of School laura.amin@thetidewaterschool.org. Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis.

See our website: www.thetidewaterschool.org


Montessori Credentials Held
Early Childhood
Education Required
Bachelor's Degree
Job Type
Classroom Teacher/Staff
Position Type
Full-Time (academic year)
Phone(410) 257-0533

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