Primary Teacher - Interim

Wellan Montessori School | Newton Centre, MA, United States

Posted Date 10/16/2020

Position Overview

Wellan Montessori School is seeking an experienced Primary Teacher (ages 3-6) to cover a maternity leave beginning in November 2020 through Spring 2021 (with the potential to extend). This position will oversee the fully remote instruction of a small cohort of Primary students. Responsibilities include planning and implementing curriculum, developing and distributing learning materials, communicating with families, and collaborating with on-site classroom teachers for joint virtual lessons. The Remote Primary teacher must be comfortable using and managing videoconferencing platforms, and should be confident in their ability to learn new technology and systems quickly. While this position is currently predominantly remote, some in-school prep is required. Local candidates are preferred.


The successful candidate will be patient, well organized, flexible, professional, and dependable; have strong classroom management skills; have strong verbal and written communication skills; and be able to collaborate with other educators in our community. Experience working in a Montessori classroom is required, with certification for ages 3-6 preferred. Experience teaching remotely is highly preferred.


Position Details:

  • Remote Position: reliable laptop, internet connection, and personal workspace required.
  • Full Time: 40 hours per week, with attendance at virtual staff meetings and occasional night and weekend events outside of regular hours required.
  • Regular Hours:  Monday Friday, 7:30am to 3:30pm Eastern Standard Time.


Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree or beyond in related field.
  • EEC Preschool Lead Teacher certified (or equivalent).
  • Montessori certification for ages 3-6 or in training / willingness to undertake training.
  • Experience working in a Montessori classroom.
  • Experience teaching remotely.



Wellan Montessori School believes that each individual is entitled to equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, gender, pregnancy, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status, military service, application for military service, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected under federal or Massachusetts law. The School will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law. The School's equal employment opportunity practices extend to recruitment, hiring, job assignment, compensation, benefits, transfer, promotion, training, discipline, and all other terms, conditions, and privileges of employment.

The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the School's non-discrimination policies, including its Title IX policy:

Name: Joseph Jolly

Title: Director of Finance, Operations, Development, HR, and Legal Affairs

Office Address: Wellan Montessori School, 80 Crescent Avenue, Newton Centre, MA 02459

Telephone Number: 617-969-4488 ext. 3

Email Address:

For assistance related to Title IX or other civil rights laws, please contact OCR at or 800-421-3481, TDD 800-877-8339.

For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.

Credential Level
Credential Required (level not specified)
Education Required
Bachelor's Degree
Job Type
Classroom Teacher/Staff
Position Type
Full-Time (12 mos.)
Phone(617) 969-4488

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