Upper Elementary Lead teacher

La Printaniere Montessori School | Baton Rouge, LA, United States

Posted Date 5/10/2022

Position Summary

La Printaniere Montessori School is seeking an Upper Elementary lead teacher for the 2022-2023 school year. This is a full-time position working with children grades 1-5 in a blended lower & upper elementary classroom.  The Upper Elementary teacher will work together with the Lower Elementary teacher.  We desire an individual who embraces the Montessori philosophy and exhibits self-motivation, a deep respect for children, and a growth mindset.

La Printaniere Montessori is located in Baton Rouge, LA and has a community of around 80 students ages 3 – 11 years. Currently in its 40th year, we provide an authentic Montessori education in a private, independent, child-centered environment. Our school is accredited by the Louisiana Montessori Association and approved by the Louisiana Department of Education.

Location:         5064 Perkins Rd. Baton Rouge, LA 70808

Website:            www.laprintaniere.com

Status:                 Full time / Exempt; 10-month basis

Compensation: Based on experience


Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Upper Elementary Montessori credential from one of the following training programs: AMS, AMI, CGMS, MWEI, St. Nicholas
  • Elementary teaching experience
  • Demonstrated general knowledge of curriculum and instruction
  • Demonstrated strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills required to achieve the goals of the position
  • Experience in a multi-age Montessori environment preferred

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Demonstrate knowledge and practice of the core Montessori philosophy of respect for the individual learner, preparation of the environment, fostering independence, order and concentration in the student, respect for sensitive periods, recognizing intrinsic motivation and the absorbent mind
  • Prepare and present lessons that accommodate for differences in student learning styles in a multiage setting and according to guidelines established by our 3-year Montessori curriculum
  • Conduct ongoing assessment of student progress through observation and record keeping
  • Establish and maintain classroom discipline with patience, compassion, and understanding
  • Foster a classroom community conducive to learning and appropriate for the physical, social, and emotional development of the students
  • Establish and maintain open and effective communication with parents, students, administration, and other teachers
  • Participate in before-care, after-care, lunch, recess, and/or carpool coverage, and/or parent education nights, as availability allows
  • Attend required staff meetings and regularly scheduled parent conferences and social functions


Physical Requirements and Work Environment
The Elementary teacher can expect to:

  • Work in a cozy environment alongside two teachers and approximately 30 students
  • Work primarily in a traditional climate-controlled classroom environment, with periods of time outdoors
  • Supervise groups of students and regularly engage with parents, staff, and visitors
  • Occasionally lift up to 30 pounds
  • Frequently transition from sitting on the floor and/or low chairs to standing


Please submit the following to Erin Reynolds, Head of School, via email (admin@laprintaniere.com):    

  • Cover letter
  • Detailed resume with references
  • Copy of certification(s), as applicable
Montessori Credential Level
Elementary II (9-12)
Education Required
Bachelor's Degree
Job Type
Classroom Teacher/Staff
Position Type
Full-Time (academic year)
Phone(225) 769-2255

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