The Lillian & Betty Ratner School | Pepper Pike, OH, United States

Posted Date 6/10/2021

Work Environment:

The Lillian and Betty Ratner Montessori School, founded in 1963, is a coeducational independent Montessori school for students aged 18 months through 8th Grade. We offer small classes taught by a distinguished faculty and a rich program of academics, athletics, and the arts. The school operates on a beautiful 14-acre campus in Pepper Pike, Ohio, a suburb on the east side of Cleveland. The Ratner Montessori School has won high regard in the Cleveland community for being exceptionally responsive to the individual needs of each student and for valuing diversity and inclusion to a superlative degree.


Job Description:

The Elementary I Teacher co-teaches one of two Elementary I (grades 1 – 3) classrooms; together these classroom teachers have general responsibility for teaching Montessori Elementary I Levels (6-9 years of age) in Language, Math/Geometry, and Cultural (Science, Geography, and History) academic areas. The following subjects are covered by specialists outside of the classroom: Art, Music, Physical Education, and Spanish. Collaboration with the subject specialists as well as the other classroom teachers is expected. The Elementary I teachers will create a positive learning environment, and communicate well and frequently about classroom dynamics with colleagues and administration.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • In collaboration with the lead teacher, assist in establishing and maintaining an authentic Montessori culture of learning that promotes self-directed work and normalization.
  • Assist in establishing and maintaining classroom expectations that are appropriate for the physical, social, and emotional development of the students.
  • Guiding children through the conflict resolution process when necessary, fostering their independence in maneuvering the process.
  • Supporting authentic Montessori lessons with the Montessori materials according to guidelines established by AMS.
  • Assist in establishing and maintaining open lines of communication by conducting conferences with parents, students, head of school, and teachers.
  • Participate in writing progress reports and parent-teacher conferences.
  • Support organizing/implementing all Lower Elementary trips and events.
  • Participating in professional learning in social-emotional skills and academics.
  • Attends and actively participates in all require professional learning and events including work with Social Emotional Learning, Academics, and DEIA programs
  • Maintains all professional certi?cations necessary
  • Agree to support the mission and philosophy of the School and to perform the duties in a professional manner and in compliance with any rules, regulations, and requirements established by the School, as set forth in the Faculty Handbook.


Required Qualifications:

The ideal candidate would….

  • Possess a Bachelor's degree
  • Possess 6-9 certification from an accredited Montessori institution
  • Possess 2+ years’ experience as a 6-9 teacher
  • Enjoy working with children
  • Possess strong classroom management skills
  • Possess strong interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Be a motivated self-starter who enjoys challenges, experimentation, and growth in a collaborative environment.
  • A sense of humor is essential!



Salary is negotiable and commensurate with experience.


Please send resume and letter of introduction via e-mail to:

Connie Hartley, Director of Finance and Human Resources: 


The Lillian and Betty Ratner Montessori School is dedicated to providing equal employment opportunities to all personnel and applicants for employment without regard to race; color; religion; sex; national origin; handicap or disability; sexual orientation; or status as a veteran, Vietnam era, or special disabled veteran.

Montessori Credential Level
Elementary I (6-9)
Education Required
Bachelor's Degree
Job Type
Classroom Teacher/Staff
Position Type
Full-Time (academic year)
Phone(216) 464-0033

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