Primary Lead Teacher

Montessori School of Holmes Run Children's House | Falls Church, VA, United States

Posted Date 5/06/2019

The Montessori School of Holmes Run (MSHR) is currently accepting applications for a full-time Primary Lead Montessori Teacher (ages 2.5-6) for the 2019-2020 school year.

MSHR is a private Montessori school in Falls Church, VA and was established in 1973. MSHR serves families in northern Virginia — including Vienna, Annandale, Burke, Springfield, Fairfax, Arlington, McLean, and Alexandria. Our school offers a comprehensive Montessori education for children between the ages of 2 1/2 – 6 (incl. Kindergarten).

Required Skills/Experience

  • Montessori certification and training (with appropriate documentation). We may consider a self-directed internship
  • Understanding the importance of the Montessori method
  • At least one-year teaching experience with a group of children for the appropriate age level
  • Passion for working with and for children and have a commitment to developing family and community relationships/partnerships
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent organization, time management, and follow-up skills; high sense of commitment; ability to work as part of a team
  • Must obtain CPR, First Aid, and MAT certifications
  • Completion of a background check required

Desired Skills & Attributes

  • Must be able to work in a team setting and do well with taking direction as well as be a self-starter and take initiatives
  • Experience and openness to modeling appropriate behavior and lessons non-verbally and verbally and to introducing activities to children
  • Experience with lesson planning and project development
  • An encouraging presence that instills a "can-do" feeling within the child; a desire to help the children to do it for themselves
  • Patience for both children and adults alike
  • Strong leadership, classroom management, behavior management, and respect and care for young children and their families


  • Salary depending on experience - negotiable
Montessori Credentials Held
Early Childhood
Education Required
Bachelor's Degree
Job Type
Classroom Teacher/Staff
Position Type
Full-Time (academic year)
Phone(703) 573-4652

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