2024-2025 Lower Elementary Classroom Teacher

Downtown Montessori Academy | Milwaukee, WI, United States

Posted Date 4/01/2024

Downtown Montessori Academy is seeking an energetic, self-reliant, flexible individual to join our team of Lower Elementary classroom teachers. for the current academic year. Candidate must have Montessori Certification and excellent classroom management skills with an ability to build strong relationships with parents and peers. Focus on implementing the Montessori approach in the classroom by creating a warm, nurturing, safe environment for children, in which individuality is respected and independence is encouraged.

Must be AMI or AMS certified and possess a bachelor's degree. If candidate is not DPI certified, must be willing to become DPI certified in elementary education.

Montessori Lower Elementary teachers provide alternative education to children between 1st and 3rd Grade and have been trained in the Montessori method to provide guided learning in a stimulating environment. Montessori teachers observe, guide, supervise, and assess children while they learn in a classroom environment. They develop lesson plans and independent learning exercises as well as curricula and methods that cater to the child's individual needs. They create and maintain a safe, clean, and stimulating classroom where all children feel safe and valued.

Montessori teachers set an excellent example for students by instilling values including honesty, tolerance, and kindness. They monitor and assess student progress, write reports, and handle various other administrative tasks related to their classroom or school when necessary. They participate in activities, accompany students on field trips, and are sometimes called upon to interview and assist with new teachers’ training. Montessori teachers need a bachelor's degree in early childhood teaching, education, or related fields and to have completed training at an accredited Montessori Center.

What responsibilities are common for Montessori Teacher jobs?

  • Maintain confidentiality regarding staff, children and families as well as management and operations.
  • Create, manage and participate in a variety of learning environments and activities that provide opportunities for students to develop to their fullest potential and achieve their learning objectives.
  • Participate collaboratively and professionally with other faculty and staff to promote rigorous learning opportunities, the general well-being of the school, and collective/individual interest of its staff and student body.
  • Actively participate in all professional learning opportunities and implement new strategies and skills into the daily routine.
  • Work with colleagues as an active member of your professional learning community to grow and develop as an educator.
  • Use a variety of strategies to determine and monitor student progress and level of achievement.
  • Modify instructional techniques based on students' needs and feedback from progress monitoring.
  • Evaluate students' growth in light of individual progress and inform students, parents, other teachers and administrators of students' progress as necessary.

What are the typical qualifications for Montessori Teacher jobs?

  • Strive for continuous improvement.
  • Strong command of English language and good communication skills.
  • Demonstrated positive attitude.
  • Comfortable leading groups and advising parents and caregivers.'
  • Is a dedicated problem solver and critical thinker.We offer a competitive benefits package includingSalary is commensurate with relevant education and experience.

Medical, Dental and Vision plans

  • FSA and HSA Pre-Tax Savings Plans
  • Term Life Insurance
  • Short and Long-Term Disability
  • Retirement Plans with Employee Match
  • Free or Discounted Childcare during work hours
Salary50,000.00 Annual
Montessori Credential Level
Credential Required (level not specified)
Education Required
Bachelor's Degree
Job Type
Classroom Teacher/Staff
Position Type
Full-Time (academic year)
Phone(414) 744-6005

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