Elementary Lead Teacher
The Lower Elementary Lead is a dynamic, friendly, innovative, energetic individual ready to dedicate himself or herself to a supportive joyful working environment while aiding in the continued creation and development of our one-of-a-kind program. This is a full-time teaching position which reports directly to the Program Director. A part-time schedule would be considered.
- AMI or AMS Elementary Montessori Certified
- Bachelor’s degree, in Education, preferred
- Minimum of 3-5 years teaching experience
- Spanish speaking with English as a first language
- Familiarity with Lucy Calkins Units of Study and Orton Gillingham
- Ability to effectively build relationships with students, parents, faculty, and staff
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
General Duties:Curriculum and Instruction:
- Establishes the morning and afternoon work cycle and gives lessons in alignment with the Montessori philosophy
- Assists students toward self-directed learning and normalization
- Provides differentiated lessons based on student need
- Implement and update curriculum, including the use of any supplemental curriculum, as student needs dictate
- Plans prepares and maintains all units of study, including Montessori materials
- Oversight of going-outs, trips, and development of community partnerships
- Follows the school’s policies and procedures for student evaluation and record keeping, meeting all deadlines
- Carefully observes and keeps daily records on each student’s individual progression through the classroom
- Plans and executes trips (including overnight trips) that fit the mission, curriculum and goals for the Elementary school
Supervision of Classroom Assistant:
- Establishes a harmonious relationship with an assistant that is consistently child-focused
- Conducts regular team meetings with established agendas and goals
- Participates in staff evaluation
- Facilitates a respectful environment for children and adults by advocating conflict resolution and Grace and Courtesy lessons
- Works to develop close and effective relationships with parents, including opportunities to discuss and understand the child’s individual progress
- Schedules and works with other faculty for any joint Parent Nights, programs/performances, etc.
- Develops respectful relationships with colleagues in accordance with the MAC Characteristics of Excellence
- Participates in professional activities designated by the Program Director, which may include PD opportunities, parent workshops, committees, staff meetings etc.
- Maintains a neat, well organized, and attractive prepared environment consistent with Montessori pedagogy
- Participates in the admissions process, speaking with prospective families, at the request of the Head of School
- Other job duties as assigned.