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Upper Elementary Assistant Teacher

Job Title: Upper Elementary Classroom Assistant
Department: Elementary
Supervisor’s Title: Director of Elementary Program
Employee Classification: Exempt

The Upper Elementary Classroom Assistant is a critical component of the Elementary program at MAC. This position is a teaching role, meaning that >75% of time should be spent directly working with children.

General Duties:

Classroom Responsibilities

  • Ensuring the classroom is clean, organized, and ready for children (keep shelves orderly and supplies replenished so that children can practice their lessons and engage in projects)
  • Material replenishing
  • Dishes
  • Taking attendance
  • Snack prep & dismantle
  • Snack Ordering
  • Instagram and social media
  • Supporting Transparent Classroom documentation
  • Other duties as assigned


Instructional Responsibilities

  • Building strong relationships with all students
  • Positively redirecting students to ensure >90% of the classroom is engaged in work during the work cycle
  • Checking student work and supporting instruction
  • Managing students who are not in lessons to ensure children/teachers who are in lessons are not interrupted
  • Going Out Chaperone
  • Assist with lunch and recess duties
  • Support the Montessori teaching method. Specifically, help guide the child through self-directed activities, allowing the child to develop at his or her own pace. Foster, along with the lead teachers, a nurturing and stimulating non-competitive environment.
  • Act as a “second set of eyes,” so each child’s activity and duration of engagement is identified. Provide this information to the lead teacher to identify the ebb and flow of a student’s work cycle as well as patterns in learning and needs. Provide observations as necessary for targeted and individualized lesson planning and for the development of effective classroom management procedures
  • Support the lead teacher’s communication with parents to ensure that parents are informed about their child's development and any changes to the regular day-to-day schedule
  • Understand the teacher's routine when it comes to delivering a lesson plan and running the class in the event that the teacher is absent on a particular day
  • Support the use of work journal
  • Communicate effectively with lead teacher, elementary team, and program director
  • Participate as a chaperone in overnight trips
  • Ensure goals for student learning outcomes are reached
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • Fluent Spanish speaker strongly preferred
  • Excellent communication skills
  • 2+ years' experience in education
  • Love of Elementary-aged students
  • Nurturing teaching approach
  • High school diploma/GED required (bachelor’s degree preferred)
  • Compassionate attitude and a strong understanding of child development
  • Professionalism, including attendance, positivity, and a sense of humor

ONLINE APPLICATION

Montessori Academy of Colorado (MAC) is committed to providing a diverse and inclusive environment, free of discrimination or harassment, for its community. MAC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, immigration/citizen status, age, marital status, pregnancy status, veteran status, disability, socio-economic status, political affiliation, or any other non-merit fact. Any person with a concern or allegation of discrimination or harassment shall report it to MAC’s Compliance Coordinator.