Montessori Teacher

 

Primary Responsibilities Include:

 

  • Lead a model classroom of Kindergarten-age students;
  • Create and maintain an aesthetically appealing, safe and clean Montessori prepared environment;
  • Provide close supervision to children, always making sure they are safe and the group is in compliance with state-mandated teacher to child ratios;
  • Work closely with assistant guide(s) to ensure a high-quality Montessori environment is established and maintained;
  • Present sequential Montessori lessons in accordance with the Guidepost Montessori Standards as established in training;
  • Observe each child, regularly document his or her progress, strengths, interests, and areas for improvement;
  • Apply knowledge of Montessori principles to ensure each child's individual needs are met;
  • Interact with children in a warm, joyful, respectful manner that fosters their independence;
  • Implement feedback provided by other lead guides, your Montessori Mentor, and Campus Director;
  • Problem-solve challenging student issues with other Lead Guides, Montessori Mentor, and Campus Director;
  • Open classroom to regular parent tours;
  • Open classroom to observation by parents and other staff members;
  • Provide exceptional customer service to parents;
  • Communicate regularly with each parent in an individualized manner using approved communication tools provided by Guidepost Montessori (i.e. email, Facebook, photo-sharing software, newsletters, etc.);
  • Provide cumulative, formal feedback to parents on student progress, which might include twice-yearly parent-teacher conferences, progress reports, and/or portfolio preparation;
  • Meet with parents on an individualized basis to discuss and resolve student issues as they arise;
  • Create a strong community on campus;
  • Participate in regular staff meetings;
  • Participate in one on one meetings with supervisor and Montessori Mentor;
  • Participate in community outreach, campus celebrations, and parent information events actively;
  • Participate and pursue annual professional development; and
  • Will mentor two Assistant Teachers. 

 

Minimum Requirements for Position:

 

  • Associate’s degree or equivalent in Education or related field, plus
  • Montessori Primary Diploma from the Association Montessori Internationale, and
  • 6 months of teaching experience.

  

Jobsite: Foothill Ranch, CA

 

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