Pre-K/Kindergarten Montessori Teacher

Deadline: 
Wednesday, August 15, 2018
District/Organization: 
North Central Academy
Position Details: 

Nature of the Position:

The teacher is responsible for providing a Montessori classroom and instructional program that supports the individual needs of the children in accordance with the school’s mission and vision. The teacher must have the ability to guide, monitor and supervise three to six year old students utilizing prescribed Montessori training and techniques. The teacher must have the ability to adapt to the needs of the students and the community. The teacher will maintain and foster positive and constructive interaction with students and parents. The teacher will assist with Montessori assistant training and development. The teacher will ensure and assist with maintaining a safe and clean environment. The teacher will assist with other duties as assigned. The teacher understands and promotes the school’s mission, vision, objectives, and policies both within and outside the immediate school community.

 

Responsibilities of the Position:

  • The teacher will create instruction that supports the development of the cognitive, emotional, social, and physical growth of the child.
  • The teacher will use the Montessori curriculum and current research based instructional practices to develop interdisciplinary units of instruction that meet both the group and individual needs of students.
  • The teacher will work with students of various abilities assigned to the classroom. The teacher may be required to participate in meetings, training, and planning cooperatives to fully meet each child’s needs.
  • The teacher will use various assessment tools / strategies such as observations, continuums of development, portfolios, etc., to help make instructional decisions for individual students. Meet with individual students and conduct group sessions.
  • The teacher will be responsible for preparing an environment that meets the sensitive period / plane of development of the children he / she works with.
  • The teacher will be responsible for preparing an environment in which the furnishings and materials are complete and correspond to the needs of the group; for maintaining a clear, orderly, and attractive Montessori environment, including the care and maintenance of classroom materials and equipment, and maintaining inventory of classroom materials.

 

  • The teacher will create an environment that demonstrates rapport with and respect and kindness for all students, as well as between students. The teacher will model and teach conflict resolution and problem solving strategies in the classroom.
  • The teacher will be responsible for the safety of the children left in his / her charge until dismissed to a responsible adult. No child should ever be left unsupervised either inside or outside of the classroom.
  • The teacher will ensure that the physical environment adheres to all health and safety regulations as required by the State of Michigan.
  • The teacher will be responsible for communication that supports an understanding of the school’s program, develops positive relationships within the school community, and protects the privacy and confidentiality of each student and family in the school community.
  • The teacher will establish a relationship with parents of the students and maintain regular communication with parents with regard to their child’s specific needs. The teacher will provide for parent conferences, meetings and communication throughout the school year in accordance with school policy. The teacher will respond to parent concerns in a timely manner (usually within 24hours).
  • The teacher will communicate to parents and others in the school community about the classroom and curriculum. The teacher will be responsible for weekly emails sent to parents regarding classroom lessons at the beginning of each week.
  • The teacher will assist in the development of and participate in school functions, including but not limited to Open Houses and Parent Education Nights.
  • The teacher will be involved with an ongoing self­assessment and refinement of practice in the classroom as well as collaborative professional growth.
  • The teacher will complete and maintain all records, reports, evaluations, and inventories of student records in a timely manner as may be required by the school.
  • The teacher will be responsible for reading and adhering to the guidelines as established in the employee handbook and adhering to all school policies.

 

The following are the critical requisites for the position:

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education, Early Childhood preferred.
  • Must hold a valid Michigan Teacher Certification.
  • AMS Certification preferred.
  • Valid Michigan fingerprint clearance.

 

Email: 
wendlinga@northcentralacademy.net
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