Lead Teacher – Primary 3-6 (Permanent)
The Tidewater School, located in the western Chesapeake Bay region of Southern Maryland, is seeking a Primary Lead Teacher for the 2018-19 year. This 10-month position includes competitive pay, a family-friendly and supportive work environment, and retirement benefits. We are a small and well-established school and have a strong sense of community.
The ideal candidate must be AMS or AMI certified with a Bachelor’s degree at a minimum. Strong communication and organizational skills, a desire to work as a team with other teachers, and a genuine desire to connect with children and their families are key components on which applicants will be judged. An interest in multicultural and/or environmental studies would be a plus.
The Tidewater School has enjoyed serving families in rural Southern Maryland for more than 3 decades. We are a non-profit 501©(3) institution governed by a Board of Trustees. Our location not far from Washington, D.C. and Annapolis makes for a lovely place to live and work.
We are an intentionally small school with 16 students in each of 2 Primary classes and roughly 20 in the Elementary program. Our facility is a house with gardens, a full playground, a nature trail, and a playing field. We have 2 impressive library collections (one for Primary and the other in Elementary) and our students enjoy weekly lessons in Spanish, music, and outdoor education at every level.
Our current lead teacher is leaving at the end of the year due to a military transfer, but will work with the new candidate to help with the transition. Please email a resume and cover letter to:
Laura Amin, Head of School at
Children’s House Lead Teacher
Children’s House Lead Teacher: MINE, ME & US Montessori School is seeking a caring and compassionate individual to serve as Lead Teacher in our Children’s House classroom.
School Description: MINE, ME, & US Montessori School is a small and growing school for children ages 6 weeks through 9 years. It is a unique Montessori school because it offers all-day, all-year Montessori education and care. During the summer months, the Montessori curriculum continues with a much stronger emphasis on wonders of nature and the world of organic food.
Position Description: All of the work in Children’s House is presented on an individual basis. Each work builds off of knowledge acquired through previous experiences, ensuring that the child is able to independently work with the materials. The Children’s House Lead Teacher acts as an observer of each child; watching for signs of readiness or interest in new works. By observing and then presenting work on an individual basis the teacher is able to give each child access to work when they are most ready and excited to receive it.
Children in the Montessori environment are empowered through their right to choose and facilitate independent work. All the work given to the children is done with the intention of supporting each child’s ability to work independently, have confidence in their own capabilities, and to honor each child’s right to exploration and independent discovery within an educational environment. The individualized and child-led philosophy of the Montessori Children’s House gives children the freedom to follow their own needs and supports their growth into life-long learners and lovers of their world. The work and materials available in the Children’s House environment are broken into four areas; the Exercises of Practical Life, Sensorial, Language and Mathematics.
Qualifications: The Lead Teacher must hold full AMI/AMS Primary Teacher Credential. A minimum of one year or more teaching experience in the Children’s House is preferred.
Compensation: Compensation commensurate with experience. MINE, ME & US Montessori School is committed to providing a collegial, stimulating, and respectful environment with ample opportunities for professional growth. To this end, MINE faculty enjoy health insurance, faculty tuition discounts for their children, extensive paid time throughout the year and merit-based raises.
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