Richmond Montessori School is seeking a full-time Lead Adolescent/STEM Middle School Teacher for the 2019-2020 school year. Our growing Middle School STEM program at RMS serves middle school students (7 & 8 grade) as well as two classes of 6th year students.
The Middle School STEM Teacher is responsible for all aspects of the educational advancement for the students under her/his charge utilizing the best principles based in the Montessori tradition of education. The teacher demonstrates knowledge and practice of the core Montessori philosophy of respect for the individual learner, preparation of the environment, fostering independence, and order and concentration in the student.
Students participate in their own student-run business, off-campus field studies, inter-sessions, financial projects, community service and outreach, service learning, student led conferences, etc. The teaching team currently consists of four lead teachers.
Responsibilities include planning, leading, and implementing the Montessori curriculum, supporting parents and students, and participating in the culture of the school community and professional development opportunities.
The school seeks growth-minded candidates who are skilled, creative, innovative and adept at employing technology in the classroom. A good sense of humor, a positive outlook, and an appreciation of the unique qualities of the age group are essential.
Candidates should have three years teaching experience in math, science, or related professional experience. The ideal candidate will have Montessori credential and an advanced degree in a math or science field. Candidates applying without a Montessori credential should be willing to seek one-details will be discussed further in the interview process.
Richmond Montessori School serves as a leader in the Montessori community and offers numerous opportunities for professional development. Salary and benefits are commensurate with the RMS scale and experience.
About Richmond Montessori School
For over 50 years Richmond Montessori School (RMS) has remained dedicated to providing an authentic Montessori education in a student-centered environment and has remained true to the mission of its founders and the principles of Dr. Maria Montessori. RMS is dually-accredited by the American Montessori Society and the Virginia Association of Independent Schools. The school serves approximately 300 students ages 18 months-14 years on two adjacent campuses, which incorporate almost eight acres of beautiful green space located in the west end area of Richmond, Virginia.
The RMS team is comprised of over fifty passionate professional Montessori educators and support staff, fully committed to our core values of Character, Community, Authenticity, Respect and Excellence.
Contact Information for Applicants
We are eager to welcome someone into our community who will live the mission and core values of our school. Interested candidates please send a cover letter and resume to Kim Waite at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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