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.