Job Opening for 2024-25

Children's House (3-6) Lead Teacher in Williamsburg, Virginia, US

Children’s House (3-6) Lead Teacher (2024-2025 School Year)
Williamsburg Montessori School (“WMS”) is seeking applications for a full-time Children’s House (3-6) teaching position for the 2024-2025 school year.  WMS’s Programs serve children in the Historic Triangle (Jamestown, Williamsburg, Yorktown) mere minutes away from Colonial Williamsburg, the College of William and Mary, and downtown Williamsburg. Located between the Richmond Metropolitan Area and Hampton Roads, WMS is close to rivers, marshes, beaches, woodlands, museums, and more. WMS is an independent, coeducational school which provides high-fidelity Montessori education to 150 students between the ages of 18 months and 14 years in Williamsburg, Virginia. WMS is a vibrant community committed to the highest standards of Montessori practice, professional excellence, and effective family partnerships.

The ideal candidate is a kind, positive individual who embraces collaborative team teaching, looks for opportunities for growth, and masterfully builds relationships with teaching partners, students, and the school community. Applicant must have a MACTE accredited credential, a commitment to building long term relationships with students, parents, and colleagues plus a desire to learn and grow as a teacher.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities Include
•       Lead a teaching team with experienced Children’s House assistants and demonstrate the ability to relate joyfully to children
•       Direct students’ academic, social, emotional, and physical activities in a prepared Montessori environment that supports and challenges the whole child.
•       Develop a warm and positive rapport with students.
•       Foster independence, self-motivation, and a sense of community among students.
•       Protect the privacy, peace, and working environment of the classroom community at all times.
•       Develop and implement new curricula and materials aligned with Montessori pedagogy, theory, and principles as needed.
•       Plan and execute age-appropriate and level appropriate lessons and activities, aligning with Montessori philosophy.
•       Oversee the safety and physical well-being of the children at all times.
•       Maintain an orderly environment in good aesthetic condition. Modeling for the students how to share this responsibility.
•       Maintain curriculum planning, observational and academic records, including progress reports.
•       Manage classroom behaviors and implement peace education.
•       Maintain written records of all parent meetings, phone calls, emails, etc.
•       Prepare a weekly message to parents.
•       Hold two family conferences during the school year and provide on-going communication to parents as needed.
•       Proactively initiate discussions with parents in the early stages of issues.
•       Attend staff meetings, parent education, school functions.
•       Attend and seek out opportunities for professional growth and development.
•       Strong, effective communication skills
•       Professional and courteous behavior
•       Strong organizational skills
•       Ability to work effectively as a team member
•       Flexibility and openness to new ideas and coaching
•       Skills in educational technology

Bachelor’s Degree
Minimum: Montessori Children’s House (3-6) Credential
Salary commensurate with experience.
Health insurance, STD, Life Insurance, paid time off, SIMPLE IRA and tuition discount for children
Opportunities for professional growth and development
A supportive teaching community dedicated to and passionate about Montessori pedagogy and philosophy.

Please send a cover letter and resume to

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