Job Opening for 2022

Elementary Teacher in Miami, Florida

Montessori Leadership

  • Establish and maintain Montessori classroom culture, paying particular attention to the needs of students or parents new to the Montessori philosophy
  • Lead with enthusiasm, confidence, punctuality, and team spirit
  • Plan, prepare, and maintain all units of study, lessons, and materials
  • Ensure that children arrive each day to a clean, well prepared Montessori learning environment.
  • Spend at least 30 minutes daily preparing classroom for the following day
  • Contribute to classroom and facility clean-up as requested by school administration
  • Regularly review student progress, teaching priorities, and classroom concerns with Assistant Teacher
  • Maintain individual student records necessary for progress monitoring
  • Call to attention of Administrator any students with special difficulties or needs and be prepared to discuss with parents.
  • Implement and update curriculum as student needs dictate
  • Contact and meet with specialists and/or parents regarding children with special needs
  • Schedule all guest presenters and organize field trips
  • Prepare Kindergarteners for standardized testing
  • Plan and prepare children and the materials needed to perform two annual shows for families
  • Promote healthy eating practices, encouraging grace and courtesy during meal times
  • Care for all classroom animals and plants
  • Organize teacher planning days for changing out materials, cleaning, reorganizing works, and providing feedback and trainings as needed


  • Carefully observe and keep records on each student’s individual progression through the classroom, always being available to offer gentle guidance
  • Organize a record-keeping system for aides regarding children’s works
  • Record and maintain student progress and attendance using Montessori Workspace
  • Complete individual Montessori records including Parent Teacher Conference forms for all students for their permanent folders twice a year

Supervision of Classroom Assistants

  • Advise administration on the hiring of classroom assistants, making sure an effective team/learning environment is created and maintained through careful oversight of and feedback to those aides
  • Provide supervision to assistant teacher, including guidance, development and evaluation with help from the Director
  • Be responsible and ensure that all classroom assistants are in adherence of school policies
  • Conduct weekly classroom staff meetings
  • Conduct 5-10 hours of training to assistant within the first month of the school year
  • Participate in staff evaluations



  • If requested, provide monthly written updates to the Administrator
  • Ensure that the materials and playground are clean, safe and maintained. Report any maintenance issues to Administration
  • Check and read school email daily – downloading and sharing professional articles with assistants

Family Communication

  • Maintain appropriate, professional relationships with families, staff and volunteers. At all times, on and off duty, behave in a manner appropriate for a child educator
  • Maintain regular communication with parents through monthly newsletters
  • Make time available to parents via telephone or in person conferences as needed for legitimate concerns
  • Communicate with parents via e-mail
  • Set-up and maintain a classroom ‘The Learning Environment’ page
  • Communicate on and participate in LPC social media pages
  • Contact parents when children are absent in excess of two school days
  • Return phone messages received within 48 hours
  • Prepare for and schedule individual communication with all parents during the year, including twice yearly parent conferences and Open Houses

Other Duties

  • Promote the mission of LPC Montessori in daily interactions with families and the community at large
  • Seek and participate in yearly professional development activities
  • Maintain excellent regular communication with Administrator
  • Maintain knowledge of and adhere strictly to relevant facility, local, and state procedures
  • Read and be familiar with LPC Montessori Parent Handbook, Employee Handbook, and other relevant facility policy
  • Participate in facility events including occasional social events, a yearly Open House and Parent Education Nights. If requested, give presentations on Montessori topics.


Hours: 8:00 am – 3:30 pm, Monday – Friday


Physical Requirements

  • Frequently is required to stand, walk, sit, use hands to handle or feel, reach with hands and arms, and to stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.
  • Must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
  • Specific vision requirements include the ability to see at close and distant range
  • At times, may require more than 40 hours per week to perform the essential duties of the position.
  • Fine motor manipulation
  • Transportation time spent commuting between sites for meetings and trainings
  • Must be able to lift and carry children to safety if needed


Qualifications and Education Requirements

Teachers must have:

Formal Educational Qualifications:
B.S., B.A. degree or higher in Education
B.S., B.A. degree or higher out of field WITH at least twelve (12) college credit hours in early childhood education/child development AND at least 480 hours experience in an education setting serving children ages birth through eight (8).
Montessori Accreditation Certificate by AMI or AMS or MACTE      

First Aid/CPR Training

This service is provided as a courtesy by The Center for Guided Montessori Studies.
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