Job Opening for 2021-22

Lead Teacher in North Conway, New Hampshire

Lead Teacher Job Description

The Lilliputian Montessori School in North Conway, NH has been providing a unique and magical learning environment for the children of Mount Washington Valley for 3 decades. This special school has seen hundreds of children interact with its special teachers, a dedicated team with an astounding length of service with the school.

The Lead Teacher reports directly to The Lilliputian Montessori School Director.

 

The Lead Teacher is responsible for promoting the Montessori educational philosophy and ideals, while ensuring that the school’s mission is effectively implemented. While doing so, the Lead Teacher shall maintain effective and efficient day-to-day management of the classroom in terms of educational delivery and a socially aware environment, consistent with the Montessori philosophy.

 

Specific responsibilities for this position include, but are not limited to:

 

ADMINISTRATIVE

  • Work with the Director to identify the instructional resources necessary to implement the program; i.e. equipment, supplies, guests, and volunteers

  • Collect and deliver student records and attendance and absent sheets to the Director

  • Prepare a weekly newsletter to be e-mailed to classroom parents

  • Coordinate with the Director to arrange one parent meeting per semester

  • Attend and contribute to a staff meeting as determined by the Director

  • Participate in a regular evaluation process including classroom observations, feedback conferences, and an annual self-evaluation toward goals set by the Teacher and/or in conjunction with the Director

  • Responsible for reading and adhering to the guidelines as established in the employee handbook and adhering to all school policies

  • Works with assistant(s) and is responsible for the training and supervision of the assistant; the teacher is responsible for completing evaluations of assistant(s) in accordance with school policy

  • Participate in the interview process and orientation of new staff members as appropriate

  • Participate in and maintain continuing education requirements as set forth by the State of New Hampshire

 

STUDENT INSTRUCTION

  • Foster Montessori values by supporting the mission of the school

  • Ensure the continuation of an integrated curriculum and a flexible program, consistent with Montessori values and the needs of students’ families

  • Responsible for maintaining an ongoing dialogue with specialty Teachers and coordinating curriculum integration and implementation with these Teachers

  • Works with students of various abilities assigned to the classroom, including those with learning differences as diagnosed; teacher may be required to participate in meetings, training, and planning cooperatives to fully meet each child’s needs

  • Use various assessment tools/strategies such as observations, children’s work samples, continuums of development, portfolios, etc. to help make instructional decisions for individual students

 

CLASSROOM

  • Responsible for preparing an environment (both indoors and outdoors) in which the furnishings and materials are complete and correspond to the needs of the group; for maintaining a clean, orderly, and attractive Montessori environment, including the care and maintenance of classroom materials and equipment; for communicating needs for the classroom to the Director as needed

  • Creates an environment that demonstrates rapport with, respect and kindness for, all students as well as between students; teacher models and teaches conflict resolution and problem solving strategies in the classroom

  • Promptly reports discipline concerns beyond typical classroom strategies to the Director; a meeting with parents (and Director, if necessary) should be arranged

  • Responsible for the safety of the children left in his/her charge until dismissed to a responsible adult; no child should ever be left unsupervised either inside or outside the classroom, except when directed by the Teacher

  • Ensures that the physical environment adheres to all health and safety regulations as required by the State of New Hampshire and reports any issues to the Director

 

REQUIREMENTS

  • Dedicated to the practice of the Montessori educational philosophy; understanding of, and willingness to passionately promote, the Lilliputian Montessori School mission, identity, spirit, and character

  • Administrative experience; proven record of successful leadership and managerial skills in his or her chosen vocation within an academic environment

  • Exceptional people skills; good interpersonal ability; capacity to build and maintain close relationships and engender trust

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s Degree preferred; certification from a MACTE accredited institution and appropriate licensure required

COMPENSATION

  • Compensation is commensurate with experience, with a salary range of $25,000 to $30,000; salary range assumes full-time, nine-month year

 
To apply, please send cover letter and resume to miriah@thelilliputianschool.com.
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