Job Opening for 2024-25

Lower Elementary Lead Guide (6-9) in Orlando, Florida, US

Job description:
Montessori World School is a well-established private school serving children ages 20 months to 14 years in the Southwest Orlando area for over 43 years.  We are seeking a Montessori credentialed Lower Elementary guide to join our exceptional team beginning August 5th, 2024 for the 2024-2025 academic year.

At Montessori World School we are committed to providing an enriching, holistic environment where children are encouraged to grow to their fullest potential academically, emotionally and socially in a safe, supportive and culturally aware environment.  As a school we are guided by the philosophy of Dr. Maria Montessori, and our school values are based on the interactive partnership between staff, parents and students. We are seeking a lead guide who is dedicated to open communication, honesty, mutual respect, and who has a genuine desire to meet each child where they are and nurture the ‘joy of learning’ in each individual. Ideal candidates will possess both a firm understanding of holistic education and the practical ability to implement it in the classroom.

Situated on two acres MWS offers spacious, well equipped classrooms and a large outdoor environment for exploration.  Orlando is centrally located with convenient access to beaches on the east and west coasts.  Beautiful weather, world class attractions, a year round outdoor lifestyle and friendly people make Orlando an exciting and vibrant city to live.

We offer competitive salaries, health benefits including medical, dental and vision, 401K program, tuition discounts, paid professional development conferences and a warm, friendly working environment.

Job Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
* Developing a creative and engaging program using the Montessori Lower Elementary curriculum while adhering to the Montessori philosophy
* Observing each child to help them improve their social competencies and build self-esteem
* Encouraging students to interact with each other and resolve occasional arguments using Positive Discipline techniques
* Tracking children’s progress and report to parents using Transparent Classroom a Montessori based lesson planning, observation and communication tool (training provided)
* Communicating with parents regularly to understand the whole child
* Collaborating with other educators in the department and school wide
* Maintaining a clean and tidy classroom consistent with health and safety standards

The position is full-time, 8 hours a day, Monday to Friday.

Individuals who are open-minded team players with qualities such as adaptability, reliability, patience, and flexibility would be a great fit for this position.

We are waiting to meet you!  Email resume and cover letter to:
Sarah Prosser
Head of School

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