Job Opening for 2024-25
Primary Assistant in Marshall, Virginia, US
Our school campus is located on a pastoral 10-acre farm in the tranquil, historical town of Marshall, Virginia, just an hour away from our nation’s capital. Our classrooms are designed to incorporate both indoor and outdoor spaces and reflect our mission of environmental stewardship, sustainable agriculture, and free play in nature. Mountainside currently serves children from three years to 15 years with our Primary, Elementary, and Adolescent programs.
The Montessori Primary Assistant is responsible for supporting the Montessori Primary Guide in the classroom with the goal of creating a nurturing, stimulating environment that supports the growth and development of each child. Our classrooms are designed to incorporate both indoor and outdoor spaces and reflect our mission of environmental stewardship, sustainable agriculture, and free play in nature.
Assist the Montessori Primary Guide in planning and delivering Montessori lessons and activities that align with the needs and interests of each child in the classroom
Support the children in their exploration and discovery of the prepared environment
Maintain order and cleanliness in the classroom
Foster a culture of respect, kindness, and cooperation among the children
Provide individual or small-group instruction as needed
Assist with preparing materials and setting up the classroom
Communicate regularly with the Montessori Primary Guide about children’s progress and any concerns
Participate in professional development opportunities to stay up-to-date on Montessori philosophy and best practices
Work collaboratively with other staff members to support the school’s overall mission and goals
High school diploma or equivalent
Experience working with children in a Montessori or similar environment preferred
Montessori training or willingness to undergo Montessori training
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Strong organizational and time management skills
Ability to work collaboratively with other staff members
First Aid and CPR certification (or willingness to obtain)
Position Type: Full-time, 8am-4pm, M-F
Location: 4206 Belvoir Road, Marshall, VA 20115
Compensation: $21,480 per school year; summer hours available with additional compensation
The Montessori Primary Assistant will work in a school environment with children aged 3-6 years old. The assistant may be required to stand or sit for long periods of time and lift up to 25 pounds.
Competitive salary, paid days for sick and personal leave, scheduled time off for professional observations, three weeks’ vacation for winter and spring breaks, most federal holidays off, paid continuing education opportunities (with contract), and a supportive extended community.
Please send a cover letter and resume to:
Shannon Falli Lasser
Phone: (540) 253 5025