Job Opening for 2024-25
Primary Guide 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.
Mountainside Montessori is accepting applications for a full-time Primary Teacher (Primary Guide).
The Montessori Primary Guide is responsible for leading a Montessori classroom of children aged 3-6 years old. The guide will implement a Montessori curriculum that fosters the development of independence, creativity, and a love of learning in each child. They are expected to create a nurturing environment that fosters children’s social, emotional, and intellectual growth. 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.
Plan and deliver Montessori lessons and activities that align with the needs and interests of each child in the classroom
Observe and assess the progress of each child and adjust instruction and activities accordingly
Create a prepared environment that promotes exploration, discovery, and independence
Maintain order and cleanliness in the classroom
Foster a culture of respect, kindness, and cooperation among the children
Communicate regularly, both orally and in written format, with parents about their 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 mission and goals
Bachelor’s degree in Education or related field
Montessori Primary Certification from an accredited program preferred
Experience leading a Montessori classroom preferred
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Strong organizational and time management skills
Ability to work collaboratively with other staff members
First Aid and CPR certification preferred
Ability to pass a criminal background check
Position Type: Full-time, 8am-4pm, M-F
Location: 4206 Belvoir Road, Marshall, VA 20115
Compensation: $45,000 per school year if trained; $20/hr if untrained; summer hours available with additional compensation
The Montessori Primary Guide will work in a school environment with children aged 3-6 years old. The Guide 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:
Phone: (540) 253 5025