Job Opening for 2023-2024
Primary Lead Teacher in Athens, Georgia, US
Summary of Position: The Lead teacher will understand and promote the school’s mission, vision, objectives, and policies both within and outside the immediate school community. The teacher is responsible for providing a Montessori classroom / instructional program that supports the individual needs of the children in accordance with Waseca’s mission and vision.
Montessori Certification Required
CDA, Associates or Bachelor’s Degree in Education or related field Degree in Early Childhood Education or related area highly desirable
Committed to ongoing training and other job specific duties
For this position, we’re looking for candidates that possess a combination of the following skills:
Skills in instructional practices and classroom management for student achievement
Strong interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills
Warm and kind demeanor
Work collaboratively with a growth mindset. Give and receive feedback in a spirit of craftsmanship.
Strong learning orientation and desire to work in a fast-paced, dynamic work environment
Can complete physical demands of the role (including standing and walking for extended periods of time and lifting heavy objects up to 40 Ibs)
Successful background check results required
Planning, Preparation and Instruction
The teacher will create instruction that supports the development of the cognitive, emotional, social, physical and spiritual growth of the child.
The teacher will use Montessori Curriculum and current research based instructional practices to develop interdisciplinary units of instruction that meet both the group and individual needs of students.
The teacher will work with students of various abilities assigned to the classroom. The teacher may be required to participate in meetings, training, and planning cooperatives to fully meet each child’s needs.
The teacher will use various assessment tools / strategies such as observations, continuums of development, etc., to help make instructional decisions for individual students.
The teacher will be responsible for preparing an environment that meets the sensitive period / plane of development of the children he / she works with.
The teacher will be responsible for preparing an environment in which the furnishings and materials are complete and correspond to the needs of the group; for maintaining a clear, orderly, and attractive Montessori environment, including the care and maintenance of classroom materials and equipment, and maintaining inventory of classroom materials.
The teacher will create an environment that demonstrates rapport with and respect and kindness for all students, as well as between students. The teacher will model and teach conflict resolution and problem solving strategies in the classroom.
Monday to Friday 7:45-3:00 pm