Job Opening for 2021-22

Several positions in Gladwyne, Pennsylvania

Upper Elementary Co-Lead Teacher

This is a 10-month, full-time position that boasts comprehensive benefits and a salary commensurate with experience. Must have Montessori certification from AMS or a MACTE-accredited institute for the 9-12 Elementary Level. 

Position Summary:

  • Skillfully delivers the Montessori Elementary II curriculum as defined by American Montessori Society;
  • Regularly completes student observations and online record-keeping for each child;
  • Works in partnership with the co-lead to ensure he/she is contributing to the peaceful, prepared environment which is conducive to high-level, developmentally appropriate learning that supports the executive function skills of each child;
  • Conducts parent meetings and writes meaningful reports twice annually and as needed;
  • Works with other members of the Elementary Department and Senior Leadership to ensure continuity of curriculum and communication;
  • Engages children in peaceful, effective positive behavior support;
  • Reads and abides by the policies and procedures of Gladwyne Montessori; and,
  • Assists in duties beyond the classroom as requested by Head of School.
  • Must be able to:
    • lift up to 35 pounds;
    • sit comfortably on the floor with children;
    • bend, squat, kneel with ease; and,
    • move and organize classroom tables and chairs, move about the building as needed.

Qualifications:

  • Must have a minimum of three years experience working with children in a Montessori environment and at least one of those years working as a Montessori classroom head teacher;

  • Must have Bachelor’s degree or higher in Education or related discipline;

  • Must demonstrate cultural competency;

  • Must have knowledge of minimum standards, health and safety practices, social and emotional development and classroom management;

  • Must be reliable, flexible, positive, patient, warm and enthusiastic about working as part of a team of adults and engaging with families;

  • Must relate joyfully with children; and,

  • Must pass all required clearances (PA Child Abuse, Pennsylvania Access to Criminal History, Federal Criminal History Background Check)

Interested candidates should send cover letter, resume, 3 letters of reference and an educational philosophy statement to: Carrie Kries, Head of School

About Our School

Gladwyne Montessori is an independent Montessori school, nestled along Philadelphia’s Main Line. Since 1962, our students have excelled in area high schools and gone on to succeed at top colleges and universities across the country. A Gladwyne Montessori education combines the time-tested and visionary insights of Dr. Maria Montessori with the ever-evolving world of advanced technology and modern research. The result is a confident, curious and academically superior student prepared to compete in the 21st Century economy.

 

Teaching Assistant

This is a 10-month, full time position that boasts comprehensive benefits and a salary commensurate with experience.

Position Summary:

  • Maintains a clean and orderly classroom as directed by the Head teacher that aligns with the Montessori philosophy
  • Maintains a safe and stimulating environment for the children that aligns with the Montessori philosophy
  • Assists children with all physical needs to be safe and clean in a respectful manner
  • Maintains, prepares or makes materials and environment as requested by the teacher
  • Participates in school functions and evening events as requested by Head of School
  • Assists in duties beyond the classroom as requested by Head of School
  • Assists all children who need guidance and direction in hallways, playgrounds and changing of classes or programs
  • Reads and abides by the policies and procedures of Gladwyne Montessori School
  • Engages children in peaceful, effective positive behavior support
  • Must be able to:
    • lift up to 35 pounds
    • sit comfortably on the floor with children and on low chairs
    • bend, squat, kneel with ease
    • Move and organize classroom tables and chairs, move about the building as needed

Qualifications:

  • Must have a minimum of 1 year of experience working with children in a Montessori environment
  • Must have Bachelor’s degree or higher in Education or related discipline
  • Must have knowledge of minimum standards, health and safety practices, social and emotional development and classroom management
  • Must be reliable, flexible, positive, patient, warm and enthusiastic about working as part of a team of adults and engaging with families
  • Must have a willingness and interest in pursuing Montessori teaching credential
  • Must pass all required clearances (PA Child Abuse, Pennsylvania Access to Criminal History, Federal Criminal History Background Check)

Interested candidates should send cover letter, resume, 3 letters of reference and an educational philosophy statement to:

Carrie Kries, Head of School

About Our School

Gladwyne Montessori is an independent Montessori school, nestled along Philadelphia’s Main Line. Since 1962, our students have excelled in area high schools and gone on to succeed at top colleges and universities across the country. A Gladwyne Montessori education combines the time-tested and visionary insights of Dr. Maria Montessori with the ever-evolving world of advanced technology and modern research. The result is a confident, curious and academically superior student prepared to compete in the 21st Century economy.

 

MakerSpace Instructor

This is a 10-month, part-time position that boasts a salary commensurate with experience.

Teachers who do not have their Montessori certification from AMS or a MACTE-accredited institute will be required to attend a Montessori Philosophy course prior to the start of the school year.

Position Description:

  • Possesses a deep understanding of Design Thinking and provides a safe and open environment for learning, building, and experimenting through a variety of materials, tools, and techniques for making;
  • Communicates and plans with classroom and other special subject teachers to align projects with current coursework;
  • Plans and leads unique opportunities for students, including but not limited to clubs, projects, service opportunities and fundraisers;
  • Possesses foundational knowledge of and ability to teach coding and robotics for children at the Kindergarten through Elementary levels using a variety of materials;
  • Possesses foundational knowledge of and ability to work with children in a wood shop designed for children in pre-kindergarten through 6th grade;
  • Experience in laser cutting and 3D printing and incorporating this technology in meaningful ways to enhance student learning;
  • Keeps the MakerSpace clean, well-stocked, and organized; maintains equipment and tools;
  • Helps with general school duties like dismissal and recreation;
  • Communicates professionally with co-workers and parents;
  • Co-teaches the capstone project for the sixth grade class; and,
  • Chaperone trips as needed and appropriate.

Must be able to:

  • Lift up to 35 pounds;
  • Move and organize classroom tables and chairs, move about the building as needed;
  • Bend, squat, kneel with ease; and,
  • Sit comfortably on the floor with children and on low chairs.

Qualifications:

  • Must have a minimum of 2-years of experience working with children in Makers environment;

  • Must have Bachelor’s degree or higher in Education or related discipline;

  • Must possess demonstrated cultural competency;

  • Must relate joyfully to children;

  • Must have knowledge of minimum standards, health and safety practices, social and emotional development and classroom management;

  • Must be reliable, flexible, positive, patient, warm and enthusiastic about working as part of a team of adults and engaging with parents and caregivers;

  • Must pass all required clearances; and,

  • Must have a willingness and interest in attending Montessori Philosophy coursework.

Interested candidates should send cover letter, resume, 3 letters of reference and an educational philosophy statement to:

Carrie Kries, Head of School, at ckries@gladwyne.org

About Our School

Gladwyne Montessori is an independent Montessori school, nestled along Philadelphia’s Main Line. Since 1962, our students have excelled in area high schools and gone on to succeed at top colleges and universities across the country. A Gladwyne Montessori education combines the time-tested and visionary insights of Dr. Maria Montessori with the ever-evolving world of advanced technology and modern research. The result is a confident, curious and academically superior student prepared to compete in the 21st Century economy.

 

Outdoor Learning Instructor

This is a 10-month, part-time position that boasts a salary commensurate with experience.

Teachers who do not have their Montessori certification from AMS or a MACTE-accredited institute will be required to attend a Montessori Philosophy course prior to the start of the school year.

Position Description:

  • Must possess a deep understanding of and appreciation for horticultural teaching and learning and provides a safe and inspiring environment for learning, designing, and cultivating the natural surroundings;
  • Communicates and plans with classroom and other special subject teachers to align projects and experiences with current coursework;
  • Plans and leads unique opportunities for students, including but not limited to clubs, projects, service opportunities and fundraisers;
  • Possesses foundational knowledge of and ability to facilitate learning in a robust greenhouse;
  • Helps to maintain the orchard, greenhouse, blueberry patch and nature trail; maintains related equipment and tools;
  • Assists with general school duties like dismissal and recreation;
  • Communicates professionally with co-workers and parents;
  • Works directly with the MakerSpace and Art teachers; and,
  • Chaperone trips as needed and appropriate.

Must be able to:

  • Move and organize classroom tables and chairs, move about the building as needed;

  • Bend, squat, kneel with ease;

  • Sit comfortably on the floor with children and on low chairs; and,

  • Lift up to 35 pounds.

Qualifications:

  • Must have a minimum of 2-years of experience working with children in Outdoor Learning environment;

  • Must have Bachelor’s degree or higher in Education or related discipline;

  • Must possess demonstrated cultural competency;

  • Must relate joyfully to children;

  • Must have knowledge of minimum standards, health and safety practices, social and emotional development and classroom management;

  • Must be reliable, flexible, positive, patient, warm and enthusiastic about working as part of a team of adults and engaging with parents and caregivers;

  • Must pass all required clearances; and,

  • Must have a willingness and interest in attending Montessori Philosophy coursework.

Interested candidates should send cover letter, resume, 3 letters of reference and an educational philosophy statement to:

Carrie Kries, Head of School, at ckries@gladwyne.org

About Our School

Gladwyne Montessori is an independent Montessori school, nestled along Philadelphia’s Main Line. Since 1962, our students have excelled in area high schools and gone on to succeed at top colleges and universities across the country. A Gladwyne Montessori education combines the time-tested and visionary insights of Dr. Maria Montessori with the ever-evolving world of advanced technology and modern research. The result is a confident, curious and academically superior student prepared to compete in the 21st Century economy.

Special qualifications
  • 2021-22
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Elementary
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