Job Opening for 2020-21

Toddler Lead Teacher in Irvine, California

Montessori Toddler Lead Teacher

Our Goal: A Student who Flourishes as a Joyous Child Today, and as a Successful Adult Tomorrow

At LePort, we help our students acquire the essential knowledge, thinking skills, and strength of character required to flourish as joyous children today, and as successful adults tomorrow. Our unique program emphasizes the relationship between the academically challenging material presented in the classroom, and the breadth of experiences children have in their lives outside of the classroom. With the wealth of knowledge they gain at LePort, students are able to understand and delight in both the wondrous world around them and their burgeoning personal identity within.

LePortMontessori Head Teachers report directly to the campus Head of School, and lead Montessori classrooms for one of the following age groups: Toddlers (18 months to 3 years). This position exercises discretion and independent judgment to lead classes, prepare the Montessori classroom environment, create materials and activities, manage one or more Assistant Teachers and/or Floaters, handle complex parent and student issues, participate in campus events and community building; and perform other

Lead the Montessori Classroom:
– Design and actively refine/maintain the Montessori classroom “prepared environment” for the child to explore, creating materials and designing activities as necessary for the success of the classroom
– Give sequential Montessori presentations, according to the individual needs and progress of each child, and in accordance with the AMI Montessori teaching method
– Track individual child progress
– Create and maintain a safe, joyful, positive atmosphere for the children
– Carefully observe individual children to gain insight into their needs, and problem solve their challenges in order to meet those needs
– Be a positive leader for one or more Assistant Teachers and/or Floaters who will support the classroom

Parent Communication & Parent Education:
– Communicate proactively with parents on an informal basis, including emails, verbal conversations, and active posting on Transparent Classroom and Facebook on the campus closed Facebook group
– Write progress reports twice per year
– Conduct parent / teacher conferences twice per year
– Hold one-on-one meetings with parents as necessary to meet the needs of individual children
– Write class newsletters in accordance with the normal campus practice
– Participate in Parent Education Events to educate parents and families about the Montessori method and provide a window into the classroom
– Participate as needed in outreach and community building events such as open houses and holiday celebrations
Professional Development:
– Participate in periodic professional development opportunities
– Participate in observations with other teachers and staff (both as the observer and as the observed)

Academic Administration:
– Engage in various administrative activities that support the school’s academic programs (e.g. planning for events, participating in staff meetings or one-on-one Head of School meetings, etc.)
Qualifications:
– Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
– Montessori diploma for the appropriate age group, from any MACTE-accredited Montessori teacher training program worldwide
– Experience and proven success in working with the particular age group
– Passion for the Montessori philosophy, combined with excellence in communicating about the – Montessori method to parents and community members
– Desire and ability to partner effectively with parents in “following the child”, to thoughtfully provide him with the individual support he needs to overcome his personal challenges
– Palpable warmth of spirit and benevolence towards children, parents, and colleagues
– Growth mindset and problem-solving approach
– Ability to embrace and exemplify LePort Schools’ “Core Values”

Interested candidates should email resumes to Lianah Johnson, Talent Acquisition Partner at LJohnson1@springedugroup.com.

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