Job Opening for 2024-25

Upper Elementary lead guide in Asheville, North Carolina, US

Mountain City Public Montessori is a tuition-free public Montessori Charter school for children in grades kindergarten through 7th grade in Asheville, North Carolina. Our mission is to provide equitable access to a high-quality, relevant Montessori education to meet the needs of all students and to strengthen our community. An integral part of our mission as an organization is to operate with a lens of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging.

Our organizational structure is one of shared leadership that gives our staff the support they need to provide the best learning environment and experience for the students, and allows each individual to focus their attention, energy, and skills on what they do best. Shared leadership enables the school to draw on a larger pool of talent, wisdom, expertise, and experience beyond a single administrator, and nurtures the development of leadership experience and skills within the school, thereby cultivating the next generation of leaders.

We are seeking a dedicated and innovative Lead Guide to join the team at Mountain City Public Montessori. Guides’ responsibilities include delivering high-quality lessons, assessing and supporting children’s individual needs and growth potential, record keeping, and communicating with families regularly. Guides inspire a love for learning in children and create nurturing, engaging classrooms where every child feels included. Candidates must be interested in continually improving their teaching craft, and welcome coaching and support.

The Elementary Teacher/ Guide leads a mixed-age learning community using the Montessori method in the prepared classroom environment. Guides also ensure that students are meeting North Carolina Standards within the Montessori framework. Elementary Guides meet weekly with Instructional Coach for ongoing support and coaching. We are hiring an Upper Elementary and a Lower Elementary lead guide for the 2024-2025 school year.

Minimum Requirements

Bachelor’s degree
AMI/AMS/IMC diploma in related age group or willingness to complete Montessori training
Two or more years of classroom teaching and management experience in a public school and/or Montessori environment
North Carolina teaching license or willingness to complete North Carolina Residency License
View full job description for Lower and Upper Elementary Guides.

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