Certified Montessori Lead Primary Teacher
Job Posted: November 12, 2018
Established in the year 2000, Glen Park Montessori is a vibrant, light-filled space housing two classrooms on two floors in the heart of the beautiful Glen Park (home of the revitalized Glen Park Canyon) neighborhood in San Francisco. We have a lovely outside space spanning two city lots where our 100 year-old Redwood tree resides. We are a nature-based school, bringing as much of the natural world as possible into our program to instill a deep love of and respect for our sustainable planet.
Our staff is open, friendly, dedicated, and fun. We value clear communication, collaborative inspiration, and devotion to the principles and philosophy set forth by Maria Montessori. Our classrooms reflect our authentic Montessori practices and adherence to the full spectrum of Montessori materials. We have a warm relationship with our parent group that is highly supportive of our teachers and the school.
We are searching for a Certified Montessori Lead Primary teacher in one of our two classrooms, who will be responsible for 18 children ages 2.9 to 5 with assistance from a co-teacher or intern. This space has inside/outside access with a deck overlooking our garden.
The Glen Park Montessori (GPM) Preschool Lead Montessori Teacher functions as a role model, demonstrator, and observer of each child’s behavior and growth. S/he delivers a Montessori classroom/instructional program that supports the individual needs of up to 18 children, ages 2 years 9 months to Kindergarten, and fosters a love of learning, independence and the pursuit of interests. The Lead Montessori Teacher works with and supports an intern teacher or assistant teacher and collaborates with all of GPM’s staff to ensure an exemplary experience for the children, families and guests of the school. This position reports to the Head of School.
Primary responsibilities include planning and implementing the Montessori curriculum in a manner that meets the needs of both individual students and the group; developing and implementing curriculum activities that support the extended curriculum calendar; creating a classroom environment of calm order and joy; assist in the planning and maintenance of the outdoor play yard, garden and ball yard; direct the activities of the classroom assistant or intern and support her/his professional development.
- Montessori (AMI, AMS, or MACTE) primary certification;
- A.A. in Early Childhood Education (ECE), B.A. in ECE or a related field preferred;
- Three or more years of classroom experience
- Fingerprint clearance
- CPR-First Aid certification
- Demonstrated interpersonal and communication skills;
- Ability to meet the physical demands of the job including lifting a child up to 45 lbs. and hearing and visual capabilities to monitor the environment and children’s well being
We offer competitive wages, paid holidays. Additional benefits are available to employees after 1 year of service. Please send a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to meeting you!