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Primary Teacher/Assistant to the Director
The Del Ray Montessori School, a thriving community Montessori school located in the quaint Del Ray neighborhood of Alexandria, Virginia, is seeking an exceptional AMI-trained primary guide who will also serve as “Assistant to the Director” for the 2013 – 2014 school year. Responsibilities for this role will include: starting a new classroom with 11 students during the morning work-cycle and through lunch; assume light-administrative duties in the afternoon to support the administrative team and serve as temporary “Head of School” for a 3-month period to assist during a maternity leave. This unique role will allow for direct work with children while collaborating with administration to oversee school programs, policies and staff.
The Del Ray Montessori School (DRMS), an independent school conveniently located just miles from the DC metropolitan area, is currently in its second year and houses one primary and one lower elementary classroom with plans to open a second primary classroom this Fall. DRMS is a non-profit school that is run by a Board of Directors comprised of Montessorians, parents and community members. We offer competitive salaries, health coverage, retirement benefits, and several professional development opportunities sponsored by the school throughout the year, including events offered through: WMI (Washington Montessori Institute), NAMTA, and the annual AMI Refresher Course.
The perfect candidate for this job will:
• Desire to work in a community guided by respect for children, families and staff
• Embody the values of the Montessori philosophy at all times;
• Have impeccable time-management and organizational skills; and
• Display a strong team work ethic and sense of professionalism.
A minimum of 3 years of experience is required.
Resumes and letters of interest should be sent to:
Sarah Fondriest, Director
The Del Ray Montessori School
100 East Windsor Ave
Alexandria, VA 22301