Attention! This job posting is 7 days old and might be already filled.
Primary and Elementary Teachers
Under the direction of the school principal, the Boston Public Schools Montessori teacher is responsible for all aspects of his/her classroom and the safety and growth of the students. S/he teaches according to the educational goals of a Montessori program and consistent with Boston Public Schools goals and requirements. S/he cultivates an environment that fosters the success of all students through excellence in teaching and learning that is firmly grounded in Montessori philosophy and pedagogy. Elements of this teaching include: creating a classroom environment that supports individually-paced and cognitively demanding learning within a 3-year multi-age grouping; creating a classroom environment that supports students’ social-emotional growth and executive functioning in developmentally sensitive and deeply impactful ways; supporting students’ natural curiosity while meeting the needs of a diverse range of learners, including special education students and English language learners; assessing student progress and maintaining accurate and complete records according to state, district, school and Montessori demands; and communicating effectively with parents, colleagues and students about students’ work and progress.
As in any school, highly trained and skilled teachers in a public Montessori program are crucial to the students and school’s success. No matter how the environment is equipped, it is simply not possible to be a Montessori teacher without thorough, high quality and age-specific training in this unique approach. With high quality training, Montessori teachers are able to:
• Create a classroom environment that supports individually-paced and cognitively demanding learning within a 3-year multi-age grouping
• Create a classroom environment that supports students’ social-emotional growth and executive functioning in developmentally sensitive and deeply impactful ways
• Support students’ natural curiosity while meeting the needs of a diverse range of learners
• Communicate effectively with parents, colleagues and students about their students’ work
• Make classroom and instructional decisions consistent with Montessori tenets
• Fulfill all other additional responsibilities as required by the district
• Bachelor’s Degree
• Appropriate MA state ECE or Elementary teaching license
• A Montessori diploma for the appropriate age-grouping (3 – 6, 6 – 9, 9 – 12 or 6 – 12)
• Current authorization to work in the United States - Candidates must have such authorization by their first day of employment
• Experience teaching in a Montessori classroom, preferably in an urban and/or public setting
• Experience teaching students representing a range of cultures and ethnicities, abilities and languages
• Excellent oral and written communication skills.
• Excellent interpersonal skills.
• A passion for the goals of Montessori education and an unwavering commitment to unlocking the potential of every child
• An ability to make connections and communicate effectively about different educational approaches
• A commitment to families as primary guides in a student’s life
• A commitment to ongoing development and growth as a Montessori teacher
• Proficiency in Spanish or Portuguese