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Primary and Elementary Teachers

Boston Public Schools Boston, MA
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.

Responsibilities:

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

QUALIFICATIONS--REQUIRED:
• 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

QUALIFICATIONS--PREFERRED:
• 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

Contact

Amanda Preston
E-mail: apreston@bostonpublicschools.org
Phone: 617-635-9495