Primary Montessori Guide


Butler Montessori School

  1. Responsible for fostering growth towards independence and social responsibility in students and ensuring safety and well-being of children at all times. 
  2. Give engaging presentations with Montessori materials in accordance with Association Montessori International (AMI) training that the children will use on their own. 
  3. Prepare the Montessori classroom environment including materials, furniture, equipment, and decoration to meet the needs of the young children’s mental and physical development. 
  4. Prepare Montessori materials as well as maintain an inventory of classroom materials, independently and in collaborative partnership with other staff. 
  5. Work with and teach children with varying abilities, and support children who need special help. This includes:
  6. Introduce necessary and appropriate interventions and accommodations for students with diagnosed needs;
  7. Show students how to use weighted skipping ropes, medicine balls and other physical movement break materials;
  8. Communicate with therapists and other intervention providers to support students;
  9. Communicate with parents to connect them to the interventions and accommodations happening in the classroom; and 
  10. Document all of the above in collaboration with the Administration.
  11. Establish classroom management utilizing positive coaching according to AMI requirements and Butler Montessori’s values. 
  12. Coordinate classroom routine, delegate duties to support staff appropriately, and train them based on AMI Montessori philosophy as needed.  This includes: 
  1. Meet weekly with the Head of School and share updates with classroom staff;
  2. Plan the schedule for the year to include breaks and events; and
  3. Teach classroom staff how to interact with students, assist students with bathroom and snack needs, replenish classroom materials, talk to parents, and clean the classroom and materials.
  1. Observe and keep records of children’s progress. This is to include:
  2. Use Transparent Classroom to plan and document lessons, notes and repetition, and to keep attendance records;
  3. Use personal recording methods to keep track of lessons daily and communicate with other classroom staff;
  1. Communicate children’s progress to the Head of School;
  2. Communicate children’s progress to parents.
  3. Prepare documentation necessary to facilitate parent-teacher conferences and to meet the requirements of the school Administration. 
  4. Plan and execute Parent Education meetings, such as Orientation for New Parents, Back to School Night, Parent Observations, etc. to present to parents around the Montessori pedagogy. 
  5. Communicate with parents (in person and electronically through email and app) to keep them updated on child’s daily activities, needs, etc. and classroom happenings. 
  6. Hold Parent-Teacher conferences based on Montessori pedagogy and the work of the children twice per year. 


Masters degree in Education plus one (1) year of experience in any teaching position with children newborn to 5 years  in a certified child development center, Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) diploma (primary), and Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) certificate

40 hours per week, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Work location: 15951 Germantown Road, Darnestown, MD 20784

If interested, submit resume or curriculum vitae to Ref: 22-1271.