AMI Primary Guide for Unique Montessori At Home, Online Position

Guide/Teacher,

Pacific Crest School

In response to the global Covid-19 pandemic, Pacific Crest School, founded in 1985, is creating a new position to support our enrolled children who must stay home. We are a private, non-profit, AMI-rooted Montessori school serving over 220 students ages 3 through 14 at our urban campus in Seattle. Our 19-acre farm on Vashon Island provides additional invaluable experience in a nature-based setting with sustainable food production and care of the land. We create respectful and caring learning communities; we are committed to the support of human development through independent work that grows with the child; and we believe that nurturing the unique potential of every child in this way builds love and delight in our school and the capacity for true justice and true peace both nationally and globally.

We seek an AMI-trained, experienced Primary Guide to coordinate, carry out, and refine our Learning From Home program for ages three through six, to start in August of 2020. This person will work closely with our four Primary Guides and administration to support the families and the children themselves as they endeavor to grow and learn new skills and concepts in our Montessori Learning at Home, home-based program. This program was developed by our AMI-trained teachers to help the children take advantage of their sensitive periods even while the global pandemic requires they stay at home.

In addition to directly supporting the children in their Montessori-rooted, remotely delivered learning experiences, parent education, communication, digital file management and parent partnership will be pivotal responsibilities in this position. Because regional public health guidelines may change over the course of the coming school year, all of these responsibilities may move from partially in-person/partially on-line to exclusively on-line. Additionally, the number of children being supported by the teacher in this position will likely change as more or fewer children are required to stay home.

Desired Qualifications, Skills/Experience, and Attitudes:

AMI Primary diploma and teaching experience, preferably 3 – 10 years

Lead Teacher qualifications through the Washington Department of Children, Youth, and Families (DCYF)

Two or four-year degree

Strong communication skills with children, parents, and co-workers

Good organizational skills, with the ability to handle multiple tasks, roles, and deadlines

Proficiency in the Google Docs, video conferencing, and video creation

Flexibility, creativity, critical thinking, self-motivation, and a willingness to collaborate cohesively with our team to create and carry out the most successful on-line Montessori development program for our children.

What You Can Expect:

Excellent benefits, including medical, dental, vision, matching retirement, paid professional development, and paid sick leave and holidays

This is an exempt, full-time position, with a base salary $40,000-$60,000 for the 10-month school year, depending on experience and education

A close-knit, supportive community of families and staff who are passionate about the school’s mission, vision, and Montessori education

Working 100% remotely may be considered

To apply, please submit cover letter and resume to Dorrie Knapp Guy, Head of School, at employment@pacificcrest.org.