Elementary Guide


St. Catherine's Montessori

Elementary Guide Job Purpose:

To guide the children in their growth toward independence and self-discipline in a nurturing, loving way by modeling respect and creating a culture of peace.  The expectation is to demonstrate an attitude of service and contribute to a cooperative atmosphere within the whole school community by living a Christ-like spirit.


• Prepare the classroom environment, materials and equipment; ensure that all materials are in good repair and all sets complete.  Develop and make materials when needed.

• Plan and implement Montessori curriculum.  Give engaging presentations with Montessori materials that children will want to use on their own.  Establish a record keeping system to track the children’s progress.

• Supervise the classroom assistant and collaborate with the assistant to maintain the optimal learning environment.

• Record daily attendance of the students.

• Assist children to progress at their own pace and gradually discover their potential while helping them to help themselves.  Create a calm and joyful atmosphere in an environment that allows each child to connect to productive work.

• Have a positive and open attitude toward children and respect them as individuals.  Facilitate a respectful environment for children and adults by advocating conflict resolution and Grace and Courtesy lessons.

• Foster growth towards independence and social responsibility.

• Ensure respectful and open lines of communication with parents.  Be available to parents through written communication, setting up conferences and educate parents in the Montessori philosophy.

• Assist in the planning and maintenance of the outdoor environment/work with naturalist.

• Assess prospective children when they visit.

• Support and implement the philosophy of Catholic Education.  Give evidence of living the Gospel values and participate in building a faith community.

• Comply with all continuing education requirements.

• Attend all faculty meeting, scheduled staff events, and school sponsored events.

Believe in, communicate, and support the mission of the school.