Intercultural Montessori is a Dual Language Montessori School for students age 2 through the 8th Grade. Our unique program combines dual language education with the Montessori approach. We develop global citizens ready to succeed in the multicultural, multilingual world of the future. The school is located in Chicago’s West Loop Neighborhood. Our school is a diverse international community and a wonderful place to work!
The Middle School Lead Teacher demonstrates knowledge and internalization of the core beliefs of Montessori philosophy: respect for the individual learner; preparation of self and the environment; fostering independence, order and concentration in the student; respect for and recognition of sensitive periods, planes of development and intrinsic motivation of the student.
The Middle School Teacher demonstrates fundamental communication skills to support the social and emotional development of students and to communicate with parents about student’s social/emotional and academic progress.
Holds a Bachelor’s Degree
Holds Teaching License
MACTE Secondary I-II Montessori Certification preferred but not required
Authorized to work in the US.
Strong interpersonal and collaboration/teamwork skills.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, sit, bend, kneel or crouch.
Duties & Responsibilities:
Prepare lesson plans that fulfill the requirements of Montessori and ISBE
Prepare lessons that accommodate students’ learning abilities
Ongoing assessment of student’s progress
Create classroom environment that encourages learning and growth
Support and enforce school policies and regulations
Designs and uses instructional strategies, innovations, and activities that are observation- and research-based, meet student needs, and reflect Montessori best practice.
Observes the overall classroom environment during individual lessons and records observations.
Uses various methods of communication to discuss student development with parents.
Implements accommodations and interventions to help students meet expectations for student learning, in consultation with school administrators and parents.
Adhere to overarching policies of confidentiality and respect.
Maintain an ongoing conversation with additional staff members and parents regarding how to best coordinate curriculum.
Participate in meetings, training and planning in order to meet the needs of each child.
Support students with the high school application process.
Apply classroom management skills, plan lessons based on the curriculum and use assessment in planning in concert with student
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Strong organizational, problem-solving, and analytical skills.
Reports to: Director of Elementary and Middle School