Montessori Coach – Director of Instruction, Assessment, and Professional Development

Other Administration,

Pullman Community Montessori

POSITION OVERVIEW

Please visit our website – www.PullmanCommunityMontessori.org – to read the full position description and APPLY (open until filled).

Salary Range: $80,000-95,000

The Pullman Community Montessori’s (PCM) founding team is seeking a person who possesses a deep drive to bringing high-fidelity Montessori to the public sector and is committed to leading by example to grow a program that will serve as an instrument of change helping to progress our education system to better meet the needs of students, families, and educators. Join our team to capitalize on the opportunity to be the change you want to see in education and build a program from the ground up, employing your coaching skills to support Guides to realize their full potential. Our school is located in Gladish Community and Cultural Center in Pullman, Washington in the heart of the Palouse.

PMC’s Montessori Coach (MC) is a member of the administrative team, serving as the director of instruction, assessment, and professional development. As an educational leader, the MC focuses on day-to-day implementation of the Montessori curriculum, coaching of teachers and classroom assistants, and is responsible for the consistent high-fidelity implementation of the Montessori program within and across grade levels. The MC oversees the development of all curricular initiatives and guides the implementation of a coherent whole school approach to Montessori pedagogy; works with teachers formally and informally to improve instructional practice and adherence to the Montessori model; oversees all student assessment and related data analysis; coordinates and, in some cases, delivers professional development to teachers and classroom assistants. As PCM fosters a culture of collaboration and excellence for all stakeholders, including staff, our school leadership will be grounded in a collaborative leadership model. The MC, in collaboration with the Head of School (HOS), will participate in school-wide decision-making, strategic planning, and educational program design.

The administrative team will share several key responsibilities including: hiring of teachers; annual evaluation of teaching staff ; construction of our Adolescent Community Program (Grades 7-9) in collaboration with key partners; development and maintenance of school culture; scheduling and planning; family engagement; and presenting data to PCM’s board. National Center for Montessori in the Public Sector (NCMPS) will support the development of this novel collaborative relationship between the HOS and MC. NCMPS brings deep expertise in high-fidelity public Montessori practices informed by research, field tested experience, and continuous feedback from high-fidelity public Montessori teams across the nation. The MC will be expected to deeply engage in a diverse set of trainings from NCMPS during their tenure at PCM. PCM has secured a partnership with NCMPS to support high-fidelity program development in our first 4 years of operation. PCM has also secured a partnership with Teton Science Schools Place Network (TSS-PN) to facilitate bolstering of Montessori place-based practices and full development of our Adolescent Community Program. The MC will also be expected to deeply engage in TSS-PN trainings and thoughtfully engage in the seamless integration of best practices to ensure a high- fidelity Montessori model is maintained.