The Montessori School of Raleigh (MSR) seeks an Upper Elementary Lead Teacher for the 2021/2022 school year beginning August 1, 2021. Under the general direction of the Director of the Lower School, the ideal candidate will lead an Upper Elementary classroom and will oversee students 9-12 years of age. The Upper Elementary Lead Teacher will challenge each child to reach his/her fullest potential academically, emotionally, and physically in a prepared Montessori environment.
Status: Full time/Exempt
Supervisor: Director of Lower School
Location: In-person instruction at the Lead Mine Campus
Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Education or a related field
Montessori Elementary (6 – 12 or 9 – 12) Credentials (AMS or AMI)
Minimum five years teaching experience at the Upper Elementary level
Essential Duties & Responsibilities
Adhere to AMS guidelines and professional standards
Prepare and maintain a Montessori environment in which the furnishing and materials are developmentally appropriate and provide academic purpose
Deliver established Montessori scope and sequence
Ensure the safety and well-being of students in the classroom
Collaborate and participate within a divisional team and with interdisciplinary teachers
Maintain a supportive and collaborative partnership with administration and colleagues to assist with curriculum development and implementation within the context of the School’s overall program and mission
Partner with the Agility Lab to ensure student success and developmental readiness
Participate in ongoing professional development
Attend all required faculty and team meetings
Maintain a strong home/school partnership by ensuring consistent, respectful and open lines of communication with parents. Be available to parents through written communication, setting up conferences, and educating parents in Montessori philosophy
Participate and help lead parent education evening events
Maintain student record keeping, lesson planning, parent reports, and parent conferences
Other duties as assigned by the Head of School
It is the policy of The Montessori School of Raleigh to make employment decisions on the basis of qualifications for a specific job without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national or ethnic origin, age, veteran status, or the presence of a disability, except where such is a bona fide occupational qualification. Applicants are encouraged to confidentially self-identify when applying. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a reference and background investigation.
MSR is accredited by AMS and SACS. The school offers competitive salary and benefits. Please send a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line of “Upper Elementary Lead Teacher – your last name.” No phone calls please.