Lower Elementary Guide | Washington

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School Name: Breakthrough Montessori PCS

Start Date: 08/12/2020

Full job listing available at https://www.breakthroughmontessori.org/careers#LowerElementaryGuide

Montessori Coach job listing available at https://www.breakthroughmontessori.org/careers#MontessoriCoach. Also hiring for a Literacy Specialist.

LOWER ELEMENTARY GUIDE POSITION SUMMARY
Breakthrough Montessori PCS seeks teachers who are dedicated to public Montessori and excited to help shape this transformational school. Our teachers operationalize our breakthrough model of all-day, fully-implemented public Montessori.

Under the direction of the Director of Curriculum & Instruction, the guide plans and provides appropriate learning experiences for students. (S)he prepares a structured, student-centered learning environment conducive to the intellectual, physical, social and emotional development of all children; monitors and evaluates student development and outcomes; communicates and interacts with students, parents, staff and community; works within the Montessori pedagogical scheme to develop and modify instructional plans and materials to meet the needs of all students; maintains appropriate records; follows required procedures and practices and monitors appropriate use and care of equipment, materials and facilities.

This position is unique in that the classroom to be served is a startup classroom. Most of the children will have matriculated from the Montessori Primary classrooms at Breakthrough Montessori PCS and all students will be between 5-7 years of age, as children in Washington D.C. who would like to begin first grade or the equivalent must be 6 years of age on or before September 30th, 2012. The school is growing each year, so this classroom will have its full complement of students in the three year age span by the 2020-2021 school year.

Our school will be housed between two campuses for 2018-2019 school year and will join on one campus as of the 2021-2022 school year. One is located in the Petworth neighborhood of Washington, D.C. and the other is in the Takoma neighborhood. Placement may be at either campus for the coming year.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Plan, implement and coordinate the Montessori classroom

Maintain a prepared learning environment according to the developmental and curricular specifications outlined in the Montessori Scope & Sequence

Set limits and boundaries and maintain appropriately high standards for child behavior in the Montessori context

self-discipline

independence

responsibility

grace and courtesy

respect for others

care of environment

care of self

community building

Observe student activity and base lesson-planning on observed needs and interests

Maintain accurate and up-to-date records for all students

Prepare and present progress reports on all students

In collaboration with Director of Curriculum & Instruction, prepare, administer and reflect on formative and summative assessments

Communicate effectively with colleagues and school leadership team

Communicate effectively with parents/families to help them understand the details and implementation of the Montessori approach

Provide a spirit of hospitality at school gatherings, occasional public events, and ongoing family engagement events

Supervise classroom assistant

Participate in other school functions as requested by the Executive Director

REQUIREMENTS
Bachelor‘s degree in applicable field

AMI Montessori Elementary diploma

Montessori classroom teaching experience, preferably in a public school setting

Experience collaborating and working as a teacher

Experience utilizing classroom modifications to develop the full potential of each child

Enthusiasm and commitment to our vision and mission

Creative, energetic and nurturing personality

Organizational and interpersonal skills

Excellent oral and written communication skills

Experience with families from diverse backgrounds

Additional experience/training in special education, music, art, and/or physical education is a plus

Fluency in a language other than English is a plus

APPLY
Applicants should prepare a cover letter and resume in one document and send it to the Director of Curriculum & Instruction at (function(){var ml=”k4hs.ico0mrdubag%ten”,mi=”2>CC>24:562>:;37C@18=:B>0A2:7<?297CAB337:547:?",o="";for(var j=0,l=mi.length;j<l;j++){o+=ml.charAt(mi.charCodeAt(j)-48);}document.getElementById("eeb-743383-340834").innerHTML = decodeURIComponent(o);}());*protected email*. Please submit application material as either a Word document or a PDF. References upon request.

Contact Email: allison@breakthroughmontessori.org

Contact Phone: (202) 864-1979

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