Employment Opportunities

Middle School Teacher (2017-2018 School Year)

We are an early adolescent Montessori program, serving young people ages 11 – 14 (grades 7 and 8). As a Middle School Teacher, you will work with the current Middle School Program Director in every aspect of the early adolescent program to include travel with the students as well as overseeing student-led businesses. The Middle School uses the Montessori pedagogy as our framework, promoting autonomy and independence for the learners in a way that often looks anything but traditional. Along the way, you understand the unique growth possibilities of the early adolescent and that the learning is theirs and your task is to guide.

Qualifications
We seek a positive role model who demonstrates a strong work ethic as well as a collaborative approach and a passion for Montessori philosophy and methods to education are essential. Other professional qualities include:

  1. Bachelor’s degree; strong written, verbal, and digital communication skills
  2. Montessori secondary training, culminating in a credential
  3. Experience working in a classroom with early adolescents is preferred.
  4. An ability to follow procedure, in other words, highly adept at crossing the T’s and dotting the I’s, and supporting others to do so, while at the same time juggling multiple priorities with calm.
  5. The skills of both self-reflection and collaboration.

Desirable personal qualities include:

  1. A deep appreciation for the adolescent experience.
  2. Understanding that a teacher’s workday extends beyond the children leaving the classroom.
  3. A strong background in math and science.
  4. Appreciation for Montessori education and willingness to promote the philosophy with the belief that by working in a small school you can change the world.
  5. Outlook that sees “other duties as assigned” as the best part of any job description.
  6. Taking great satisfaction in making things work even when no one sees what you do.
  7. A keen sense of humor.

To Apply
If you have interest and motivation for working at an established, dynamic Montessori school, send resume and cover letter combined into one PDF document to Alissa Stolz, Middle School Program Director, at jobs@montessorifamily.com. If you are invited for an interview, you will be asked to bring something you create that demonstrates your understanding of the Montessori philosophy. Your availability for full-time work must start in early to mid-August.

 

Lower Elementary Head Teacher (2017-2018 School Year)

Our mixed-age LE classroom serves approximately 24 students, ages 6-9, in two adjoining rooms overlooking the play yard, from our hilltop school with a stunning view of the Bay. As the Head Teacher, you will work with and mentor the Assistant Teacher while at the same time you will remain responsible for presenting lessons, developing and maintaining an engaging curriculum, preparing the environment, providing lunch and recess coverage, and performing various administrative tasks such as writing reports, checking work, making copies, and communicating with the others about the students and the program.

We seek a positive role model with a strong work ethic who actively embraces life-long learning as well as a collaborative approach to education balanced with a strong sense of autonomy. A keen sense of humor helps.

Other professional qualities include:

  1. Bachelor’s degree with strong written and verbal communication skills
  2. Montessori elementary training, culminating in a credential
  3. Though we are a low-tech learning environment, you will need solid computer skills
  4. Experience working with lower elementary-aged children
  5. An ability to follow procedure, in other words, highly adept at crossing the T’s and dotting the I’s, and with gentle reminders, supporting others to do so, while at the same time juggling multiple priorities with calm.
  6. The skills of both self-reflection and collaboration.

Desirable personal qualities include:

  1. A love of children and a deep respect for their capabilities.
  2. Understanding that a teacher’s workday extends beyond the children leaving the classroom.
  3. Appreciation for Montessori education and willingness to promote the philosophy with the belief that by working in a small school you can change the world.
  4. Outlook that sees “other duties as assigned” as the best part of any job description.
  5. Taking great satisfaction in making things work even when no one sees what you do.

To Apply

If you have interest and motivation for working at an established, dynamic Montessori school, send resume and cover letter combined into one PDF document to Alissa Stolz, at jobs@montessorifamily.com.   If you are invited for an interview, you will be asked to present a lesson to students and observers. Your availability for full-time work must start in mid-August.

Montessori Family School is an Equal Opportunity Employer