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Posted: January 12, 2022

Salem Montessori School (SMS) of Winston-Salem, NC seeks a Lower Elementary Lead Teacher. 

 

SMS is a small but expanding program with over 20 years of experience providing a high quality Montessori environment for children. Our programs are located in the heart of the downtown area and situated in the beauty and history of Old Salem. 

 

We are a tight knit community that holds the parent partnership at a premium and seeks to live out a truly collaborative approach to nurturing young learners.  

Our elementary program is adding an additional class for next year and we are looking for an experienced, dynamic individual to serve as lead guide. 

 

Duties and responsibilities will include:

  • Safety and well-being of students in the classroom

  • Delivering established Montessori scope and sequence

  • Participating in ongoing Professional Development

  • Attendance at all required staff meetings

  • Required to complete student record keeping, lesson planning, parent reports and parent conferences

  • Participate and help lead Parent Ed evening events

  • Other duties as assigned

Candidates must hold a Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Education, and must have Montessori Lower Elementary Credentials. The ideal  candidate will have teaching experience at the Elementary level. This employee will be responsible for adhering to and supporting our SMS Mission and Vision. 

Please submit resumes to Patrick Velde, at smsvelde@gmail.com.

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Posted: March 15, 2022

 

Executive Director

 

Overview

Sterling Montessori Academy and Charter School is seeking an Executive Director (ED) for its faculty, administrators, and 760 preschool through eighth grade students for the 2022-2023 academic year, with a start date of June 2022. The Executive Director ensures the mission and vision of the school are fulfilled through collaborative leadership and by ensuring financial, instructional, and human resources oversight. The Executive Director is responsible for ensuring a positive school culture, safe environment, and exemplary learning environment for its students grounded in the philosophy and teaching methods of Dr. Maria Montessori.

 

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the ED will work with and oversee the Children’s House, Lower Elementary, Upper Elementary, and Middle School Directors to ensure instructional fidelity, establish priorities, and recommend policies. Additionally, the ED works closely with the Director of Operations whose duties include managing a group of administrators.

 

Sterling’s Montessori Academy and Charter School’s Mission Statement

The mission of Sterling Montessori is to create a diverse educational community, grounded in the Montessori philosophy and teaching practices, that fosters curiosity, creativity, and critical thinking in its students. We strive to empower each student to become life-long learners who respect themselves, others, and their environment.

 

About Sterling

Founded in 1997, Sterling Montessori is a private preschool and public charter school serving approximately 760 students from Pre-K through 8th grade. The School follows Montessori guiding principles including mixed-age classes, use of Montessori materials, and individual lesson plans. Sterling Montessori Academy and Charter School is governed by the Laura Holland Uzzell Foundation (LHUF), a nonprofit organization led by a board of directors comprising Sterling parents, community members, and alumni.

 

Sterling prides itself on having a diverse educational community. Its professional and highly-qualified faculty and administrative staff are committed to following the individual needs of its students in order to achieve personal academic excellence and to cultivate an educational curiosity to become life-long learners.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Organizational leadership

  • Instructional planning and management

  • Human resources planning and management

  • Financial planning and management

  • Board relations

  • Community relations and family engagement

  • Accountability and compliance

 

Qualifications and Skills

A qualified candidate must have a proven record of successful school leadership and a passionate commitment to all children. Candidates must have strong organizational, operational, financial, interpersonal, and management skills. Candidates must also possess a demonstrated ability to focus on attaining rigorous academic goals, curriculum development, and a commitment to academic excellence for all levels of students. The ideal candidate will share the vision for the school outlined in the 2020-2023 Strategic Plan, particularly our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and our journey toward high-fidelity implementation of the Montessori model.

Necessary skill sets include:

  • Experience in managing and evaluating personnel 

  • Excellent verbal and written communication

  • Development/fundraising experience

  • Familiarity with digital communication and organizational tools

  • Experience with and/or understanding of diverse learners and inclusion models

  • Experience cultivating and maintaining a positive school climate and culture

  • Experience developing and managing a large budget

  • A Master’s degree in education, school administration, leadership, or related field is required

  • Experience in Public, Charter, and/or Montessori education and experience working with a governing board of directors is preferred

 

Benefits

  • Competitive salary based on education, experience, and licenses 

  • Salary range: $105,000 - $125,000

  • Employer-provided health insurance including dental and vision

  • Life insurance

  • Paid time off

  • Optional 403b retirement plan with employer matching

 

To apply, please submit a resume, letter of interest, and three professional references to search@lhuf.org, and fill out the application form.

Posted: April 28, 2022

 

Upper Elementary Lead Teacher

 

Professional Skills/Responsibilities:

  • Commitment to the Montessori philosophy, and guiding principles of Sterling Montessori 

  • Able to prepare and implement a nurturing Montessori learning environment

  • Willing to work with, and adapt to the needs of students with a variety of learning styles

  • Demonstrates excellent skills in organization, classroom management, problem-solving skills and attention to detail

  • Has strong oral and written communication skills

  • Is able to collaborate with teachers, colleagues and administration to develop and ensure a healthy, safe, and inviting environment in which all community members are free to learn and work

  • Is open to participating in ongoing professional development

  • Is able to develop strong partnerships with parents, colleagues and administration

  • Lead parent-teacher conferences 

  • Is skilled in using email, Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Google Drive.

  • Participate and lead parent education events

  • Willing to attend overnight outdoor educational experiences with students

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree from a four-year accredited University (required)

  • State License (or willing to pursue NC licensure)

  • AMS/AMI Montessori Certification (required)

  • Experience working with children ages 9-12

  • Experience working in a Montessori setting (preferred)

 

E-mail resume and references to Liz Macaulay lmacaulay@sterlingmontessori.org

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Posted: January 14, 2022

 

Keystone Montessori School, a charming, small, AMI school, is looking for an elementary teacher to lead a 6-9 class beginning in August 2022.

Founded in 2013 by two AMI teachers, Keystone is dedicated to offering an authentic Montessori experience to children. The Keystone community highly values its teachers and respects their time and energy devoted to this work. The school administration recognizes the need for staff to have balance between work and home. While effective parent-teacher communication is highly valued, it is not accomplished via email.

The Keystone staff enjoys a collegial atmosphere based on team work, support, great humor, joy, creativity, flexibility, and dedication to AMI principles. 

If this opportunity sounds intriguing, please submit a resume and a cover letter to:

hawley@keystonemontessorischool.org

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Posted: February 1, 2022

Nationally-Recognized Public Montessori School Seeks Guides for School Year 2022/23  

 

About Moore Montessori Community School 

At MMCS, our goal is to prepare students for lives of joy and purpose in the 21st century. We believe every child is capable of building strong academic foundations, dynamic social-emotional skills, and trust in their own abilities. 

 

As a public charter school on a 12-acre campus, MMCS is able to implement an authentic Montessori education model within a public setting for our diverse students. MMCS is inspired by Dr. Angeline Lillard’s seminal study that highlights how Montessori can equalize and elevate academic and social-emotional outcomes for children from various socioeconomic backgrounds.  

 

Montessori at MMCS

We are seeking dedicated and innovative Montessori guides to join our team of experienced public Montessorians. Guides’ responsibilities at MMCS include delivering high-quality lessons, assessing and supporting children’s individual needs and growth potential, and record keeping and communicating with families as required. Guides inspire a love for learning in children and create nurturing, stimulating classrooms where every child feels included. Candidates must be willing to learn from their mistakes, and welcome coaching and support.

 

Upper & Lower Elementary Guides Description

An avid learner, skilled communicator, and enthusiastic classroom presence, an Elementary Guide leads mixed-age learning communities using the Montessori method in the prepared classroom. Guides also ensure that students are meeting North Carolina Standards within the Montessori framework. Elementary guides meet weekly with Instructional Coach for ongoing support and coaching. MMCS also provides time for educators to meet in Professional Learning Communities each Friday from 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm.

 

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree 

  • AMI/AMS diploma in related age group 

  • Two or more years of classroom teaching and management experience in public school and/or Montessori environment

  • North Carolina teaching license or willingness to complete North Carolina residential license 

     

Qualifications

  • Ability to generate weekly lesson plans that align with MMCS Curriculum Map 

  • Maintain record keeping to track student progress

  • Willingness to follow Child Study Protocol (a Montessori-based Response to Intervention tool) and partner with Special Education Team to implement classroom-based IEP requirements

  • Values service to all children, regardless of background or needs, in an inclusive and supportive setting

  • Ability to build meaningful relationships with students, parents, and staff

 

Compensation & Benefits

  • Salary offer is commensurate to professional experience

  • Relocation bonus 

  • Priority enrollment for staff children 

  • Participate in the North Carolina State Teacher Health Insurance Plan 

  • Retirement planning with School Match Program

  • Paid Time Off

  • Bottomless tea & coffee! 

 

Primary Guide Description

Primary Guide will lead mixed-age learning community using the Montessori method in fully-equipped classrooms. Guide will ensure that students are meeting North Carolina Standards within the Montessori framework. Primary guides meet weekly with Instructional Coach for ongoing support and coaching. MMCS also provides time for educators to meet in Professional Learning Communities each Friday from 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm.

 

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree 

  • AMI/AMS diploma in related age group 

  • Two or more years of classroom teaching and management experience in public school and/or Montessori environment

  • North Carolina teaching license or willingness to complete North Carolina residential license 

     

Qualifications

  • Ability to generate weekly lesson plans that align with MMCS Curriculum Map 

  • Maintain record keeping to track student progress

  • Willingness to follow Child Study Protocol (a Montessori-based Response to Intervention tool) and partner with Special Education Team to implement classroom-based IEP requirements

  • Values service to all children, regardless of background or needs, in an inclusive and supportive setting

  • Ability to build meaningful relationships with students, parents, and staff

 

Compensation & Benefits

  • Salary offer is commensurate to professional experience

  • Relocation bonus 

  • Priority enrollment for staff children 

  • Participate in the North Carolina State Teacher Health Insurance Plan 

  • Retirement planning with School Match Program

  • Paid Time Off

  • Bottomless tea & coffee! 

 

 

Application Process

Interested applicants may send a resume to Katherine Rucker at Katherine.rucker@mooremontessori.org. After receiving your resume, we will contact you to schedule a brief introductory phone call with a school administrator to determine scheduling the formal interview process, which includes a full interview with school leadership, submitting select work samples, and reference check with current and former employers.

 

Moore Montessori Community School

255 S. May Street 

Southern Pines, NC 28387

www.mooremontessori.org 

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Posted: March 23, 2022

 

YMS is located in Arden, NC 10 miles south of beautiful Asheville NC. We are a small school with 3 part time programs. We have a morning Toddler Community that serves children 15 months to age 3 and two Primary programs (morning and afternoon). YMS prides itself on quality Montessori and quality relationships with each of our families. YMS is currently hiring a Primary Teaching Assistant which is a full time position and offers PTO immediately upon hiring and a 401K after one year of teaching. Pay is hourly and competitive. Montessori experience is preferred and a love of children and experience with children is required. Come join our fun loving and supportive team of Montessorians!

email Amy Morgan (school director and toddler teacher) at info@yourmontessorischool.com for more information.

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Posted April 6, 2022:

 

Greensboro Montessori School (GMS)

GMS has some wonderful job possibilities that we think MANC members might be excited to see. GMS is a 48-year old, toddler through junior high, AMS- and SAIS-accredited independent school with about 260 students, a thriving teaching community, a secure financial base, and committed families. We hope to meet some new MANC Montessori teachers through these job openings. Additionally, we look forward to seeing many of you in person when GMS hosts the annual MANC conference in October.

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Posted: April 5, 2022

 

Topsail Montessori School is expanding and is seeking experienced and certified candidates for current and future positions. Nestled in the coastal town of Hampstead, NC, just minutes from Wilmington, our 5+ acre campus hosts centuries-old trees, a peaceful pond, and is home to goats, chickens and expansive gardens. Our children (ages 2-10) develop deep connections and respect for the natural world. Our beautiful and meticulously prepared classrooms (both inside and outside) spark curiosity, joy and a sense of discovery in our students. 

 

Openings for 2022-23:

Primary (3-6) Lead Teacher

Lower Elementary Lead Teacher 

 

Ideal candidates: 

• Have a deep understanding and passion for Montessori        education. 

• Model respect for all living things and the environment. 

• Possess effective, firm but kind classroom management skills. 

• Prepare a stimulating and engaging learning environment geared to the children within the class. 

• Integrate the outdoor environment within the children's daily activities. 

• Are dependable, honest, nurturing and dedicated. 

• Are well organized and comfortable with technology. 

• Are collaborative and supportive team members 

• Are flexible and willing to continue growing as educators and colleagues. 

 

Qualifications: Candidates must hold a Montessori Certificate from a MACTE accredited training center. 

Compensation: We offer competitive salaries and benefits. 

Interested? Send cover letter, resume and references to trish@topsailmontessori.com 

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Posted: May 13, 2022

TEACH at the BEACH!
Island Montessori Charter School (IMCS), which opened its doors in 2013 in Carolina Beach, NC, is
seeking an experienced, dynamic Montessori coach for our staff in a K-8 public Montessori charter
school. The coach will support staff development and growth around the pedagogy of Montessori and the mission of the school.
 

Description:
The Montessori Coach is a member of the support team, supporting school-wide implementation
of strong Montessori and guiding teacher development. They provide this support by using the
coaching model from the National Center for Montessori in the Public Sector (NCMPS) that uses
tools to encourage growth and a school-wide community of reflective practice. The Montessori
Coach will share information that affects curriculum, academic success, equity, and exceptional
children with the leadership team. They will embrace Island Montessori School’s Mission
Statement and values as they create a safe and supportive environment for Island Montessori
faculty and families. The Montessori Coach will demonstrate enthusiasm and passion for the
Montessori pedagogy in and out of the classroom with students, staff and families. One goal of
the Coach is to guide faculty to be reflective practitioners, act on opportunities for growth and
find joy in their work as educators. Another goal is to help teachers fully implement the
Montessori model and to assist in educating families to support the mission and values of Island
Montessori, improving outcomes for all learners.

 

Requirements:
● Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university
● Valid Montessori certificate
● State teacher licensure is preferred but not required
● Experience in Montessori classroom as a Lead Teacher
● Experience in leadership/administration is preferred but not required
● Montessori Coach certification from the National Center for Montessori
in the Public Sector is preferred but not required.
 

Responsibilities:
Coaching:
● Observe each Montessori instructional environment twice a month for 45-60
minutes and specialist environments once a month for 45-60 minutes.
● Engage in half hour coaching sessions with each teacher post observation.
● Assist in parent conferences and meetings to support the teachers.
● Create a safe and supportive environment when meeting with faculty and families.

● Attend and support team meetings once a month and vertical planning meetings
twice a year.
Faculty and Community Support:
● Collaborate with the Director of Academics and Data to find professional development for
faculty that align with their goals and opportunities for growth.
● Create and facilitate a minimum of three Parent Education nights around Montessori
principles and philosophy.
● Any other requirements by the Head of School.
Communication:
● Write a monthly faculty newsletter that provides Montessori curriculum support.
Professionalism:
● Demonstrate and model respect for diverse cultures, family structures, and
religious beliefs.
● Maintain a professional attitude toward students, families, faculty, and the
community at all times.
● Strive to be a desirable example for students in attitude, action, speech, and dress.
● Works collaboratively, respectful of differing opinions, with flexibility and a
willingness to learn.
● Attend faculty meetings as a member of the leadership team.
● Maintain confidentiality regarding all children, families, faculty, and the school.
● Comply with all policies and procedures included in the Personnel Handbook,
Student Handbook, and any other policies and procedures that may be adopted by
Island Montessori Charter School Board of Directors.
● Abide by the American Montessori Society Code of Ethics and the Code of Ethics
for North Carolina Educators.
● Continuously engages in ongoing Montessori professional development
● Deeply committed to the Montessori philosophy and expanding its accessibility to
all children