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Center Grove Montessori

POSITION: 

Primary Classroom Assistant

LOCATION:

Greenwood, IN

POSITION DATE:

June 2022

SCHOOL ADDRESS: 

1607 West Smith Valley Road

Greenwood, IN 46142

POINT OF CONTACT:   

Name: Jama McKinney 

Email: office@centergrovemontessori.com 

Phone: 317-883-0335 

WEBSITE:  centergrovemontessori.com

DESCRIPTION:  

Montessori Classroom Assistant – contracted position

Roles and Responsibilities:
The primary role of the classroom assistant is to ensure that the lead guide is free to present lessons to  children. The assistant’s role is important to the success of the Montessori classroom. The assistant is  responsible for the entire classroom when the lead guide is occupied. The assistant maintains the environment  by the cleanliness of the materials, the shelves, and the room. In addition, the classroom assistant is  responsible for helping children prepare morning snack, oversee rest time, and working with the children until  their drop off and pickup time. 


Other Classroom Expectations Include: 
− Complete daily and weekly cleaning to maintain cleanliness and order for the classroom.

− Help lead guide prepare for lessons by getting materials ready, setting up work and cleaning materials.

− Supervise students in classroom during class time, lunch, outside time, and drop off and pickup time.

− Reinforce lessons presented by the lead guide by reviewing material with students one-on-one or in small  groups. 
− Enforce school and class rules to help teach students proper behavior. 
− Model good behavior so children learn the grace and courtesy of the environment as well as socially  acceptable behavior. 
− Aide lead guide with recordkeeping, such as tracking attendance and tracking lessons given.

− Discuss assigned duties with lead guide to coordinate efforts. 
− Observe students’ performance and work and record relevant data and observation.

− Laminate, copy and reproduce Montessori materials as needed for classroom use.

− Additional responsibilities as assigned by lead guide and head of school. 


School Expectations: 
− Attendance to staff meetings, open houses, family conferences, parent education nights and fundraising  events. (Paid) 
− Facilitate care during the school breaks. (Fall, spring, and summer) 
Daily Schedule: 
• Monday to Friday, 8:00 am to 3:00 pm 

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: 

High School Diploma/GED

QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS/EXPERIENCE: 

Montessori classroom experience preferred

APPLICANT INSTRUCTIONS: 

Please send resume to Attn: Jama McKinney, Head of School Center Grove Montessori. All applicants will receive a reply.

Rousseau McClellan Montessori School 91

POSITION: 

Middle School Montessori Teacher

LOCATION:

Indianapolis, IN

POSITION DATE:

ASAP

SCHOOL ADDRESS: 

5111 Evanston Avenue

Indianapolis, Indiana 46205

POINT OF CONTACT:   

Name: Kathy Lause

Email: Lausekm@myips.org

Phone: 317-502-3391

WEBSITE  www.myips.org/rousseaumcclellan91

POSITION DESCRIPTION:  

Middle School Teacher (7th and 8th grades) in a departmentalized public PreK-8th grade Montessori school (subject area dependent on candidate’s experience and licensing) as part of a 3 classroom team.

 

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor's degree from four-year college or university. 

QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS/EXPERIENCE:

  • Valid Current Indiana Teacher's License with appropriate Secondary endorsement.

APPLICANT INSTRUCTIONS: 

Contact Kathy Lause at lausekm@myips.org or 317-502-3391.

All Day Montessori

POSITION: 

Head of School

LOCATION:

Chicago, IL

POSITION DATE:

July 2022

SCHOOL ADDRESS: 

1819 West 99th St.

Chicago, IL  60643

POINT OF CONTACT:   

Name: Carla Hofland

Email: carlah@metromontessori.com

Phone: 301-230-0901

WEBSITE  alldaymontessori.org

POSITION DESCRIPTION:  

All Day Montessori, located in the lovely Beverly neighborhood of Chicago, IL, is looking for a talented, passionate, and energetic Head of School. The next HOS will be leading a school that is deeply rooted in all-day Montessori and early learning education, and firmly grounded by its long history, success, well-established culture, and dedicated staff and board. This is an amazing opportunity for a compassionate, energetic school leader who can honor the school’s legacy, serve as a collaborative role model and guide this school into the future. ADM’s reputation in the community and strong enrollment offers the prospect of exciting possibilities for a new HOS. 

 

The extremely dedicated administration and faculty are looking for a leader to join them, meet them where they are, support them, and inspire them. Parents have a desire to be kept informed of issues and activities affecting their children and the school. 

 

The HOS is responsible for the execution of the mission and vision to produce the highest level of education consistent with the educational standards set forth by the AMS. The new HOS must possess both Montessori and early learning expertise, as well as the business acumen to understand, lead, and execute all aspects of the school operation and management. 

 

The HOS is under the direct supervision of the ADM Board, which is responsible for the HOS’s hiring and annual evaluation. The HOS works closely with the Board, which has governance responsibility for the school. 

 

ADM is looking for an excellent new leader to be in place for the start of the 2022-2023 school year.

 

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Montessori credential from a MACTE accredited teacher education program

  • A Bachelor’s degree; advanced degrees in a related field; a secondary degree in social work, business administration or a related field is a plus

QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS/EXPERIENCE:

  • Administrative experience in an educational setting; three years’ experience and administration in a Montessori school

  • Montessori teaching experience required; three-year minimum

  • Experience with regulatory, personnel, budget, and fiscal management

  • Experience working with families and leaders from diverse community area


 

APPLICANT INSTRUCTIONS: 

Interested candidates will submit the following documents, by November 15, 2021, via email to Carla Hofland, Consultant, Metro Consulting Services

  1. Cover letter addressed to the Search Committee expressing interest in and detailing qualifications for the position 

  2. A current resume 

  3. A statement of educational leadership philosophy (1-2 pages) 

  4. Two examples of writing on a school or educational topic (can be school  newsletter/communications) 

  5. Five references (including email addresses and telephone numbers) that can be  contacted confidentially 

  6. Other documents/media may be required later in the process 

 

Candidates’ engagement with the search will be kept confidential until the final stage of the process. Note that the search will continue until a qualified candidate has been hired. Candidates are free to communicate directly with Carla Hofland via email or phone (301) 230-0901 regarding the search process. 

 

For a complete overview of the position, visit www.metroconsultingservices.com/open-searches

 
A Children's Habitat Montessori School

POSITION: 

Head of School

LOCATION:

Indianapolis IN

POSITION DATE:

July 1, 2021

SCHOOL ADDRESS: 

801 W. 73 rd St.
Indianapolis, IN 46260

POINT OF CONTACT:   

Name: Kevin Campbell
Email: ksceduconsulting@gmail.com
Phone: (317)726-5584

WEBSITE  www.childrens-habitat.org

DESCRIPTION:  

School Description: Founded in 1972, A Children’s Habitat is Indianapolis’s longest-operating Montessori school and a member of the American Montessori Society. Habitat is rooted in the Montessori philosophy of respect for the development and potential of the whole child. Its Montessori environment offers a child-centered curriculum and an unparalleled experience where teachers and families strive together in support of a passionate, equitable, and just learning community. The school serves children ages 1.5 to 12 years in beautiful, developmentally responsive classrooms. 

 

Habitat-at-a-Glance:

 

Annual Operating Budget: $500,000

Current Student Enrollment: 71 students 

Faculty / Staff: Faculty (11); Administrative (3)

Programs / Tuition: Toddler: $4,077 - $6,795

Primary: $5,823 - $8,496

LE / UE: $8,640 - $9,000

 

Our Mission & Values Position:

 

Enriching minds and building community, guided by the principles of Dr. Maria Montessori.

 

 At Habitat, the students, staff, and families are committed to:

 

* The Montessori Method * Community * Joyful Learning

* Stewardship * Diversity * Peace Education

 

Head of School: The Position

 

Habitat is seeking a dedicated and visionary leader to guide daily operations and strategically steward the school toward institutional growth, sustainability, and maturity. The Head of School is fully responsible for the administration of the school and determines, supervises, and directs educational policy, faculty and staff employment, admissions, advancement, parent education, and community engagement. The Head must ensure that the school adheres to Montessori standards and maintains all necessary accreditations. The Head of School reports to the Board of Directors.  

 

The Head of School’s Primary Responsibilities and Authority are to …

 

  • Model the mission and values of the school.

  • Execute and administer the policies and strategic plan as set forth by the Board of Directors.

  • Oversee all aspects of daily operations and stakeholder care: business, academic, and community.

  • Support faculty performance, development, and evaluation.

  • Adhere to all legal and regulatory requirements.

  • Manage facilities requirements and obligations.

  • Lead Habitat to a sustainable future.

 

Leadership and Personal Qualities: Habitat’s next Head of School should possess …

  • Minimum of BA or BS. 

  • A minimum of three years of demonstrated school leadership and management skills. 

  • Experience as a Montessori administrator/teacher desired, though not required.

  • A commitment to growth as a Montessori administrator and leader.

  • Deep knowledge and understanding of child development, from infant to adolescent.

 

The ideal candidate will also be …

 

  • A collaborative team and consensus builder capable of inspiring and unifying school constituencies.

  • A persuasive and active advocate for the school, both on campus and in the broader community.

  • A dynamic leader with strong people and organizational skills.

  • An excellent communicator who can engender enthusiasm for the school’s unique identity and articulate a future vision.

  • A fundraiser capable of advancing growth through cultivation and stewardship of individual and institutional giving.

  • Dedicated to embracing and nurturing a diverse, equitable, inclusive, and just school community.

 

Strengths: The new head of school will benefit from Habitat’s many enduring characteristics …

  • A strong identity rooted in our Montessori mission of enriching minds and building community.

  • A passionate faculty empowered to master their craft and model the core Montessori tenets of responsibility, organization, independence, and care for self, others, and the environment.

  • A learning environment where children are joyful, confident, respected, and respectful.

  • A 12-year continuum of educational purpose and opportunity.

  • A community that possesses close and meaningful relationships, supports diversity, inclusion, and academic excellence, and is selfless in sharing its time, treasure, and talent.

  • A half-acre outdoor classroom that extends opportunity for exploration, immersion,  and stewardship.

 

Opportunities and Challenges: Habitat’s long-term success will be measured by growth and sustainability built upon the following strategic initiatives …

  • Expanded programming from Toddler to the Adolescent Community that meets the needs of students and families.

  • Enhanced facilities that inspire, are healthy and safe, and serve the developmental needs of students and faculty.

  • Programmatic, scheduling, and financial accessibility. 

  • Impeccable communication of its Montessori mission and vision for growth among all Habitat constituents.

  • Development of a culture of giving throughout the Habitat community.

  • Improved faculty and staff compensation/benefits to attract and retain a high quality of personnel.

  • Effective enrollment and marketing practices.
     

APPLICANT INSTRUCTIONS: 

Interested candidates should submit the following documents in a single merged pdf to Kevin S. Campbell at ksceduconsulting@gmail.com

  • Cover letter expressing interest in this position, specifically as it relates to Habitat’s Mission and Values Statement

  • Statement of educational and leadership philosophy

  • Resume

  • Names and contact information of three professional references with email and telephone contact information

 

A Children’s Habitat Montessori School is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.

Montessori School of Westfield

POSITION: 

Elementary Assistant

LOCATION:

Westfield, IN

POSITION DATE:

ASAP

SCHOOL ADDRESS: 

800 Sycamore Street

Westfield, IN 46074

POINT OF CONTACT:   

Name: Mary Lyman or Erika Eicholz

Email: montessoriwestfield@gmail.com

Phone: (317) 867-0158

WEBSITE:  montessorischoolofwestfield.com

DESCRIPTION:  

Founded in 1994 by William and Mary Lyman in Westfield, Indiana. Montessori School of Westfield is a high fidelity, UMSI validated Montessori school. Montessori School of Westfield offers a comprehensive Montessori program for children ages 15 months through 15 years. Our campus is on 3.5 wooded acres located in the heart of Westfield, Indiana. The Montessori School of Westfield prides itself on having a team of staff members who care about each other and who are dedicated to providing a nurturing environment.

 

MSW is seeking a caring, patient, loving, and passionate elementary assistant. This assistant will understand, or be willing to learn about, the Montessori approach to working with children aged 6-12. They will be self-motivated, yet willing to work as part of a team, and able to provide clear communication and support for the lead teachers.

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: 

Minimum of a high school diploma. Bachelor’s degree preferred.

QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS/EXPERIENCE: 

​Montessori Elementary experience preferred.

APPLICANT INSTRUCTIONS: 

Please send a cover letter and resume, with references, to Mary Lyman or Erika Eicholz at montessoriwestfield@gmail.com.

Montessori School of Westfield

POSITION: 

Children’s House (3-6) Lead Teacher

LOCATION:

Westfield, IN

POSITION DATE:

July 1, 2022

SCHOOL ADDRESS: 

800 Sycamore Street

Westfield, IN 46074

POINT OF CONTACT:   

Name: Mary Lyman or Erika Eicholz

Email: montessoriwestfield@gmail.com

Phone: (317) 867-0158

WEBSITE:  montessorischoolofwestfield.com

DESCRIPTION:  

School Description: Founded in 1972, A Children’s Habitat is Indianapolis’s longest-operating Montessori school and a member of the American Montessori Society. Habitat is rooted in the Montessori philosophy of respect for the development and potential of the whole child. Its Montessori environment offers a child-centered curriculum and an unparalleled experience where teachers and families strive together in support of a passionate, equitable, and just learning community. The school serves children ages 1.5 to 12 years in beautiful, developmentally responsive classrooms. 

 

Habitat-at-a-Glance:

 

Annual Operating Budget: $500,000

Current Student Enrollment: 71 students 

Faculty / Staff: Faculty (11); Administrative (3)

Programs / Tuition: Toddler: $4,077 - $6,795

Primary: $5,823 - $8,496

LE / UE: $8,640 - $9,000

 

Our Mission & Values Position:

 

Enriching minds and building community, guided by the principles of Dr. Maria Montessori.

 

 At Habitat, the students, staff, and families are committed to:

 

* The Montessori Method * Community * Joyful Learning

* Stewardship * Diversity * Peace Education

 

Head of School: The Position

 

Habitat is seeking a dedicated and visionary leader to guide daily operations and strategically steward the school toward institutional growth, sustainability, and maturity. The Head of School is fully responsible for the administration of the school and determines, supervises, and directs educational policy, faculty and staff employment, admissions, advancement, parent education, and community engagement. The Head must ensure that the school adheres to Montessori standards and maintains all necessary accreditations. The Head of School reports to the Board of Directors.  

 

The Head of School’s Primary Responsibilities and Authority are to …

 

  • Model the mission and values of the school.

  • Execute and administer the policies and strategic plan as set forth by the Board of Directors.

  • Oversee all aspects of daily operations and stakeholder care: business, academic, and community.

  • Support faculty performance, development, and evaluation.

  • Adhere to all legal and regulatory requirements.

  • Manage facilities requirements and obligations.

  • Lead Habitat to a sustainable future.

 

Leadership and Personal Qualities: Habitat’s next Head of School should possess …

  • Minimum of BA or BS. 

  • A minimum of three years of demonstrated school leadership and management skills. 

  • Experience as a Montessori administrator/teacher desired, though not required.

  • A commitment to growth as a Montessori administrator and leader.

  • Deep knowledge and understanding of child development, from infant to adolescent.

 

The ideal candidate will also be …

 

  • A collaborative team and consensus builder capable of inspiring and unifying school constituencies.

  • A persuasive and active advocate for the school, both on campus and in the broader community.

  • A dynamic leader with strong people and organizational skills.

  • An excellent communicator who can engender enthusiasm for the school’s unique identity and articulate a future vision.

  • A fundraiser capable of advancing growth through cultivation and stewardship of individual and institutional giving.

  • Dedicated to embracing and nurturing a diverse, equitable, inclusive, and just school community.

 

Strengths: The new head of school will benefit from Habitat’s many enduring characteristics …

  • A strong identity rooted in our Montessori mission of enriching minds and building community.

  • A passionate faculty empowered to master their craft and model the core Montessori tenets of responsibility, organization, independence, and care for self, others, and the environment.

  • A learning environment where children are joyful, confident, respected, and respectful.

  • A 12-year continuum of educational purpose and opportunity.

  • A community that possesses close and meaningful relationships, supports diversity, inclusion, and academic excellence, and is selfless in sharing its time, treasure, and talent.

  • A half-acre outdoor classroom that extends opportunity for exploration, immersion,  and stewardship.

 

Opportunities and Challenges: Habitat’s long-term success will be measured by growth and sustainability built upon the following strategic initiatives …

  • Expanded programming from Toddler to the Adolescent Community that meets the needs of students and families.

  • Enhanced facilities that inspire, are healthy and safe, and serve the developmental needs of students and faculty.

  • Programmatic, scheduling, and financial accessibility. 

  • Impeccable communication of its Montessori mission and vision for growth among all Habitat constituents.

  • Development of a culture of giving throughout the Habitat community.

  • Improved faculty and staff compensation/benefits to attract and retain a high quality of personnel.

  • Effective enrollment and marketing practices.
     

APPLICANT INSTRUCTIONS: 

Interested candidates should submit the following documents in a single merged pdf to Kevin S. Campbell at ksceduconsulting@gmail.com

  • Cover letter expressing interest in this position, specifically as it relates to Habitat’s Mission and Values Statement

  • Statement of educational and leadership philosophy

  • Resume

  • Names and contact information of three professional references with email and telephone contact information

 

A Children’s Habitat Montessori School is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.

The Vine Early Learning, Inc.

POSITION: 

Montessori Lead Teacher- 3-5 year olds

LOCATION:

Angola, IN

POSITION DATE:

ASAP

SCHOOL ADDRESS: 

455 N Gerald Lett Ave.

Angola, IN, 46703

POINT OF CONTACT:   

Name: Sybil Henschen- School Director
Email: director@thevineinangola.com

Phone: 260-243-5330

WEBSITE:  http://www.thevineinangola.com/

DESCRIPTION:  

The Vine Early Learning, Inc welcomes applications for the position of Lead Teacher (ages 3-5) for its childcare early learning program.  The Vine is a Christ centered ministry that strives to provide an atmosphere of love, safety, and academic achievement, through sharing the love, compassion and principles of Jesus Christ. The Vine is seeking an experienced candidate with vision, professional leadership, and a love for God and His children.  The Lead Teacher is responsible for developing a cohesive teaching team, coordinating the curriculum, and managing the day-to-day operational activities of the classroom. The Lead Teacher must understand children’s cognitive, social, emotional and physical development in order to ensure a safe and stimulating classroom environment where children are actively engaged and encouraged to succeed. The Lead Teacher must be skilled in communicating with both children and adults in order to meet the needs of the children, effectively guide school age assistants, and resolve parental concerns.
This position reports to the Director of Operations.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

-Coordinate and implement educational age appropriate programs by developing classroom activities based on developmentally appropriate practices.
-Plan individual and group age-appropriate activities to actively engage children and encourage social, physical, cognitive, emotional, and spiritual growth.
-Maintain frequent communications with parents through informal discussions, daily reports, and parent-teacher conferences.
-Ensure a healthy classroom environment – including maintaining appropriate hygiene and cleanliness standards and safety and security of children.
-Lead by example; encourage the school age team success through modeling and coaching.
-Supervise school age leader assistants and classroom volunteers to ensure they are following planned activities, hygiene and safety standards.
-Ensure all program policies and state regulations are met.
-Maintain accurate records, forms and files.
-Maintain both personal and staff professional development plans to ensure continuous quality improvement.

QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS/EXPERIENCE:  

-Demonstrates faith in action and love for children.
-Upholds Biblical values and principles.
-Experience in understanding and utilizing Montessori environments, philosophy, and practices (desired).
-Participate in recommended training programs, educational conferences, professional days, staff meetings, and other courses pertinent to professional growth (with emphasis on Montessori development and Paths to Quality).
-Minimum of 2 years of professional education experience.
-Strong oral and written communication skills and basic computer skills.
-High energy and the ability to work well with others (staff, children, and parents) and to foster a team environment.
-A strong understanding of child development.
-Excellent leadership, organizational, and interpersonal skills.
-Infant/child CPR and First Aid certification.
-CDA Certification
-Must clear full background check and must pass health screening.

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:  

  • Associates Degree or education experience

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:  

This position requires the ability to perform the following job requirements, with or without reasonable accommodations:
-kneeling
-bending
-squatting
-crawling
-sitting on the floor
-jumping
-mopping
-dancing
-twisting at the waist
-raising arms above the head
-lifting and carrying children up to age 3 yrs.
-moving furniture around the environment
-pushing
-pulling
-running
-sweeping
-singing
-standing
-rising from kneeling/sitting position
-frequent walks, use hands and fingers, handle objects, tools or controls, talk to and hear voices at many levels.
-a specific vision ability will be required including the ability to see up close and up to a certain distance, to see colors, have peripheral vision and depth perception.

APPLICANT INSTRUCTIONS: 

Please send resume to: director@thevineinangola.com 

Maria Montessori International Academy

POSITION: 

Montessori Teacher-

3-6 Classroom/Lower Elementary

LOCATION:

Zionsville, IN

POSITION DATE:

ASAP

SCHOOL ADDRESS: 

4370 Weston Pointe Dr #100,
Zionsville, IN 46077

POINT OF CONTACT:   

Name: Vivian Cain- Head of School
Email: hello@inmontessori.com

Phone: 317-460-4147

WEBSITE:  www.inmontessori.com

DESCRIPTION:  

The Montessori teacher must be able to do the following communicate effectively with infants, toddlers, their parents, and other staff. Provide quality, nurturing care to children enrolled in the school. The teacher must demonstrate skills to properly address developmental needs of children and help direct the children in their care with activities the support the child academically, emotionally, and physically in a prepared Montessori environment in accordance with Montessori philosophy and procedures.

Essential Job Function

  • Promotes parent-child bonding and nurturing parent-child relationships.

  • Promotes feelings of security and trust in children.

  • Greets children and their parents warmly and with enthusiasm each morning.

  • Assures that: each child is warmly greeted upon arrival and each child is gradually assisted to become a part of the community.

  • Responds consistently to children’s needs for food and comfort.

  • Implements individualized plans for children; respects individual preferences

and eating styles; sits with children's and shares family-style meal; models manners and

good nutrition.

  • Tends to children's personal hygiene needs, remaining especially attentive to them

during routines such as cleaning, feeding, and changing soiled or

wet clothes.

  • Respects children's curiosity about each other; ensures that children treat each other

gently.

  • Organizes each day's activities to provide children with a variety of experiences and

opportunities that allow them to develop curiosity, initiative, problem-solving skills,

and creativity, as well as a sense of self and a feeling of belonging to the group.

  • Completes timely, neat, accurate documentation of daily sheets and attendance.

  • Maintains a safe, clean, care-giving environment, practices good personal hygiene

and hand washing, and assures the well-being and safety of all of the children in that

environment.

  • Maintains a positive, calm attitude and a pleasant, soothing voice, and models this

attitude and voice for parents and others working in the environment.

  • Attends all training opportunities and staff meetings as provided and scheduled.

  • Maintains a neat, well organized, and attractive prepared environment consistent

with Montessori pedagogy.

  • Participates in professional activities designated by the Head of School, which may include workshops, curriculum retreats, meetings, grade reporting, planning, and other professional pursuits.

  • Attends all pre-announced staff meetings and professional sessions, including staff, level, committee and, evening parent meetings.

  • Works to develop close and effective relationships with parents, including opportunities to discuss and understand the child’s individual progress; encourages them to bond with both the class and the larger school community; provides individualized tracking of student progress.

  • Participates in the admissions process, speaking from time to time with prospective families--at the request of the Head of School.

  • Follows the school’s policies and procedures for student evaluation and record keeping, meeting all due dates as required; includes the administration of standardized tests (if applicable).

  • Assesses the needs of the class and prepares requests for materials, furnishings, framework of the budgeting process; updates inventory list and submits to Head of School on last day of school.

  • Other job duties as assigned.

Pre-class preparation, including consultation with Assistant Teacher/Co-Lead

  • Outline projected routine of the day, including any special activities

  • Convey information concerning the special needs of some children; propose possible

strategies that will support positive behavior and minimize negative behavior.

  • Track attendance, maintain lunch count, and students in/out and report to the

school office

  • Receive and welcome students; greet parents/caregivers

  • Consult with other teachers for curriculum ideas, sharing materials, and scheduling

common activities

  • Supervise Assistant Teacher (if applicable) offering guidance and support

o Give demonstration lessons toAssistant 

o Mentor Assistant in the Montessori philosophy

Tasks during class

  • Observe class’s overall feeling and tone

  • Assist children who need individual help to choose work

  • Protect working children from interference (including adult)

  • Withdraw at regular intervals to observe

  • Uphold and reinforce positive behavior

  • Remain in contact with the whole group and sense changing mood or activity

  • Unobtrusively monitor the work of individual children

  • Record important points briefly, for expansion later

  • Treat children with unconditional positive regard and provide individualized care for needs

  • Monitor group activities to maximize healthy socialization, fostering of community and healthy recreation

  • Calmly prepare transition activities

  • Incorporate dismissal routine as one of the day’s crucial activities

  • Work to maintain health and safety standards with snack, lunch, hand washing and

toileting

Tasks after class

  • Make minor material repairs

  • Refresh the environment

  • Complete daily notes

  • Reflect on individual children and group interaction

  • Assemble materials for the following instructional day

  • Confer with assistant teacher/ co-teacher to compare observations, discuss relevant

points in Montessori theory, demonstrate a learning material, exchange ideas or alternate ways to cope with a given child (do not just concentrate on problems), and review successful group activities and “invent” new ones

  • Review and practice with materials, especially those soon to be presented

  • Review transgressions of ground rules by adults and children and try to analyze

possible causes; attempt to find counter strategies

Weekly tasks

  • Double check all learning materials

  • Remove all items that need repair replacement or cleaning

  • Rotate books

  • Note needed janitorial services, work orders

  • Restructure classroom routine as needed

  • Place orders or go shopping

  • Plan how to use volunteers, parents or “special resource people” for next week

  • Update personal notes

  • Meet with co-workers and Head of School to share ideas, plan and problem solve

  • Perform the following selected duties as needed:

o Update long-range class and children’s records o Organize special projects o Read professional journals or articles o Confer with Head of School as requested

Occasional on-going tasks

  • Prepare notes for conferences

  • Participate in staff meetings

  • Participate in parent education

  • Participate in Board meetings, as requested

  • Participate in professional meetings outside of school

  • Prepare for school’s community activities such as open houses, observation and all

general meetings or special events

Reporting Relationships

Reports to Head of School and/or Level Coordinator; provides lead direction to assigned assistants.

Work Area

Assigned classroom or other children’s’ areas; must secure substitute or leave only at assigned breaks.

QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS/EXPERIENCE:  

  • Knowledge and skill in instructional principles, methods and techniques of

Montessori program.

  • Skill in obtaining, clarifying and exchanging information

  • Skill in classroom management

  • Skill in handling student discipline

  • Ability to organize and coordinate activities

  • Ability to serve as role model and treat students as individuals in a professional

manner

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of

people in a multi-cultural, diverse setting

  • Ability to make supplemental Montessori materials for classroom

  • Ability to fully participate as a team member in a professional learning community

  • Ability to embrace and incorporate Montessori philosophy

Physical Demands

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk,

hear, and see.

  • The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, sit; use hands to handle or feel;

reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.

  • The employee must lift and/or move up to 30 pounds.

  • Specific vision requirements include the ability to see at close range.

  • At times, may require more than 40 hours per week to perform the essential duties

of the position.

  • Fine hand manipulation (keyboarding).

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $44k with AMI Credentialing

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:  

  • One year of experience in an early childhood program serving infants and toddlers in

  • a developmentally appropriate environment.

  • Must have (or be willing to obtain) training and experience necessary to develop

  • consistent, stable, and supportive relationships with very young children. Preferred

  • Previous experience in teaching in a Montessori setting

  • MACTE Montessori trained and certified in Infant/Toddler

APPLICANT INSTRUCTIONS: 

Please send resume to: hello@inmontessori.com and address to: Vivian Cain,CEO

The Vine Early Learning, INC.

POSITION: 

Associate Teacher- Infant/Toddler Classroom

LOCATION:

Angola, IN

POSITION DATE:

ASAP

SCHOOL ADDRESS: 

455 N Gerald Lett Ave.

Angola, IN 46795

POINT OF CONTACT:   

Name: Sybil Henschen

Email: Director@thevineinangola.com

Phone: 260-243-5330

WEBSITE:  thevineinangola.com

DESCRIPTION:  

The Vine Early Learning Center welcomes applications for the position of Associate Teacher (Primary) for its childcare program.  The Vine is a Christ centered ministry that strives to provide an atmosphere of love, safety, and academic achievement, through sharing the love, compassion, and principles of Jesus Christ. The Associate Teacher is responsible for assisting in coordinating the curriculum and managing the day-to-day operational activities of the classroom. The Associate Teacher must understand children’s cognitive, social, emotional, and physical development to ensure a safe and stimulating classroom environment where children are actively engaged and encouraged to succeed. The Associate Teacher must be skilled in communicating with both children and adults to meet the needs of the children.  A positive and open attitude displayed toward children, family, staff, and administration is a requirement. 

QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS/EXPERIENCE:  

  • Assist in implementing educational age-appropriate programs by developing classroom activities based on developmentally appropriate practices.

  • Help plan individual and group age-appropriate activities to actively engage children and encourage social, physical, cognitive, and emotional growth.

  • Support in maintaining frequent communications with parents through informal discussions, daily reports, and parent-teacher conferences.

  • Ensure a healthy classroom environment – including maintaining appropriate hygiene and cleanliness standards and safety and security of children.

  • Lead by example; encourage the children’s success through modeling and coaching.

  • Aid in ensuring all program policies and state regulations are met.

  • Support in maintaining accurate records, forms, and files.

  • Maintain both personal and staff professional development plans to ensure continuous quality improvement.

  • Demonstrates faith in action and love for children.

  • Upholds Biblical values and principles.

  • Experience in understanding and utilizing Montessori environments, philosophy, and practices.

  • Participate in recommended training programs, educational conferences, professional days, staff meetings, and other courses pertinent to professional growth (with emphasis on Montessori development and Paths to Quality).

  • Minimum of 1 year of professional education experience.

  • Effective oral and written communication skills and basic computer skills. 

  • High energy and the ability to work well with others (staff, children, and parents). 

  • A good understanding of child development.

  • Interaction with children should be open, honest, loving, and always with dignity and respect.

  • Infant/child CPR and First Aid certification.

  • Must clear full background check and must pass health screening. 

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:  

Associates, BS or BA in Education
CDA or willingness to attain
Montessori credentials preferred

APPLICANT INSTRUCTIONS: 

Please contact Sybil Henschen at director@thevineinangola.com or call 260-243-5330

The Vine Early Learning, INC.

POSITION: 

Associate Teacher- Primary Classroom

LOCATION:

Angola, IN

POSITION DATE:

ASAP

SCHOOL ADDRESS: 

455 N Gerald Lett Ave.

Angola, IN 46795

POINT OF CONTACT:   

Name: Sybil Henschen

Email: Director@thevineinangola.com

Phone: 260-243-5330

WEBSITE:  thevineinangola.com

DESCRIPTION:  

The Vine Early Learning Center welcomes applications for the position of Associate Teacher (Primary) for its childcare program.  The Vine is a Christ centered ministry that strives to provide an atmosphere of love, safety, and academic achievement, through sharing the love, compassion, and principles of Jesus Christ. The Associate Teacher is responsible for assisting in coordinating the curriculum and managing the day-to-day operational activities of the classroom. The Associate Teacher must understand children’s cognitive, social, emotional, and physical development to ensure a safe and stimulating classroom environment where children are actively engaged and encouraged to succeed. The Associate Teacher must be skilled in communicating with both children and adults to meet the needs of the children.  A positive and open attitude displayed toward children, family, staff, and administration is a requirement. 

QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS/EXPERIENCE:  

  • Assist in implementing educational age-appropriate programs by developing classroom activities based on developmentally appropriate practices.

  • Help plan individual and group age-appropriate activities to actively engage children and encourage social, physical, cognitive, and emotional growth.

  • Support in maintaining frequent communications with parents through informal discussions, daily reports, and parent-teacher conferences.

  • Ensure a healthy classroom environment – including maintaining appropriate hygiene and cleanliness standards and safety and security of children.

  • Lead by example; encourage the children’s success through modeling and coaching.

  • Aid in ensuring all program policies and state regulations are met.

  • Support in maintaining accurate records, forms, and files.

  • Maintain both personal and staff professional development plans to ensure continuous quality improvement.

  • Demonstrates faith in action and love for children.

  • Upholds Biblical values and principles.

  • Experience in understanding and utilizing Montessori environments, philosophy, and practices.

  • Participate in recommended training programs, educational conferences, professional days, staff meetings, and other courses pertinent to professional growth (with emphasis on Montessori development and Paths to Quality).

  • Minimum of 1 year of professional education experience.

  • Effective oral and written communication skills and basic computer skills. 

  • High energy and the ability to work well with others (staff, children, and parents). 

  • A good understanding of child development.

  • Interaction with children should be open, honest, loving, and always with dignity and respect.

  • Infant/child CPR and First Aid certification.

  • Must clear full background check and must pass health screening. 

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:  

Associates, BS or BA in Education
CDA or willingness to attain
Montessori credentials preferred

APPLICANT INSTRUCTIONS: 

Please contact Sybil Henschen at director@thevineinangola.com or call 260-243-5330

 Village Montessori School

POSITION: 

Assistant Teacher/Aftercare Facilitator

LOCATION:

Indianapolis IN

POSITION DATE:

ASAP

SCHOOL ADDRESS: 

6535 Ferguson St.

Indianapolis, IN 46220

POINT OF CONTACT:   

Name: Tammy Castleman- Head of School
Email: tammy@indyvillagemontessori.com

WEBSITE:  https://www.indyvillagemontessori.com/

DESCRIPTION:  

 (Both are M-F. Assistant Teacher is from 11:30-3:00. Aftercare Facilitator is from 3:00-6:00. If applicant is interested, could be combined into single position from 11:30-6:00)

 

Afternoon Assistant--M-F 11:30-3:00 Assist lead teacher in all school activities. Set up lunch while class is at circle (outside, weather permitting)—set up tables, extra chairs, set out dishes, etc. Assist in transitioning children from circle to lunch. Have lunch with children and oversee with the other teachers. Transition class to the backyard (put lunches away, use the bathroom, etc.). Supervise backyard and help keep outside time engaging for children. Clean up lunch, set up nap and monitor nap. Assist transitioning nappers and/or whole class to pick up time. Oversee and help with pickup.

 

Aftercare Facilitator--M-F 3:00-6:00 (all children leave by 5:45). Fill out attendance sheet (typically 15 children/day with 2 facilitators). Guide children during aftercare work cycle and help children navigate conflicts. Keep lead teacher and/or head of school informed of necessary details. Serve afternoon snack. Greet parents/caregivers and then help children get ready when their transportation arrives. Clean/close up the classroom: dishes, light cleaning of children’s bathroom, sweeping floor, turning off lights, putting chickens away, etc.

QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS/EXPERIENCE:  

​Experience with children preferred. Applicant should love working with children and be eager to learn about the Montessori way of being with children.

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:  

  • High school diploma

APPLICANT INSTRUCTIONS: 

Please send resume to: tammy@indyvillagemontessori.com

IPS George Washington Carver Montessori - School  #87

POSITION: 

Classroom Assistant

LOCATION:

Indianapolis, IN

POSITION DATE:

2021-22 School Year

SCHOOL ADDRESS: 

2411 Indianapolis Avenue
Indianapolis, IN  46208

POINT OF CONTACT:   

Name: Mark Nardo
Email: nardom@myips.org
Phone: (317)-226-4287

WEBSITE:  Job Application Here

DESCRIPTION:  

Works with students to facilitate learning and improve skills in the classroom to assist teaching staff. Tutors small group or individual students as needed. Maintains record of students serviced as well as the students' academic progress.

QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS/EXPERIENCE: 

Associate's degree or 60 semester hours of college credit or successful completion of ParaPro Assessment test required. Prior work experience of three to six months with young people in a school or child care setting and previous IPS experience is helpful. Incumbent will have organizational skills to be able to compile and maintain documentation, have basic computer skills, and basic office skills of typing and answering phone calls. Must be able to work under the instruction of a certified teacher but without constant direct supervision.



ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Provides instructional intervention under direction of licensed teacher. Reinforces instruction of the classroom teacher. Uses existing exercises, games, quizzes or other devices on own. May utilize a computer for instruction.
Based on teacher's lesson plans, prepares activities for all assigned students and assists in preparing progress reports for parents.
Maintains records of student served and their progress. Helps students prepare for ISTEP testing.
Helps teacher maintain cleanliness and order in the classroom. May assist in supervision of students during lunch or recess periods.
Promotes positive attitudes among students and encourages them to develop their academic skills as well as self-discipline. Assists classroom teachers with the implementation of instruction plan. Helps create and maintain an appropriate and positive learning environment.
Assists in the collection and compilation of student, parent, teacher and community data.
Must be present at work.
Perform other duties as assigned.


SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: None.

LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one, small group, and large group situations.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

REASONING ABILITY: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: None.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and use hands to find, handle, or feel. The employee frequently is required to talk or hear. The employee is required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 20 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to wet and humid conditions and outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

The above job description is designed to denote the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications of employees assigned to this job.

APPLICANT INSTRUCTIONS: 

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