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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.

 

Geist Montessori Academy

POSITION: 

Primary Grades Teacher

Grades 1 & 2

LOCATION:

McCordsville, IN

POSITION DATE:

August 2, 2021

SCHOOL ADDRESS: 

6058 W. 900 N.

McCordsville, IN 46055

POINT OF CONTACT:   

Name: Jen Gosch
Email: jgosch@gma.k12.in.us
Phone: 317.813.4626

WEBSITE:  www.gmacademy.org

DESCRIPTION:  

Geist Montessori Academy is looking for a nurturing educator to lead one of our primary
grades learning communities. This role would be responsible for:
● Providing a warm, caring learning environment centered on Montessori principles
and philosophy

● Blending the Montessori philosophy and method with the Indiana academic
standards to ensure an appropriate, rigorous academic program for all students
● Collaborating with colleagues and administration to foster a strong sense of
community within the school as a whole
● Working with families to foster a strong connection between the home and school
● Contributing to the growth of the school as an organization through a positive
attitude and growth mindset

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: 

Bachelor Degree in Elementary Education
● Montessori certification preferred, or willingness to pursue Montessori
certification
● Valid Indiana Teaching License

QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS/EXPERIENCE: 

At least two years experience as a lead Montessori educator is preferred, but not required.

APPLICANT INSTRUCTIONS: 

Interested candidates should email a letter of interest, resume, copy of Indiana Teaching License, and 2 letter(s) of recommendation to Jen Gosch, Executive Director at jgosch@gma.k12.in.us.

Seton Montessori School

POSITION: 

Assistant Head of School

LOCATION:

Clarendon Hills, Illinois

POSITION DATE:

ASAP

SCHOOL ADDRESS: 

5728 Virginia Avenue
Clarendon Hills, IL  60514

POINT OF CONTACT:   

Name: Anna Perry
Email: Jobs@SetonMontessori.org

WEBSITE:  http://setonmontessori.org/school/

Overview/About Seton:  

Seton Montessori School offers a unique suburban Montessori experience. Our campus in Clarendon Hills, Illinois (15 miles west of Chicago) typically serves 210 children from infants to 12 years of age. We have an exceptional and experienced teaching staff, financial health, a diverse and supportive parent body, and a rich history of preparing children, families and Montessori educators and leaders for success. Seton is an American Montessori Society accredited school. A lab school for the Seton Montessori Institute, we hold ourselves to the highest expectations of the integrity of Montessori implementation, to our deep interest in dialogue and research, and to changing the world through Montessori education.

 

As a member of Seton’s leadership team, the Assistant Head of School will provide leadership, oversight, and vision for both the day-to-day operations and strategic initiatives of the school. A self-starter, the Assistant Head of School should be prepared to assume support of day-to-day operations, program integrity, staffing (hiring and scheduling), facility maintenance, and licensing oversight. The Assistant Head will partner closely with the Head of School, administrative team, teaching specialists, faculty and staff, students, and families to continue to develop and promote curriculum, programs, and instructional practices that reflect Seton’s mission to prepare children and adults to become thoughtful, effective agents for peace and progress in themselves, their communities, and the world.

 

The ideal candidate will be a team player who has a warm collaborative, flexible nature, positive energy, sense of humor, and is a consensus builder. They will have excellent communication skills including outstanding writing and speaking skills. Additionally, they will have demonstrated a deep interest in developing their awareness of, and actions around, supporting diversity, equity, inclusion and justice in the community. Lastly, the right candidate will have experience as a solid decision-maker with excellent judgment, an interest in growing and evolving as a leader and someone who embodies leadership via Montessori principles in order to best serve the community.

Our Mission  | Our mission is to prepare children and adults to become thoughtful, effective agents for peace and progress in themselves, their communities, and the world.

 

Our Vision | Our vision is to provide a vital and high-quality learning environment in the Montessori tradition, based on respect for the person’s unique learning patterns, observation as the basis for responsive educational planning, and commitment to continuous transformation and development of all members of the learning community.

 

Our History | Seton Montessori School was established in 1965. Since then, we’ve grown to serve over 210 children from infancy through 6th grade. Our campus boasts four buildings and is spread over more than six beautiful acres in suburban Chicago. Seton is a 501(c)3 not for profit organization.

 

Our Educators and Programs | Seton Montessori School has a staff of 30 with many having worked at the school for 10 years or more. Seton Montessori School educators are selected for their professional talents and their constant and loving concern for the children in their charge. Seton Montessori lead teachers are fully AMS or AMI certified and hold a minimum of a bachelor’s degree. 

 

Seton Montessori School is held in very high regard locally, nationally and internationally. Our strong reputation is a natural outcome of our long-standing teacher certification programs and the unparalleled commitment of our faculty to the Montessori mission.

 

Our Affiliations | Seton Montessori is an American Montessori Society (AMS) accredited school, registered with the Illinois State Board of Education, and participates in the Illinois Excelerate Childcare Quality Rating System, which gives the school a Gold Circle of Quality rating. In addition, Seton Montessori’s summer camp program is accredited by the American Camp Association (ACA).

 

Our Community | We believe that teaching children effectively requires close collaboration between parents, teachers, and administrators. The social life of each class and the community-at-large offers enormous learning opportunities for every child. All members of the child’s family are encouraged to participate in the life of the school in a variety of ways, including parent education, classroom activities, volunteer efforts, and community gatherings. 

 

Learn More | To learn more, please visit our website: http://www.SetonMontessori.org/school 

What We Offer:

  • Full time, year-round position 

  • Competitive salary commensurate with experience, within the range of $60-$70K

  • Health, dental, and vision insurance

  • Short-term disability, long-term disability, and life insurance

  • 401k with 3% company match

  • Paid time off and paid vacation

  • 50% tuition discount for children at any school in our network

  • Ongoing professional development

  • A network of supportive peers and mentors

  • Career growth

  • The rewarding experience of contributing to a high-quality Montessori program that serves individual needs of each child

QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS/EXPERIENCE:  

Required:

  • Montessori certification from AMS/AMI 

  • Bachelor's Degree required, graduate degree preferred

  • US work authorization

  • Firm commitment to upholding the school’s mission and anti-bias/anti-racist pedagogy

Preferred:

  • 3+ years experience in educational setting

  • Director qualified for Department of Children and Family Services

  • Previous experience managing people and/or projects with identified outcomes

APPLICANT INSTRUCTIONS: 

To submit your resume and cover letter, please email Jobs@SetonMontessori.org. Be sure to indicate if you were referred to the job by someone. All submissions are confidential.

 

Seton Montessori School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, physical or mental ability, or any other status protected under local, state or federal laws in the admission of otherwise qualified students or in the administration of its educational policies or programs, hiring, or employment practices.

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: 

Kindergarten Teacher

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:  

Teaches Kindergarten students academic, social, and motor skills in the public school setting. Teachers will have excellent organization and communication skills, as well as possess the philosophy that "all children can and will learn". This is a Montessori role that also works with Preschool students.

QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS/EXPERIENCE: 

EDUCATION- Bachelor's Degree required, Master's Degree Preferred.

Required experience includes- 1) Must have excellent organization and communication skills while being flexible; 2) Possess no excuses philosophy; 3) Good management skills; 4) Must be able to adapt material; 5) Work cooperatively and effectively with other professional staff; 6) Must have a working knowledge of the five (5) areas of reading, balanced literacy, state standards, general education curriculum, and IPS curriculum/instruction framework.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Demonstrate a high level of effectiveness.

Implement the Read by 3 Initiative in K-3 grades.

Have the courage and desire to establish community outreach programs.

Must be willing to collaborate with administration, the Special Education Department, and all staff (during Structured Teacher Planning Time, team building, etc.)

Prepare rigorous, engaging lessons and other instructional materials to meet the individual needs of all students.

Demonstrate use of scientifically-based research best practice instructional strategies.

Post assignments and input real-time data on IPS On-Line weekly, contact parents weekly, and arrange parent/teacher conferences after each grading period.

Use a variety of instructional methods and materials.

Assessment/Data: 1) Administer frequent assessments to see what is working and what is not working; 2) Analyze Data: Evaluate student work and assessment data to make instructional adjustments (error pattern analysis), evaluate social growth, keep appropriate records, and prepare progress reports.

Encourage parent involvement in the educational process.

Seek and use community resources to enhance the instructional program.

Maintains control that is conducive to safety in the classroom and on the playground.

Resolves problems in a timely manner using reason even with emotional topics focusing on solving conflict, not placing blame.

Participate in all staff and curriculum development workshops and professional reading groups, sometimes held during the summer and/or outside of the regular instructional day.

Responds promptly to customer needs and solicits feedback to improve service.

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 into 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.

 

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: 

Apply Here

 Agape Child Care Ministry - A Montessori Approach to Education

POSITION: 

Co-lead or assistant primary teaching position

LOCATION:

Hudson, IN

POSITION DATE:

July 19, 2021

SCHOOL ADDRESS: 

4540 S 1100 W

Hudson, IN 46747

POINT OF CONTACT:   

Name: Lisa Howe
Email: lhowe10145@gmail.com
Phone: 260-336-6200

WEBSITE:  Agapechildcareministry.com

DESCRIPTION:  

Responsible for preparation of the classroom environment, materials and equipment;
ensures that all materials are in good repair and all sets complete. Develops and
makes materials as needed through observations.
• Plan and implement the Christian curriculum and Montessori curriculum. Give appropriate presentations and establish a record keeping system to track the children’s progress weekly.
• Leads a positive large group community through music, movement, books, finger plays and large group lessons.

• Supervise the classroom assistant, aide, interns, substitutes, and parent volunteers.
• Provide necessary instruction and training for those assisting in the classroom
environment.
• Promote positive and respectful communication among staff members.
• Facilitate a respectful environment for children and adults by advocating conflict resolution and Grace and Courtesy lessons.
• Ensure respectful and open lines of communication with parents. Be available to
parents through written communication, parent/teacher conferences, and parent education through the philosophies that are practiced at Agapé.
• Takes a proactive approach in advocating for children, families and staff when searching for referrals and recommendations that will assist and support the child’s developmental needs. Examples: Bright Point, WIC, First Steps, NEISC, etc..
• Plan and participates in Agapé events.
• Assist in the planning and maintenance of shared spaces, teacher work area, gym, outdoor environments, etc.
• Assess prospective children when they visit the school as directed by administrative team.
• Provide first aid as needed and complete appropriate forms for parents.
• Comply with all continuing education requirements.
• Attend all faculty meetings and scheduled staff events.
• Responsible to model Agapés mission statement and Montessori philosophy.
• Be a community leader, responsible for the for Agapé Child Care Ministry in the absence of an Administrator.

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: 

Associates, BS, BA in Education or related field

QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS/EXPERIENCE: 

Montessori Certificate, 2 or more years’ experience

APPLICANT INSTRUCTIONS: 

Please call or email the below to set up a phone interview.
lhowe10145@gmail.com or 260-336-6200 (Lisa Howe)

 

Oak Farm Montessori

POSITION: 

Toddler Lead Teacher

LOCATION:

Avilla, IN

POSITION DATE:

2021-2022 School Year

SCHOOL ADDRESS: 

502 Lemper Rd

Avilla, IN 46710

POINT OF CONTACT:   

Name: Allena Knepper
Email: 
aknepper@oakfarmschool.com

WEBSITE:  https://www.oakfarm.org/

DESCRIPTION:  

We are seeking a candidate for a Toddler Lead Teacher. This position is open for the 2021-2022 School year.  This lead teacher will work with two assistant teachers in a 18 month-3 to years mixed age classroom with approximately 18 students. 

 

Commended for our commitment to the Montessori philosophy and the creation of child-centered environments and for our spirit of trust and collaboration within the entire school community, we offer an exciting, supportive work environment.

 

OFMS engages teachers who reach for excellence as lifelong learners, in leadership, in emotional literacy and in the practice of citizenship both in themselves and in their students.

 

The School environment blends the peace and quiet of a pastoral countryside with easy access to the offerings of a larger city.  OFMS is situated on 150 acres of partially wooded land on the edge of small town Avilla, minutes from Fort Wayne, Indiana.  We are dually accredited by the American Montessori Society (AMS) and the Independent Schools Association of the Central States (ISACS).  Still growing, we serve just over 300 students from ages six weeks in our infant program through Seniors in High School.

 

REQUIREMENTS & QUALIFICATIONS: 

Candidates for this position will hold an Infant Toddler AMS or AMI Credential, a Bachelor’s degree, and preferably two years of experience teaching in an early childhood development environment. We are seeking individuals demonstrating a track record of strong collaboration, communication, compassion and competence in working with children within a child-centered philosophy.  Good instincts with safety, supervision, time management and teaching responsibility is desirable. A bilingual candidate in English and Spanish is also preferred, but not required. A great candidate  should be a lifelong learner with a drive to inspire children and be inspired. 

APPLICANT INSTRUCTIONS: 

Please send resume and letter of interest to Allena Knepper, Human Resources Director aknepper@oakfarmschool.com. We are currently accepting applications and interviewing candidates for the 2021-2022 school year. 

 

Oak Farm School is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Carlin Park Elementary

POSITION: 

Montessori Primary Grades Teacher

LOCATION:

Angola, IN

POSITION DATE:

Deadline to apply: June 21, 2021
Start Date: August 13, 2021
Ending Date: End of School Year

SCHOOL ADDRESS: 

800 Williams St
Angola, IN 46703

POINT OF CONTACT:   

Name: John Curtis
Email: jcurtis@msdsc.us
Phone: 260-665-2014

WEBSITE:  https://sites.google.com/a/msdsc.us/substitute-instructions/

DESCRIPTION:  

We are currently accepting applications for an American Montessori Society (AMS) or Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) certified primary teacher to join us in August 2021. Successful applicants must have an AMS or AMI primary diploma, a bachelor’s degree in education, an Indiana teacher certificate for the specified age range or the ability to attain one, dedication to Montessori philosophy, strong classroom management skills, the ability to build strong and supportive relationships with parents and fellow staff members, and a love for working with children. Must have satisfactory completion of Safe Hiring Solutions Extended National Criminal History and Indiana DCS check, and must complete tuberculosis test, drug test, and be certified in CPR/First Aid. Two or more years of experience is preferred. Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the U.S. Interested applicants who are not currently AMS certified may apply but will be required to complete a Montessori credential program at Trine University from June-July and commit to staying with the program for five years.

QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS/EXPERIENCE: 

Must have satisfactory completion of Safe Hiring Solutions Extended National Criminal History and Indiana DCS check, and must complete tuberculosis test, drug test, and be certified in CPR/First Aid. Two or more years of experience is preferred. Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the U.S. Successful applicants must have an AMS or AMI primary diploma, a bachelor’s degree in education, an Indiana teacher certificate for the specified age range or the ability to attain one, dedication to Montessori philosophy, strong classroom management skills, the ability to build strong and supportive relationships with parents and fellow staff members, and a love for working with children.

 

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:
Interested applicants who are not currently AMS certified may apply but will be required to complete a Montessori credential program at Trine University from June-July and commit to staying with the program for five years.

Key Responsibilities:

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

APPLICANT INSTRUCTIONS: 

Contact: John Curtis at Carlin Park Elementary School at jcurtis@msdsc.us or call 260-665-2014 and visit our website at https://sites.google.com/a/msdsc.us/substitute-instructions to apply for the position.

Carlin Park Elementary

POSITION: 

Montessori Pre-K 

Instructional Assistant

LOCATION:

Angola, IN

POSITION DATE:

Deadline to apply: June 21, 2021
Start Date: August 13, 2021
Ending Date: End of School Year

SCHOOL ADDRESS: 

800 Williams St
Angola, IN 46703

POINT OF CONTACT:   

Name: John Curtis
Email: jcurtis@msdsc.us
Phone: 260-665-2014

WEBSITE:  https://sites.google.com/a/msdsc.us/substitute-instructions/

DESCRIPTION:  

Montessori Pre-K Instructional Assistant

MSD of Steuben County
Early Learning Center at
Carlin Park Elementary
Salary: $11.50--$12.50 per hour based on experience and credentials

QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS/EXPERIENCE: 

-CDA, teaching license, 60 university credit hours, or Passing Score on ParaPro
-Satisfactory completion of Safe Hiring Solutions Extended National Criminal History and Indiana DCS check
-Must complete tuberculosis test, drug test, and be certified in CPR/First Aid
-Must participate in paid Montessori training for assistants this summer

 

Key Responsibilities:

Responsibilities: Supervision of children in class, at lunch, at recess, and during special classes; provide small group and individual instruction for children ages 3-6; coordinate activities with the classroom teacher; and assist with the smooth running of the classroom.

APPLICANT INSTRUCTIONS: 

Contact: John Curtis at Carlin Park Elementary School at jcurtis@msdsc.us or call 260-665-2014 and visit our website at https://sites.google.com/a/msdsc.us/substitute-instructions to apply for the position.

 

Geist Montessori Academy

POSITION: 

Pre-K Teacher

LOCATION:

McCordsville, IN

POSITION DATE:

August 2, 2021

SCHOOL ADDRESS: 

6058 W. 900 N.

McCordsville, IN 46055

POINT OF CONTACT:   

Name: Jen Gosch
Email: jgosch@gma.k12.in.us
Phone: 317.813.4626

WEBSITE:  www.gmacademy.org

DESCRIPTION:  

Geist Montessori Academy is looking for a nurturing lead educator for our Pre-K class.
This role would be responsible for providing a warm, caring learning environment
centered on Montessori principles and philosophy.

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: 

Montessori certification in early childhood

QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS/EXPERIENCE: 

At least two years experience as a lead Montessori educator is preferred, but not required.

APPLICANT INSTRUCTIONS: 

Interested candidates should email a letter of interest, resume, copy of certification certificate, and 2 letter(s) of recommendation to Jen Gosch, Executive Director at jgosch@gma.k12.in.us.

 

Oak Farm Montessori

POSITION: 

High School English/Humanities Teacher

LOCATION:

Avilla, IN

POSITION DATE:

2021-2022 School Year

SCHOOL ADDRESS: 

502 Lemper Rd

Avilla, IN 46710

POINT OF CONTACT:   

Name: Allena Knepper
Email: 
aknepper@oakfarmschool.com

WEBSITE:  https://www.oakfarm.org/

DESCRIPTION:  

Join an innovative educational environment that supports students as creative, collaborative, critical thinkers, citizens and individuals.

 

Oak Farm Montessori School is an infant through high school program with the mission to “provide a Montessori environment that inspires children to reach their potential through meaningful work”.  We launched a new high school program in the 2017-2018 school year and will graduate our first Senior Class of 2021. The school is located on a beautiful 150+ acre campus in Northeastern Indiana.  Oak Farm Montessori High School Program instructional design is individualized by students under the guidance of “teacher guides”.  The goal is to provide hands-on, project-based learning with adult-world connections. Candidates should be open to a dynamic, collaborative, innovative, close-knit community with the individual students at the center of the curriculum.  This is an outstanding opportunity to be part of a collaborative team, working together to craft a new approach to high school education unique to our area.

 

Working at Oak Farm:

  • Full-time annual teaching agreements are typically written with 180 (minimum) work days, 40 hours a week

  • Compensation is competitive and based on credentials/experience

  • Benefit options for eligible employees include: Health, Dental, Vision, Voluntary Life Insurance, Paid Sick and Personal Time, Paid Medical Leave, Long Term Disability, Tuition Remission, 403b, Professional Development

  • School Calendar (August through June)

  • Exceptional professional growth opportunities

  • Oak Farm Montessori School is an Employment at-will employer

Conditions of employment:

  • Training for Montessori Secondary Teaching Credential (sponsored by Oak Farm Montessori)

  • 7-10 days overnight trips per school year

  • Collaborative teaching

 

Willingness and ability to:

  • Create field studies

  • Create meaningful long term projects

  • Create opportunities for service learning

  • Collaborate with HS faculty to integrate curriculum

 

Interest and awareness in:

  • Developing and supporting social, emotional and academic growth of young adults

  • Hands-on/ Project Based learning

  • Student choice and leadership

  • Positive Discipline

  • Sustainability and environmental education

  • Solving world’s challenges

REQUIREMENTS & QUALIFICATIONS: 

High School English/ Humanities Teacher-

  • Bachelors or higher degree in Secondary English or History Education or a field related to English or Humanities

  • Minimum 2 years of classroom experience with middle or high schoolers 

  • Experience with interdisciplinary units of study

  • Passionate about the world

  • Lifelong learner

APPLICANT INSTRUCTIONS: 

Please send resume and letter of interest to Allena Knepper, Human Resources Director aknepper@oakfarmschool.com. We are currently accepting applications and interviewing candidates for the 2021-2022 school year. 

 

Oak Farm School is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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: 

Apply Here

 

Oak Farm Montessori

POSITION: 

Toddler Assistant

LOCATION:

Avilla, IN

POSITION DATE:

2021-2022 School Year

SCHOOL ADDRESS: 

502 Lemper Rd

Avilla, IN 46710

POINT OF CONTACT:   

Name: Allena Knepper
Email: 
aknepper@oakfarmschool.com

WEBSITE:  https://www.oakfarm.org/

DESCRIPTION:  

We are seeking a candidate for a Toddler Assistant Teacher. This position is open for the 2021-2022 School year.  This assistant teacher will work with a lead teacher in a 18 month-3 to years mixed age classroom with approximately 12 students. 

 

Commended for our commitment to the Montessori philosophy and the creation of child-centered environments and for our spirit of trust and collaboration within the entire school community, we offer an exciting, supportive work environment.

 

OFMS engages teachers who reach for excellence as lifelong learners, in leadership, in emotional literacy and in the practice of citizenship both in themselves and in their students.

 

The School environment blends the peace and quiet of a pastoral countryside with easy access to the offerings of a larger city.  OFMS is situated on 150+ acres of partially wooded land on the edge of small town Avilla, minutes from Fort Wayne, Indiana.  We are dually accredited by the American Montessori Society (AMS) and the Independent Schools Association of the Central States (ISACS).  Still growing, we serve just over 300 students from ages six weeks in our infant program through Seniors in High School.

REQUIREMENTS & QUALIFICATIONS: 

Candidates for this position will hold a Bachelor’s degree and preferably two years of experience teaching in an early childhood development environment. We are seeking individuals demonstrating a track record of strong collaboration, communication, compassion and competence in working with children within a child-centered philosophy.  Good instincts with safety, supervision, time management and teaching responsibility is desirable.  A bilingual candidate in English and Spanish is also preferred, but not required. A great candidate  should be a lifelong learner with a drive to inspire children and be inspired. 

APPLICANT INSTRUCTIONS: 

Please send resume and letter of interest to Allena Knepper, Human Resources Director aknepper@oakfarmschool.com. We are currently accepting applications and interviewing candidates for the 2021-2022 school year. 

 

Oak Farm School is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.