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A Children's Habitat Montessori School

POSITION:

Teacher Assistant in Toddler (18 months-3 years) Classroom

LOCATION:

Indianapolis, IN

POSITION DATE:

2020-2021 School Year

SCHOOL ADDRESS: 801 West 73rd Street, Indianapolis, IN 46260

WEBSITE: http://www.childrens-habitat.org/

POINT OF CONTACT:   

Amanda Lufkin, Office Manager

alufkin@childrens-habitat.org

(317) 726-5584 

DESCRIPTION:  

Essential Functions:
1. Maintain the prepared environment by implementing the Montessori toddler curriculum according to the specifics provided by the school and lead teacher.
2. Follow lesson plans created by the lead teacher; engage with the students during the work cycle to meet the needs of each child enrolled in the classroom.
3. Give lessons as directed by the lead teacher on a one to one or group basis and assist toddlers who may have trouble grasping concepts.
4. Communicate professionally with the lead guide, discussing the student’s day to day interactions with the materials, peers, and adults.
5. Communicate with the children using language and tone of voice that is authentic, natural, and most importantly kind.
6. Promote feelings of security and respect in toddlers by encouraging and supporting them when necessary through activities and practical life skills.
7. Seek balance when supporting the toddlers: avoid over assisting or abandonment while children are practicing new skills (dressing, putting on shoes, face washing, nose wiping, etc). Remember the credo should be “help me help myself to learn to do it well.”
8. Ensure the toddlers are clean and well cared for regarding toileting, eating, handwashing, and mucus.
9. Respond quickly in a soothing fashion to distressed toddlers and ensure they are comforted immediately.
10. Follow the children and the energy of the classroom to determine the needs of the student.
11. Oversee and engage toddlers during gross motor time, when the lead is completing daily communication tasks; ensure that activities are age appropriate, and safe.
12. Be available, present, and focused on the children during daily transitions (work cycle, walks, gross motor, projects, etc)
13. Perform cleaning and maintenance necessary to keep the classroom and common spaces clean, beautiful, and safe.
14. Maintain a positive work environment among all the staff that is professional, kind, and inclusive.
15. Engage in weekly team meetings by sharing observations and asking questions about child development and how to best support each child.

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:

  • High school diploma

QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS/EXPERIENCE:  

Prefer a candidate with Montessori certification or experience in a Montessori setting.

Salary: Based on certification and years of experience Hours: M-F 8:00 am - 12:00 pm 

APPLICANT INSTRUCTIONS: 

Please submit your resume and references to:

Amanda Lufkin, Office Manager

alufkin@childrens-habitat.org

(317) 726-5584 

 

Northside Montessori School

POSITION:

Primary 3-6 Teacher

LOCATION:

Indianapolis, IN

POSITION DATE:

2020-2021 School Year

SCHOOL ADDRESS: 1224 E. 52nd St., Indianapolis, IN 46205

WEBSITE: www.nmsindy.com

POINT OF CONTACT:   

Tara Franke; Head of School

northsidemontessori@gmail.com

(317) 251-2979

DESCRIPTION:  

Northside Montessori School is seeking an enthusiastic teacher for our 3-6 year old class. The teacher is responsible for creating and maintaining a productive Montessori environment that fosters a love of learning. Previous experience in a Montessori classroom is preferred. Northside was founded in 1986 and values quality Montessori instruction.  The perfect candidate will be a positive, team player that understands the importance of recognizing and celebrating the individualized differences of each child. 

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor's Degree

QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS/EXPERIENCE:  

​​Candidates with Montessori certification as well as students currently seeking certification are encouraged to apply. 

APPLICANT INSTRUCTIONS: 

Please submit your resume and references to:

Tara Franke, Head of School

northsidemontessori@gmail.com 

 

 

Northside Montessori School

POSITION:

Assistant Teacher

LOCATION:

Indianapolis, IN

POSITION DATE:

2020-2021 School Year

SCHOOL ADDRESS: 1224 E. 52nd St., Indianapolis, IN 46205

WEBSITE: www.nmsindy.com

POINT OF CONTACT:   

Tara Franke; Head of School

northsidemontessori@gmail.com

(317) 251-2979

DESCRIPTION:  

​Northside Montessori School is seeking a fun loving, enthusiastic assistant teacher. This position offers opportunities to be with both the Primary and Elementary friends.  Northside was founded in 1986 and values quality Montessori instruction.  The perfect candidate will be a positive, team player that understands the importance of recognizing and celebrating the individualized differences of each child.  Hours will vary from 8:30am-6:00pm.

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Associates Degree or higher 

QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS/EXPERIENCE:  

​​Qualifying candidates should be kind, compassionate, energetic, and creative with a love for working with children of all ages. An assistant is expected to support the Lead Teacher and help maintain the Montessori environment. Prior experience working with young children is a must and working in a Montessori school will be an advantage.  This position comes with the opportunity for promotion and Montessori Teacher Training. 

APPLICANT INSTRUCTIONS: 

Please submit your resume and references to:

Tara Franke, Head of School

northsidemontessori@gmail.com 

 

The Vine Early Learning Center (New!)

POSITION:

Director

LOCATION:

Angola, IN

POSITION DATE:

Starts August 2020

SCHOOL ADDRESS: 455 N Gerald Lett Ave, Angola, IN 46703

WEBSITE: Coming Soon!

POINT OF CONTACT:   

Renault McHenry

thevinemontessori@gmail.com

410-570-1023

DESCRIPTION:  

The Vine Early Learning Center welcomes applications for the position of Director for its newly established 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 Vine is seeking an experienced candidate with vision, professional leadership, and a love for God and His children.  The Director is responsible for the overall management of the organization, including program development, resource allocation, and business operations. The Director establishes clear goals and direction for the organization, inspires and leads a diverse team of professionals, advises and informs the board of directors, and champions the organization’s vision, goals, and values.  A positive and open attitude displayed toward children, family, staff, and administration is a requirement.  The position begins August 2020.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Accountable for overall operational management in accordance with well-established guidelines, including curriculum development, staff and facilities management, legal and budgetary considerations, and long range planning. Manage and review budget planning.  Establish quality vision for the center. 

  • Manage adherence to quality standards in accordance with the vision and with state and local requirements. Maintain quality effectiveness measurements.

  • Oversee all grant management, including seeking, research, proposal writing, keeping effective records, and ensuring the center fulfills all reporting requirements.  

  • Responsible for planning and overseeing all fundraising (i.e. scholarships, annual funds, planned giving, donations and/or special events).

  • Make public appearances/accept speaking engagements (in person, or online) to share information about the center with the community and other stakeholders. 

  • Work closely with the Board.

  • Recruit and interview new staff to hire.

  • Establish and build relationships with the parents, community, companies, and other contributors for the well-being and sustainability of the program.  

  • Develop general educational curriculum; collaborate with staff to develop positive learning activities; manage adherence to state and local regulations.

  • Ensure that the needs of the students and the goals of the center are met appropriately.

  • Maintain positive relationships with regulatory agencies; ensure legal and financial compliance.

  • Resolve conflicts (including corrective action when necessary) to ensure a positive experience for everyone.

  • Meet the requests and expectations of the board.

  • Ensure staff is trained appropriately.

  • Implement strategic plan and goals in keeping with mission of program.

  • Maintain personal professional development plan to ensure continuous quality improvement.

  • Perform other related duties as requested.

Additional Knowledge, Skills and Experience Required

  • Demonstrates faith in action and love for children.

  • Upholds Biblical values and principles.

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

  • Works with children to understand and practice Christ centered principles.

  • 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 3 years of supervisory experience (desired).

  • Minimum of 3 years of grant writing experience (desired).

  • Minimum of 3 years of direct professional experience in an early childhood setting. 

  • High energy and takes initiative. Works well with community, companies, and stake holders.

  • Strong oral and written communications skills; technology skills. 

  • Ability to work well with others (staff, children, and parents) and to foster a team environment. 

  • A strong understanding of child development.

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

  • Strong finance, budgeting, grant writing and fundraising skills.

  • Excellent leadership, organizational, and interpersonal skills.

  • Infant/child CPR, First Aid and CDA Certification.

  • Flexible working hours as necessary to complete tasks.  

  • Must clear full background check and pass health screening.

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or Master’s Degree in early childhood education or related field of study.

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.

  • Works with children to understand and practice Christ centered principles.

  • 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 3 years of supervisory experience (desired).

  • Minimum of 3 years of grant writing experience (desired).

  • Minimum of 3 years of direct professional experience in an early childhood setting. 

  • High energy and takes initiative. Works well with community, companies, and stake holders.

  • Strong oral and written communications skills; technology skills. 

  • Ability to work well with others (staff, children, and parents) and to foster a team environment. 

  • A strong understanding of child development.

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

  • Strong finance, budgeting, grant writing and fundraising skills.

  • Excellent leadership, organizational, and interpersonal skills.

  • Infant/child CPR, First Aid and CDA Certification.

  • Flexible working hours as necessary to complete tasks.  

  • Must clear full background check and pass health screening. 

APPLICANT INSTRUCTIONS: Apply online, with cover letter and resume sent to: 

Renault McHenry

thevinemontessori@gmail.com

 

The Vine Early Learning Center (New!)

POSITION:

Operations Manager

LOCATION:

Angola, IN

POSITION DATE:

Starts August 2020

SCHOOL ADDRESS: 455 N Gerald Lett Ave, Angola, IN 46703

WEBSITE: Coming Soon!

POINT OF CONTACT:   

Renault McHenry

thevinemontessori@gmail.com

410-570-1023

DESCRIPTION:  

The Vine Early Learning Center welcomes applications for the position of Operations Manager for its newly established 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 Vine is seeking an experienced candidate with vision, professional leadership, and a love for God and His children.  The Operations Manager is responsible for the overall daily management of the organization, including scheduling of staff and programs, assisting teachers, maintaining staff records, training, and assisting the Director in any capacity required. The position begins August 2020.

This position reports to the Director.

​ Key Responsibilities:

  • Oversee daily operations.

  • Work closely with the Director and Board.

  • Assist the Director as requested with overall operational management in accordance with well-established guidelines, including curriculum development, staff and facilities management, legal and budgetary considerations, and long range planning. Aid in managing the budget, planning and reviews.

  • Schedule teachers and staff and fill-in when needed (vacation/sickness, meetings, observations, etc.)

  • Handles operations issues outside of center hours as needed.

  • Supervise the classroom teacher, assistant, aide, interns, substitutes, and parent volunteers.

  • Keep current class list, waiting list and new entries into the program.

  • Assist with managing website calendar when needed.

  • Recruit and train volunteers with lead teachers.

  • Assist with in-house staff meeting, and help ED schedule outside staff training.

  • Help recruit and interview new staff to hire.

  • Initial training of new staff and assist lead teachers in training new staff within classrooms.

  • Assist Director as needed in overseeing all office functions including payroll, totaling hourly employee’s timesheets, accounts payable and receivable, tuition billing and payment, human resources and personnel management (staff supervision, including hiring and terminating) and purchasing.

  • Maintain staff records, training, and record staff information in computer. 

  • Conduct and schedule tours for families, the state, Fire Marshall, Paths to Quality, and the like.

  • Help manage parent tuition accounts.

  • Manage adherence to quality standards in accordance with the vision and with state and local requirements. Maintain quality effectiveness measurements.

  • Assist Director in developing general educational curriculum; collaborate with staff to develop positive learning activities; manage adherence to state and local regulations.

  • Ensure that the needs of the students and the goals of the center are met appropriately.

  • Maintain student records in accordance with established enrollment procedures and guidelines.

  • Maintain communications with parents of current and prospective students through direct conversation, newsletters and parent handbook; implement community outreach activities to maintain and promote positive community relationships.

  • Maintain positive relationships with regulatory agencies; ensure legal and financial compliance.

  • Meet the requests and expectations of the Director and the board.

  • Establish illness and emergency procedures; ensure staff is trained appropriately.

  • Maintain personal professional development plan to ensure continuous quality improvement.

  • Be a community leader, responsible for The Vine Early Learning Center in the absence of the Director.

  • Perform other related duties as requested.

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:

Bachelor’s Degree or Master’s Degree in early childhood education or related field of study

QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS/EXPERIENCE:  

  • Demonstrates faith in action and love for children.

  • Upholds Biblical values and principles.

  • Experience understanding and utilizing Montessori environments, philosophy and practices (desired).

  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in a similar position (desired).

  • Minimum of 3 years of direct professional experience in an early childhood setting (desired). 

  • High energy and takes initiative.

  • Strong oral and written communications skills; technology skills. 

  • Ability to work well with others (staff, children, and parents) and to foster a team environment. 

  • A strong understanding of child development.

  • Strong finance and budgeting skills.

  • Excellent leadership, organizational, and interpersonal skills.

  • Infant/child CPR, First Aid and CDA Certification (or working towards).

  • Flexible working hours as necessary to complete tasks.  

  • Must clear full background check and pass health screening.

APPLICANT INSTRUCTIONS: Apply online, with cover letter and resume sent to: 

Renault McHenry

thevinemontessori@gmail.com

 

The Montessori Academy at Edison Lakes

POSITION:

Lower Elementary Lead Teacher

LOCATION:

Mishawaka, IN

POSITION DATE:

2020-21 School Year

SCHOOL ADDRESS: 530 E Day Rd, Mishawaka, IN 46545

WEBSITE: https://www.tma-el.org/

POINT OF CONTACT:   

Randy Kelly, Head of School

rkelly@tma-el.org

574-256-5313

DESCRIPTION:  

Founded in 1949, The Montessori Academy (TMA) is an ISACS and AMS accredited private school serving more than 200 children annually from age 18 months through grade 8 in Mishawaka, Indiana. Classes at The Montessori Academy are prepared according to the developmental characteristics of each age level. True of all employees at The Montessori Academy, our Lower Elementary Lead Teachers guide their students in accordance with Montessori philosophy and the mission of The Montessori Academy.

 

TMA is looking for an engaging Lower Elementary Teacher who has the ability to connect with and inspire students. This caring and talented teacher will be knowledgeable, experienced and able to adapt to the learning methodology of individual students. The dynamic instructor will demonstrate the ability to guide students to developmental and educational goals. If you are this teacher and you are craving the opportunity to teach with autonomy and a child-centric approach, please contact TMA today.
 

QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS/EXPERIENCE:  

Teacher will have a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree and a Montessori Lower Elementary credential from either the American Montessori Society or the Association Montessori Internationale is preferred.

APPLICANT INSTRUCTIONS: Resume/CV as well as contact information for 3 references sent to Randy Kelly, rkelly@tma-el.org.

 

A Children's Habitat Montessori School

POSITION:

Director of Community

LOCATION:

Indianapolis, IN

POSITION DATE:

Summer 2020

SCHOOL ADDRESS: 801 W 73rd St, Indianapolis, IN 46260

WEBSITE: http://www.childrens-habitat.org/

POINT OF CONTACT:   

Amanda Lufkin, Office Manager
childrenshabitat@gmail.com

(317) 726-5584

DESCRIPTION:  

Indianapolis’s longest-running Montessori school and a member
of the American Montessori Society (AMS), A Children’s Habitat is rooted in the
Montessori philosophy of concern for the whole child. Since its inception in 1972, this
non-profit [501(c)(3)] Montessori environment has offered a unique curriculum and
unparalleled experience—where teachers and families join together to create a
passionate community that fuels and guides the school. We are now looking for our next
visionary leaders who will effectively guide our daily operations, while leading us through
exciting future growth and expansion opportunities.

The Director of Community is largely administrative and “big picture” minded,
coordinating events and decisions towards longer term goals of ACH as set by the
board. The Director of Community’s responsibilities and authority include, but are not
limited to the following:


• General communication with board, staff, parents
• Functioning as the main parent and teacher point of contact for questions and
issues
• Maintaining regular contact with Board and Board President to address issues
• Coordinating with Director of Operations to communicate decisions about
weather-related or COVID-related school closures
• Overseeing of the academic, and extra-curricular programs of the school
• Overseeing external operations of the school, including admissions and
recruitment, marketing, fundraising, and community relations

• Overseeing of the financial operations of the school and making budget decisions
• Managing budget and keeping board updated monthly on budget projections and
needs
• Modeling the mission and values of the school and of the Montessori philosophy
• Executing and administering the policies and strategic plan of the School, as set
by the Board of Directors
• Working in tandem with the Director of Operations on hiring, evaluation, and
termination, as necessary, of all other employees of the School
• Ensuring the school is meeting legal and regulatory requirements
• Assessing the effectiveness of the various operations and programs of the
school, and reporting thereof to the Board of Directors
• Overseeing the disciplinary program of the school, including disciplinary action
related to any employee. Working closely with the HR Committee to address
employee issues when needed.

QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS/EXPERIENCE:  

  •  Dynamic, visionary leader with impeccable people and organizational skills
    • Flexible team player
    • Exceptional teacher/leader who is warm and dynamic
    • Possesses a deep knowledge and understanding of child development
    • Has excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Listens actively, builds consensus, and acts decisively as required
    • Passionate child advocate
    • Leads by example
    • Is visibly involved in all aspects of school life
    • Demonstrates a commitment to professional development and best practice
    • Previous Montessori leadership experience is beneficial

APPLICANT INSTRUCTIONS: Please send a cover letter and resume to Amanda Lufkin, Office Manager childrenshabitat@gmail.com.

 

Montessori Academy of Valparaiso

POSITION:

Toddler Assistant

LOCATION:

Valparaiso, IN

POSITION DATE:

Starts August 10, 2020

SCHOOL ADDRESS: 505 Marquette St. Valparaiso, IN 46383

WEBSITE: valpomontessori.com

POINT OF CONTACT:   

Dawn Tasher  (Owner) Head of School
Montessori16@att.net
219-308-615

DESCRIPTION:  

The Montessori Academy of Valparaiso was established 35 years ago. I purchased the school in 2010 from the founding family. I already had an established school in Merrillville In. and the owners approached me about purchasing the business to ensure that their families would be in good hands as they were retiring. We are a school that has 3 toddler classrooms and 4 preschool 3-6 classrooms.  We are all like family here and are looking for someone who can work as a valuable team member, is loving, compassionate, and committed to the Montessori Philosophy.  Experience in the classroom preferable, but not required.  We follow the Valparaiso public school schedule,  a mid- August start , continuing through May. We typically offer a summer program if there is enough interest.  Working in the summer is not mandatory but is available if interested. Salary is negotiable based on experience. The position would begin on August 10th. 

QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS/EXPERIENCE:  

  •  Experience in a Montessori classroom preferred.

APPLICANT INSTRUCTIONS: Please send a cover letter and Resume to Dawn Tasher, Head of School
Montessori16@att.net

 

Montessori Academy of Valparaiso

POSITION:3-6 Classroom Assistant

LOCATION:

Valparaiso, IN

POSITION DATE:

Starts August 10, 2020

SCHOOL ADDRESS: 505 Marquette St. Valparaiso, IN 46383

WEBSITE: valpomontessori.com

POINT OF CONTACT:   

Dawn Tasher  (Owner) Head of School
Montessori16@att.net
219-308-615

DESCRIPTION:  

The Montessori Academy of Valparaiso was established 35 years ago. I purchased the school in 2010 from the founding family. I already had an established school in Merrillville In. and the owners approached me about purchasing the business to ensure that their families would be in good hands as they were retiring. We are a school that has 3 toddler classrooms and 4 preschool 3-6 classrooms.  We are all like family here and are looking for someone who can work as a valuable team member, is loving, compassionate, and committed to the Montessori Philosophy.  .  Experience in the Montessori classroom preferable, but not required.  We follow the Valparaiso public school schedule,  a mid- August start , continuing through May. We typically offer a summer program if there is enough interest.  Working in the summer is not mandatory but is available if interested. Salary is negotiable based on experience. The position would begin on August 10th.  

QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS/EXPERIENCE:  

  •  Experience in a Montessori classroom preferred.

APPLICANT INSTRUCTIONS: Please send a cover letter and Resume to Dawn Tasher, Head of School
Montessori16@att.net

 

Montessori Academy of Valparaiso

POSITION:

3-6 Lead Directress

LOCATION:

Valparaiso, IN

POSITION DATE:

Starts August 10, 2020

SCHOOL ADDRESS: 505 Marquette St. Valparaiso, IN 46383

WEBSITE: valpomontessori.com

POINT OF CONTACT:   

Dawn Tasher  (Owner) Head of School
Montessori16@att.net
219-308-615

DESCRIPTION:  

The Montessori Academy of Valparaiso was established 35 years ago. I purchased the school in 2010 from the founding family. I already had an established school in Merrillville In. and the owners approached me about purchasing the business to ensure that their families would be in good hands as they were retiring. We are a school that has 3 toddler classrooms and 4 preschool 3-6 classrooms.  We are all like family here and are looking for someone who can work as a valuable team member, is loving, compassionate, and committed to the Montessori Philosophy.  We are looking for someone who is AMS trained.  Experience in the classroom preferable, but not required.  We follow the Valparaiso public school schedule,  a mid- August start , continuing through May. We typically offer a summer program if there is enough interest.  Working in the summer is not mandatory but is available if interested. Salary is negotiable based on experience. The position would begin on August 10th.  

QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS/EXPERIENCE:  

  •  AMS or AMI certified. Experience in classroom preferred but not necessary.

APPLICANT INSTRUCTIONS: Please send a cover letter and Resume to Dawn Tasher, Head of School
Montessori16@att.net

 

Geist Montessori Academy

POSITION:

Lower Elementary Educator

LOCATION:

McCordsville, IN

POSITION DATE:

2020-21 School Year

SCHOOL ADDRESS: 6058 W. 900 N. McCordsville, IN 46055

WEBSITE: http://gmacademy.org/

POINT OF CONTACT:   

Cindy Schuler, Executive Director
Geist Montessori Academy
(317) 813-4626

cschuler@gma.k12.in.us

DESCRIPTION:  

At Geist Montessori Academy, a Public Charter school grades K-8, we see the miracle of life in its most profound and organic form, children, who transform before our very eyes. We study and observe children with grand adoration and appreciation. Due to our genuine awe and reverence for the individual spirit, we act as gentle guides on the side, gardeners, and provide “just right” learning experiences to help children unfold and reach their fullest potential. By combining a community approach with authentic lessons, nature, and outreach, we journey together with gratitude, each stage of learning a step deeper on the path of knowing. At GMA, we believe that we are better together, so please visit our website; we hope you join our school family: http://gmacademy.org/about-us/ We are looking for a warm, compassionate, creative, and inspirational AMI or AMS trained Directress to join our community and enhance our school family. Experience in a classroom is preferred, but not required. Salary is negotiable based upon experience. The position begins August, 2020. We look forward to hearing from you!

QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS/EXPERIENCE:  

  •  Interested candidates must have AMI or AMS primary trained credentials and possess a Bachelor’s degree. At this time, we will consider sponsoring a current AMI-trainee applicant.

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:  

  • Bachelor's Degree and AMI or AMS Montessori Credentials

APPLICANT INSTRUCTIONS: Please send a cover letter, resume, transcript, and license to Cindy Schuler, Executive Director: cschuler@gma.k12.in.us

 

Geist Montessori Academy

POSITION:

Upper Elementary Teacher

LOCATION:

McCordsville, IN

POSITION DATE:

2020-21 School Year

SCHOOL ADDRESS: 6058 W. 900 N. McCordsville, IN 46055

WEBSITE: http://gmacademy.org/

POINT OF CONTACT:   

Cindy Schuler, Executive Director
Geist Montessori Academy
(317) 813-4626

cschuler@gma.k12.in.us

DESCRIPTION:  

At Geist Montessori Academy, a FREE Public Charter school grades K-8, we see the miracle of life in its most profound and organic form, children, who transform before our very eyes. We study and observe children with grand adoration and appreciation. Due to our genuine awe and reverence for the individual spirit, we act as gentle guides on the side, gardeners, and provide “just right” learning experiences to help children unfold and reach their fullest potential. By combining a community approach with authentic lessons, nature, and outreach, we journey together with gratitude, each stage of learning a step deeper on the path of knowing. At GMA, we believe that we are better together, so please visit our website; we hope you join our school family: http://gmacademy.org/about-us/ We are looking for a warm, compassionate, creative, and inspirational AMI or AMS trained Directress to join our community and enhance our school family. Experience in a classroom is preferred, but not required. Salary is negotiable based upon experience. The position begins August, 2020. We look forward to hearing from you!

QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS/EXPERIENCE:  

  •  Interested candidates must have AMI or AMS primary trained credentials and possess a Bachelor’s degree. At this time, we will consider sponsoring a current AMI-trainee applicant.

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:  

  • Bachelor's Degree and AMI or AMS Montessori Credentials

APPLICANT INSTRUCTIONS: Please send a cover letter, resume, transcript, and license to Cindy Schuler, Executive Director: cschuler@gma.k12.in.us

 

Alyssum Montessori School

POSITION:

Elementary Assistant

LOCATION:

Fort Wayne, IN

POSITION DATE:

2020-21 School Year

SCHOOL ADDRESS: 916 S. Calhoun St. Ft. Wayne, IN 46802

WEBSITE: www.AlyssumMontessori.org

POINT OF CONTACT:   

Suzy Ulmer, Teacher-Leader

Suzy@AlyssumMontessori.org

DESCRIPTION:  

Alyssum Montessori School in Fort Wayne, Indiana seeks a part-time assistant in our elementary classroom. We expect an assistant to work with staff, families and children, to learn the Montessori philosophy and to create a positive environment for students. The elementary assistant will work closely with both the upper and lower guides and be able to take direction as well as perform independently from the lead teachers. The assistant will help with duties in the classroom including, but not limited to classroom and materials preparation, student observations, one on one student interaction, arrival and departure routine, outdoor playtime, lunch duty and parent meetings. The job requires moderate physical activity. Hours to be determined by the School may be affected by the current pandemic

QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS/EXPERIENCE:  

  •  Prior experience with children ages 6-12 is required. Prior experience in a Montessori environment preferred.

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:  

  • High School Diploma.  Continued education in Child Development and Education preferred.

APPLICANT INSTRUCTIONS: Please send a cover letter, resume and application to Suzy Ulmer, Teacher-Leader: Suzy@AlyssumMontessori.org

 

Center Grove Montessori

POSITION:

Primary Room Assistant

LOCATION:

Greenwood, IN

POSITION DATE:

For Upcoming School Year

SCHOOL ADDRESS: 1607 W. Smith Valley Rd Greenwood, IN 46142

WEBSITE: centergrovemontessori.com

POINT OF CONTACT:   

Claire Olson, School Director

office@centergrovemontessori.com

317-883-0335

DESCRIPTION:  

CGM seeks two part-time assistants or one full-time assistant in our primary classroom. The assistant will work closely with the lead guide in the classroom. CGM expects the assistant to be prepared to work with current staff and families to uphold the Montessori philosophy and create and maintain strong relationships with the students and the school community. The primary assistant will work closely with the lead guide and be able to take direction and guidance from that lead. The assistant will help with duties in the classroom including, but not limited to, food preparation, classroom preparation, student observations, and parent meetings. The job will have physically demanding aspects and will be the responsibility of the individual to determine their limitations with the school. Hours to be determined by School Director upon hiring.

QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS/EXPERIENCE:  

  •  Prior experience with children age 3-6 is required. Prior experience in a Montessori environment preferred.

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:  

  • High School Diploma

APPLICANT INSTRUCTIONS: Please send a cover letter and Resume and application to Claire Olson, School Director: office@centergrovemontessori.com

 

Center Grove Montessori

POSITION:

Full Time Elementary Assistant

LOCATION:

Greenwood, IN

POSITION DATE:

For Upcoming School Year

SCHOOL ADDRESS: 1607 W. Smith Valley Rd Greenwood, IN 46142

WEBSITE: centergrovemontessori.com

POINT OF CONTACT:   

Claire Olson, School Director

office@centergrovemontessori.com

317-883-0335

DESCRIPTION:  

CGM seeks a full-time assistant in our elementary classroom both upper and lower elementary. The assistant will work closely with the lead guide in the classroom. CGM expects the assistant to be prepared to work with current staff and families to uphold the Montessori philosophy and create and maintain strong relationships with the students and the school community. The elementary assistant will work closely with the lead guide and be able to take direction and guidance from that lead. The assistant will help with duties in the classroom including, but not limited to, food preparation, classroom preparation, student observations, one on one student interaction, and parent meetings. The job will have physically demanding aspects and will be the responsibility of the individual to determine their limitations with the school. Hours to be determined by School Director upon hiring.

QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS/EXPERIENCE:  

  •  Prior experience with children age 6-12 is required. Prior experience in a Montessori environment preferred.

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:  

  • High School Diploma

APPLICANT INSTRUCTIONS: Please send a cover letter and Resume and application to Claire Olson, School Director: office@centergrovemontessori.com

 

Montessori School of Westfield

POSITION:

3-6 Lead Teacher

LOCATION:

Westfield, IN

POSITION DATE:

Apply May 20- August 1

SCHOOL ADDRESS: 800 Sycamore St., Westfield, 46074

WEBSITE: http://www.montessorischoolofwestfield.com/

POINT OF CONTACT:   

Mary Lyman, Head of School

montessoriwestfield@gmail.com

317-867-0158

DESCRIPTION:  

Founded in 1994 by William and Mary Lyman in Westfield, Indiana. Montessori School of Westfield is a UMSI recognized 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. We are looking for a warm, compassionate, committed, self-directed AMI, or AMS 3-6 trained Directress to join our community and be an asset to our work team. Experience in a classroom is preferred, but not required. Salary is negotiable based upon experience. The position begins in August 2020. We look forward to hearing from you!

QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS/EXPERIENCE:  

  • Experience preferred but not required

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:  

  • Montessori pre-primary certification

APPLICANT INSTRUCTIONS: Please send a cover letter and Resume/CV to Mary Lyman, Head of School montessoriwestfield@gmail.com

 

Indiana Montessori Academy

POSITION: Primary Directress

LOCATION:

Carmel, IN

POSITION DATE:

ASAP until September 1, 2020

SCHOOL ADDRESS: 2925 West 146th Street, Carmel, IN 46074

WEBSITE: http://indianamontessoriacademy.org/

POINT OF CONTACT:   

Kris Spence, Head of School

kspence@indianamontessoriacademy.org

317-569-1290

DESCRIPTION:  

Founded in 2011, Indiana Montessori Academy (IMA), an AMI-recognized school, offers a comprehensive Montessori program for children ages 18 months through 6 years via our respective Toddler and Primary Montessori environments. IMA is a multicultural Montessori community committed to Dr. Maria Montessori’s pedagogy and our own "green-school" initiatives. Our campus is on 2.5 acres located in Carmel, IN, and we have recently moved into our newly constructed building featuring outdoor learning gardens and a natural playground. IMA believes a respectful, thoughtful, peaceful child will create a peaceful and sustainable future. IMA child creating our future. We are looking for a warm, compassionate, committed, self-directed AMI or AMS trained Directress to join our community and enhance our thriving work team. Experience in a classroom is preferred, but not required. Salary is negotiable based upon experience. The position begins August 2020. We look forward to hearing from you!

QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS/EXPERIENCE:  

  • Interested candidates must have AMI or AMS primary trained credentials and possess a Bachelor’s degree. At this time, we will consider sponsoring a current AMI-trainee applicant.

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:  

  • Bachelor's Degree, AMI or AMS Montessori Credentials

APPLICANT INSTRUCTIONS: Please send a cover letter and Resume/CV to Kris Spence, Head of School kspence@indianamontessoriacademy.org.

 

The Montessori Academy at Edison Lakes

POSITION: Early Childhood (3-6) Lead Teacher

LOCATION:

Mishawaka, IN

POSITION DATE:

Hiring for the 2020-21 School Year

SCHOOL ADDRESS: 530 E Day Rd, Mishawaka, IN 46545

WEBSITE: https://www.tma-el.org/

POINT OF CONTACT:   

Randy Kelly, rkelly@tma-el.org

DESCRIPTION:  Founded in 1949, The Montessori Academy (TMA) is an ISACS and AMS accredited private school serving more than 200 children annually from age 18 months through grade 8 in Mishawaka, Indiana. Classes at The Montessori Academy are prepared according to the developmental characteristics of each age level. True of all employees at The Montessori Academy, our Early Childhood Lead Teachers guide their students in accordance with Montessori philosophy and the mission of The Montessori Academy. The Montessori Academy’s goal is mutual trust and friendly regard among all. As adults we model appropriate behavior, attitudes and feelings. Employees are expected to follow TMA’s guiding principles, policies and procedures.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

(These are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.) Collaborate with Early Childhood and Lower Elementary teachers to ensure the developmental needs of each individual student are met and that proper preparations are made for the students’ successful move to Lower Elementary. Provide regular reports to the parents regarding the content presentations and instruction in the appropriate academic and social/emotional areas. Provide an end of year summary of the student’s experiences and accomplishments. Provide specific feedback to parents relevant to a child’s interest, particular talents and discoveries. Prepare and maintain the instructional space to reflect the qualities inherent in a Montessori prepared environment and the academic needs of a kindergarten level student: appropriate materials, order, cleanliness, beauty, positive supportive atmosphere, respect for the environment and each other. Fulfill all preparation and instructional duties pertinent to area of specialty. Annual expenses are managed within the department budget and according to the school’s policies and procedures for approval and methods of ordering supplies and receiving reimbursement. Integrate current best practices in education with the Montessori approach to learning. Assist in the care of the Montessori environment throughout the school. Share the responsibility for the safety and physical well being of the children at all times. Participate in staff meetings, institute in-service sessions and professional enrichment workshops as scheduled by the Head of School. Support and participate in other school events per the Head of School.

QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS/EXPERIENCE:  

  • Teacher will have a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree and a Montessori Early Childhood credential from either the American Montessori Society or the Association Montessori Internationale is preferred.

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:  

  • Teacher will have a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree and a Montessori Early Childhood credential from either the American Montessori Society or the Association Montessori Internationale is preferred.

APPLICANT INSTRUCTIONS: Please send a cover letter and Resume/CV as well as contact information for 3 references that have acted in a supervisory role for the candidate to Randy Kelly, Head of School. rkelly@tma-el.org.

 

Trine University

POSITION: Director of Montessori Teacher Education Program

LOCATION:

Angola, IN

POSITION DATE:

August 2020

SCHOOL ADDRESS: One University Avenue, Angola, IN 46703

WEBSITE: https://trine.edu/human-resources/careers/dir-montessori.aspx

POINT OF CONTACT:   

Apply on Website

https://trine.edu/human-resources/careers/dir-montessori.aspx

DESCRIPTION:   Trine University invites applications for the position of Director for the newly created Montessori Teacher Education program in the Franks School of Education.

Trine University is seeking an experienced Montessori candidate with vision, academic and professional leadership skills and passion to establish a new AMS/MACTE Montessori Teacher Education program.  Candidates should demonstrate primary through secondary Montessori philosophy knowledge as well as strong interpersonal skills and ability to build collegiality, trust, and effectiveness among faculty, staff, students, stakeholders, and alumni.

The position begins August 2020.

Essential Responsibilities


As Program Director

Develop the program’s strategic vision and long-range plan
Develop guiding principles and implement assessment strategies to uphold excellence as it pertains to Montessori philosophy
Lead undergraduate program and in-service teacher training curriculum design that aligns with Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education (MACTE) and American Montessori Society (AMS) affiliation
Lead efforts to achieve and maintain accreditation through MACTE and AMS in coordination with the School of Education Dean
Organize, recruit, and evaluate the effectiveness of summer teacher training programs
Prepare and manage annual program budget
Coordinate and lead faculty recruitment efforts and recommend the appointment of academic and clinical personnel
Lead Montessori-related outcome assessment, student achievement, and professional development for faculty and staff
Support student recruitment, retention, and placement in coordination with the Office of Admission
Establish collaborative relationships, including sites for clinical experiences
Support alumni relations, marketing, and public relations in coordination with the Office of Alumni and Development
Assist with program-specific grant proposals and administer grant funds in coordination with the Office of Alumni and Development
Explore the creation of graduate-level course credit aligned with summer teacher training in coordination with the School of Education Dean
Additional duties and assignments as prescribed by the School of Education Dean and/or Vice President of Academic Affairs


As Faculty

Teach, prepare course material, and assess two undergraduate Montessori Education courses per fall and spring semesters
Serve on academic or administrative committees that deal with institutional policies, School of Education matters, and academic issues
Advise students on academic and career issues

QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS/EXPERIENCE:  

  • Minimum of five years experience in an AMS-accredited school(s) with multiple developmental level classrooms 

  • Experience teaching undergraduate and/or in-service teachers using Montessori-aligned curriculum

  • Proven leadership and management experience in an educational setting, preferably in a Montessori institution(s)

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:  

  • Masters degree in education, Montessori, or related field from an accredited institution

  • Preference may be given to those who may apply with a Ph.D. in an education-related field from an accredited institution

  • MACTE accredited and AMS- and/or AMI-affiliated Montessori credentials

APPLICANT INSTRUCTIONS: Please Apply Online:

https://trine.edu/human-resources/careers/dir-montessori.aspx

 

Bunche Montessori Early Childhood Center

POSITION: Early Childhood Assistant

LOCATION:

Fort Wayne, IN

POSITION DATE:

February 3, 2020

SCHOOL ADDRESS: 1111 Greene Street, Fort Wayne, IN 46803

WEBSITE: https://fortwayneschools.org/schools/school-pages.php?school=0151

POINT OF CONTACT:   

Contact: Tamara Mullins, Principal
tamara.mullins@fwcs.k12.in.us

DESCRIPTION:  Bunche Montessori is seeking a classroom assistant for one of their
early childhood classrooms (3-6 year olds). Assistants are expected to work cohesively
with the lead teacher. Job duties include but are not limited to organizing and preparing
materials, cleaning the workspace to facilitate the learning process for each child,
observing, and learning more about the Montessori Philosophy. Assistants are also
expected to guide the child through self-directed activities, allowing the child to develop
at his or how own pace while allowing for the growth of independence. Together
assistants and lead teachers foster a nurturing, peaceful, and stimulating non-
competitive environment.

QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS/EXPERIENCE:  Qualifying Candidates should be kind, compassionate,
promote a positive attitude, enthusiastic, and creative with a love for working with
children ages 3-6 years old. Prior experience working with young children and working
in a Montessori school will be an advantage. An assistant is also required to have the
physical capacity to work with young children. This position comes with the opportunity
for professional development in Montessori Philosophy, Roles and Expectations of the
Montessori Assistant, and other related topics along with community building with
colleagues through collaboration.

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:  High school degree or higher

APPLICANT INSTRUCTIONS:  Please fill out an application at
https://www.fwcs.k12.in.us/fwcsjobs
You may contact Mrs. Mullins with questions at tamara.mullins@fwcs.k12.in.us.

 

The Presbyterian School

POSITION: Montessori Toddler Guide

LOCATION:

Wabash, IN

POSITION DATE:

1/14/20

SCHOOL ADDRESS: 123 W Hill St. Wabash, IN 46962

WEBSITE: https://wabashpresbyterian.com/preschool/

POINT OF CONTACT:   

Addie Neher

Director/Lead Guide (Children's House)

addie@wabashpresbyterian.com

DESCRIPTION:  The Toddler Guide will work with children 18 to 36 months of age. At this time, the job is part-time (mornings, only) but has the potential to grow into full-time. Wages are dependent on experience and training.

QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS/EXPERIENCE:  

Preferred experience with children. - Must have joyful attitude about all weather. - Displays thoughtful and respectful action towards others. - Must have a general knowledge of the Montessori Method. - Prepares themselves physically, mentally, and spiritually before entering the classroom. - Preferred AMI/AMS Certification

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:  AMI/AMS Certification

APPLICANT INSTRUCTIONS: Please submit your resume, cover letter and references to:

Addie Neher

Director/Lead Guide (Children's House)

addie@wabashpresbyterian.com

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