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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)

 

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.

 

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.

The Nature School of Central Indiana

POSITION: 

Upper Elementary Teacher

LOCATION:

Indianapolis, IN

POSITION DATE:

July 1, 2021

SCHOOL ADDRESS: 

6102 Boy Scout Rd

Lawrence, IN 46226

POINT OF CONTACT:   

Name: Andi Schwipps - Allison & Courtney Ke
Email: thenatureschoolinfo@gmail.com
Phone: 219-384-6501

WEBSITE:  thenatureschoolofcentralindiana.org

DESCRIPTION:  

Are you an enthusiastic and responsible collaborator who loves working with upper elementary students (grades 4-6)? Do you find passion in guiding students to be their best selves socially, emotionally, and academically? The Nature School of Central Indiana is excited to announce an opening for an Upper Elementary Lead Teacher for the 2021-2022 academic year. Our school community values the rich cultures, traditions, and ethnicities our families come from, and we are looking for diverse applicants who represent these backgrounds.

This job is for you if you:

-Are inspired by our mission and vision

-Love children and supporting their development

-Work collaboratively, positively, and professionally with all staff

-Establish a rapport and build relationships with students and families based on trust

-Set an excellent example for students by modeling honesty, accountability, understanding, tolerance, respect, love, and kindness

-Multitask, keep calm under pressure, and treat everyone with respect

-Maintain a positive attitude, flexibility, and a good sense of humor

-Display excellent planning, communication, and organizational skills

-Display strong conflict resolution skills -Maintain a safe and secure environment

-Understand technology commensurate with program level requirements -Maintain the confidentiality of the school’s students, family, and staff

-Display curiosity and desire to grow professionally

-Train in, become familiar with, or be willing to learn about Montessori and Waldorf education -Have a commitment to high quality care and learning

-Are a skilled classroom manager, inspiring children to be their best selves and coaching them through solution-finding processes

-Delight in the details of maintaining a classroom space for children to thrive

-Are a highly relational and effective communicator

-Are able to multitask and manage a variety of supportive responsibilities 

-Have a positive attitude and are able to roll with a dynamic and creative organization

-Care about equity, diversity, and social and environmental justice

-Enjoy working in a progressive, relational, collaborative, and nature-loving team of dedicated and talented individuals

-Establish a daily routine; create and maintain a healthy, safe, and positive environment for children

-Support social-emotional learning and solution-finding opportunities using the Positive Discipline framework

-Communicate with teachers about the child’s development and daily experiences

-Collaborate with TNS staff to foster a sense of community and belonging Implement daily practices and routines within the classroom and throughout the campus

-Observe and document children’s progress in the areas of their social, emotional, physical, creative, and cognitive skills

-Organize classroom materials and clean, disinfect, and sanitize the workspace to facilitating the learning process for each child

-Help guide the child through self-directed activities, allowing the child to develop at their own pace

-Foster a nurturing and stimulating non-competitive environment

-Commit to continued professional development in providing exemplary outdoor education to children

QUALIFICATIONS/EXPERIENCE:

-Bachelor’s Degree or actively working toward degree completion

-Student teachers working toward Montessori or Waldorf certification

-Experience working with elementary-aged children and families in a group setting

-CPR, First Aid, Bloodborne Pathogens certified or be willing to obtain

-Positive Discipline training, or willing to take

-Anti-biased/Anti-racist training, or willing to take

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor's Degree

APPLICANT INSTRUCTIONS: 

Send resume and references to Andi Schwipps - Allison at thenatureschoolinfo@gmail.com

The Nature School of Central Indiana

POSITION: 

Lower Elementary Teacher

LOCATION:

Indianapolis, IN

POSITION DATE:

July 1, 2021

SCHOOL ADDRESS: 

6102 Boy Scout Rd

Indianapolis, IN 46226

POINT OF CONTACT:   

Name: Andi Schwipps - Allison & Courtney Ke
Email: thenatureschoolinfo@gmail.com
Phone: 219-384-6501

WEBSITE:  thenatureschoolofcentralindiana.org

DESCRIPTION:  

We are looking for an enthusiastic teacher to join us in our Lower Elementary program, ages 6-9. TNS is a new charter school blending Montessori and Waldorf methods with a nature based curriculum. We are looking for a qualified candidate that supports our school mission and values. Additionally, we're looking for a positive individual who will provide an academically rich, engaging and respectful environment which meets the needs of each individual student. We are excited to bring this style of education to the Indianapolis area, as we are the first of its kind in the state! Our campus is situated on Camp Belzer's campus, which sits along Fall Creek, and adjacent to Fort Harrison.

QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS/EXPERIENCE: 

A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited College or University Teaching license preferred; or willingness to work towards attaining one A Montessori Credential from a MACTE recognized training center Legally authorized to work in the United States Ability to relate to and inspire students on their independent educational journey Evidence of emotional maturity and stability A love of learning Strong personal communication skills and written communication skills.

Montessori certification required. Indiana Teaching License preferred, but not required. 1 year or more teaching experience preferred

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:Montessori certification required. Indiana Teaching License preferred, but not required. 1 year or more teaching experience preferred

Key Responsibilities:

Collaborate and communicate with co-teacher Establish and maintain good communications with parents through parent conferences, meetings, informal communication, emails, classroom newsletter Demonstrate a growth mindset for professional and personal growth Maintain good record keeping and observation notes for each student Attend all school meetings and school related functions Prepare materials, lessons and other needs necessary for the classroom Engage in professional development to renew and acquire skills and stimulate teaching ideas You will be working alongside an experienced Montessori teacher, and will also have a classroom assistant. We offer very competitive pay, and benefits. Full time position; for the 2021-2022 school year Please check us out at: thenatureschoolofcentralindiana.org!

APPLICANT INSTRUCTIONS: 

Send resume and references to Andi Schwipps - Allison at thenatureschoolinfo@gmail.com

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: 

Middle School Humanities 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 an enthusiastic lead educator for our 7th & 8th
grade Humanities class. This role would be responsible for engaging adolescent
students in interdisciplinary units of study to cover the reading, language arts, and
history standards for the state of Indiana. This person would work alongside a teaching

partner who covers the STEM content, and would collaborate with this teammate to
provide a cohesive approach to instruction for all middle school students.

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: 

Bachelor’s Degree in Secondary Education

QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS/EXPERIENCE: 

Must hold a valid Indiana Teaching License in Secondary ELA and/or History. Montessori certification preferred, but not required. All lead teachers are expected to pursue Montessori certification within a year of being hired. Tuition assistance for Montessori training is available as funding allows.

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.

 

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

 

St. Mark's Early Learners

POSITION: 

Full Time Preschool Director

LOCATION:

Auburn, IN

POSITION DATE:

ASAP

SCHOOL ADDRESS: 

211 West 9th Street

Auburn, IN. 46706

POINT OF CONTACT:   

Name: Jon Hunter
Email: jon@stmarksauburn.com

WEBSITE  http://stmarksearlylearners.com/

DESCRIPTION:  

Purpose
The purpose of the Preschool Director is to provide leadership to St. Mark’s Early Learners Montessori School, a Ministry of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church. This person would have Montessori experience and have accredited Montessori training or would be willing to go through accredited Montessori training.


Job Description
Hours: 40-45 hours per week on average with less when school is not in session.
Supervision: Reports to the Senior Pastor and Church Council.


Values of St. Mark’s Staff
1. Character- All staff must be honest, diligent in their work, trustworthy, dependable, and most of all a dedicated follower of Jesus.
2. Chemistry- This person’s personality will fit well with the culture and vision of St. Mark’s. They must be able to collaborate with the pastor, other staff, church council, and church family.
3. Calling- We ask staff to become active members in our church. They are to be regular worshipers at St. Mark’s. This is more than a job but an opportunity to serve Jesus. Called people are prompted by the Holy Spirit to fulfill a role on the team to help to make disciples and grow the church. Called people synergize and collaborate with all areas of the church. They realize the team they are a part of is more important than the team they lead.
4. Competency- They must have the skills and knowledge to perform quality work. They must be able to problem solve and take initiative.


Responsibilities:
1. Ensure the application of the core values, mission, and vision of the preschool.
2. Ensure appropriate application and communication of the philosophy and approach of the preschool.
3. Lead a team of teachers and other staff in the establishment and operation of a high-quality preschool, including day-to-day operation and routine special events. The duties of the director and extra staff correlates to enrollment numbers.
4. Recruit, hire and train teachers and other staff as needed to staff preschool classrooms and special events.
5. Function as primary contact person for parents/guardians on enrollment, assimilation, progress, and all other matters pertaining to the preschool. Work with, assist, and support the needs of parents and families of the preschool.
6. Supervise and support the teachers, assistants, and preschool staff.

7. Regularly monitor, evaluate, and develop preschool staff ensuring that a “continuous learning” culture is developed and fostered and that classroom management practices are continuously improved.
8. Work directly with the church staff to ensure healthy communication with the church.
9. Meet with the Senior Pastor and Church Council for monthly meetings.
10. Establish enrollment processes that ensure children are enrolled efficiently, acclimated smoothly into their classroom, and monitored to ensure success.
11. Track tuition payments, keep excellent records. Make purchases for the preschool and submit receipts as necessary.
12. Develop and implement a marketing/advertisement plan that creates interest in the preschool and fuels strong enrollment.
13. Coordinate all preschool-wide communications for parents, the church, children, and the community.
14. Teach in the classroom and assist in the classroom as needed.
15. Coordinate with the Pastors for Jesus time.
16. Provide opportunities for parents to engage with the preschool and the education of their children.
17. Offer prospective parents and families tours and information as needed.

APPLICANT INSTRUCTIONS: 

Interested Applicants may apply HERE

 

Montessori Academy in the Oaks

POSITION: 

Administrator

LOCATION:

Hobart, IN

POSITION DATE:

May 18, 2021 to August 1, 2021

SCHOOL ADDRESS: 

2109 57th Ave.
Hobart, IN 46342

POINT OF CONTACT:   

Name: Rosi Molina
Email: maitomontessori@gmail.com
Phone: (219) 942-9410

WEBSITE  https://www.maitoschool.org/

DESCRIPTION:  

Founded in 1966, Montessori Academy in the Oaks ("MAITO") is non-profit school serving children from the ages of 1.5 years old to 9 years old.  MAITO is supported by a parent run board of directors.  MAITO is seeking a dedicated and diligent leader who will oversee day to day operations and strategically guide the school toward sustainability and growth.  A successful candidate must be a good communicator who can thrive in a fast paced environment. 

Among other things, the Administrator will:
- Be responsible to the Board of Directors
-  Serve as the liaison between the staff, the school board, parents and the community
- Promote a quality Montessori based education and a safe, peaceful learning environment where students can thrive
- Oversee the staff and manage the schedule
- Manage school finances
- Maintain current enrollment relationships and help grow new ones
- Oversee property management of our school grounds
- Build support and alliances with our local community
- Manage the school office and maintain all school records

REQUIREMENTS & QUALIFICATIONS: 

4-year degree, preferably in education • Montessori credential preferred • Loves to work with children and is passionate about Montessori methods and philosophy

APPLICANT INSTRUCTIONS: 

Coverletter, Resume, List of references to:

Rosi Molina at maitomontessori@gmail.com.

 

Indiana Montessori Academy

POSITION: 

3-6 Primary Guide

LOCATION:

Carmel, IN

POSITION DATE:

5/3/2021-9/1/2021

SCHOOL ADDRESS: 

2925 West 146th Street
Carmel, IN 46074

POINT OF CONTACT:   

Name: Kristina Spence
Email: info@indianamontessoriacademy.org
Phone: 317-569-1290

WEBSITE  indianamontessoriacademy.org

DESCRIPTION:  

Indiana Montessori Academy (IMA) is an AMI accredited school currently accepting applications for an AMI or AMS Primary Directress. The position begins August 2021. IMA was founded in 2011, and in 2019, opened the doors to our magnificent building on a beautiful 2.5-acre campus. We are passionate about the children in our care; our outdoor learning gardens and upholding our adopted green principles.

 

We are looking for a gracious, well-trained and incredibly passionate Montessori Guide to join our team. We are open to sponsoring an applicant in training as well. Our school is located in Carmel, IN. Carmel is a charming town consistently ranked as a best place to live and raise a family: http://www.carmel.in.gov/about-the-city/city-wide-awards

 

For more information about IMA and our lovely community, please visit our website at www.IndianaMontessoriAcademy.org

 

Come join our High-Performing, Self-Directed Work Team and bring your passion, enthusiasm, energy and drive to ensure our children’s and school’s success! We look forward to hearing from you!

REQUIREMENTS & QUALIFICATIONS: 

Previous experience in a Primary Classroom environment is preferred. We are willing to help train and coach a newly certified applicant.

AMI or AMS Certification

APPLICANT INSTRUCTIONS: 

Please send your resume and a cover letter to: Kristina Spence, Head of School info@indianamontessoriacademy.org

 

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.

 

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 as a [501(c)(3)] non-profit organization, 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 that call to the 
interests and needs of each student. Habitat is seeking a dedicated and visionary leader to guide daily operations and strategically steward the school toward institutional growth, sustainability, and maturity.


 Although our strengths are many, these are the foremost:


-A strong identity rooted in our Montessori mission of enriching minds and building
community.
-A passionate faculty empowered to master their craft and continuously 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 school community that possesses close, meaningful relationships and supports
diversity, inclusion, and academic excellence.
-A 20,000 square foot outdoor classroom that extends opportunity for exploration,
immersion, and stewardship.


Head of School


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.  

QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS/EXPERIENCE:  

-Experience as a Montessori administrator/teacher desired, though not required; a
commitment to Montessori education.
-Collaborative leader and team builder who can inspire faculty and parents, handle
conflict, and unite the school’s constituencies.
-Persuasive, active, and articulate advocate for the school, both on campus and in the
broader community.
-Dynamic, visionary leader with impeccable people and organizational skills.
-Deep knowledge and understanding of child development.
-Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
-Listens actively, builds consensus, and acts decisively as required.


Head of School Responsibilities and Authority: 
-Model the mission and values of the school. 
-Execute and administer the policies and strategic plan of the School, as set by the Board
of
-Oversight of all aspects of daily operations and stakeholder care: business, academic,
and community.
-Faculty support, development, and evaluation.
-Adherence to all legal and regulatory requirements.
-Coordination of facilities requirements and obligations.

Compensation
-A competitive salary commensurate with experience.
-Paid time off and holidays.
-Tuition discounts for children enrolled in the program.
-Paid professional development.
-Retirement fund contribution.

APPLICANT INSTRUCTIONS: 

Interested applicants should submit the following 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

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.

 

Carlin Park Elementary

POSITION: 

Primary Grades Teacher

LOCATION:

Angola, IN

POSITION DATE:

Deadline to Apply: May 7, 2021

Start Date: August 13, 2021

SCHOOL ADDRESS: 

400 S. Martha Street

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

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

QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS/EXPERIENCE:  

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.

APPLICANT INSTRUCTIONS: 

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.

 

A Children's Habitat Montessori School

POSITION: 

Upper Elementary

Teacher (TEMP)

LOCATION:

Indianapolis IN

POSITION DATE:

August 12-November 12, 2021

SCHOOL ADDRESS: 

801 W. 73 rd St.
Indianapolis, IN 46260

POINT OF CONTACT:   

Name: Amanda Lufkin
Email: alufkin@childrens-habitat.org
Phone: (317)726-5584

WEBSITE  www.childrens-habitat.org

DESCRIPTION:  

School Description: Founded in 1972 as a [501(c)(3)] non-profit organization, 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 that call to the interests and needs of each student. Habitat is seeking a dedicated and visionary leader to guide daily operations and strategically steward the school toward institutional growth, sustainability, and maturity.


Although our strengths are many, these are the foremost:

-A strong identity rooted in our Montessori mission of enriching minds and building
community.
-A passionate faculty empowered to master their craft and continuously 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 school community that possesses close, meaningful relationships and supports
diversity, inclusion, and academic excellence.
-A 20,000 square foot outdoor classroom that extends opportunity for exploration,
immersion, and stewardship.


Duties and Responsibilities
• Work with the Elementary team to prepare, implement, and maintain the Upper Elementary
classroom environment.
• Meet the individual needs of children. Demonstrate the ability to relate joyfully.
• Maintain ongoing communication with team members. Maintain current, ongoing records.
• Maintain effective, detailed, and positive parent communication. Be proactive in sharing your
knowledge with parents.
• Prepare and participate in parent conferences in the fall.

REQUIREMENTS & QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • 4-year degree, preferably in education

  • Montessori credential preferred
  • Flexible, will work collaboratively as part of a team
  • Self-driven to meet all student needs
  • Loves to work with children and is passionate about Montessori education and philosophy

APPLICANT INSTRUCTIONS: 

Interested applicants should submit the following to alufkin@childrens-habitat.org


-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

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.

 

Marquette Montessori Elementary

POSITION: 

Elementary Principal

LOCATION:

South Bend, IN

POSITION DATE:

3/24/2021 - 04/08/2021

SCHOOL ADDRESS: 

1818 Bergan St.

South Bend, IN 46628

POINT OF CONTACT:   
Email: hiring@jacqbennettconsulting.com
Phone: (574) 393-6000

DESCRIPTION:  

Salary Range: 80K to 120K annually with a 5K stipend available

Contract Length: Contractual Year

Preferred Application Deadline: April 8, 2021

Start Date: Immediate preferred; July 1, 2021 required

Supervisor: Director of School Learning- Turnaround

Basic Function: The principal’s core responsibility is the improvement of student learning toward the vision of Quality Learning for Every Student Every Day actualized when every student meets grade level expectations. This work is done by an individual who is a visionary, disciplined, and courageous in their instructional leadership efforts. Toward this end, 70% or more of his/her time is to be devoted to curriculum, instruction, professional learning, and the systems necessary to support these. Serves as the instructional, organizational, and cultural leader of the school.

Supervises all certified and non-certified personnel serving in the school.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities: Demonstrated proficiency at the following, with consistent focus on the achievement of high standards by all students: ■ Developing and nurturing a school climate focused on and supporting significant learning by all through a Montessori approach and design ■ Engaging community stakeholders and partners in the educational opportunities of the building ■ Prioritizing family and community member engagement in service of improving student learning outcomes ■ Developing systems around the use of Restorative Justice, PBIS, and a MTSS to address the needs of all learners including adults ■ Formulating long range goals and using a systems approach to planning, implementing, and evaluating programs and services ■ Accurately assessing the effectiveness of teachers on the dimensions of; ○ understanding and organizing subject matter for student learning ○ planning instruction and designing learning experiences for all students ○ creating and maintaining an effective environment for student learning ○ engaging and supporting all students in learning, ■ Assessing student learning, and developing as a professional educator to address the needs of all students; ■ Developing and using a formative and summative assessment system at the building level that guides and informs instruction and student learning supports ■ Developing, facilitating, and assessing professional learning programs and activities guided by the Standards for Professional Learning and other best practice. ■ Providing effective leadership and facilitation in administrative and leadership teams; ■ Organizing personnel, materials, and facilities in efficient support of student learning; ■ Working effectively with diverse people and groups; ■ Cultivating a safe school environment that is conducive to teaching and learning ■ Developing a collegial environment that supports student leadership, collaboration, and growth ■ Establishing and maintaining a school culture of high academic and behavioral expectations ■ Evaluating the progress of all school-based staff in accordance with state law and policy Turnaround Abilities: Demonstrated ability to lead turnaround efforts in a collaborative environment including both external and internal partners. Ability to put systems in place to ensure accelerated achievement of students, while ensuring sustainability of achievement and growth. ■ Setting a vision for the school’s academic program and inspiring buy-in from staff and students ■ Hiring, training, managing, supervising, and coaching school-based staff with a focus on providing actionable, concrete feedback ■ Monitoring, supporting, and developing staff instructional learning experiences through targeted, results-oriented professional development experiences ■ Collaborating with teacher leadership teams to develop and approve operational plans that set policies for the school ■ Developing, managing, and implementing a budget that supports the school’s vision, mission, and goals ■ Consistently monitoring progress towards goals and pursue continuous improvement ■ Delegating leadership and decision–making effectively throughout the school ■ Communicating and engaging with the broader school community in an effective, timely, and compelling manner ■ Collaborating with external educational partners to develop clear improvement and turnaround strategies ■ Ability to think from a systemic perspective ■ Engaging strategies to overcome obstacles such as implementation gap, collective bargaining, etc. ■ Leading and making decisions based on data and evidence/research based practices ■ Creative thinking ability and the ability to effectively manage others towards outcomes and ambitious goals despite significant obstacles. ■ Ensuring the accreditation of Marquette through the American Montessori Society ■ Relentlessly focused on results and committed to the continual improvement of the building and greater community of the school

 

It is the policy of SOUTH BEND COMMUNITY SCHOOL CORPORATION to forbid acts of discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, marital status, limited English proficiency, national origin, age or disability in its educational programs or employment policies as required by the Indiana Civil Rights Act, Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Equal Pay act of 1973, Title IX (1972 Education Amendments), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and Title I and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1991. (Educational Policy #1200)

 

Information about designated compliance coordinators and grievance processes may be obtained by contacting the receptionist at the Administration Building, 215 S. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., South Bend, IN 46601 at 574-393-6000.

QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS/EXPERIENCE:  

Qualifications: A Master’s degree. A valid state supervisory certificate. Five years successful teaching experience or equivalent. Three years successful experience as a building administrator in an urban and diverse community. Extensive experience in school turnaround, improvement, and/or continuous improvement initiatives. History of effectively coaching both new and experienced teachers towards improving their ability to deliver outstanding instruction. Certification or a willingness to engage in Montessori certification for building leaders. Please note: We are willing to consider candidates working towards their state supervisory certificate. Physical Demands: Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in an office; dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard and other technologies and office equipment, sitting, standing and walking for extended periods of time; kneeling; bending at the waist; lifting; pushing; pulling and carrying equipment, supplies and materials weighing up to 25 pounds; repetitive hand movement and fine coordination to use a computer keyboard; emotional stability to work effectively under pressure and to keep all aspects of the job under control; hearing and speaking to exchange information in person or on the telephone; seeing to read; prepare and assure the accuracy of documents.

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:  

  • Master's Degree

APPLICANT INSTRUCTIONS: 

Applications must be submitted here: https://payinfo.sbcsc.k12.in.us/RDSOnlineApp/prestep.asp?POSTING=4981 Our preferred application deadline is April 8, 2021. Please note that we do not guarantee review of applications received after this date.

 

Montessori School of Westfield

POSITION: 

Toddler Lead Teacher

LOCATION:

Westfield, IN

POSITION DATE:

August 1, 2021 (but, ideally be available during the summer, if possible)

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

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 Toddler guide. This guide will
understand the Montessori approach to working with toddlers. They will be self-motivated, yet willing to work as part of a team, an effective leader, and able to provide clear communication, support, and resources for their assistants and parents.

QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS/EXPERIENCE:  

Montessori Toddler certification preferred, but we are willing to provide certification for the right candidate. Early childhood experience (birth to 3 years) is also preferred. Salary is negotiable, based on experience.

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:  

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

APPLICANT INSTRUCTIONS: 

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

 

The Montessori Academy at Edison Lakes

POSITION: 

Lower Elementary Lead Teacher

LOCATION:

Mishawaka, IN

POSITION DATE:

July 1, 2021

SCHOOL ADDRESS: 

530 E Day Rd

Mishawaka, IN 46545

POINT OF CONTACT:   

Name: Randy Kelly, Head of School 

Email: rkelly@tma-el.org 

Phone: 574-256-5313

DESCRIPTION:  

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 needs 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:  

  • Two years leading a Montessori classroom is preferred.

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:  

  • Teacher will have a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree and a Montessori Lower Elementary credential is preferred.

APPLICANT INSTRUCTIONS: 

Please provide a cover letter, resume and three letters of reference to the email listed.

 

Peanut Montessori

POSITION: Infant Lead Teacher

LOCATION:

Indianapolis, IN

POSITION DATE:

August 2, 2021

SCHOOL ADDRESS: 

4548 N. College Ave.

Indianapolis, IN 46205

POINT OF CONTACT:   

Name: Nina Robinson, Head of School 

Email: peanutmontessori@gmail.com

Phone: (317) 691-6762

DESCRIPTION:  

The lead teacher is responsible for the instruction and supervision of the infants in social and developmental activities. They will be responsible for classroom observations, and parent-teacher meetings. The teacher must possess good communication skills as he/she will be responsible to communicate with the parents daily. The teacher we are looking for should be committed, punctual, very loving and patient with the infants at all times.

QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS/EXPERIENCE:  

  • Prerequisites: Early childhood experience birth to 3 years is a MUST. Montessori experience is preferred. Must be over 21 years old.

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:  

  • Prerequisites: Early childhood experience birth to 3 years is a MUST. Montessori experience is preferred. Must be over 21 years old.

APPLICANT INSTRUCTIONS: 

 Please send a resume and references to Nina Robinson at peanutmontessori@gmail.com

 

Peanut Montessori

POSITION: Infant Assistant Guide

LOCATION:

Indianapolis, IN

POSITION DATE:

August 2, 2021

SCHOOL ADDRESS: 

4548 N. College Ave.

Indianapolis, IN 46205

POINT OF CONTACT:   

Name: Nina Robinson, Head of School 

Email: peanutmontessori@gmail.com

Phone: (317) 691-6762

DESCRIPTION:  

This assistant will need to create a nurturing and positive learning environment for infants. He/She will maintain a warm, safe, organized, clean, and appealing environment. She/he must maintain proper feeding, diapering, and play activities according to the developmental needs of each infant. He/ She must engage in meaningful infant communication throughout the day. Becoming a part of Peanut Montessori will allow you flexibility, a beautiful work environment, and give you the opportunity to provide your child an authentic Montessori education with reduced tuition. I look forward to getting to know you better!

QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS/EXPERIENCE:  

  • Over the age of 21, have experience working with infants

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:  

  • Over the age of 21, have experience working with infants

APPLICANT INSTRUCTIONS: 

 Please send a resume and references to Nina Robinson at peanutmontessori@gmail.com

 

Bloomington Montessori School

POSITION:

Upper Elementary Co-Lead Teacher

LOCATION:

Bloomington, IN

POSITION DATE:

August 2, 2021

SCHOOL ADDRESS: 

1835 S. Highland Ave.

Bloomington IN 47401

POINT OF CONTACT:   

Name: Quinn McAvoy, Head of School 

Email: headofschool@montessori.k12.in.us

Phone: 812-336-2800

DESCRIPTION:  

Bloomington Montessori School is seeking an individual to join our teaching team as an Upper Elementary Co-Lead Teacher. Join an interactive partnership of children, families, and staff in a mission of diverse learning and peace education. (Complete job description available upon request.) 

Bloomington Montessori School (BMS) is a privately funded, non-profit (501c3) school founded in 1968. Since 1971 it has been a member of the American Montessori Society (AMS). Our teaching faculty consists of a unified group of highly trained certified Montessorians, and we continue to focus on organizational learning, reflection, and improvement. The school offers equal opportunity to all and is nondiscriminatory. BMS offers high-fidelity Montessori education focused on holistic learner outcomes including:

  • autonomy and independence

  • confidence and competence

  • academic preparation

  • intrinsic motivation

  • social responsibility 

  • spiritual awareness

BMS is recognized as a "step 9" school on the American Montessori Society pathway and is currently completing the accreditation process with AMS.  We partner with families to foster values such as:

  • a love of learning

  • respect for ourselves, each other, and the Earth

  • working hard together as a welcoming, diverse community

  • equality in all the ways in which humans are diverse

  • open and honest communication

Our vision is to serve an ever-expanding community as a center for peace and education.

QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS/EXPERIENCE:  

  • Montessori Elementary ll certification and/or experience preferred, or we would provide certification for the right candidate.  

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:  

  • Bachelor’s degree is required, preferably in the education field.

APPLICANT INSTRUCTIONS: 

 Please send a cover letter, resume and references to Bloomington Montessori School, attn: HOS, 1835 S Highland Avenue, Bloomington, IN 47401 or via email to headofschool@montessori.k12.in.us by February 28, 2021.

 

Indiana Montessori Academy

POSITION:

3-6 Primary Directress

LOCATION:

Carmel, IN

POSITION DATE:

12/15/2020 - 5/31/2021

SCHOOL ADDRESS: 

2925 W 146th St

Carmel, IN 46074

POINT OF CONTACT:   

Kristina Spence, Head of School

info@indianamontessoriacademy.org

317-569-1290

DESCRIPTION:  

Indiana Montessori Academy (IMA) is an AMI accredited school currently accepting applications for an AMI or AMS Primary Directress. The position begins January 2021. Our school was founded in 2011. In 2019, we opened our doors to a newly constructed building on a beautiful 2.5-acre campus. We are looking for a gracious, well-trained and incredibly passionate Montessori Directress to join our team. Interested candidates must hold an AMI or AMS Montessori credentials.

 

We are open to sponsoring an applicant in training as well. Our school is located in Carmel, IN. Carmel is a charming town consistently ranked as a best place to live and raise a family: http://www.carmel.in.gov/about-the-city/city-wide-awards

 

For more information about IMA and our lovely community, please visit our website at www.IndianaMontessoriAcademy.org

 

Come join our High-Performing, Self-Directed Work Team and bring your passion, enthusiasm, energy and drive to ensure our children’s and school’s success!

 

We look forward to hearing from you!

QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS/EXPERIENCE:  

  • Previous experience in a Primary Classroom environment is preferred.

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:  

  • AMI or AMS Certification

APPLICANT INSTRUCTIONS: 

Please send your resume and a cover letter to: 

Kristina Spence, Head of School

info@indianamontessoriacademy.org

 

St. Joseph Montessori School

POSITION:

Children's House Guide/Teacher

LOCATION:

South Bend, IN

POSITION DATE:

August 2021

SCHOOL ADDRESS: 

308 S Scott St

South Bend, IN  46601

POINT OF CONTACT:   

Name: Mary Korson

Email: marykd87@gmail.com

DESCRIPTION:  

St. Thomas More Academy is seeking a Guide/Teacher for our classroom of three- to six-year-old children. We are an independent school committed to the teachings of the Catholic Church and the formation of the whole person; our Children’s House employs the methods of Maria Montessori. Our campus in downtown South Bend’s West Washington Historic District houses a beautiful environment for our students and staff. We seek applicants with early childhood education experience who reflect the warmth, joy, and peace of a vibrant Catholic faith. Candidates will be AMS/AMI/MACTE-certified, in the process of obtaining certification, or interested in becoming certified; we will sponsor certification for the right candidate. Come learn and grow with our devoted school families! 

QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS/EXPERIENCE:  

  • Montessori-certified or interest in becoming certified

  • Experience leading an early education classroom

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:  

  • No education requirements.

APPLICANT INSTRUCTIONS: 

Please send your resume and a cover letter to marykd87@gmail.com and we will follow up with you promptly.

 

Marquette Montessori Academy

POSITION:

Upper Elementary Teacher

LOCATION:

South Bend, IN

POSITION DATE:

October 5, 2020

SCHOOL ADDRESS: 1818 W. Bergan Street; South Bend, IN 46628

WEBSITE: marquette.sb.school

POINT OF CONTACT:   

Name: Deb Cyrier, Principal
Email: dcyrier@sb.school
Phone: 574-393-2400

DESCRIPTION:  

Upper Elementary teacher needed immediately for growing program. Marquette is a
public magnet program in South Bend, IN. A diverse, Title I program we serve a
population of approximately 65% FRL. Approximately 15% of our school population
receives special education services. We are a school committed to Restorative Justice
in Education. For the 2020-2021 we are currently 100% virtual with the SBCSC school
board voting on a possible reentry plan on 9/28/2020. Regardless of the vote, students

are being given the opportunity to remain virtual for the entire school year if that is what
their family chooses. Teachers at Marquette will be assigned to either be virtual or in
person teachers based on criteria defined by SBCSC. The staff and administration at
Marquette is committed to ensuring that our program maintains a high level of fidelity
with the Montessori model.


Full details about position can be found at
https://payinfo.sbcsc.k12.in.us/RDSOnlineApp/postdesc.asp?POSTING=4697

QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS/EXPERIENCE:  

  • We are seeking candidates that believe in a value the Montessori philosophy and work
    to apply its principles throughout not only their teaching, but inherently throughout their
    life.
    Ideal candidate will have had experience in the classroom or working with children
    previously. Ideal candidate enjoys being part of a collaborative team and thinking
    outside the box to create engaging experiences for student to develop a love of
    learning.

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:  

  • Ideal candidate will hold MACTE Elementary I-II credential or Elementary II credential.
    We will provide Montessori training for the right candidate. Bachelor’s degree required.
    Ideally candidate holds IN teaching license but if not candidate must pursue an
    Emergency Permit. Indiana now offers a pathway to licensure for those who hold
    MACTE credentials.

APPLICANT INSTRUCTIONS:  Contact building administrator if interested in the position and
also file a formal online application with SBCSC at:
https://payinfo.sbcsc.k12.in.us/RDSOnlineApp/prestep.asp?POSTING=4697

 

Montessori School of Westfield

POSITION:

3-6 Primary Assistant 

LOCATION:

Westfield, IN

POSITION DATE:

Fill ASAP

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  3-6 primary assistant 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 as soon as possible. We look forward to hearing from you!

QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS/EXPERIENCE:  

  • Experience preferred but not required

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:  

  • High School diploma

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

 

Maria Montessori International Academy

POSITION:

3-6 Teacher Assistant

LOCATION:

Indianapolis, IN

POSITION DATE:

Starts Immediately

SCHOOL ADDRESS: 7507 Michigan Road, Indianapolis, IN 46268

WEBSITE: www.inmontessori.com

POINT OF CONTACT:   

Name: Deborah Macke, Office Manager
Email: hello@inmontessori.com
Phone:317-460-4147

DESCRIPTION:  

Montessori assistant teachers work with lead teachers and are trained in the Montessori
method. Montessori teaching assistants work in a unique educational setting, with a
child-initiated learning process and non-competitive activities.
As a school, it is our mission to create an environment in which the following goals of a
Montessori education may be met: 1. awaken the child‛s spirit and imagination 2.
encourage a normal desire for independence 3. foster a high sense of self-esteem 4.
help develop in all children the qualities of kindness, courtesy and self-discipline 5.

teach children to observe, question and explore ideas independently 6. help children
master social skills and knowledge When accepting a position with Maria Montessori,
the classroom Assistant agrees to aid the teachers in working toward these goals, and
to collaborate with the staff in providing a nurturing environment. Classroom Assistants
facilitate the comprehensive development of all students by interacting positively,
confidently and respectfully with all.

QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS/EXPERIENCE:  

  • Prerequisites: Early childhood experience birth to 5 years

  • Requirements for admittance to the teaching assistant course or workshop include a
    minimum of an associate’s degree (or the equivalent) and proficiency in English. The
    prospective assistant may choose to specialize in childcare at one of three levels:
    infancy (birth to three years of age), primary (3-6 years of age) or elementary (6-12
    years of age).
    Job Type: Full-time
    Salary: $13.00 to $16.00 /hour

RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:  

The teaching assistants work cohesively with the lead teachers. The job duties range
from organizing materials and cleaning the workspace to facilitating the learning
process for each child. All assistants are expected to support the Montessori teaching
method. Specifically, they must help guide the child through self-directed activities,
allowing the child to develop at his or her own pace. They are expected to foster, along
with the lead teachers, a nurturing and stimulating non-competitive environment.

APPLICANT INSTRUCTIONS: Please send a resume to:

Deborah Macke, Office Manager, hello@inmontessori.com

 

Center Grove Montessori

POSITION:

Toddler Lead Guide

LOCATION:

Greenwood, IN

POSITION DATE:

2020-21 School Year

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

WEBSITE: https://www.centergrovemontessori.com/

POINT OF CONTACT:   

Indu Agnihotri

1607 West Smith Valley Rd, Greenwood, IN 46142

317-883-0335

Office@centergrovemontessori.com

DESCRIPTION:  

Center Grove Montessori seeks a lead guide in our Toddler (18 months-3 years old) classroom for its inaugural year, starting in 2021. The Lead guide will have a leadership role in the toddler classroom and will work closely with assistants and parent community. This unique opportunity is for a person who enjoys infants/toddlers and wants to further their interest into a career. Staff at CGM are given the opportunity to become a Certified Montessori Guide while working, by offering financial assistance and internship resources. Becoming a part of our community will allow you flexibility, a beautiful work environment, and give you the opportunity to provide your child(ren) an authentic Montessori education with reduced tuition. We look forward to talking with you more about your interest in the Montessori philosophy and to better help you start your journey as a Certified Montessori Guide.

QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS/EXPERIENCE:  

  •  Prior experience preferred

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:  

  • Prior Montessori experience preferred

APPLICANT INSTRUCTIONS: Please send a resume to:

Indu Agnihotri

Office@centergrovemontessori.com

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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