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  • Friday, February 23, 2024 11:49 AM | Anonymous

    Join the Team...We are currently interviewing Lead Teachers (Infant-Toddler, 3-6, and Elementary) for positions available in June and August, full time or part time, full year or school year!

    Established in 1966, the North Shore Montessori Schools have been pioneers in the Montessori movement in the Chicago area as well as in Uganda, Africa through their outreach program. Staff and board members have been active participants in Montessori on the local, state, national and international levels. We are proud of our international community of families and faculty, and together we create an authentic Montessori experience for all. Many of our teachers have been with us ten years or more and are passionate about Montessori education!

    We are among the few long-time AMS Accredited schools in Illinois. Our schools have upscale, fully equipped, multi-age classrooms and unique facilities in beautiful wooded settings, located in the northern suburbs of Chicago. We are open all year, 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM, providing children from 3 months to 12 years of age with half-day, school-day and full-programs during the school year and summer camp sessions. We are looking for loving, engaging, observant, reliable adults, with prior experience working with children. We offer a great working environment with competitive pay and excellent benefits and opportunities for upward mobility.

    Lead Teacher requirement: Associate’s or Bachelor&#39;s degree and a Montessori credential from AMS/AMI, MACTE approved training program for the level you are applying for.

    We are also available for Assistants and Interns!

    Contact Lisa Kambich at: lisa@montessori-schools.com 

    Learn more about the North Shore Montessori Schools at: montessori-schools.com

  • Wednesday, February 14, 2024 9:15 AM | Anonymous

    MSLF is an authentic Montessori school seeking a Montessori trained Upper Elementary Teacher, to co-lead a classroom of children ages 9-12 years starting in August 2024.

    The ideal candidate is AMI or AMS certified and will lead an Upper Elementary classroom, partnering with an experienced co-teacher, and using the Montessori Method, will work with each child to meet their developmental needs. The ideal candidate will also be reliable, and possess a patient, positive, and respectful manner toward children in their care.

    • RELOCATION SUPPORT WITHIN THE UNITED STATES AVAILABLE
    • SIGNING BONUS AVAILABLE

    Key Candidate Skills and Attributes:

    • Ability to maintain confidentiality and supportive respect for colleagues, children and families (required)
    • Alignment with school’s mission and values
    • Passion for the Montessori pedagogy and working with elementary-aged children
    • Exhibit patience, organization, and leadership in the classroom
    • Ability to coach/mentor colleagues
    • Receptive to input, feedback, and ideas
    • Work collaboratively and cooperatively with their co-teacher
    • Willing and able to creatively and proactively solve problems
    • Commitment to continuous professional development and growth

    Qualifications include:

    • Bachelor’s degree
    • AMS or AMI certified at the Elementary level (6-12)
    • Experience working in a Montessori classroom
    • Meet the DCFS or ISBE requirements for a teacher
    • Good communication skills and strong work ethic
    • Investment in continuous learning and development
    • Ability to collaborate, multi-task and learn through observation and modeling

    We are a strong school community, dedicated to Montessori principles, committed to inspiring independence, self-confidence, respect, and academic excellence.

    Full-time position available for start of the 2024-2025 school year

    Competitive salary and benefits package

    Benefit eligible, including health insurance, dental insurance, 403B match after 1 year of employment, discounted tuition

    Position start date August 2024

    To Apply:

    Please submit a cover letter and resume to hope@mslf.org with “Upper Elementary Teacher” in the subject line.


  • Friday, February 09, 2024 10:45 AM | Anonymous

    Seeking an A to I / Toddler Guide with AMI Training to work at Countryside Day School in Northbrook, Illinois

    Countryside is a non-profit Montessori school serving ages 16 months through 8th grade for more than 50 years. We are an ISACS accredited school on 4 acres in the suburbs of Chicago. All teachers are AMI trained. Our staff is a professional and dynamic one. We work hard, and we love what we do. The average tenure for people at our school is ten to fifteen years, though many have been here longer. There are many defining qualities CDS staff have that make us who we are: grit, agency, creativity, collaboration, initiative, empathy, and sense of humor.

    Countryside compensates very well. Salary commensurate with experience. LOOKING TO HIRE NOW or summer 2024.

    Send resume to Level Director: Michele Aspinall, michelea@countrysideday.org

    https://www.countrysideday.org/


  • Saturday, February 03, 2024 5:15 AM | Anonymous

    Highland Park Montessori School is an accredited school seeking an early childhood Montessori Teacher who focuses on Judaic studies as part of the Montessori curriculum. Our school offers an eco-friendly, healthy environment, and emphasizes community and inclusiveness. We foster a culture of healthy living, appreciation for the world around us, respect for individuality and their  differences. Each child will be given the opportunity to grow in their own way, building a strong foundation for the future. As a Montessori teacher, you will have the opportunity to spark a child's imagination and help them discover new ideas which will impact them on a daily basis. 

    Qualifications

    • Associates or Bachelors Degree
    • Previous experience in early childhood education, Montessori preferred
    • Experience in Judaic studies (preferred) and/or willingness to learn the Montessori training
    • Eco-friendly mindset and collaborative
    • Patient, compassionate, and loving nature that will create a caring environment which allows the child to explore confidently and build self-esteem
    • Foster a jewish experience and well-rounded curriculum

    Benefits

    • Competitive salary
    • Health and Dental Insurance
    • 403b plan
    • Paid vacations, holidays, and sick time
    • Professional development opportunities
    • Monday-Friday
    • Full TIme or Part-Time openings

    If this sounds like a great fit for you, please email your resume with cover letter to carolannlee1990@gmail.com


  • Saturday, February 03, 2024 5:11 AM | Anonymous

    The Montessori School of Long Grove is an accredited AMS school serving children and families from 18 months through 6th grade. We are looking for a dedicated, passionate, and collaborative individual to join our team. Our home-like school has lots of natural light, gardens and trees, and is located in the charming neighborhood of Long Grove, Illinois.

    We are looking for an experienced AMS or AMS Montessori Primary (Early Childhood 3 - 6) educator that is dedicated to a Montessori career and is open to growing with our community beginning with an interim position for the duration of the 2023-2024 school year. Our teaching community is committed to long-term employment, on-going professional development, and enjoys working collaboratively. This position has an immediate opening. Preference will be given to applicants with a bachelor’s degree and/or years of experience. Our competitive salaries and benefits are offered based on education level, credentials, certificates, performance, disposition and classroom experience.

    Interested applicants should send a resume, 3 teaching references, and documentation of their Montessori credential(s) (AMI or AMS) to beth@montessorilonggrove.org.

  • Monday, December 18, 2023 11:52 AM | Anonymous

    Rock Prairie Montessori School just over the border in Janesville, Wisconsin is seeking another Upper Elementary Guide. This guide could possibly step in this school year 23/24. We are a growing school of 174 students from toddler through middle school. We are located in the country on 10 wooded acres. This position would be a co- teaching position. We would consider sponsoring Montessori training the right individual. Our non profit school is dedicated to authentic Montessopri practice. Please contact the Head of school if interested: mcarver@rockprairiemontessori.com.

  • Friday, December 15, 2023 4:16 PM | Anonymous

    Position Summary

    The Head Teacher is a teacher and guide who helps direct the children’s activities academically, emotionally, and physically in a prepared Montessori environment that challenges each child to reach his/her fullest potential. The Head Teacher is responsible for upholding the purpose, standards, and policies of RPMS as outlined in the Parent and Employee Handbooks under the supervision and evaluation of the Principal and Program Directors. The Head Teacher is expected to conduct himself/herself in an ethical and professional manner at all times. The Head Teacher must maintain all personal information about children, families, organizational issues and other school matters as confidential.

    Essential Functions/Responsibilities: Teaching

    ● Direct the children’s activities academically, emotionally, and physically in a prepared Montessori environment that challenges each child to reach his/her fullest potential.

    ● Develop a positive rapport with children.

    ● Oversee the safety and physical well-being of the children at all times.

    ● Demonstrate realistic expectations of children based on age and abilities.

    ● Protect the privacy and working atmosphere of the class at all times.

    ● Participate in the development and implementation of new curricula.

    ● Train and supervise children in the execution of fire drills, including the routing

    and building exits. Classroom

    ● Prepare an environment where furnishings and materials are complete and correspond to the needs of the group.

    ● Oversee, care, and maintain classroom materials and yearly inventory.

    ● Maintain an orderly environment, keeping it clean and sanitary, and in good aesthetic shape, allowing the children to share this responsibility when possible.

    Supervisory

    ● Supervise the classroom Assistant/Intern.

    ● Provide guidance, training, and coaching to the Assistant/Intern by meeting with the Assistant/Intern as necessary and conducting regular performance

    evaluations.

    ● Assist the Program Director in interviewing for the assistant position as needed.

    Record Keeping and Reporting

    ● Maintain curriculum planning, observational and academic records, including progress reports.

    ● Plan, prepare, submit and share lesson plans as required by Program Directors, which may vary depending on Elementary, Middle School and Extended Day, or Children’s House requirements.

    ● Maintain written record of all parent meetings, phone calls and emails.

    ● Maintain current attendance reports.

    ● Submit academic records and other required records during the year.

    ● Report all accidents immediately including preparing a written report and notifying parents.

    ● Report all unusual or significant incidents immediately, including preparing a written report stating the date, time and nature of the incident, including action taken.

    ● Complete monthly class summary reports.

    Communication

    ● Prepare monthly newsletter for parents.

    ● Hold two parent conferences during the school year, and provide on-going communication to parents as needed.

    ● Proactively initiate discussions with parents in the early stages of issues.

    ● Communicate and cooperate with the Administration on program changes.

    ● Communicate effectively with children.

    ● Communicate effectively with parents.

    Child Assessment

    ● Work with Principal and Program Director on difficulties with children, parents and staff.

    ● Provide input to the Admissions Director or Program Director on recommendations regarding re-enrollment, rejection or dismissal of any child as required.

    ● Make recommendations for testing or special needs services to the Principal and/or Program Director.

    General Administration

    ● Assist the Principal and Program Director in developing and implementing school policies and procedures, adult orientation, and educational design as requested.

    ● Attend staff meetings and other school meetings as required.

    ● Prepare annual goals, participate in peer consultations and self-evaluations, and

    consult with the Principal and Program Director regarding professional growth and development.

    ● Assist with other projects, programs, and planning as assigned.

    ● Comply with all policies and procedures outlined in the Staff Handbook.

    ● Adhere to AMS guidelines and professional standards.

    Competencies

    ● Strong communication skills.

    ● High ethical standards.

    ● Professional and courteous.

    ● Strong organizational skills.

    ● Ability to work effectively as a team member.

    ● Flexibility and openness to new ideas.

    Qualifications

    ● Bachelor’s degree and Montessori certification.

    ● Experience with and understanding the development of children.

    ● Ability to fulfill requirements of all state and local licensing agencies affecting RPMS.

    Job Type: Full-time

    Benefits:

    ● 401(k)

    ● Dental insurance

    ● Employee discount

    ● Health insurance

    ● Life insurance

    ● Paid time off

    ● Professional development assistance

    ● Vision insurance

    Schedule:

    ● 8 hour shift School type:

    ● Montessori Education:

    ● Bachelor's (Required) License/Certification:

    ● CPR Certification (Preferred)

    ● Child Development Associate Certification (Preferred)

    Work Location:

    In person

    To Apply

    Submit resume to resumes@rpms.org

  • Monday, December 04, 2023 1:29 PM | Anonymous

    Country Meadows Montessori School in northern Lake County is currently looking to hire Teacher Assistants immediately.

    We are looking for individuals with a love for children and an opportunity to belong to a warm, inclusive school community willing to work respectfully with young children. This is a full time position Monday - Friday that pays competitively. Candidates should have a high school diploma and preferably a few years of college credits. You will be asked to take specific online training for the position as well as  participate in on the job training. Basic first aid and CPR will be part of the training and you will need fingerprinting and background check.

    Please contact Mary O'Young the Administrator at moyoung@cmmontessori.net or call (847) 244-9352 to schedule an appointment.

  • Wednesday, November 15, 2023 1:59 PM | Anonymous

    Our Mission

    Intercultural Montessori is a Dual Language Montessori School for students aged 2 years old to 8th Grade. Our unique program combines dual language education with the Montessori approach. We develop global citizens ready to succeed in the multicultural, multilingual world of the future. The school has two campuses, one in the West Loop Neighborhood of Chicago and the other in the heart of Oak Park. Our school is a diverse international community and a wonderful place to work! 

    Job Description

    Our Lower Elementary Lead Montessori teacher should demonstrate knowledge and internalization of the core beliefs of Montessori philosophy, such as respect for the individual learner; preparation of self and the environment; fostering independence, order and concentration in the student; respect for and recognition of sensitive periods, planes of development and intrinsic motivation of the student. 

    The Teacher should demonstrate fundamental communication skills to support the social and emotional development of students and to communicate with parents about student’s social/emotional and academic progress. 


    DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Uses Montessori curriculum current research and Montessori Albums to develop and implement units of instruction.

    • Observes the overall classroom environment during individual lessons and records observations. 

    • Supports students in assessing their work as developmentally appropriate. 

    • Uses various methods of communication to discuss student development with parents.

    • Implements accommodations and interventions to help students meet expectations for student learning, in consultation with school administrators and parents.

    • Share knowledge of child development concepts with all stakeholders

    • Maintain an ongoing conversation with additional staff members and parents regarding how to best coordinate curriculum.

    • Participate in meetings, training and planning to meet the needs of each child.

    • Complete required progress reports in alignment with school timelines

    • Participate in school functions, field trips and extracurricular activities.

    • Keep classroom organized, maintain student academic and observation records.

    • Apply classroom management skills, plan lessons based on the curriculum and use assessment in planning in concert with student.

    • Strong organizational, problem-solving, and analytical skills.

    • Versatility, flexibility, and a willingness to work within constantly changing priorities

    QUALIFICATIONS:

    Lead teacher working towards or holding a credential for the level teaching that has been issued by an AMS, NCME, or AMI teacher education program, or any other MACTE-accredited course (or who are enrolled and in good standing in a qualifying Montessori teacher education program) and qualify with the minimum number of points required in the Teacher Requirements Verification form.     

    Elementary Lead teachers must hold a minimum of a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college/university in the U.S., a degree that is deemed to be equivalent, or one that meets the nationally recognized post-secondary educational standard in the state, province, or country of issuance as determined by a recognized U.S. credentialing agency (i.e., a credentialing agency that is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services). 


    General Requirements for Personnel:

    • Displays Cooperation and Teamwork.

    • Models Grace and Courtesy in all interactions.

    • Growth mindset and global curiosity.

    • Flexible, understanding and patient.

    • Prompt and reliable.

    • Responsive to communications from school.

    • Sensitive to socioeconomic, cultural, ethnic and religious backgrounds, and individual needs and capabilities of both students, staff and families.


  • Wednesday, November 15, 2023 1:58 PM | Anonymous

    Our Mission

    Intercultural Montessori is a Dual Language Montessori School for students aged 2 years old to 8th Grade. Our unique program combines dual language education with the Montessori approach. We develop global citizens ready to succeed in the multicultural, multilingual world of the future. The school has two campuses, one in the West Loop Neighborhood of Chicago and the other in the heart of Oak Park. Our school is a diverse international community and a wonderful place to work!

    Job Description

    Our Lower Elementary Lead Montessori teacher should demonstrate knowledge and internalization of the core beliefs of Montessori philosophy, such as respect for the individual learner; preparation of self and the environment; fostering independence, order, and concentration in the student; respect for and recognition of sensitive periods, planes of development and intrinsic motivation of the student. 

    The Teacher should demonstrate fundamental communication skills to support the social and emotional development of students and to communicate with parents about student’s social/emotional and academic progress. 


    DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Uses Montessori curriculum current research and Montessori Albums to develop and implement units of instruction.

    • Observes the overall classroom environment during individual lessons and records observations. 

    • Supports students in assessing their work as developmentally appropriate. 

    • Uses various methods of communication to discuss student development with parents.

    • Implements accommodations and interventions to help students meet expectations for student learning, in consultation with school administrators and parents.

    • Share knowledge of child development concepts with all stakeholders

    • Maintain an ongoing conversation with additional staff members and parents regarding how to best coordinate the curriculum.

    • Participate in meetings, training, and planning to meet the needs of each child.

    • Complete required progress reports in alignment with school timelines

    • Participate in school functions, field trips, and extracurricular activities.

    • Keep classroom organized and maintain student academic and observation records.

    • Apply classroom management skills, plan lessons based on the curriculum, and use assessment in planning in concert with students.

    • Strong organizational, problem-solving, and analytical skills.

    • Versatility, flexibility, and a willingness to work within constantly changing priorities.  


    QUALIFICATIONS:

    Lead teachers working towards or holding a credential for the level of teaching that has been issued by an AMS, NCME, or AMI teacher education program, or any other MACTE-accredited course (or who are enrolled and in good standing in a qualifying Montessori teacher education program) and qualify with the minimum number of points required in the Teacher Requirements Verification form.     

    Lower Elementary Spanish Lead teacher must be a native Spanish speaker and must hold a minimum of a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college/university in the U.S., a degree that is deemed to be equivalent, or one that meets the nationally recognized post-secondary educational standard in the state, province, or country of issuance as determined by a recognized U.S. credentialing agency (i.e., a credentialing agency that is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services). 


    General Requirements for Personnel:

    • Displays Cooperation and Teamwork.

    • Models Grace and Courtesy in all interactions.

    • Growth mindset and global curiosity.

    • Flexible, understanding and patient.

    • Prompt and reliable.

    • Responsive to communications from school.

    • Sensitive to socioeconomic, cultural, ethnic and religious backgrounds, and individual needs and capabilities of both students, staff and families.


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