Montessori Private Academy - Early Childhood Assistant Teacher

Tuesday, April 25, 2023 10:38 AM | Anonymous

Montessori Private Academy  is committed to attracting, cultivating, and retaining a diverse faculty that embraces difference and celebrates connection. As such, your unique identity and experiences bring tremendous value to our school and are integral to fostering an inclusive community that honors and nurtures the expansive potential of both children and adults alike


The Assistant Teacher understands and promotes the school’s mission, vision, objectives and policies both within and outside the immediate school community. The teacher is responsible for supporting a Montessori classroom environment and curriculum that supports the individual needs of the children. Candidates must actively embrace lifelong learning as well as a collaborative approach to education balanced with a strong sense of autonomy. A passion for outdoor education and a belief in deeply respectful parenting/teaching philosophies and restorative practices are a must.

Qualifications and Responsibilities

  • The Assistant Teacher will be respectful of children, parents, and colleagues, modeling Grace and Courtesy in all interactions. 

  • The Assistant Teacher, under the direction of the Lead Teacher, will ensure that equipment and facilities are clean, safe, regularly inspected, and well-maintained. 

  • Demonstrates an ability to relate sensitively to people of all ages and varied backgrounds. 

  • Possesses a professional manner, personal characteristics and mental abilities necessary to work with young children, including: respect for each child and their background, sensitivity to individual’s needs and learning styles, ability to follow the Lead Teachers guidance with appropriate challenges to meet each child’s learning development, and exceptional amount of patience and flexibility.

  • Meets all staff requirements of local and state regulatory agencies including DCFS. 

  • Maintains current First Aid and Pediatric CPR certification.

  • Fulfills cleaning responsibilities as applicable.

  • Must have enough physical stamina to work effectively with young children

  • An Assistant Teacher must have the ability to see and hear children and to safely lift 15 pounds. 

  • Serves as an ambassador for Montessori Private Academy in all communications and interactions with stakeholders, guided by MSH core values and AMS Code of Ethics.

  • Demonstrates a leadership capacity and growth mindset.

  • This job description is not designed to cover or contain a final comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities, and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice.

Education and/or Experience: A high school diploma is required. A Bachelor degree preferred and/or some college and prior experience working with children is preferred. Montessori experience is not necessary, but an understanding of the philosophy is required. Hands on training will be provided.

Schedule: This is a Full Time position, Monday-Friday: Hours to be determined 

Work Location and Contact Information: Montessori Private Academy is an AMS Accredited school and a Member of AIMS. We are located in Rockford, Illinois, which is approximately an hour from Madison, Milwaukee and Chicago. To find out more about this exciting opportunity for the 2023-2024 school year, please contact Jennifer at or call 815-332-8101, Ext:111.