Lower Elementary Spanish Teacher - Intercultural Montessori Language School

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. 


  • 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.  


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.