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Chiaravalle Montessori is looking for a dynamic, motivated, Montessori-trained Associate Teacher to join our superb Elementary team for the 2020-2021 school year. This person will work collaboratively with the Lower Elementary team to implement the Chiaravalle curriculum consistent with the Montessori Method and principles. The Associate Teacher position is a full-time, fully benefitted position scheduled onsite Monday - Friday from 8am - 4pm.
The Associate Teacher Lower Elementary will utilize best practices in the classroom based on current research in child development and education which are appropriate to the learning objectives for lower elementary (grades 1st - 3rd). The person in this position will work to provide individualized and differentiated learning plans in order to meet the cognitive, social, emotional and spiritual growth of each child. You will support students by implementing strategies and accommodations geared towards the individual child. The Associate Teacher provides students with timely, clear and constructive feedback. You will be responsible for working and communicating with other teachers, Learning Resources, Administrators and parents in an effort to provide the best learning environment and support for each student's individual progress.
Chiaravalle is an AMS and ISACS accredited school, philosophically rooted in the methods of Maria Montessori. We incorporate mission-appropriate best practices in education to refine curriculum, improve programming, support learners, and enhance school culture.
Here, individual learners, a caring community and global citizenship are respected. As Montessori educators, we believe teachers observe, personalize, and facilitate learning. Choice and self-pacing materials increase each learner's engagement and mastery of skills or concepts. Differentiated instruction and student-initiated learning are encouraged within our integrated Montessori curriculum.
Chiaravalle offers an education from infancy through preparation for high-school. As students make their journey, our nurturing yet challenging environment helps them gain greater independence and self-confidence while developing higher-order cognitive skills.
Education & Experience
The ideal candidate has a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education or related field and Elementary Montessori Certification. You must have a minimum of 2 years relevant teaching experience in a school setting, preferably Montessori. Excellent interpersonal, listening, verbal and written communication, organization skills are preferred. This person must be adaptable to different situations, communication and social styles. Patience, the ability to stay calm and maintain respectful and peaceful communication with children and adults is also essential.
Physical requirements include full ability to see, walk, hear and talk as well as lift and carry up to 15 lbs. regularly, up to 40-50 lbs in the case of lifting or carrying a child in an emergency situation, and pushing/pulling/reaching to maintain files, supplies and equipment.
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