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Montessori Elementary Coach

Job Description
Status: Full-time/Exempt
Classification: Faculty
Supervisor: Lower School Director
Location: In-person instruction at the Lead Mine Campus
Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

The Montessori School of Raleigh (MSR) seeks an Montessori Elementary Coach. Under the general direction of the Lower School Director, the ideal candidate will provide academic and instructional support for all elementary students and faculty. 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in education or a related field
  • Montessori Elementary (6-12) credentials (AMI or AMS)
  • Minimum five years teaching experience at the elementary level
  • Experience mentoring teachers at the elementary level
  • Committed to the mission and core values of MSR, which include "respect, integrity, community, and love of learning"
  • Develops and maintains positive relationships with students, colleagues, parents, and other members of the MSR community
  • Flexible team player with a "can-do" attitude
  • Ability to work independently and collaborate in teams with a wide range of individuals
  • Committed to fostering an inclusive, equitable, and diverse learning community
  • Student-centered, collegial, passionate, innovative

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Works with staff and teachers to build their understanding of Montessori curriculum and instruction through planning, training, modeling, and coaching
  • Provides strategies for student support for students who need reading or math support
  • Guides and supports teachers in lesson implementation and classroom management strategies
  • Oversees curriculum development and implementation at the elementary level within the context of the School's overall program and mission 
  • Trains and mentors elementary assistant teachers
  • Leads regular planning meetings with elementary faculty
  • Oversees classroom assessments and provides guidance for planning lessons based on assessment data
  • Makes data-driven decisions, supports the team in setting smart goals, tracking data, and achieving/celebrating goals
  • Attends parent-teacher conferences as needed
  • Collaborates with the Student Support team to make individual education plans for students
  • Provides guidance on professional development 
  • Ensures consistency of curriculum and implementation throughout the elementary division
  • Oversees the administration of all standardized testing at the elementary level
  • Oversees compliance with American Montessori Society (AMS) standards and helps support the Lower School Director in the re-accreditation process
  • In partnership with the Lower School Director, oversees all aspects of the design and implementation of the daily schedule
  • Supports the progress for reviewing and distributing grades and comments for Progress Reports
  • Attends division meetings and collaborates on meeting agendas
  • Other duties as assigned by the Head of School

It is the policy of The Montessori School of Raleigh to make employment decisions on the basis of qualifications for a specific job without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national or ethnic origin, age, veteran status, or the presence of a disability, except where such is a bona fide occupational qualification. Applicants are encouraged to confidentially self-identify when applying. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a reference check from current employer (or most recent employer if not currently employed) and background investigation. All MSR personnel must be vaccinated against COVID-19.

To apply
MSR is accredited by AMS. The school offers competitive salary and benefits. Please send a cover letter and resume to recruitment@msr.org with the subject line, "Montessori Elementary Coach - [your last name]." No phone calls, please.

About the Montessori School of Raleigh
Established in 1974, The Montessori School of Raleigh is a vibrant and exceptional, independent Montessori school serving 360 students aged 15 months through 18 years. MSR’s beautifully designed and well-maintained Lead Mine Campus, situated on 10 acres in North Raleigh, comprises five buildings in a child-centered, village-like setting surrounded by wetlands and protected forest. Our Middle and Upper Schools are housed on an expansive 40-acre wooded campus in Brier Creek in Durham. Both sites were carefully planned and constructed to provide the nature-centered environments integral to Montessori practice.

The Raleigh-Durham area is consistently ranked among the top places to live with strong job growth and a high quality of life. Top universities, a rich diversity of arts and cultural offerings, excellent health care, and lower than average housing costs, draw people in from all over the nation. Our mild climate and proximity to both beaches and mountains makes the Raleigh- Durham area an ideal place to live.