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Lower Elementary Assistant Teacher (Grades 1 - 3)

Status: Full time/Exempt
Classification: 10-month Faculty
Supervisor: Lower School Director 
Location: In-person instruction at the Lead Mine Campus

Position Summary
The Montessori School of Raleigh (MSR) seeks a Lower Elementary Assistant Teacher(Grades 1 - 3) for the 2023/2024 school year. Under the general direction of the Lower School Director, the ideal candidate will assist classes at the elementary level during the school day.

Established in 1974, MSR is a vibrant and exceptional independent Montessori and International Baccalaureate (IB) World School school in the Triangle area serving 400+ students aged 6 weeks through 18 years. MSR is committed to the intellectual, ethical, and personal development of our students. Our 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. Driven by our core values of “Respect,” “Integrity,” “Community” and “Love of Learning,” MSR welcomes prospective employees of all backgrounds. We are committed to attracting and retaining the highest quality faculty and staff through a comprehensive compensation plan, including competitive salary and an expansive benefits package. MSR is accredited by AMS and the IBO. All MSR employees must be vaccinated against COVID-19.


  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Education or a related field
  • Minimum two years teaching experience at the elementary level 
  • Montessori credentials preferred (AMI or AMS)
  • 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 “can-do” attitude.
  • Ability to work independently and collaborate in teams with a wide range of individuals.
  • Commitment to fostering an inclusive, equitable, and diverse learning community.
  • Student-centered, collegial, passionate, innovative

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Adheres to AMS guidelines and professional standards.
  • Ensures the safety and well-being of students in the classroom.
  • Assists the Lead Teacher to challenge each child to reach his/her fullest potential academically, emotionally, and physically in a prepared Montessori environment.
  • Supports the work of the Lead Teacher by assisting in the preparation of activity and project materials, maintaining the inventory of the classroom, and supervising student activities.
  • Provides a supportive and collaborative partnership with the teacher by consistently communicating.
  • Collaborates and participates within a divisional team and with Interdisciplinary faculty. 
  • Maintains a supportive and collaborative partnership with administration and colleagues to assist with curriculum development and implementation within the context of the School's overall program and mission.
  • Participates in ongoing professional development.
  • Attends all required faculty and team meetings.
  • Participates in before-care, after-care, lunch, recess, carline coverage, and/or parent education nights, as assigned.
  • Serves as a chaperone on field trips (day and overnight). 
  • Assists the Lead Teacher with maintaining and participating in a home/school partnership by being open to constant and consistent communication. 
  • Partners with the Student Support Team to ensure student success and developmental readiness.
  • 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 with current employer (or most recent employer, if not currently employed) and background investigation. 

To apply
MSR is accredited by AMS. The school offers competitive salary and benefits. Please send a cover letter and resume to with the subject line of “Elementary Assistant - your last name.” No phone calls please.

About Raleigh-Durham
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