Toddler Lead Teacher
Status: Full time/Exempt
Supervisor: Lower School Director
Location: In-person instruction at the Lead Mine Campus
The Montessori School of Raleigh (MSR) seeks a Toddler Lead Teacher for the 2023/2024 school year beginning August 1, 2023. Under the general direction of the Lower School Director, the ideal candidate will lead a Toddler classroom and partner with an assistant teacher to oversee a class of students 15 months - 3 years of age. The Toddler Lead Teacher will challenge each child to reach his/her fullest potential academically, emotionally, and physically in a prepared Montessori environment.
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, Cognia, and the IBO. All MSR employees must be vaccinated against COVID-19.
- Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Education or a related field
- Montessori Toddler Credentials (AMS or AMI)
- Minimum five years teaching experience at the Toddler level
Essential Duties & Responsibilities
- Adhere to AMS guidelines and professional standards
- Prepare and maintain a prepared Montessori environment in which the furnishings and materials are developmentally appropriate and provide academic purpose
- Deliver established Montessori scope and sequence
- Ensure safety and well-being of students in the classroom
- Maintain 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
- Provide a supportive and collaborative partnership with the Assistant by communicating clear expectations of the Assistant’s role
- Partner with Agility Lab to ensure student success and developmental readiness
- Participate in ongoing Professional Development
- Attend all required faculty and team meetings
- Collaborate and participate within a divisional team and interdisciplinary teachers
- Maintain and participate in a home/school partnership by being open to constant and consistent communication
- Maintain student record keeping, lesson planning, parent reports, and parent conferences
- Participate and help lead Parent Education evening events
- Ensure respectful and open lines of communication with parents. Be available to parents through written communication, setting up conferences, and educating parents in Montessori philosophy.
- Other duties as assigned by the Head of School
Physical Requirements and Work Environment
The Toddler Lead can expect to:
- Work in a fast-paced environment dealing with a wide variety of challenges, deadlines, and a varied and diverse array of contacts
- Work primarily in a traditional climate-controlled classroom environment, with periods of time outdoors
- Supervise groups of students and regularly engage with parents, staff, and visitors
- Occasionally lift up to 30 lbs.
- Turn, bend, and reach.
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.
MSR is accredited by AMS and SACS. The school offers competitive salary and benefits. Please send a cover letter and resume to email@example.com with the subject line of “Toddler Lead- your last name.”
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