Employment at Village Montessori

Do you love working with young children?

Are you a calm, compassionate person who understands or seeks to understand the

Montessori way of working with young children?

 

Village Montessori is a 10-year-old school in the heart of Broad Ripple in Midtown. Midtown is a vibrant community with a lot of active involvement from members of the community. Many parents in this area are seeking education that goes beyond the basics and they find that Montessori is a good fit for them and their family. Our job, then, is to provide the most authentic Montessori environment possible.

 

Send your resume to:   info@indyvillagemontessori.com  for consideration to join our team.

 

 

Available Positions:

 


3-6 Lead Teacher -- Roles and Responsibilities:
 

  • Prepare an indoor and outdoor classroom environment that supports the philosophy of Dr. Maria Montessori.
  • Prepare an indoor and outdoor classroom environment that addresses the academic, behavioral, and social needs of all the students.
  • Arrive before 8:00am for any before-care children and to set up snack and classroom and stay until 4:00pm to again prepare classroom or to work on wrapping up the day. (Half hour lunch period provided for lead teacher and full-time assistants.)
  • Teach a full day from 8:30am to 3:00pm, Monday-Friday. (Hours are 9:00am-3:00pm in the summer.)
  • In cooperation with the School's other professional staff, assist in the planning of the curriculum and preparation of Montessori teaching materials for the students.
  • Set the tone and the schedule for Teacher Work Days, which are approximately once a month throughout the school year.
  • Is willing to be outside with the children in all sorts of weather, including rain and snow for up to 3 hours a day, as temperatures permit.
  • Maintain Montessori certification and stay up-to-date on the Indiana Department of Education’s requirements for Kindergarten and readiness for first grade.
  • Record student progress on Transparent Classroom.
  • Conduct bi-annual Parent/Teacher conferences utilizing written evaluations based on daily observation of student’s progress.
  • Report student behavioral concerns to the Head of School and the Board President.
  • Supervise and communicate with assistant teachers in a clear and respectful manner to ensure that assistant teachers support the philosophy and method of Dr. Maria Montessori and Village Montessori.
  • Communicate clearly and respectfully with parents.
  • Create the daily schedule and teacher schedules to reflect the needs of the students, teachers, and the Village Montessori community.
  • Create the Village Montessori yearly calendar with the Head of School.
  • Reasonably collaborate with the other teachers and Head of School.
  • Provide the Head of School with all information regarding important occurrences as the School and Incident Reports, within a 48 hrs. of occurrence.
  • Immediately communicate any safety concerns to the Head of School in writing and, in addition, will report any specific student difficulties, academic or social, to teh Head of School and, with their assistance, communicate with the student's parents in order to affect an appropriate solution to the problem.
  • Lead Fall, Winter, and Spring Hikes.
  • Lead Fall and Spring cleanup of grounds.
  • Observe in another Montessori classroom/school annually.
  • Attend at least one workshop/conference annually to continue professional development.
  • Attend yearly CPR/First Aid/Universal Precautions workshop provided by the school.
  • Engage and interact on social media in a way that promotes both a positive and clear vision of Montessori philosophy and of Village Montessori. Posts should befit the social media platform being used and can celebrate Village as much as educate the general public about the Montessori method.
  • Promptly inform the Head of School in the event employee cannot come to work for any reason and, to the extent possible, (i) work with the Head of School to find a suitable substitute, and (ii) inform the substitute of the components to be taught during the absences.
  • Help staff prepare for summer camps. Employee may actively be part of camps with other staff and children or utilize summer camp time to prepare for the academic year.

Education Requirements:

  • The Lead Teacher must be certified or pursuing certification toward an Early Childhood credential in a Montessori training program that is MACTE certified.
  • Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education or related field is highly desired.
  • Strong interest in alternative methods of education.
  • Indiana teaching license a plus.

Qualifications and Skills/Experience:

  • Strong desire to work with young children.
  • Experience working with young children a plus.

Applicant Instructions:

Interested candidates should submit the following documents to Tammy Castleman at info@indyvillagemontessori.com:

 

  • Cover letter expressing interest in this position, specifically as it relates to Village Montessori (www.indyvillagemontessori.com)
  • Statement of educational and leadership philosophy
  • Resume
  • Names and contact information of three professional references.

 

 

Available Positions:

 


3-6 Lead Teacher -- Roles and Responsibilities:
 

  • Prepare an indoor and outdoor classroom environment that supports the philosophy of Dr. Maria Montessori.
  • Prepare an indoor and outdoor classroom environment that addresses the academic, behavioral, and social needs of all the students.
  • Arrive before 8:00am for any before-care children and to set up snack and classroom and stay until 4:00pm to again prepare classroom or to work on wrapping up the day. (Half hour lunch period provided for lead teacher and full-time assistants.)
  • Teach a full day from 8:30am to 3:00pm, Monday-Friday. (Hours are 9:00am-3:00pm in the summer.)
  • In cooperation with the School's other professional staff, assist in the planning of the curriculum and preparation of Montessori teaching materials for the students.
  • Set the tone and the schedule for Teacher Work Days, which are approximately once a month throughout the school year.
  • Is willing to be outside with the children in all sorts of weather, including rain and snow for up to 3 hours a day, as temperatures permit.
  • Maintain Montessori certification and stay up-to-date on the Indiana Department of Education’s requirements for Kindergarten and readiness for first grade.
  • Record student progress on Transparent Classroom.
  • Conduct bi-annual Parent/Teacher conferences utilizing written evaluations based on daily observation of student’s progress.
  • Report student behavioral concerns to the Head of School and the Board President.
  • Supervise and communicate with assistant teachers in a clear and respectful manner to ensure that assistant teachers support the philosophy and method of Dr. Maria Montessori and Village Montessori.
  • Communicate clearly and respectfully with parents.
  • Create the daily schedule and teacher schedules to reflect the needs of the students, teachers, and the Village Montessori community.
  • Create the Village Montessori yearly calendar with the Head of School.
  • Reasonably collaborate with the other teachers and Head of School.
  • Provide the Head of School with all information regarding important occurrences as the School and Incident Reports, within a 48 hrs. of occurrence.
  • Immediately communicate any safety concerns to the Head of School in writing and, in addition, will report any specific student difficulties, academic or social, to teh Head of School and, with their assistance, communicate with the student's parents in order to affect an appropriate solution to the problem.
  • Lead Fall, Winter, and Spring Hikes.
  • Lead Fall and Spring cleanup of grounds.
  • Observe in another Montessori classroom/school annually.
  • Attend at least one workshop/conference annually to continue professional development.
  • Attend yearly CPR/First Aid/Universal Precautions workshop provided by the school.
  • Engage and interact on social media in a way that promotes both a positive and clear vision of Montessori philosophy and of Village Montessori. Posts should befit the social media platform being used and can celebrate Village as much as educate the general public about the Montessori method.
  • Promptly inform the Head of School in the event employee cannot come to work for any reason and, to the extent possible, (i) work with the Head of School to find a suitable substitute, and (ii) inform the substitute of the components to be taught during the absences.
  • Help staff prepare for summer camps. Employee may actively be part of camps with other staff and children or utilize summer camp time to prepare for the academic year.

Education Requirements:

  • The Lead Teacher must be certified or pursuing certification toward an Early Childhood credential in a Montessori training program that is MACTE certified.
  • Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education or related field is highly desired.
  • Strong interest in alternative methods of education.
  • Indiana teaching license a plus.

Qualifications and Skills/Experience:

  • Strong desire to work with young children.
  • Experience working with young children a plus.

Applicant Instructions:

Interested candidates should submit the following documents to Tammy Castleman at info@indyvillagemontessori.com:

 

  • Cover letter expressing interest in this position, specifically as it relates to Village Montessori (www.indyvillagemontessori.com)
  • Statement of educational and leadership philosophy
  • Resume
  • Names and contact information of three professional references.

 

 

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