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Lead Primary Teacher Job Requirements

Position Description: Southwest Montessori Academy is seeking a Lead Teacher for its Primary classroom (3-6 year olds). Candidates are expected to lead the Assistant Teacher and work cohesively with other staff. Hours would be 8am-4pm...

Job duties include but are not limited to:
• keeping children physically and emotionally safe
• providing a personalized education and a prepared environment driven by Montessori philosophy and curriculum based on regular observations
• using Positive Discipline philosophy and tools to support social/emotional learning and challenging behaviors
• keeping families well informed of their child’s development and progress
• supporting and supervising of classroom assistant/intern, with regular communications

Education Requirements:
• Must either hold a Montessori credential (from a program accredited by MACTE) and present a credential certificate as evidence OR commit to enroll in a program to obtain a MACTE credential.
• Must have had Positive Discipline training or be willing to complete training
• Minimum of an Associates Degree

Qualifications and Skills/Experience: Qualifying candidates need to be kind, compassionate, enthusiastic, promote a positive attitude, and have a love for working with children ages 3-6 years old. Having a growth mindset and self-awareness is important for learning positive/long-term ways to connect with children and redirect misbehavior using Positive Discipline philosophy and tools (training will be provided). Physical capacity to work with young children.
• Prior experience working with groups of children, even possibly in a Montessori environment is highly preferred
• CPR/First-Aid certification is required (if not already, it will be required as part of the training)
• Must have effective communication skills, both written and oral

Professional development opportunities are provided. Compensation is based on an equitable scale.

To apply, please send cover letter, resume and references to Karrin Marquell, Head of School: director@southwestmontessoriacademy.org
Fort Wayne IN USA

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