Montessori Classroom Teacher Job Description

Title: Classroom Teacher

Reports to: Lead Guide and Directress
Compensation: compensation is hourly, and based on experience

The role of the Classroom Teacher is to assist the Lead Guide and the Directress in preparing and maintaining the environment in which the Montessori approach to education is implemented.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: Work collaboratively with staff to develop and implement a curriculum that follows the Montessori philosophy.

Represent the school mission, vision and goals to parents and members of the community in a positive and supportive manner.

Assist Lead Guide to prepare and maintain a clean, orderly and attractive Montessori classroom.

● Engage students in maintaining the indoor and outdoor environment as appropriate. ● Care for materials, keeping them complete, clean, beautiful, and accessible to children. ● Keep classroom environment, storage area and supplies clean, neat and organized. ● Regularly rotate, update and expand materials to correspond to student needs.  ● Make, repair and/or replace classroom materials as needed.

Share responsibility for the daily safety, well-being and supervision of students. Demonstrate respect, kindness and rapport with all students.

Assist Lead Guide to prepare for conferences with parents in the fall and spring of each year. Assist in preparing written student evaluation of each child’s academic, social, and physical development to share with families during conferences.

Respond promptly and professionally in communication with parents and staff.
Attend and participate in staff meetings, school events, field trips and training opportunities.

Assist with parent education and outreach, including monthly newsletter articles, blog posts, and parent education workshops.

Adhere to professional standards as an educator for the purpose of maintaining quality and excellence. Work with other staff to maintain professional relationships of support and respect.
Complete an annual evaluation and review with Directress.
Be responsible for annual continuing education and professional development requirements.

Report all accidents or unusual situations to Directress and submit a dated Accident Report in student file.

Notify Directress in a timely manner of personal or professional difficulties with school, families, students or staff, and work with them to resolve such problems.

Supervision: The Montessori Classroom Teacher shall perform his/her duties subject to the general supervision and direction of the Lead Guide and Directress, and shall abide by all reasonable rules, regulations and policies set forth in the Family and Staff Handbooks.

Character Qualities: All staff members strive for the following characteristics in their work: excellence, competence, innovation, collaboration, respect, resourcefulness, flexibility and accountability.

Preferred Qualifications

● Coursework in Early Childhood and/or Elementary Education ● Montessori Primary/Kindergarten Diploma or Training Certificate ● Teaching experience in a Montessori environment ● Enrollment in the Child Care Division Central Background Registry ● Oregon Registry Step 2 or above ● Current First Aid/CPR certification ● Current Food Handlers Card

Commitment to Diversity: Bend Montessori School is strongly committed to maintaining a culturally diverse environment for all students, staff and parents. Bend Montessori School does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, color, sexual orientation, religion, national or ethnic origin, physical ability, marital status/family structure or any basis prohibited by law in its admissions, administration, educational policies, other school programs or in its employment practices.

Please send resume and cover letter to:

Bend Montessori School

PO BOX 460 Bend, OR 97709

You may email application materials to info@bendmontessorischool.com.

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About Bend Montessori School

Bend Montessori School is an inclusive program for children ages 3 through 6. Our approach nurtures the human spirit, and cultivates in children their natural desire and self-discipline to learn. We do this by providing a physical environment specifically designed to meet each child’s individual learning needs, and a social environment to gently guide their human experience with others. Located in downtown Bend.