Blake Christian Academy (BCA) seeks a full time Lower Elementary Teacher/Guide (ages 6-9, Grade 1-3) for the 2021-2022 school year. BCA is seeking a highly motivated Lower Elementary Montessori Guide who will be responsible for providing a nurturing, productive learning environment in keeping with the mission and vision of the school.

The ideal candidate:

–       excels at preparing the classroom environment, taking responsibility for creating and maintaining an orderly, safe, and appropriately challenging learning environment for students

–       has a background in education and enjoys working with students ages 6-9, Grade 1-3

–       is able to ensure the physical and emotional safety and well-being of the students

–       is organized, flexible, efficient, creative, comfortable with technology, and a problem-solver

–       has a working knowledge of the elementary content in all subject areas

–       is able to model integrity, curiosity, and respect

–       is an excellent communicator, interacting with children, families, and coworkers in a warm, compassionate, empathetic, and confident manner

The position requires attendance at occasional evening school events and monthly after school staff meetings. Due to the potential for a mandated school building closure during the 2021-2022 school year, the successful candidate should also be prepared to transition to a distance learning program model if needed. Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree or beyond in related field. Montessori certification for ages 6-9 or in training (preferred). Willingness to undertake Montessori Training for Grades 1-3 for two summers (if not certified). Please send cover letter and resume to blakechristianacademy@gmail.com with the Subject: Lower Elementary Lead Teacher: Your Name.

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About Blake Christian Academy

Blake Christian Academy is a nationally accredited (ILCS) Montessori-based school located in Lake Helen, FL (20 minutes from Daytona Beach/35 minutes from Orlando). Established in 1998 as a small hands-on preschool, it is now a well-known private Montessori school serving Toddlers through Upper Elementary, and expanding to Middle School in the next two years.