Overview

Heartland Montessori is seeking a passionate, trained guide to lead our Montessori toddler program.

Our ideal trained candidate will have one year of experience or more in a Montessori environment, a Bachelor’s degree, and possess initiative and organizational skills as well as the ability to communicate effectively with children, parents, and staff.

Heartland Montessori School is an authentic Montessori school serving children between the ages of 14 months-6 yrs old. We have one Toddler classroom and one Children’s House. Heartland is a private, non-profit school located in a rural setting in a thriving university town surrounded by rolling hills and farmland in Western Wisconsin. Situated in the beautiful St. Croix River Valley, the community is commuting distance from Minneapolis & St. Paul.

Qualifications
Minimum Requirements:
Montessori MACTE approved (AMS or AMI) Certificate in applicable age group
Bachelor’s Degree
1 years teaching experience
comply with State of Wisconsin Director requirements for Childcare Teacher
Preferred:
Previous experience in the role of Lead Teacher in a Montessori school
Experience working in a state licensed center
Excellent family relationships
Excellent co-worker and employee relationships
Works at a high standard of excellence as a teacher and employee
Essential Duties & Responsibilities
Core duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Fully implements the Montessori curriculum in accordance with directives and guidelines for implementation.
Utilizes Montessori curriculum planning.
Acknowledges and encourages diversity and varying viewpoints by providing images and experiences that reflects the local and global communities.

Assesses developmental needs of children and works to incorporate individual students’ learning, physical and emotional needs through providing a variety of materials and activities that encourage children to explore their environment and develop social skills, problem-solving skills, and new ways of thinking.
Maintains accurate and timely educational assessments and progress portfolios for all students assigned.
Establishes a classroom community that is peaceful and supportive of child development.
Uses their Montessori training to individualize interactions with children and enable their access of the environment.
Follows a dependable procedure for conflict resolution that is cohesive with Montessori pedagogy and early childhood development.

KNOWLEDGE, EXPERIENCE, AND SKILLS

Knowledge and skill in instructional principles, methods, and techniques of Montessori program as adhered to and defined by the Association Montessori Internationale (AMI), the American Montessori Society (AMS), or another MACTE-approved training program.
MACTE-approved certification in the applicable age group.
Previous experience teaching in a Montessori setting preferred; or any combination of experience and training which provides the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and ability to perform the work.
Education and/or Experience Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

Small-class size.
Facilities with well-equipped classrooms/materials.
Supportive/collaborative leadership that fosters professional personal growth.
State licensed.

JOB TYPE

Paid time off.
This is a 12-month, full-time position.
8-hour shift, Monday-Friday
Occasional evening and weekend work may be required.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is required to stand and walk. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

Please send your resume and cover letter as an attachment to info@heartlandmontessori.org.

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About Heartland Montessori School

Located in beautiful Western Wisconsin and within commuting distance of the Twin Cities, Heartland Montessori is one of the first and oldest Montessori institutions in the area and is committed to an authentic and equitable experience for all children.  We are also lucky to be in a town that contains a public Montessori elementary school, and Montessori Graduate and Doctoral programming through the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.