Innovation Montessori, founded by parents in 2011, is an OCPS charter school, set on 18 beautiful acres in Ocoee, Central Florida. Our school serves approximately 860 children in preschool through high school.
We are accepting applications for Upper Elementary teachers (multi-age classroom, including grades four, five and six) to join our team for the 2021-2022 school year.
State of Florida teacher certification for K-6 is required. Montessori Upper Elementary experience/certification is preferred but not required. Teachers who join us without Montessori certification must commit to beginning Upper Elementary training within twelve months of hire. A summer cohort prior to the start of the school year is preferable. The school will provide an interest-free tuition loan if desired.
Candidates should have knowledge of Montessori philosophy, and be able to support a joyful, child-centered learning environment. Our large and bright classroom suites are shared by two classes of children, staffed by two lead teachers and one teacher’s assistant. Upper Elementary teachers are enlightened generalists, teaching all subjects to their own roster of students. Candidates must be able to work effectively in a co-operative environment. Our school uses Restorative Justice and places a great emphasis on whole child education.
Qualifications and Skills:
Current State of Florida K-6 teaching certification or eligibility is required. Montessori certification is preferred but not required immediately. Commencement of Montessori training within 12 months of hire is required for teachers not possessing certification at time of hire, and starting a summer cohort in advance of the beginning of the school year is preferable.
Pay is commensurate with OCPS. Benefits are available. We do not participate in FRS.
About Innovation Montessori Ocoee
Innovation Montessori Ocoee is a public charter K-8 Montessori school with a private 3 and 4 year old program. We also have a high school charter, Innovation Montessori High School, and are starting construction on a new high school building adjacent to our campus. Our beautiful campus, opened in 2017, is nestled among mature oak trees on 18 acres in Central Florida, and next year will serve over 860 students. Our school was started in 2011 by a group of parents at a local private Montessori school. It has been a labor of love ever since, with a staff and community who are passionate about public Montessori.