Supporting Educator


-High school diploma or GED, bachelor’s degree.
-Current or willing to obtain DCF requirements such as: CPR/AED Training, Shaken Baby Syndrome Training, Mandated Reporter Training
-Early Education Coursebooks to receive necessary training, if applicable
-Registry Certificate of 7 or higher
-Possess an attitude that reflects a belief in the philosophy of the IMA organization
-Physically capable to work with children on the floor, stairs, and playground, as well as to lift materials, classroom furniture, and clean
-A strong understanding of Education, child development, and positive classroom management techniques

Daily Expectations:

-Approach each day, child, lesson, and adult with love and understanding
-Strive to create peace within the classroom and within the community
-Embrace lifelong learning experiences and be open to communication
-Speak respectfully and purposefully to children, peers, and administrators
-Adhere to all Montessori policies and philosophies
-Adhere to all WI state licensing regulations
-Consistently arrive to work in a timely fashion, and remain present, mentally, physically, and spiritually, for the duration of the day
-Consistently communicate regarding work and children with supervisors and staff in a professional manner
-Model a healthy, positive, and inspirational attitude and energy for Montessori work, presentations, and all interactions with staff, children, parents, and professionals of IMA(P)
-Encourage a strong sense of community within the classroom, the school, and the neighborhood
-Using careful observation and caring interactions with children, Montessori teachers and staff must guide each child to reach his/her full potential by supporting the planes of development, human tendencies, and sensitive periods
-Supervise daily activities for the indoor and outdoor environments
-Maintain classroom and workspace in a clean, orderly, and safe fashion
-Assist in daily operations of school (answer phones, take out garbage and recycling, collect mail, send mail, etc. as may be necessary)
-Continue to work towards anti-bias, anti-racist, and whole person education
-Communicate daily with the Heads of School

Specific Position Details:

-Support the Lead Guide in classroom management, lesson preservation, and fostering student independence
-Assist in classroom transitions (indoor/outdoor time, lunch, nap, etc.)
-Participate and document meaningful observations of classroom engagements and student work
-Encourage love, kindness, and peace within the school community
-Preparing the classroom environment (organizing materials, sweeping, mopping, laundry, etc.) at the end of each school day
-Connect with the Lead Guide formally and informally once per week
-Check out with the Heads of School at the end of each shift

Supervised by:

Heads of School

To apply for this job email your details to employment@isthmusmontessoriacademy.org

About Isthmus Montessori Academy (Public)

IMA(P) serves children ages two months to 15 years, providing AMI Montessori Nido, Young Children’s Community, Primary, Elementary, and Adolescent Programs in Madison’s first, public AMI Montessori school.

We are housed in an architect designed building with outdoor access from the lower-level classrooms, multiple gathering areas, a lactation room, a full commercial kitchen for our snack and hot lunch program, and beautiful natural light throughout. Located at the base of the isthmus of Madison, the capital city of Wisconsin, our school benefits from access to the beautiful lakes, arboretum, world-class university, and one of the largest and best farmers markets! Madison is a city of culture, music, festivals, global cuisine, and full of caring, creative, innovative, and genuine people.
Honoring the spirit of each child is the driving force for our teachers and families. Won’t you join us in offering education founded on peace, sustainability, and community?