Lavallette School is seeking a qualified preschool teacher for New Jersey’s first public Montessori preschool program. Eligible candidates must possess a valid New Jersey Instructional Certificate and Teacher of Preschool through Grade 3 Endorsement or eligibility, and must hold an AMI, AMS, or MACTE accredited Montessori teacher training certification (applicants in the process of training will also be considered).

Job Type: Full time

Position: Lead Preschool (Primary) Public Montessori Teacher

Location: Lavallette, New Jersey

Qualifications: Candidate must hold a Bachelor’s Degree, a valid NJ P-3 Certification, and must have begun or completed a Montessori certification course at the primary level offered by a MACTE-accredited teacher education program.

Goal: To create and maintain a Montessori classroom environment that fosters a love for learning, independence, and personal growth for children starting at 3 and 4 years old.

General duties:

Maintain the prepared environment to nurture each child’s growth and development.

Adhere to Montessori philosophy and principles, including observing and notating each students’ continuous progress.

Communicate with parents on a regular basis, host periodic parent-education sessions and parent-teacher conferences, and respond to parent inquiries in a timely fashion.

Perform routine administrative and cleaning tasks related to the success of the classroom.

Other duties as assigned by the Superintendent that relate directly to the successful execution of the program.

Terms of Employment: Work year and salary determined by the Board.

Annual Evaluation: Performance of this job will be evaluated annually in accordance with NJ state law and the provisions of the Board’s policy on evaluations.



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