New dual language immersion Montessori charter school opening in Lakeland FL. Positions are available for full-time English-speaking, Spanish-speaking and bilingual Children’s House, lower elementary (Taller 1) and upper elementary (Taller 2) guides and assistants, bilingual Special Education teacher/guide, and part-time art, music and physical education teachers. Applicants must be committed to working towards educational equity and cross cultural competence through an anti-bias, anti-racist approach. Applicants for lead guide positions must have or be willing to obtain MACTE accredited training and Florida teacher certification for all grades within their age level class. Training may be sponsored by the school in exchange for a two year commitment following completion of residential, MACTE accredited training.
About Mi Escuela Montessori
Mi Escuela Montessori is dual language immersion Montessori charter school opening in Polk County, FL in August, 2021. Our mission is to empower children to become bilingual communicators, global change makers, and lifelong learners, by providing an environment that includes and inspires all families. We are working with the Diverse Charter School Coalition to develop a diverse by design. anti-bias, anti-racist framework, and we are working with National Center for Montessori in the Public Sector to develop a teacher residency training program.
Polk County, Florida, is located between Orlando and Tampa, in Central Florida. With beautiful weather the majority of the school year, our classrooms are being designed to maximize indoor/outdoor learning with outdoor classrooms connected to almost all classrooms. Teachers in Children's House classrooms will provide 80-90% of the curriculum in Spanish, with afternoon thematic literacy in English. Teachers in elementary classrooms will each have an English and Spanish speaking co-teaching team and will provide a a 50%-50% model, alternating instructional days for each language. Our school is enrolling students in PK3-4th grade in year 1 and will grow by one grade level through 8th grade within 5 years.