Overview

Join our talented team in an established American Montessori Society full member school where we inspire children to become intrinsically motivated lifelong learners with excellent problem-solving skills. Enjoy our respectful and collaborative environment with highly supportive leadership from a Montessori-credentialed and experienced Head of School.We are seeking a Montessori-credentialed Early Childhood (3-6) teacher or an adult learner enrolled in a Montessori training program to guide children 3 to 6 years of age on their journey to independence. The teacher will lead the classroom team in developing a peaceful and nurturing environment in which children will develop and grow socially, emotionally, physically, and cognitively.

A Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education is preferred, however, other degrees will be considered. Our ideal candidate embraces the Montessori philosophy and has a genuine passion for working with children as well as the principles of equity and social justice. The ability to build strong and supportive relationships with children, parents, and community members is required in this position.We value candidates with a love of learning and the ability to work collaboratively to ensure we provide the highest quality Montessori environment. A joyful and positive nature, professionalism, and excellent written and oral communication skills are essential to this position. We require all staff members to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Our World Montessori is a diverse and vibrant community of learners from all over New York’s Capital District. Our children explore, learn, and work together in a warm and nurturing home-like environment. We are a thriving school serving and educating over 60 children from 18 months through kindergarten.We are committed to the principle of inclusion, and we celebrate diversity. We are strengthened by diversity and the different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives in our vibrant community of children, families, and staff members. We believe in a world of equity and opportunity for every child.

This is a full-time position beginning in August 2022. Our compensation and benefits package is competitive and will vary according to education and experience. Benefits include paid time off, health insurance contribution, professional development opportunities, and retirement plan matching.

We are an equal opportunity employer, and we do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religious or spiritual beliefs, gender, sexual orientation, family configuration, political affiliation, or marital status in the administration of our employment, educational or admissions policies, or tuition assistance programs.

*Please send cover letter indicating interest in the position as well as a current resume to Diane Lanci at owmontessori@gmail.com in order to be considered for the position.

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About Our World Montessori

Our World Montessori is a diverse and vibrant community of learners. Our children explore and work together in a warm and nurturing home-like environment. Our World Montessori is a thriving school serving and educating over 60 children from 18 months through kindergarten.Our program is child-centered. Children learn through the exploration of self-chosen, hands-on materials. Understanding that children learn at their own pace and have a variety of interests, AMS-credentialed Montessori teachers plan lessons based on the individual interests and readiness of the children rather than chronological age.A natural sense of wonder motivates these young learners to explore their connections to the world around them. They are learning how to get along with others as well as understanding each person’s responsibility to take care of not only themselves and their school environment, but also the wider community and our planet.