Overview

Are you passionate about providing high-fidelity, culturally relevant Montessori education to children from diverse backgrounds?  Sacred Heart School seeks an enthusiastic Montessori educator to lead a primary classroom in Camden, NJ from December through June. We have a small, relatively new Montessori program that we seek to strengthen and grow within a larger non-Montessori school / school system. In this context, we are looking for an individual who is committed to cultivating an authentic Montessori environment, skilled at communicating and collaborating with non-Montessori colleagues, and innovative in maintaining fidelity to Montessori principles while adapting to the needs of individual students and our educational setting.

Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree in applicable field
(preferred) Montessori Primary certification (completed or in progress) from a MACTE-accredited program (AMS, AMI, etc.)
Montessori classroom teaching experience

Enthusiasm and commitment to Montessori education that enables each child to develop to their full potential
Innovative, energetic and nurturing personality
Strong organizational and interpersonal skills
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Experience working with families from diverse backgrounds
Flexibility to work and plan collaboratively with colleagues
This position begins in early December with a few weeks of training and acclimating to the classroom and students. The candidate will assume the lead role in January. Typical teacher hours are 7:15-3 with occasional evening events

Responsibilities:

Create a warm, engaging classroom environment
Plan and implement individual and small group lessons, based on Montessori scope & sequence and observations of student needs & interests
Build strong, collaborative relationships with parents
Maintain consistent record-keeping of lessons and student progress
Provide guidance and supervision for classroom assistant teacher
Communicate effectively with colleagues and school leaders
Participate in other school functions as requested by the Principal

To Apply
Please send a cover letter, resume, and 3 references (2 professional, 1 can be personal) to cHeatwoleShenk@cspschools.org

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About Sacred Heart School

We are a private Catholic school providing sliding scale tuition to make high quality education accessible to families in our low-income, predominantly non-Catholic community. Many of our families receive a state childcare subsidy for preschool and afterschool that makes our school free for them.
While Sacred Heart School was founded in 1920, we started our first Montessori primary classroom in 2015. Our school includes pk-8th grade (1st-8th are not Montessori classrooms) with about 200 students total. Our school is a family, with frequent interactions between grade levels and a strong, supportive staff culture. Although many of our families have little familiarity with the Montessori approach, they have become enthusiastic about their children’s experiences with us and by word of mouth, demand for our Montessori program has steadily grown - we have a waitlist every year.
Montessori program blog: https://montessorisproutsincamden.blogspot.com/