Elementary Classroom Guide (SY24-25)

Lee Montessori Public Charter School
Published
February 15, 2024
Category
Job Type
Education Requirements
Must possess an AMI or AMS elementary diploma in addition to, at a minimum, a Bachelor’s degree
Street Address
2345 R St SE

Description

About Lee Montessori Public Charter Schools

Lee Montessori Public Charter Schools serve over 350 Washington, D.C. students in primary, lower, and upper elementary Montessori classrooms across its two campuses, Brookland Campus (PK3-6th grade) located in Northeast Washington D.C., and our East End Campus (PK3-K) located in Southeast Washington, D.C. Our mission is to create a more just, liberated world. Lee Montessori PCS creates a peaceful, multi-age learning environment for public preschool and elementary-aged children that fosters the physical, social, emotional, and academic growth and development of students and produces life-long learners. The school’s social and academic culture follows the rigorous standards for excellence set forth by the Association Montessori Internationale (AMI).

Elementary Classroom Guide  Position Description

With guidance and support from the Head of School and the Elementary Coach, the Elementary Guide will lead a Montessori elementary classroom of approximately 27 to 30 children, ages 6-9.  The Elementary Guide will be responsible for presenting the Elementary curriculum to students, participating in parent education and conferences and other family engagement, record and data management, and student assessment and intervention.

Qualifications

Qualifications

Must possess an AMI or AMS elementary diploma in addition to, at a minimum, a Bachelor’s degree.
Have a firm commitment to upholding the school’s mission and anti-bias/anti-racist pedagogy.
Demonstrate a willingness and ability to integrate data and assessment with the traditional Montessori curriculum in order to close the opportunity gap for our students.
At least three (3) years of classroom experience, in public or urban setting preferred
Possess a growth mindset, and a willingness to receive and implement regular feedback and actively participate in coaching.

Responsibilities

Major Duties and Responsibilities

Curriculum, Materials, and Classroom Management

Preparing the Montessori classroom environment to meet the students’ needs and interests.
Presenting consistent individual and group lessons to students and supporting each child’s direction and success.
Meeting 1:1 regularly with students to work with them in assessing their own success and facilitating an individual path of progress.
Working with students of varying abilities assigned to the classroom, including those with learning exceptionalities; participating in Child Study and Special Education meetings; and enacting classroom-based interventions to support children who need additional support
Managing a classroom team of 1-2 adults, including meeting regularly with the classroom team, and training them as necessary to best support the children in the community.

Family Engagement, Meetings, and Conferences

Assisting in the development of and participating in school functions, including but not limited to open houses, orientation meetings, family education events, and school-wide activities.
Preparing documents and reports necessary to facilitate parent-teacher conferences or other meetings requested by parents or school administration.
Providing timely and meaningful communication with parents/guardians about the life of the classroom community as well as the progress/needs of their individual children

Record & Data Assessment and Management

Maintaining student records, reports, evaluations, inventories, and tests.
Completing all progress monitoring and benchmark assessments on time as scheduled.
Participating in all assessment-related training.
Preparing student progress reports and assessment reports as required or requested.
Coordinating with related service providers to ensure appropriate, personalized, and consistent services are delivered both in and out of the classroom
Collecting student data regularly in the classroom and disseminate it to the Student Support team as needed.

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