Starting a new classroom requires a great deal of confident leadership and wonderful classroom management skills. Starting a new classroom in a new community will require the lead guide to also have excellent interpersonal skills. This guide will need to make positive first impressions and lasting connections with the children, parents and other members of the staff. Oaks Montessori is looking for a kind, mature, experienced guide with the ability to work creatively and collaboratively to establish a successful new elementary program.
Experienced elementary guide (preferably AMI trained) who can effectively nurture a positive learning environment for 8-12 students with minimal assistant support until classroom grows to 12 students. Guide must be able to address student behavior in a kind and effective way.
To guide the elementary students in their Montessori work in a way that fosters thriving relationships between each child and their unique potential, their love of learning and with their classroom, classmates, teachers and the greater world. A successful guide will lead with joy and effectiveness, be able to establish and hold healthy boundaries in a way that nurtures all relationships. Guide will also need to meet California State academic thresholds.
Specifically guide responsibilities:
Arrive to classroom 15 minutes before children to adequately prepare for the day.
Provide full attention to the classroom during the school day.
Greet parents warmly and professionally at drop off or go home time.
After children are dismissed, lead guide will attend to the classroom environment for an additional 45 minutes which is to include: required communication between self and assistant staff, administration communication, care of environment, lesson recording and planning and parent communication.
Attend weekly staff meetings.
Be receptive to school tours, parent observations and regular supervisor observation and review.
Effectively CC Head Of School on all communications with parents.
Warm demeanor with clear, kind and effective communication skills with both adults and children.
Sufficient organizational skills to ensure adequate self care both physically and emotionally.
Ability to organize a beautiful classroom environment as well as the ability to impart to the children in the classroom how to respect and maintain the environment including classroom materials.
Ability to work as a team member and balance the needs of individual classroom goals with the needs of the larger school community.
Particular skills to the start of a new program are an ability to effectively redirect student behavior, establish and maintain a culture of respect and joyful learning.