The Primary Lead Teacher works as the lead teacher in the full-day Primary program. The Teacher creates a positive learning environment guided by the Montessori Primary philosophies and curriculum. The Teacher addresses each child’s development needs, continues to move them along the developmental continuum, and ensures that all students are prepared for Elementary school. The Teacher communicates well and frequently with parents as well as colleagues and administration.
The Lead Teacher must have at least three to five years of experience working with pre-school aged children in a classroom environment, preferably in a Montessori environment. High school diploma or equivalent required; Bachelor’s Degree preferred. The Lead Teacher must be Montessori Certified for the Primary Montessori program. The teacher must be able to demonstrate effective classroom skills and strong communication skills. The teacher must also possess the skills and ability to manage and direct the Assistant teachers in the classroom.
• Perform duties as the lead teacher in the Primary classroom plus directs the work and activities of the Assistant Teacher.
• Plan and implement daily classroom activities and events through careful observation and planning for each child’s development.
• Ensures and creates a positive learning environment guided by Montessori philosophies and curriculum, maintaining high standards of Montessori practice.
• Ensures that all Kindergarten curriculum follows TEKS requirements ensuring that all children are prepared to move into an Elementary program.
• Maintains a nurturing and patient stature to facilitate a content, calm and positive atmosphere.
• Assumes all responsibility for communication with parents.
• Collaborates with colleagues and administration.
• Ensures that all state and local requirements are met for the supervision of the children.
• Updates and maintains information in the school’s Montessori Compass system for timely communication with parents and record keeping.
• Makes judicious use of the budget provided for class needs, ensuring that the environment is properly equipped and organized to meet the children’s needs.
• Trains the Assistant Teacher to care for the environment, care for the storage of materials, work with the children, and to support the Lead Teacher.
• Attend schedule PTO meetings, staff meetings, and other meetings identified.
Comfortable and loving with children
Good Communication skills
Familiar with on-line lesson planning and tracking
Flexible, good collaborator