Middle School Montessori Math & Science Guide / Teacher

Casa di Mir Montessori School
Published
January 20, 2023
Category
Job Type
Salary
$60K to $80K
Street Address
90 E. Latimer Ave.

Description

The Montessori Middle School Math and Science Guide / Teacher will cultivate in his/her students the quantitative thinking, problem solving, and critical thinking skills that prepare them to successfully undertake their choice of  high school level mathematics and science.  The teacher will foster an integrated and practical appreciation of mathematics and science in students.  He or she will facilitate related aspects of the middle school curriculum including micro-economy, student electives and field trips.

The teacher will create an environment that is conducive to the growth and development of adolescents in the realization of their fullest learning potential.   She or he is responsible for the generation and improvement of all school curricula in writing and the pedagogical growth and development of the school as well as the day-to-day teaching and functioning of his or her class.

The Teacher will prepare materials to meet the needs of the children, and operate in a manner in keeping with Montessori Method and concerns for educational excellence.  The Teacher has responsibilities to children, parents, staff, Administrator, and Board.

Position can start spring of 2023 or August 2023

Essential Functions

  • Establish and maintain an enriching and challenging environment based on Montessori principles in which students work collaboratively with each other, the staff and the wider community.
  • Provide a flexible, responsive environment that provides real life experiences and work practices to bring the curriculum to life.
  • Create engaging math and science curriculum and impart lessons to individuals and groups.
  • Modify teaching plans according to the varying needs of students.
  • Assist students in understanding mathematical and scientific concepts and applying them in actuality.
  • Demonstrate responsibility for student safety and well-being at all times.
  • Provide an environment that fosters respect and values differences.
  • Teach in a Socratic, inquiry based style.
  • Keep detailed and accurate records of each student’s academic progress.
  • Maintain professional and positive communication with parents.
  • Research and develop relationships with community resources to enhance place-based instruction.
  • Plan and supervise field trips, including overnight trips.
  • Work collaboratively with other teachers and administrators in development of curriculum, program planning and scheduling.
  • Facilitate student preparedness for high school entry examinations.
  • Create newsletters to showcase and promote middle school program to the school community.
  • Attend staff meetings, school events and in-service programs.
  • Develop and implement parent information sessions specific to the adolescent program.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Head of School.

 

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Position Summary:  The Montessori Middle School Math and Science Guide / Teacher will cultivate in his/her students the quantitative thinking, problem solving, and critical thinking skills that prepare them to successfully undertake their choice of  high school level mathematics and science.  The teacher will foster an integrated and practical appreciation of mathematics and science in students.  He or she will facilitate related aspects of the middle school curriculum including micro-economy, student electives and field trips.

The teacher will create an environment that is conducive to the growth and development of adolescents in the realization of their fullest learning potential.   She or he is responsible for the generation and improvement of all school curricula in writing and the pedagogical growth and development of the school as well as the day-to-day teaching and functioning of his or her class.

The Teacher will prepare materials to meet the needs of the children, and operate in a manner in keeping with Montessori Method and concerns for educational excellence.  The Teacher has responsibilities to children, parents, staff, Administrator, and Board.

Essential Functions

  • Establish and maintain an enriching and challenging environment based on Montessori principles in which students work collaboratively with each other, the staff and the wider community.
  • Provide a flexible, responsive environment that provides real life experiences and work practices to bring the curriculum to life.
  • Create engaging math and science curriculum and impart lessons to individuals and groups.
  • Modify teaching plans according to the varying needs of students.
  • Assist students in understanding mathematical and scientific concepts and applying them in actuality.
  • Demonstrate responsibility for student safety and well-being at all times.
  • Provide an environment that fosters respect and values differences.
  • Teach in a Socratic, inquiry based style.
  • Keep detailed and accurate records of each student’s academic progress.
  • Maintain professional and positive communication with parents.
  • Research and develop relationships with community resources to enhance place-based instruction.
  • Plan and supervise field trips, including overnight trips.
  • Work collaboratively with other teachers and administrators in development of curriculum, program planning and scheduling.
  • Facilitate student preparedness for high school entry examinations.
  • Create newsletters to showcase and promote middle school program to the school community.
  • Attend staff meetings, school events and in-service programs.
  • Develop and implement parent information sessions specific to the adolescent program.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Head of School.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY POLICY

Casa di Mir Montessori School is committed to providing an open, fair, inclusive, non-discriminatory environment for all individuals across differences of race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, socio-economic status, ethnicity, age, physical ability, or medical condition. We seek to increase the presence, representation, and inclusion of U.S. historically under-represented people of color, international, bilingual and bicultural students, faculty and staff; and, to provide an environment that will attract and retain individuals identified as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning and intersex (LGBTQQI).

 

About Casa di Mir Montessori School

Since 1989, Casa di Mir has provided rich experiences that support the development of essential life skills and empower students to be engaged citizens. We encourage independence, support collaboration, nurture leadership, and provide tools for social/emotional competence. Casa is the only primary through 8th grade Montessori in the south bay.

 

Benefits

Medical, dental and vision insurance for employees, Life insurance, 403(b) Retirement match, Paid vacation & sick time off, Paid holidays, spring break & last week of December, Tuition discount & assistance for staff dependents.

 

Interested candidates should email resume and cover letter to: Anna Chan, Director of Human Resources, achan@casadimir.org

Qualifications

Qualifications
• Montessori certification
• Comprehensive understanding of Montessori methods and pedagogy
• Bachelor’s degree in related subject
• California Teaching credential or equivalent
• Montessori Credential for adolescents, preferred but not required
• Three years’ experience working with adolescents
• Excellent verbal and written skills with students, colleagues and parents
• Demonstrated organizational skills
Physical Requirements and Work Environment
• Frequently bend, stoop, kneel and crouch in order to assist children; routinely sit on the floor with children. Walk and stand routinely.
• Occasionally lift up to 50 lbs.
• Work in a demanding environment dealing with a wide variety of challenges and a varied and diverse array of contacts.
• Work intermittently in outside weather conditions, including heat and cold.
• Sensory Requirements: this job requires visual and auditory perception and the ability to communicate orally.
• Be comfortable taking active field trips with students.

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