Montessori Elementary Teacher (Guide)

Higher Ground Education, Hong Kong Limited
Published
November 2, 2022
Category
Job Type
Street Address
Causeway Bay, Hong Kong

Description

Job Description

Overview

The Elementary Guide exercises discretion and independent judgment to operate and manage a model mixed-age Montessori classroom. Responsibilities include lesson planning, material making, curriculum development, individualized parent communication and education, general administrative work, and serving as an ambassador of Montessori within the community.

Core Job Responsibilities

Lead/Co-Lead a Bilingual Elementary Classroom

  • Create and maintain an exemplary Montessori prepared environment that is aesthetically appealing, safe, clean, and orderly
  • Give sequential Montessori lessons in accordance with Guidepost Montessori standards
  • Follow each child and, through observation and assessment of his or her work, regularly record his or her progress, strengths, and areas for improvement to make sure each child's individual needs are met
  • Foster a warm, joyful, benevolent learning community for the children in your care
  • Implement feedback provided by your Head of School and Program Team
  • Problem-solve challenging student issues with your Program Team
  • Work collaborative with your co-guide in a bilingual environment in English and Mandarin Chinese, and provide on-going feedback to support each other's development

Provide Exceptional Customer Service to Parents

  • Communicate regularly with each parent in an individualized manner using approved communication tools (i.e. email, Transparent Classroom, Altitude, newsletters, etc).
  • Coordinate and write progress reports two times a year
  • Coordinate and conduct parent-teacher conferences two times per year
  • Meet with parents on an individualized basis to address and resolve all issues as they arise

Create a Strong Classroom Community 

  • Address and resolve all student challenges
  • Participate in one-on-one meetings with the Head of School and Program Team
  • Host community outreach, classroom celebrations, and parent information events
  • Coordinate, lead, and execute classroom enrichment activities (e.g... Going Out program, yearbook, etc.)
  • Take ownership of building a strong classroom community for students and staff

Curriculum & Professional Development

  • Work closely with Program Team to develop elementary curriculum that targets current students with an eye toward building a scalable, systematized program
  • Proactively adapting the curriculum plan to meet student needs and interests on an ongoing basis
  • Collaborate with co-guide to develop each student's individual curriculum plan
  • Actively participate and pursue annual professional development

 Qualifications

  • A Bachelor's Degree in relevant field or Montessori training certificate for the appropriate age group (strongly prefer AMI)
  • Experience leading an elementary classroom independently
  • Demonstrated passion for and expertise in the Montessori method
  • Ability to create and deploy compelling, content-rich curriculum for students of all elementary ages
  • Exceptional writing ability
  • Growth mindset and problem-solving approach
  • Fluency in English OR Mandarin Chinese
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