Fulton Montessori School is a small, growing, 501(c)(3) non-profit Montessori preschool program with a strong work ethic for equity and access that has deep roots in the Greater Fulton Hill neighborhood. Using an income-based sliding tuition rate, FMS serves a wide range of working families and is proud to provide affordable year-round Montessori education to our community. As a result, we have a diverse community of Board of Directors, donors, staff, and families that embody and support our mission to “strengthen children through Montessori education in Richmond's East End” since 2018. Visit www.fultonmontessori.com and @fultonmontessori FB page for more information about our organization.
The Montessori Lead Teacher position for Children’s House 1 is a full-time, salaried position which begins August 15th, 2021 (start date can be earlier in the summer if desired.
Schedule: Monday - Friday from 8:00am-5:00pm with a one, unpaid hour break daily
Pay rate: DOQ
Benefits: paid Federal holidays and all school breaks (5 weeks of school-wide breaks); 8 PTO days; employee tuition discount negotiable
Montessori Credential for Infant/Toddler
Current First Aid and CPR certification (or willingness to obtain as soon as possible upon hire)
Read, understand, follow and uphold Fulton Montessori School Employee Handbook Guidelines, COVID-19 Policies and all updates as they occur
Pass background checks and adhere to regulations required by VDSS & DOE
Virginia Preservice Training for Childcare Staff (10-hour certificate)
Willingness to commit to uphold AMI and AMS standards, as well as all Virginia State standards.
Ability to make observations, record-keep and prepare and attend 2-3 parent teacher conferences annually
Communicate with families via messaging system - including sharing pictures and providing updates as needed (at least once a week)
Provide toileting and sleeping updates daily per State requirements
Share workload with Assistant Teacher regarding all tasks, determining a fair balance
Contribute to school monthly newsletter
Other duties as determined necessary for the well-being of students, coworkers, families, etc.
Our ideal candidate will easily fit into our kind and hardworking team; is punctual and reliable; has great communication skills; is proactive with problem-solving tendencies; can learn from mistakes and turn them into growth opportunities; will show respect and kindness towards children and others; has a love for learning and for guiding the child; has a natural sense of order and cleanliness; can give and take direction; is comfortable with classroom management; can follow-through on tasks and is able to organize and prioritize as needed; can stay attentive and alert at all times; uses open communication and follows direction while also asking questions as needed; and is willing to ask for help from leadership regarding parent communication or policy items as needed.