The Montessori Academy of Celebration (The MAC) is seeking an Upper Elementary staff member to start immediately.
The MAC serves children from Primary through Erdkinder. We currently have 2 Children’s House classrooms, 2 Elementary classrooms (1 Lower Elementary serving ages 6-9 and 1 Elementary serving ages 6-12) and 1 Erdkinder serving Middle/High School.
The optimal candidate will help his/her students meet our school’s mission: to foster a Montessori educational environment conducive to each child’s unique qualities and abilities for the development of social, emotional, and reasoning skills that are essential for a lifetime of independent, creative thinking and learning in the world community.
AMS, AMI, or NCME certification required.
BA/BS degree or higher required.
Working with children ages 6-12: 1 year required
Teaching in a Montessori environment: 2 years required
Broad understanding of child development and educational needs and the ability to successfully apply these concepts.
Proficient in areas of media, technology, and current software applications.
Demonstrates ability to work with students within a Montessori framework.
Ability to organize, supervise and communicate effectively with parents/staff/students.
US work authorization required
Assume responsibility for the Elementary classroom, which fosters the total development of the child according to the philosophy of Dr. Maria Montessori and AMS, AMI or NMCE guidelines as appropriate.
Oversee and implement assigned areas of the curriculum.
Prepare and maintain the learning environment.
Ensure the safety and well-being of the students at all times.
Make and purchase materials for the classroom within budgetary guidelines.
Keep accurate and updated records of each student’s progress.
Foster an atmosphere of respect and harmony; emphasize communication, interdependence, cooperation and global awareness.
Coordinate parent conferences each year as scheduled; maintain ongoing dialogue with parents during the entire school year.
Be active in preparing and presenting at parent meetings, faculty meetings and professional in-service events as appropriate.
Carry out procedures, policies and responsibilities as outlined in The MAC handbook.
Carry out all procedures and responsibilities as outlined in The MAC Personnel Policies in addition to other duties as assigned by the Head of School.