Bastrop Montessori is looking for a dedicated, enthusiastic Lead Guide to join our faculty. The ideal candidate will have at least 2 years of classroom experience, be committed to the authentic implementation of the Montessori philosophy, have excellent verbal and written communication skills, enjoy the outdoors, beauty and nature, and be a caring, consistent presence for the children. Bastrop Montessori is a collaborative learning environment and seeks guides and assistants with enthusiasm and ideas for how to grow and improve the school. If you've ever thought of starting your own Montessori school, this is a great opportunity!
Lead Guides are primarily responsible for the management of the classroom, communications with families regarding children's development, and implementing the curriculum. Lead Guides work closely with the Head of School to ensure quality, authentic environments that meet the needs of every individual child.
- Montessori Certification, and at least 2 years of classroom experience
- High-school diploma (or equivalent) required two years of college course work in early childhood education preferred.
- Spanish/English bi-lingual is a plus!
- Must have good verbal and written communication skills in English.
- First Aid/CPR
- Must be capable of using email and other web-based applications.
- Be physically able to sit on the floor, move from a kneeling to a standing position quickly, and lift 40 lbs.
- Maintain a developmentally appropriate morning work period for young children, giving lessons as appropriate
- Follow Montessori philosophy
- Assist in the creation of a culturally responsive environment, sensitive to the needs of every child and family
- Address and advocate for the needs of every student in the classroom, and adjust curriculum if necessary to accommodate the needs of the children
- Maintain and create materials that are developmentally appropriate for a Primary age group and which are appropriate for a Montessori environment
- Participate in all Staff Development Days (during regular work hours), and participate in one Family Education event per semester
- Provide high-quality engagement and active supervision, while simultaneously observing and allowing the child to develop concentration
- Communicate individual children's curriculum trajectories with families, utilizing email, parent engagement software, conferences, face-to-face conversations, and phone calls as appropriate
- Collaborate with faculty and Director to continually evaluate and improve the school climate and program quality
- Written and verbal communication
- Classroom management
- Respectful guide-child interactions
- Spanish fluency is a plus!