Upper Elementary Guide (Grades 4-6)

St. John the Baptist Catholic Montessori School
Published
April 5, 2019
Category
Job Type
Street Address
638 Mill Street

Description

Responsibilities

  1. Oversee daily operations of the learning environment and maintain the integrity of the room to ensure a clean, orderly, and attractive environment.
  2. Help the Principal supervise, train, and evaluate assistants through observation and mentorship.
  3. Present lessons and assess children in best Montessori instructional practices.
  4. Continue to develop curriculum and Montessori materials to enhance and improve student learning.
  5. Maintain all records, reports, evaluations, assessments, and student records as required by the Principal.
  6. Report and implement disciplinary actions for inappropriate behavior as noted in the school’s disciplinary policy in St. John the Baptist Catholic Montessori School Handbook.
  7. Understand, share, and accept the responsibility for the safety and wellbeing of the children at all times.
  8. Ensure Archdiocesan and licensing standards are met through the development of materials and lessons to support a safe environment for children.
  9. Make sure the environment is safe per the school’s risk management and emergency plans and in line with governmental and accreditation requirements.
  10. Cooperate with Parish Business Administrator and Principal to adhere to budget and spending guidelines as well as proper procedures for child safety.
  11. Work with catechists to assist in the faith formation of children.
  12. Attend and help supervise at school functions outside of the school day and/or off campus as required.
  13. Support the school’s mission, purposes, and objectives in a positive manner to parents and outside constituents.
  14. Facilitate conferences, meetings, and communication throughout the school year with parents/guardians.
  15. Help coordinate and implement ongoing formation for parents, e.g., parent education nights, open houses, curriculum nights, etc.
  16. Plan, organize, and supervise co-curricular activities and events during the school day.
  17. Assist the Principal with recruitment efforts including the welcoming of parent and student visitors, child intake meetings and interviews, and enrollment consultation.
  18. Schedule and coordinate specialist time with Principal and Specialists.
  19. Attend weekly staff and guide meetings, workshops, and professional development opportunities as required by or in consultation with the Principal.

Qualifications

  1. Adhere to the mission of St. John the Baptist Catholic School.
  2. Be a practicing Roman Catholic.
  3. Have or build an understanding of the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd and work with trained catechists in the faith formation of children.
  4. Possess a Bachelor’s Degree or higher, preferably in the area of Early Childhood, Elementary Education, or Montessori Education. Teaching license is strongly preferred and encouraged.
  5. Possess Montessori certification for levels serving.
  6. Love God and desire to share their faith with others.
  7. Love children and desire to help them in their personal character, virtue, and faith development.
  8. Be able to discipline children positively with gentleness, firmness, and consistency.
  9. Be able to maintain a positive working relationship with other staff, respecting and supporting colleagues and using proper procedures for grievances.
  10. Be able to maintain strong relationships with parents; characterized by mutual respect, good will, and with the understanding that parents are the primary educators of their children.
  11. Maintain professionalism in speech, dress, action, and confidentiality.

Time Expectations

  • Spend adequate time for the planning of lessons, preparation of the learning environment, and communication with parent/guardians.
  • Be present to supervise children on school contact days from 8:15 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.
  • Guide children in the learning environment from 8:45 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. except during lunch break and designated preparation times.
  • Spend adequate time for providing proper assessment and record keeping of children’s work and proper resetting of the learning environment.
  • Commit time to professional development and training toward the achievement of personal and school goals.
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