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Lower Elementary Teacher

Old Town Spring, Spring, TX 77373, USA

Job Type

contract

position

The Lower Elementary Teacher for MindSprout Montessori is a nurturing, intentional and empowering professional educator. The ideal candidate will be a state certified, Montessori trained teacher, dedicated to fostering a positive and collaborative school community with a passionate commitment to education.

Requirements

Essential Duties

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.

The Teacher for the Lower Elementary Community will:

● Perform their duties, enthusiastically, and satisfactorily at MindSprout Montessori during normal working hours on regularly scheduled school days, and at other times as specified below. The Lower Elementary Teacher agrees to devote full time and attention during normal working hours to their duties as a teacher and staff member of MindSprout Montessori.

● Abide by all reasonable rules, regulations and policies set forth by MindSprout Montessori and shall comply with all relevant statutes, regulations and ordinances of the state of Texas.

● Adhere to all MindSprout Montessori guidelines and standards, for the purpose of maintaining excellence and a high degree of professionalism.

● Submit all employment onboarding documents required by MindSprout Montessori and the state of Texas before the last day of the first 30 days of employment.

● Respect the self, respect others, and respect the overall environment.

Administrative Responsibilities:

● Assist in the efficient and effective management of the school.

● Follow protocols for managing information (i.e., attendance, incident reports) and completing requests (i.e., ordering supplies, personal and medical leave), etc., as further detailed in the Employee Handbook.

● Observe and meet all school deadlines (i.e. preparing progress reports, etc.).

● Attend all required staff meetings and special events, excluding Jewish holidays

● Maintain open communication with administration and colleagues. Voice concerns to and seek help from administration in a timely and positive manner.

● Continuously and effectively work with other employees and school administration

● Respond to all organizational e-mails within 24 hours – weekends excluded. Copy the Head of School (as appropriate) on concerning e-mails.

Classroom Community Leadership Responsibilities:

● Cultivate a nurturing, respectful, inspiring, empowering and safe learning environment.

● Put the child at the center of each moment. Always operate with the individual child as your guide. What do they need? What are they telling me? What sensitive period are they communicating? How can I be the dynamic link to the environment to meet this child’s unique needs?

● Know and honor each child, cultivating and celebrating their strengths, and gracefully supporting areas of struggle and challenge as opportunities for growth.

● Provide and support deeply engaging learning experiences in accordance with authentic Montessori philosophy and practice.

● Cultivate and generate a completely student-led environment, filled with independence, concentration, wonder, and joy.

● Create a rich culture of grace and courtesy in the classroom.

● Collaborate and support all teachers and staff to effectively develop, share and participate in learning activities and community events.

● Create a beautiful and inspiring Montessori prepared environment, in complete adherence to these principles:

○ Is it for the child?

○ Is it beautiful?

○ Is it necessary?

● Assure that Montessori methods, classroom environment, and individual student needs are well addressed.

● Lesson plan weekly to ensure each child’s unique needs are being met in each area of the curriculum with lessons that support and generate curiosity and wonder, a deep love of learning, and strong academic skills.

● Keep accurate records, updated weekly, on individual student’s development and needs.

● Provide supervision over the classroom community and students’ work, with a keen awareness of the functioning of the whole while also paying attention to individual and small group needs.

● Strive to observe for at least 15 minutes a day and record these observations.

● Model and teach appropriate conflict resolution and problem-solving strategies.

● Attend all meetings and participate fully, sharing your full intelligence and experience, and offering your full support to the success and well-being of the school community.

● Take full responsibility for creating a beautifully prepared classroom environment with a fully educated, supportive and prepared classroom team.

● Provide positive and critical feedback (opportunities for growth and development), support and evaluations for all relevant colleagues.

● Be an ambassador of MHS to our students, staff, and community at all times.

● Come to each conversation in partnership and with a sense of purpose towards common goals.

● Communicate openly, compassionately, and proactively.

Responsibilities to MMS Families:

● Ensure warm and effective connection between home and school, and support ongoing communication among parents, family, students, and the teaching team.

● Educate and fully support full parent/guardian understanding of the beauty and importance of Montessori Education on the academic, emotional, and social development for the young child.

● Provide family-teacher conferences 3 times per year to provide feedback on students’ intellectual, emotional, and social development.

● Create well written, educational and insightful progress reports and newsletters.

● Provide well-written, insightful updates to parents and family, using the school’s chosen avenues and adhering to the guidelines and schedule set forth by the Head of School

● Participate in and lead inspired family education and community outreach events.

● Respond to parent and family inquiries in a timely fashion, respectfully and effectively.

● Build strong partnerships with parents and families served by the school.

● Support communication with parents and families according to school guidelines.

● Ensure successful transition of students to the next level of programming.

Professional and Personal Responsibilities:

● Model lifelong learning and meet professional development requirements.

● Be a life-long learner, taking full responsibility for your own self-awareness, growth and development.

● Remain committed to deepening your understanding of authentic Montessori practice, and implementing the method rigorously and precisely in your classroom community and beyond.

● Attend professional development workshops both in and outside of school.

● Create yearly professional goals in partnership with the Head of School to be supported by your professional development.

● Be open-minded and work in collaboration with the faculty and school administration.

● Seek resources to support your development of those areas of instruction or curriculum that are not your strengths.

Position Details

This is a 10-month position and hours of work and days are Monday through Friday,

8:00am – 2:30pm. Occasional evening and weekend work may be required as job duties demand.

Salary commensurate with experience.

Education and Experience

Required:

● BA/BS Degree

● Certified to teach in the state of Texas

● Ability to work collaboratively with staff to enhance whole school learning environment and community

● Excellent communication skills – both written and verbal

● Commitment to professional development and best practices in education

● Commitment to meeting the needs of each child

Preferred:

● 2+ years classroom experience



Work Authorization/Security Clearance

Authorization to work in the United States is a pre-condition of employment at MHS.

AAP/EEO Statement

MHS welcomes all students and families and does not discriminate in its hiring, admissions practices, or any other form of access on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, sex or disability.

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

About us

There isn’t one simple solution to reaching young minds. It takes a personal approach to spark a lifelong desire to learn. MindSprout Montessori understands there is no such thing as a one-size-fits-all model for helping young children grow and develop a genuine passion for learning. We approach every student as an individual, and we develop lesson plans that cater to their learning style. We provide our students and their parents the tools to blossom and grow intellectually. Through tailored lesson plans and personal attention, we plant the seeds that sprout into a lifelong passion for learning.