2345 R St SE
Washington, DC 20020
United States of America
Lee Montessori is seeking a Primary Guide for the 2023-2024 school year. With guidance and support from campus leadership and the Primary Coach, the Primary Guide will lead a Montessori primary classroom of approximately 26 to 29 children, ages 3-6. The Primary Guide will be responsible for presenting lessons to students, participating in parent education and conferences and other family engagement, record and data management, and student assessment and intervention.
Major Duties and Responsibilities
Curriculum, Materials, and Classroom Management
- Preparing the Montessori classroom environment to meet the student’s needs and interests.
- Presenting consistent and individual group lessons to students and supporting each child’s direction and success.
- Meeting weekly 1:1 with students to work with them in assessing their own success and facilitating an individual path of progress.
- Working with students of varying abilities assigned to the classroom, including those with learning exceptionalities, as well as participation in Child Study and Special Education meetings and enacting classroom-based interventions to support children who need additional support
- Managing a classroom team of 1-2 adults, including meeting regularly with the classroom team, and training them as necessary, to best support the children in the community.
Family Engagement, Meetings, and Conferences
- Assisting in the development of and participation in school functions, including but not limited to open houses, orientation meetings, family education events, and school-wide activities.
- Preparing documents and reports necessary to facilitate parent-teacher conferences or other meetings requested by parents or school administration.
- Provide timely and meaningful communication with parents/guardians amount the life of the classroom community as well as the progress/needs of their individual children
Record & Data Assessment and Management
- Maintaining student records, reports, evaluations, inventories, and tests.
- Completing all progress monitoring and benchmark assessments.
- Participating in all assessment-related training
- Preparing student progress reports and assessment reports.
- Coordinating with related service providers to ensure appropriate, personalized, and consistent services are delivered both in and out of the classroom
- Data is regularly collected in the classroom and disseminated to the Student Support team as needed.
Requirements & Qualifications
- Must possess a Montessori (AMI or AMS) primary diploma in addition to, at a minimum, a Bachelor’s degree.
- Have a firm commitment to upholding the school’s mission and anti-bias/anti-racist pedagogy.
- Demonstrate a willingness and ability to integrate data and assessment with the traditional Montessori curriculum in order to close the opportunity gap for our students.
- At least three (3) years of classroom experience, in a public or urban setting preferred
- Possess a growth mindset, and a willingness to receive and implement regular feedback and actively participate in coaching.
- Signing bonuses start at $500
- 90% employer-paid healthcare premiums for employees plus dependents
- Free OneMedical membership for employees and dependents
- 403(b) Employer contribution and match up to 4%
- 8 weeks of Paid Parental Leave
- Employer paid short- and long-term disability and life insurance
- End of school-year leave payout (up to 5 days)
- Professional development stipend & tuition reimbursement up to $2,500 per year
- Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
- Supportive & collaborative culture
- Pre-tax transportation benefits
- And more!
We are growing and always hiring guides.
Contact: Wendy Hernandez at email@example.com
Date listed: 11/15/2023