Harmony school is looking for a full time Montessori Certified Elementary School Teacher to lead a multi-aged classroom serving grades 1st through 5th. Qualified individuals will have creative license to architect their perfect classroom.
-Development of class planning, evaluations and tracking of student progress.
-Helps nurture a love for learning that encourages the innate curiosity of children.
-Emphasizes the acquisition of solid academic skills in the areas of reading, writing, mathematical processes and research.
-Develops children’s unique writing styles through daily writing experiences and research projects.
Integrates units of study allowing for hands-on, experiential learning with an emphasis on expressing themselves through writing.
-Provides the setting for inquiry-based learning projects, applying skills from all curricular areas.
-Encourages the children to develop a respect for self and others and to enable children to find within them an acceptance needed to live in today’s world.
-Exposes children to many forms of music, art, fine literature, poetry, and physical movement.
-Provides a local and global awareness and an appreciation for the environment.
-Encourages self-motivation, self-reliance, and the ability to complete and critically evaluate tasks and projects.
-Provides access to Harmony’s fun summer program for elementary-age students which reinforces practical classroom tasks (such as reading and creative writing) and also features fun activities such as swimming, field trips, and African drumming.
Ideal Candidate Qualifications
-BA/BS degree required (elementary education or related discipline preferred)
-Montessori Certification or Montessori Class Hours with goal of completing Certification
-A minimum of six months experience teaching in a classroom setting
-A spirit of service and generosity, sound judgment and maturity, calm attention to detail and accuracy, excellent follow-through, verbal and written communication skills, and the ability to work with others.
-A passionate belief in the Harmony School’s mission, values and educational model and an enthusiasm for helping children learn and succeed.
-A willingness to pursue continuous education opportunities and a drive to set and achieve ambitious, challenging, and tangible goals
Minimum Skills and Qualifications
-Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
-Uncompromised ethics, high work standard, and an attention to detail.
-A willingness to be an active member of an innovative, collaborative, and cohesive team of educational professionals.
-Business telephone etiquette.
-Excellent grammar and punctuation, and basic math skills.
-Adept at working with a variety of software applications (e.g., Microsoft Windows and Google Classroom).
-Experience planning and executing projects and activities.