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Posted On: Jan 25, 2023

Primary Guide

Breakthrough Montessori Public Charter School

Washington,DC, usa

Breakthrough is hiring for a Primary Guide starting in August 2023. Please apply via Bamboo HR here as soon as possible:

We will be reviewing applications throughout spring 2023.

Required Competencies and Qualifications:

Have a firm commitment to upholding the school’s mission and anti-bias/anti-racist pedagogy.

Commitment to upholding the confidentiality of students and parents

Proven ability to work as a member of a diverse team of educators

Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to build meaningful relationships.

Excellent verbal and written skills.

Excellent organization skills and attention to detail.

Openness to feedback, desire to continue development as a professional, and willingness to take responsibility for student outcomes.

Enthusiasm and commitment to our vision and mission

Fluency in a language other than English is a plus

Creative, energetic, and nurturing personality

Education and Experience:

Bachelor‘s degree in applicable field required

Montessori Primary diploma from a MACTE accredited program required

Montessori classroom teaching experience, preferably in a public school setting

Experience collaborating and working as a teacher

Experience utilizing classroom modifications to develop the full potential of each child

Experience with families from diverse backgrounds

Additional experience/training in special education, music, art, and/or physical education is a plus

Position Summary:

Under the direction of the Principal, the Primary Guide plans and provides appropriate learning experiences for students. They prepare a structured, student-centered learning environment conducive to all children’s intellectual, physical, social, and emotional development. As a public school, our diverse population of students must have equitable access to instruction, social-emotional support, and opportunities for self-development. The Primary Guide plays the central role in creating a prepared environment in which this is possible.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

The Primary Guide is a 10-month position. Typical working hours are Monday-Friday from 7:45 am-4:00 pm. Responsibilities include the following:

Plan, implement and coordinate the Montessori classroom

Maintain a prepared learning environment according to the developmental and curricular specifications outlined in the Montessori Scope & Sequence

Follow required procedures and practices and monitor appropriate use and care of equipment, materials and facilities

Set limits and boundaries and maintain appropriately high standards for child behavior in the Montessori context

Observe student activity and base lesson planning on observed needs and interests

Work within the Montessori pedagogical scheme to develop and modify instructional plans and materials to meet the needs of all students

Maintain accurate and up-to-date records for all students

Monitor and evaluate student development and outcomes

Prepare and present progress reports on all students

In collaboration with the Principal, prepare, administer and reflect on formative and summative assessments

Communicate effectively with students to ensure instruction and holistic development

Communicate effectively with colleagues and the school leadership team

Communicate effectively with parents/families to help them understand the details and implementation of the Montessori approach

Lead classroom team in working together to implement high-fidelity Montessori programming

Provide a spirit of hospitality at school gatherings, occasional public events, and ongoing family engagement events

Supervise classroom assistant

Attend and participate in school events outside of regular school hours

Other duties as assigned