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Classroom Assistant

The Classroom Assistant provides support of the implementation of authentic Montessori practice in a Montessori environment, with an understanding, willingness and deep appreciation for the Montessori education.


  • Must have High School diploma or equivalent.

  • Minimum one-year related experience.

  • Evidence of continuing education and professional growth.

  • Instructional Assistant shall be at least 18 years old.

  • Desire to further the understanding and practice of Montessori philosophy.

  • Work under the direct supervision of the staff person in charge of the group of children to whom the instructional assistant is assigned.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Evidence of continuing education and professional growth to include meeting all necessary requirements as established by state law and regulatory agencies.

  • Must be able to pass a background check.

  • Within first 30 days of employment must be able to meet all necessary requirements as established by state law and regulatory agencies.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Establish a harmonious relationship with Montessori Primary Lead and all supporting staff.

  • Collaborate daily with Montessori Primary Lead and help with classroom maintenance, classroom management. 

  • Models and implements positive classroom leadership and administration in support of the classroom and school community.

  • As directed by the Montessori Guide, assist in preparing and maintaining the Montessori environment.

  • Serves the needs of the children and Montessori community.

  • Protecting the safety and well-being of children.

  • Assists children with daily work. 

  • Monitors the various activities of the class, including time on the playground, nap, lunch, and special events.

  • Assisting in the development of and participates in classroom events, school functions, and school-wide activities.

  • Responsible for preparing an environment in which the furnishings and materials are complete including care and maintenance of classroom supplies and equipment and maintaining inventory of classroom materials:

    • Prepare curriculum materials, as needed.

    • Replenishing supplies.

    • Repairing materials as necessary.

    • Organizing storage/assist in inventory.

  • Use appropriate positive Montessori discipline techniques with students.

  • Interact with the students in a friendly and supportive manner using student’s name with calm tone of voice.

  • Notify Montessori Primary Guide on concerning matters with students or parents.

  • Oversees and directs hands-on classroom work and activities. 

  • Works with individual and small groups of children.

  • Uses positive language and behavioral management techniques in all interactions.

  • Prepares snack and helps with carpool as needed.

  • Participates in record keeping assessment of children as requested.

  • Maintains professionalism and confidentiality in dealing with co-workers, student, and parents.

  • Required attendance and participation in all staff meetings.

  • Other duties, as assigned.


Physical Requirements

  • Must be able to stand, bend, lift and work in an outdoor playground environment for extended periods of time while supervising children.

  • Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs. 

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