Address.11820 Parklawn Drive, Rockville, MD 20852

Tel. 301-230-0901

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The Montessori Elementary Guide will lead the Elementary classroom for 6 – 12-year-old students. The Montessori Guide helps direct the student’s activities academically, emotionally and physically in a prepared Montessori environment that challenges each child to reach their full potential. The Montessori Guide will be responsible for presenting the Elementary curriculum to students, participating in parent education and conferences, record-keeping, and assessment. The Montessori Guide will maintain a classroom and instructional program that supports the individual needs of the children in accordance with the mission and vision andMontessori philosophy and methods.

 

Qualifications: 
  • Bachelor’s degree or 120 semester hours of approved college credit or a Bachelor’s degree equivalence as determined by an independent agency authorized to evaluate foreign credentials.

  • Certification from AMS or AMI, MACTE-accredited training facility appropriate for the Primary Certification.

  • Must be a self-motivated, self-directed team player that has the ability to establish and maintain wonderful relationships with staff, parents, and children.

  • 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:

Curriculum, Materials, and Classroom Management 

  • Maintains a neat, well-organized and attractively prepared environment consistent with Montessori pedagogy.

  • Presenting consistent and individual group lessons to the students and supporting each child’s direction and success. 

  • Working with students of varying abilities assigned to the classroom, including those with learning exceptionalities, as well as attending meetings to support children who require it. 

  • Preparing the Montessori classroom environment to meet the students’ needs and interests. 

 

Parent Education, Meetings, and Conferences 

  • Works to develop close and effective relationships with parents, including opportunities to discuss and understand the child’s individual progress.

  • Assisting in the development of and participates in school functions, including but not limited to open houses, orientation meetings, parent education, and school-wide activities. 

  • Preparing documents and reports necessary to facilitate parent teacher conferences or other meetings requested by parents or school administration. 

  • Oversees and participates in school-wide and parent communication as required by administration.

 

Record-Keeping and Data Assessment 

  • Follows the school’s policies and procedures for student evaluation, report preparation and record keeping, meeting all due dates as required by administration.

  • Maintaining student records, reports, and evaluations. 

  • Completing all progress monitoring and benchmark assessments on time as scheduled by administration. 

  • Participating in all assessment-related trainings. 

  • Preparing student progress reports and assessment reports as required by administration. 

 

Supervision of Classroom Assistant 

  • Collaborate daily with classroom assistant and provide direction for classroom maintenance, classroom management, and students’ academic and social progress. 

  • Provide guidance in data collection tools as well as Montessori philosophy. Participate in assistant’s annual employee review. 

 

Professional Responsibility

  • Participates in all required professional development.

  • Participates in the establishment and maintenance of a school-wide atmosphere of collegial support and adherence to professional standards.

  • Has a firm commitment to uphold the school’s mission.

  • 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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