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Part-Time Montessori Assistant/Apprentice Teacher (Ages 2.5-6)

Company: Acton Academy of Washington, DC
Location: Columbia
Posted on: October 12, 2018

Job Description:

Acton Academy of Washington, DC ( is seeking a part-time Montessori (ages 2.5-6) assistant/apprentice teacher to work in the afternoons (2-6pm), starting immediately. Do you believe that children are more powerful than we ever imagined? Do you believe that children should drive their own learning? Do you believe that Montessori principles are the best foundation for life's journey? If your answer to all these questions is "yes!" we'd love to explore how you can join our team of passionate Montessorians, entrepreneurs, and innovators. About Acton Academy Acton Academy of Washington, DC is a Montessori preschool and innovative elementary school that guides each child on a journey to discover a calling and change the world. Acton Academy is a new school that opened this September in Foggy Bottom with Acton Montessori (ages 2.5-6) and Acton Elementary (grades 1-5), so this is an opportunity to be an integral part of the building of an innovative, game-changing school. Acton Montessori is an all-day program (8am-6pm) with an optional five-week summer session. Acton Academy of Washington, DC is an independent affiliate of Acton Academy (, founded in 2009 in Austin, Texas. The Acton network includes dozens of "learner-driven" schools across the United States and around the world. Position Description The Montessori assistant/apprentice teacher will join a new, all-day primary classroom in a lovely historic row house. She/he will help guide 12-18 children, delivering an exceptional program that supports the individual needs of the children in accordance with Maria Montessori's philosophy and vision. Consistent with that vision, the Montessori assistant/apprentice teacher will observe, track, and evaluate individual children's progress. Additionally, she/he will work with the Acton elementary teacher to help provide a smooth transition for children into the older Acton classroom. The position offers opportunities for growth into a full-time position, professional development, and advancement. Qualifications We are looking for someone with a deep curiosity about life, a lifelong love of learning, and an entrepreneurial spirit (must thrive in a startup environment). She/he will be responsible for facilitating a nurturing and joyful studio culture. We seek someone who has: Montessori training (ideal but not required). Experience working with children ages 2.5-6. An entrepreneurial mindset and desire to experiment, evaluate, and improve on everything she/he does. A willingness to be coached and mentored. A passion for the Montessori philosophy and the discipline to embody Montessori values at all times. A deep respect for all children and empathy for the challenges children face in their lives. A commitment to practicing gentle, compassionate limit setting. A strong teamwork ethic, a genuine desire to collaborate with colleagues, and a steadfast sense of professionalism. Next Steps Please email a resume and thoughtful cover letter that outlines how your skills and experience meet the qualifications of the position, how the position is part of your own life journey, and how you heard about this opportunity. Use "Part-Time Montessori Assistant/Apprentice Teacher" as the subject of the email. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Keywords: Acton Academy of Washington, DC, Baltimore , Part-Time Montessori Assistant/Apprentice Teacher (Ages 2.5-6), Education / Teaching , Columbia, Maryland

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