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Lower Elementary Lead Guide

Company: Shining Stars Montessori Academy
Location: Columbia
Posted on: January 17, 2020

Job Description:

Shining Stars Montessori Academy is seeking certified and experienced Lead Guide(s) at the Lower Elementary level to join our dynamic and expanding staff for SY 2019-2020. If you possess a sincere commitment to building and directing a quality Montessori environment, offering support and guidance to parents, and collaborating with experienced colleagues, please consider joining the Shining Stars Montessori school community. The right candidate should possess maturity, dedication, high integrity, good judgment, ability to self-reflect as a member of the teaching staff, and the courage to grow as an educational leader. We seek individuals with a clear understanding of Montessori ideals, deep knowledge of the development of children, and the classroom management and communication skills that nurture self-discipline, order, and confidence in young students. We can offer you a rewarding experience in a growing and diverse Montessori school in the nations capital. Shining Stars Montessori Academy PCS is American Montessori Society and Middle States Association/ Council on Elementary and Secondary School accredited. This is a full time and benefited position. Essential Functions & Accountabilities: Understand and promote the Shining Stars Montessori Academy PCS vision, mission, and goals to students, parents, and community Develop and administer an authentic Montessori Lower Elementary curriculum and assessments consistent with the Montessori Method and aligned with the districts Common Core State Standards Work with a Co-Guide to present Montessori lessons, plan going out expeditions for students Conduct ongoing observations of student learning, and modify instructional methods to fit individual student needs, including co-planning with Specialists and Interventionists to support students with special needs and/or English Language Learners Conduct individual and small group instruction as needed Work with the community of students, teachers, parents and administrators, in articulating and maintaining the integrity and scope of the Montessori Method Develop and prepare the Montessori classroom environment, materials, and lessons to meet the students needs and interests. Present consistent individual and group lessons to the students and supporting each childs socio-emotional and academic progress and learning success Manage and document student records for accurate and complete record keeping and reporting for all student activities, achievement and attendance, teacher observations, student progress, and outcomes as required by SSMA, District of Columbia and Public Charter School Board procedures and applicable laws. Participate in ongoing professional development and in recommended conferences, training programs, SSMA in-service and/or PD workshops, courses, and other areas of professional growth. Participate in SSMA Back to School, Open House, Montessori Saturday Academy, Curriculum /Showcase Day, and other special/extracurricular activities and programs as requested. Administer standardized tests in accordance with District of Columbia and Public Charter School Board assessment requirements Instruct students in the principles of Grace and Courtesy Develop and sustain positive relationships with parents, children and families Attend all school staff meetings, and other meetings as required Check/examine shared areas such as bathroom, playground, for health and safety hazards Required Competencies & Qualifications: Maintain confidentiality A passion for growing independent, confident and intellectually curious children; Ability to provide services to all children and families with respect and dignity Ability to understand and willingness to work with a range of learning styles is required Excellent listening and communications skills Strong written and verbal communications skills A sense of humor Education and Experience: Bachelors Degree (or higher) from an accredited college or university Elementary Education or related discipline required; Masters Degree preferred; AMS or AMI certification/Diploma in Elementary Education from a MACTE recognized or affiliate Teacher Education Program required Prior experience in a Montessori classroom environment required. Praxis II certification and passing scores preferred Spanish or French language fluency a plus Advanced degrees, multiple credentials (e.g., Special Education, Math, Science, Music, Art, etc.) highly preferred Must be eligible to work in the United States A love of children and a sense of humor Compensation: Salary for this position is competitive. In addition, a comprehensive benefits package is included. How to Apply: 1. STEP ONE: Submit a cover letter and resume, in one document, to careers@shiningstarspcs.org and rrodriguez@shiningstars and include the position title in the subject line (for example : Lower Elementary Guide). 2. STEP TWO: Go to the Careers page at http://www.shiningstarspcs.org to complete the employment application.

Keywords: Shining Stars Montessori Academy, Baltimore , Lower Elementary Lead Guide, Other , Columbia, Maryland

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