Certified AMS Montessori Teacher: Age Group 6-9
REPORTS TO: Head of School
DIRECT REPORTS: No
Purpose of Role
Montessori Academy of Broward, located in Pembroke Pines, Florida, is seeking a motivated and dynamic Certified AMS Montessori Teacher, who is committed to ensuring student achievement for all students in the classroom. Our students at Montessori Academy are held to very high expectations regarding both academic achievement and character development. A successful candidate must have the unyielding belief that all children can and must succeed.
Begin with our children and students. Our children and students are at the heart of what we do. Simply, their success is our success. Wellbeing and safety are both essential for learners and learning. Therefore, we are consistent in identifying potential safeguarding and Health & Safety issues and acting and following up on all concerns appropriately.
Treat everyone with care and respect. We look after one another, embrace similarities and differences and promote the well-being of self and others.
Operate effectively. We focus relentlessly on the things that are most important and will make the most difference. We apply school policies and procedures and embody the shared ideas of our community.
Are financially responsible. We make financial choices carefully based on the needs of the children, students, and our schools.
Learn continuously. Getting better is what drives us. We positively engage with personal and professional development and school improvement.
- Teach students through Montessori methods, create an independent learning environment utilizing the specially designed learning materials for the age group.
- Plan, prepare, and deliver lesson plans and instructional materials that are specific to the content area of focus, following the school implemented curriculum based on the Montessori philosophy.
- Administer and develop subject-specific assessments for the purpose of assessing student competency levels and/or addressing individual student’s needs.
- Advise parents and/or legal guardians of student progress for the purpose of communicating expectations and student’s achievements; develop methods for improvements and/or reinforcing classroom goals in the home environment.
- Collaborate with instructional staff, other school personnel, and parents for the purpose of improving the overall quality of student outcomes and achieving established classroom objectives in support of the school’s vision and mission.
- Manage students’ behavior for the purpose of providing a safe and optimal learning environment.
- Participate in a variety of meetings and professional development activities for the purpose of conveying and/or gathering information required to perform functions and to improve student achievement.
- Monitor students in a variety of educational environments (e.g., classroom, playground, school grounds, hallways, restrooms, field trips, pavilion, etc.) for the purpose of providing a safe and positive learning environment.
- Supports other classroom teachers for the purpose of assisting them in the implementation of established curriculum.
- Use relevant technology to support instruction.
- Maintain accurate and complete records of students’ progress and development.
- Participate in extracurricular activities such as open houses, graduations, picnics, PTO events, and other events as directed by administration.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- Ability to anticipate potential needs and to the school and provide creative, imaginative solutions.
- Proven track record in innovation and taking the initiative in making things happen.
- Strong relationship management skills across all levels within the school and with our regional team (as appropriate and applicable).
- Excellent phone etiquette, written, presentation and in-person communication skills.
- Demonstrated experience in providing high face-to-face services to families/students/vendors.
- Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.
- Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
- Reliable, dependable, professional and can maintain confidentiality.
- Proven ability to work independently and in a team.
- Excellent interpersonal skills.
- Positive attitude and team player.
Skills, Qualifications and Experience
- Bachelor’s degree preferred or higher in business administration, operations management, education, or equivalent education and experience in a related field.
- 5+ years’ experience in school operations.
- Working knowledge of Microsoft Office and education technology.
- Ability to multi-task, prioritize, and efficiently complete all tasks assigned.
- Effective communication skills, both oral and written, including the ability to interact/communicate with all types of members of the community including teachers, administrators, parents, and students.
- Self-starter, ability to set and meet goals, and a desire to excel.
- Ability to problem solve.
ISP U.S. participates in E-Verify and will provide the Federal Government with your form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S.
MAB & ISP Commitment to Safeguarding Principles
MAB & ISP is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All post holders are subject to appropriate vetting procedures and satisfactory Criminal Background Checks or equivalent covering the previous 10 years’ employment history.
ISP Commitment to Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging
ISP is committed to strengthening our inclusive culture by identifying, hiring, developing, and retaining high-performing teammates regardless of gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation and gender expression, age, disability status, neurodivergence, socio-economic background or other demographic characteristics. Candidates who share our vision and principles and are interested in contributing to the success of ISP through this role are strongly encouraged to apply.