Contact: April Shiosaki
Name of School/Organization: Blossoming Hill Montessori
School Website: www.blossominghill.org
Age Group: Early Childhood
Description: Small Montessori School is seeking an Early Childhood Teacher to join our incredible staff in late summer 2021 for the 2021-2022 school year. Blossoming Hill Montessori School (BHM) is located in Maple Valley, WA. We have been in-person this year and we are completing our tenth year as a school. BHM has two Early Childhood classrooms, Lower Elementary and Upper Elementary with a total of 65 children. We have an incredibly supportive community supporting their children’s growth and education.
Our Ideal Candidate would:
Have previously completed a Montessori Certified for Early Childhood (ages 2 ½ - 6) from a MACTE recognized training program along with a Bachelor’s Degree. We are looking for an individual with a minimum of two years of experience leading a Montessori classroom.
A willingness to optimize our outdoor environment as an additional part of the classroom.
The desire to train, support and mentor a supporting adult in the classroom forming a solid team.
Possess strong interpersonal communication and relationships. Also, a confident self awareness that allows for best support of all children and their families.
Be capable and comfortable with technical skills that support record keeping and communication with families and staff.
Have effective time management and organizational skills.
A desire for continued professional development and personal growth.
An ability to be flexible as we continue to navigate the current challenges that Covid-19 has given us.
Willingness to complete the requirements of a childcare position in WA State; CPR/First Aid training, Background check including fingerprinting, TB test, MMR Immunization, Food Handler’s permit, etc.
In compliance with the law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.
Specifics of the job:
Our Early Childhood Montessori Guides have great flexibility and creativity in building a beautiful and emotionally safe space that encourages academic curiosity fostering independence, confidence and joy for all in the community. We have a full classroom of curriculum available in addition to materials that can be rotated throughout the year.
Curriculum and lesson planning, record keeping to support communication regarding a child while displaying a confident and professional demeanor.
BHM runs a typical school year calendar from late August through mid-June.
Our program offers full day or part day enrollment of either three or four days a week. Our school schedule is Monday through Thursday with children in their classroom cohort from arrival through to dismissal. We are open 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. with the actual school day running 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Our teaching team works Monday through Thursday 7:45 a.m. - 4:15 p.m. with additional flexible preparation time each week.
Be a collaborative team member that works with administration to support a positive school climate.
BHM has a week of staff time prior to school beginning, seven half days throughout the year and a few days in June for staff meetings, classroom preparation and planning.
We hold three Parent/Teacher Conferences per year after class hours and a few evening events that require an extra time commitment.
A competitive salary will be determined according to experience and education. BHM offers medical benefits and additional optional benefits for staff that meets an hours requirement in addition to PTO, professional development support, a classroom materials budget, and flexible classroom preparation time.
Blossoming Hill Montessori honors the dignity of all human beings. In keeping with this belief, we do not discriminate based on race, color, creed, religion, cultural heritage, political beliefs, marital status, sexual preferences, gender identity, national/ethnic origins, socio-economic status and disabilities or abilities.
Please submit an application and cover letter to April Shiosaki - Head of School email@example.com
For more information about our school please visit our website www.blossominghill.org
School Address: 23855 SE 216th Maple Valley, WA 98038