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Cedar Tree Montessori - Upper Elementary Assistant Teacher

June 09, 2021 7:19 PM | Nancy NDCWebDesign (Administrator)

Contact: Kim Feerer

Email: administration@cedar-tree.org

Name of School/Organization: Cedar Tree Montessori

School Website: www.cedar-tree.org

Age Group: 9-12 Upper Elementary

Description: Upper Elementary Assistant Teacher in a Montessori Classroom (for students ages 9-12)

Those who are passionate about the process of learning and curious about alternative education and meeting the needs of the whole child (social, emotional and cognitive) should apply. We are a caring, dedicated community of students, parents and teachers located in Bellingham, Washington. We treasure each child’s special personality and unique set of abilities. Each classroom is designed to provide a rich and stimulating environment in which each child can develop academically at their own pace. Social skills are taught and modeled. Children role-play strategies and are guided on the playground and in the classroom to use these techniques. Cooperation and conflict resolution create a peaceful, productive, happy classroom atmosphere. Together as a team, we each uniquely cultivate a passion for learning, advance academic skills, and promote peace and global awareness in a nurturing community.


Classroom Instruction: September 1, 2021- June 16, 2022

Planning/Classroom Preparation begins August 23, 2021

Compensation Package:

Wage: DOE $14.50- $15.46

Vacation and Paid Time off

Monthly Medical Stipend

Upper Elementary Assistant Teacher Required Qualifications:

Minimum 5 or more years’ experience working with ages 9-12 in a classroom setting

Love of learning

Strong community building and relationship skills

Strong verbal, non-verbal and written communication skills

Technical skills that support technological literacy (Google, Word)

Demonstrated desire and ability to develop a strong connection with children and families

Effective time management and organizational skills

Current First Aid, CPR and BBP Training certificate or willingness to get recertified

Desire and demonstrated ability to collaborate with colleagues

Classroom Responsibilities:

Prepare materials, lessons, and other needs necessary for the classroom in accordance with Montessori philosophy

Attend all school meetings and school related functions (staff meetings, grade-level meetings, parent education, potlucks etc.)

Establish and maintain good communications with parents through parent conferences, meetings, informal communication, emails, and the classroom newsletter

Assist to establish and maintain a harmonious classroom.

Lead physical education and movement activities.

Help to support students one on one and in small groups in the classroom.

Supporting each child to learn at their own pace

Guiding children towards autonomy, curiosity, and respect

Supervising lunch and playground activities; keeping children safe, engaged and having fun

Collaborating with families to meet student needs

Contributing ideas in staff and grade level meetings

Collaborate and support assistant teachers in the Upper Elementary classroom

Provide direction to assistant teachers to create an organized and harmonious classroom.

Participate in community outreach activities

Desired Skills:

Demonstrated understanding of growth mindset for classroom instruction, professional and personal growth

Experience incorporating Mindfulness techniques into a Montessori classroom

Outdoor Education background experience

Current Washington State Teaching Certificate

BA or MA in Elementary Education

Job Type: Full-time

Schedule: Monday to Friday following the academic year.

COVID-19 considerations: All children and staff are required to wear masks at all times except at meal times and follow current school protocol.

Language: English (Required)

Work authorization: United States (Required)

Website: http://www.cedar-tree.org/

Phone: (360) 714-1762

School Address: 2114 Broadway, Bellingham, WA 98225

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