Contact: Kelly Yee
Name of School/Organization: Bellevue Montessori School
School Website: www.bellmontessori.com
Age Group: 6 to 9
Description: Calendar Year 2024-2025
Lower Elementary Age Group - 6 to 9 years
Montessori ELEMENTARY Head Teachers lead Montessori classrooms for one of the following age groups: Lower Elementary (6 to 9 years) or Upper Elementary (9 to 12 years). They report directly to the Elementary Director. This position exercises discretion and independent judgment to lead their class,, prepare the Montessori classroom environment, create materials and activities, manage one or more Assistant Teachers and/or Floaters, handle complex parent and student issues, participate in campus events and community building, etc.
Starting wage: $58K (based on 10 months)
Reports to: Elementary Director
Shift: 8AM to 4PM
Vacation Time (Federal holidays, 2 week Winter Break, Mid-Winter, and Spring Break)
Simple IRA matching up to 3%
Professional development opportunities include AMS membership
Medical / Dental / Vision
Tuition discount for our Montessori programs
Reimbursement up to $100 to complete initial DCYF licensing
Lead the Montessori Classroom
Design and maintain the Montessori classroom environment
Create materials and designing activities as necessary for the success of the students in the classroom
Give sequential Montessori presentations, according to the individual needs and progress of each child, and in accordance with your Montessori training
Present individual, small group, and all group lessons in alignment with the Montessori curriculum
Track individual child progress
Create and maintain a safe, joyful, respectful, and positive atmosphere for the children
Carefully observe individual children to gain insight into their needs, and problem solve their challenges in order to meet those needs
Be a positive leader for one or more Assistant Teachers and/or Floaters who will support the classroom
Write an annual evaluation of your classroom support staff to support their professional development
Parent Communication & Parent Education
Communicate proactively with parents on an informal basis, including emails and verbal conversations
Write progress reports twice per year
Conduct parent / teacher conferences twice per year
Hold one-on-one meetings with parents as necessary to meet the needs of individual children
Write regular (minimum monthly) class newsletters
Participate in Parent Education Events to educate parents and families about the Montessori Method and the workings of the classroom
Participate as needed in outreach and community building events such as open houses and holiday celebrations
Participate in periodic professional development opportunities
Participate in observations with other teachers and staff (both as the observer and as the observed)
Engage in various administrative activities that support the school's academic programs (e.g. planning curriculum, planning for events, participating in staff meetings or one-on-one Director meetings, etc.).
Montessori Certification for Lower Elementary by AMS, AMI, or MACTE accredited Training Institute.
Two years of Montessori Lower Elementary classroom teaching experience. Could include one year of being an Intern/Assistant.
Excellent communication skills including written and verbal communication.
Organized and able to manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
Works well in a team environment with a positive attitude.
Dedicated to providing a classroom environment that honors diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging for all students and staff.
Phone: (425) 454-7439
School Address: 11033 NE 24th S, Bellevue, WA 98004