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Bellevue Montessori School - Lower Elementary Head Teacher

January 25, 2024 6:46 PM | Nancy NDCWebDesign (Administrator)

Contact: Kelly Yee

Email: hr@bellmontessori.com

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


Sick Leave

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

Staff events

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

Professional Development

Participate in periodic professional development opportunities

Participate in observations with other teachers and staff (both as the observer and as the observed)

Academic Administration

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.).


Bachelor's degree

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

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