The Lead Teacher is a guide who directs the children’s activities in a prepared Montessori environment. This environment shall challenge each child to reach his/her fullest potential intellectually, emotionally, physically, socially and spiritually in accordance with Montessori curriculum and approach to education.
Designs and prepares an environment in which the furnishing and materials are complete, age appropriate, correspond to the needs and development of individuals and the group, and ensure a variety of experiences.
Provides a well-planned curriculum that encourages the development of the whole child.
Plans detailed daily and weekly objectives and learning activities for classroom and individual students.
Manages classroom budget effectively and submits receipts, orders and invoices promptly to the Business Office.
Adapts the environment to meet the daily needs and interest of each children.
Motivates and inspires children such that they exhibit a joy of learning.
Works effectively in all areas of the classroom.
Encourages student modeling and collaboration.
Keeps parents informed of student progress and classroom activities via progress reports, newsletters, email, telephone and personal contact.
Effectively manages the classroom to facilitate a peaceful, normalized community of children.
Uses positive discipline techniques. Establishes and enforces clear and consistent ground rules
Maintains an effective written record-keeping system.
The successful candidate will have a College Degree, AMS Elementary Credential and at least three years teaching experience in a Montessori school environment. The Lead Teacher will demonstrate professionalism in demeanor and personal relationships. The Lead Teacher will promote a professional tone and atmosphere that reflects support, loyalty, agreement and adherence with the school’s mission and vision. MSNV is looking for a Lead Teacher who will demonstrate a cheerful, positive attitude and shows enthusiasm for teaching
About The Montessori School of Northern Virginia
MSNV is a non-profit school providing authentic Montessori education to students, ages 2-12. Our learning environment is designed to directly benefit students social, emotional, physical and intellectual development. MSNV has two campuses located in Annandale and Falls Church which are inside the capital beltway and 10 miles from Washington, DC. We have a satisfying, supportive work environment staffed by interesting, kind, knowledgeable, highly-engaged people. MSNV offers competitive salaries to commensurate with experience and education, health and dental insurance, generous personal leave and professional development, disability insurance, and retirement plan.