The Montessori School of Northampton is looking for a dynamic, creative and nurturing Lead Teacher for our combined preschool/kindergarten program that is passionate about Montessori education. As Lead Teacher your responsibilities will include creating classroom materials and activities, presenting Montessori primary curriculum, supervising Assistant Teachers, effectively communicating with families and reporting to the Director. We seek teachers who can not only present Montessori curriculum but also act as ambassadors for Montessori philosophy to our families. Candidates should effectively plan and problem-solve with a team, have a sense of humor and relate warmly and effectively to others. The ability to understand and work with different learning styles is required.
Responsible for preparing an environment in which the furnishings and materials are complete and correspond to the needs of the students
Maintain a clear, orderly, and attractive Montessori environment, including the care and maintenance of classroom materials
Provide educational plans (when necessary)
Prepare and execute parent/teacher conferences
The Montessori School of Northampton is an equal opportunity employer. MSN is committed to selecting faculty and staff without regard to race, color, religious creed, ethnicity, sex, gender identity, genetic information, national origin or ancestry, age, handicap or disability, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status or any other status protected by applicable law. This policy applies to all personnel actions and conditions of employment, including recruitment, hiring, training and promotion. MSN makes every effort to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants or employees with disabilities of which we are aware.
Broad diversity is essential to fostering an inclusive climate and central to MSN’s goals of achieving excellence in all areas. We believe that affirmative action in employment furthers these goals. We holistically assess each candidate, giving favorable consideration to an applicant’s record of working with students with broadly diverse perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds. MSN will also favorably consider experience overcoming or helping others to overcome educational barriers.
Qualifications: Massachusetts EEC Lead Teacher certified. Certification from an accredited AMS Montessori Teacher Program (Primary, 3-6). Three or more years of previous lead teaching experience.
About Montessori School of Northampton
Established in 1976, the Montessori School of Northampton (MSN) is an independent school located in the welcoming, culturally vibrant town of Northampton, MA. Nestled in the heart of the beautiful Pioneer Valley and a short drive to major metropolitan centers, MSN is an AMS/AISNE accredited school enrolling approximately 120 students from toddler through middle school. The mission of MSN encourages a lifetime of exploration through self-directed learning and discovery, while fostering self-esteem, respect for others, and global stewardship.