The Montessori teachers at Rosarian Academy are guides who help direct his/her students’ activities academically, spiritually, emotionally, and physically in a prepared Montessori environment that challenges each child to reach the fullest potential in these developmental areas, in accordance with Montessori philosophy and procedures for the age group in which the Montessori Certification is held. The teacher is also responsible for maintaining the operation of the classroom in accordance with the Department of Health guidelines and requirements. The Montessori teacher performs his/her services under the direction and supervision of the Early Childhood Director.
Embody the mission and vision of Rosarian Academy
Responsible for preparation of the classroom environment, materials and equipment; ensures that all materials are in good repair and all sets complete. Develops and makes materials when needed.
Plan and implement the Montessori curriculum. Give appropriate presentations and establish a recordkeeping system to track the children’s progress.
Supervise the classroom assistant, aide, interns, substitutes, and parent volunteers. Provide necessary instruction and training for those assisting in the classroom environment.
Promote good communication among staff members.
Facilitate a respectful environment for children and adults by advocating conflict resolution through Conscious Discipline and Grace and Courtesy lessons.
Stay within the classroom budget every year.
Ensure respectful and open lines of communication with parents. Be available to parents through written communication, setting up conferences, and educating parents in Montessori philosophy.
Plan and host Parent Education events.
Supervises children on the playground.
Fills out accident reports as needed.
Participates in monthly fire drills and code drills.
Maintains cleanliness of the classroom inside and out.
Assist with drop off and pick up in the morning and afternoon.
Assist in the planning and maintenance of the outdoor environment.
Assess prospective children when they visit the school.
Provide first aid as needed and complete appropriate forms for parents.
Comply with all continuing education requirements.
Be at the school at 7:30 AM until 3:30 PM. Reserving Wednesday afternoons for faculty meetings.
Fulfill other related duties as assigned by Administration.
Be willing to work with students in an adaptive environment if needed.
Employment is open to qualified applicants without regard to race, creed, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, or disability. EOE/DFWP.
Lead teachers have Montessori certifications from a Montessori Accreditation Committee for Teacher Education (MACTE) approved program (AMS, AMI, NCME, NAMTA, etc.) for the level in which they teach and a four-year college degree. Must have completed the 45-Hour Child Care Training Course as required by DCF or be willing to complete it upon hiring. Good interpersonal skills are necessary. The teacher should have the ability to work not only with children but with parents and other staff members as well. A positive and open attitude toward all children is a requirement.