Are you a creative and enthusiastic Montessorian who is passionate about working with elementary students (grades 1-3 or 4-6)? Do you find purpose in guiding students to be their best selves socially, emotionally, and academically in a collaborative, progressive, and respectful community? Cedar River Montessori has two openings for elementary teachers - one at the upper elementary level and one at the lower elementary level for the 2021-2022 academic year. Both positions work with a co-teacher, one of whom will be finishing maternity leave for the first 2-3 months of the school year. Our school community values the rich cultures, traditions, and ethnicities our families come from, and we are looking for diverse applicants who represent these backgrounds.
This job is for you if you:
Are inspired by our mission Embrace outdoor experiences in all kinds of conditions Love children and supporting their development Have a commitment to high quality education and whole child learning Welcome opportunities to stretch yourself by learning and implementing new techniques and strategies to support children with learning differences or behavioral challenges Are a skilled classroom manager, inspiring children to be their best selves and patiently coaching them through solution-finding processes Delight in the details of maintaining a classroom space (both physical space and virtual space) for children to thrive Are a highly relational and effective communicator Are able to multi-task and manage a variety of responsibilities Have a positive attitude and are able to roll with a dynamic and creative organization Care about equity, diversity, and social and environmental justice Enjoy working in a progressive, relational, collaborative, and nature-loving team of dedicated and talented individuals
Create and maintain a healthy, safe, and positive environment for children Support social-emotional learning and solution-finding opportunities using the Positive Discipline framework Take initiative and communicate with Elementary team about project and curriculum ideas Observe and assess individual student growth and progress, and follow up with teaching team and administration when there are areas of concern Communicate with teachers about the child’s development and daily experiences Collaborate with Cedar River Montessori staff to foster a sense of community and belonging Implement daily practices and routines within the classroom and throughout the campus Observe, document, and facilitate children’s progress in the areas of their social, emotional, physical, creative, and cognitive skills Organize classroom materials and clean, disinfect, and sanitize the workspace to facilitating the learning process for each child Facilitate online learning experiences as needed and support the students, families, and school community through excellent communication Model safe and responsible behavior during outdoor activities, and motivate students to participate in all types of weather Help guide the child through self-directed activities, allowing the child to develop at their own pace Foster a nurturing and stimulating non-competitive environment
Bachelor’s Degree and AMI, AMS, or MACTE certification (6-12 or Elementary I-II) Student teachers working toward Montessori certification are also invited to apply to these positions for a paid practicum Experience working with elementary-aged children and families CPR, First Aid, Bloodborne Pathogens certified or be willing to obtain Positive Discipline training, or willing to take Anti-biased/Anti-racist training, or willing to take
Additional Salary Information: 10 month salary depending on education and experience. Additional compensation for master's degree in education and/or state teaching certification. Excellent medical, dental, and vision benefits. Matching retirement, paid professional development, and paid time off. This is a full-time commitment to working for the 10-month school year, with option to work in the summer.
About Cedar River Montessori School
Located on 12 acres of forested wetland and pasture, Cedar River Montessori is an American Montessori Society accredited, independent, non-profit school for students ages 3 through 14 in Renton, WA, just outside Seattle. Cedar River Montessori students follow their natural interests as they explore their world, discovering the interconnectedness of personal responsibility, environmental stewardship, and social equity. Students learn how to work independently and collaboratively, experiencing a transformative education as they grow into the next generation of engaged, global thinkers who compassionately challenge the status quo. Founded in 1981, we strive to be a diverse and inclusive community.