Ruffing Montessori School seeks a bright, energetic, and collaborative full-time AMI-trained faculty member for our Lower Elementary. This co-educational, independent school, with over a 60 year history, serves children 18 months through 8th grade.
The ideal candidate will have earned an AMI Elementary Diploma (6-12 year olds), possess strong classroom management skills, and have relevant experience working with young children. The incumbent will be a highly motivated individual, knowledgeable about the care and development of all children. This position will lead a group of 25-30 children and manage the care and maintenance of a Montessori Lower Elementary environment with the aid of a classroom assistant teacher. The incumbent must have strong interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills with families and colleagues. The ideal candidate will demonstrate enthusiasm for working with a team of professionals and possess a positive spirit and willingness to work cooperatively in an atmosphere of respect. The successful candidate will demonstrate keen enthusiasm and appreciation for Ruffing’s culture, values, and mission. Teaching experience in a Montessori environment is required.
Ruffing Montessori School encourages individuals of all ethnic, racial, and socioeconomic backgrounds to apply for this position. We are committed to maximizing the diversity of our organization, as we want to engage all those who can contribute to our mission. Interested candidates are encouraged to send a letter of interest, current résumé, and list of three professional references to firstname.lastname@example.org. Materials will be reviewed as received and interviews will follow. The School is eager to find the best person possible to fill this role and will be prepared to immediately hire the right candidate.
About Ruffing Montessori School
Ruffing Montessori School is located in the beautiful residential community of Cleveland Heights, Ohio. With a 60+ year history, Ruffing’s LEED certified building sits on three acres and includes a recently completed outdoor learning environment. Educating children from 18 months through eighth grade, Ruffing is a thriving co-educational, independent school, with a national reputation for excellence.
Ruffing’s Montessori program, firmly rooted in the developmental stages of children, emphasizes freedom with responsibility, promoting independence and self-direction in a collaborative learning environment. Ruffing’s faculty are experienced Montessori-trained educators who work with children in multi-aged classrooms. A rigorous curriculum emphasizes geography, history, humanities, world culture, global language, physical education and the arts in addition to the core subjects of science, mathematics, reading and writing. Ruffing graduates are well-prepared for high school and have a very strong track record of acceptance in secondary schools.
Ruffing Montessori School is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, ...gender, national or ethnic origin, age, physical ability, handicap, genetic information, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, or veteran status. The school’s equal employment opportunity practices extend to recruitment, hiring, selection, compensation, benefits, transfer, promotion, training, discipline, and all other terms, conditions, and privileges of employment.