The Elementary II Lead Guide leads one of two Elementary II (grades 4 – 6) classrooms; together the guides in the program have general responsibility for teaching Montessori Elementary II Levels in Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies (the following subjects are covered by specialists outside of the classroom: Art, Music, Physical Education, and Spanish). Collaboration with the subject specialists as well as the other classroom teachers is expected. The Elementary II guides will create a positive learning environment, and communicate well and frequently about classroom dynamics with colleagues and administration.
Duties and Responsibilities:
In collaboration with the other Elementary II guides, design and implement curricular plan for the year for the Elementary II students
Attend full faculty/staff and committee meetings
Perform other duties as discussed with the Head of School, those being primarily to teach the Montessori curriculum, supervise, and care for the students
Work in partnership with parents, advocate and promote the school
Work collegially with administration and fellow Montessorians, and grow professionally.
Support the mission and philosophy of the School and to perform the duties in a professional manner and in compliance with any rules, regulations, and requirements established by the School, as set forth in the Faculty Handbook.
The Ideal Candidate:
encourages independence and curiosity in children
enjoys interacting with 9-12 year olds with respect and humor while holding them accountable for responsibilities
has an approach to classroom management that is strong but also reflects his/her love of, and respect for, the students
communicates clearly with students, parents and colleagues
is committed to critical thinking and life-long learning with a willingness to think outside the box
maintains an environment that engages all types of learners and meets students where they are
is energetic, creative and flexible
is passionate about the Montessori Method and Philosophy
The successful candidate must have:
Bachelor’s degree in addition to Montessori Elementary II Certification.
Candidates will need to be able to demonstrate effective classroom skills and strong communication skills.
A sense of humor is essential!
About The Ratner Montessori School
The Lillian and Betty Ratner Montessori School is a coeducational independent Montessori school that serves students ages 18 months through 8th grade. Founded in 1963, the school continues to live its mission: We empower students to find joy in learning and to become their best selves. The school’s location on a serene 14-acre campus in Pepper Pike, Ohio was selected for its positive influence on self-discovery and exploration. The Ratner Montessori School prepares its students for a successful high school career at the region’s diverse, excellent high schools: private, independent, parochial or public.