Richmond Montessori School seeks a qualified Upper Elementary teacher to join our dynamic team, advancing the mission of the school: inspiring academic excellence and nurturing human potential. The Lead Upper Elementary Montessori Teacher is responsible for all aspects of the educational advancement for the students under her/his charge utilizing the best principles based in the Montessori tradition of education. The teacher demonstrates knowledge and practice of the core Montessori philosophy of respect for the individual learner, preparation of the environment, fostering independence, order and concentration in the student, and recognizing intrinsic motivation.
The position begins on August 16, 2021. Richmond Montessori School is an equal opportunity employer and an open and affirming community. We seek candidates of diverse backgrounds.
Interested and qualified candidates may submit a letter of interest along with a current resume and three references to Assistant Head of School, Kimberly Waite, at email@example.com.
School Description: Located in Richmond, Virginia, Richmond Montessori School (RMS) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) independent school serving approximately 280 students aged 18 months-14 years, on two adjacent campuses incorporating almost eight acres of beautiful green space. For over 50 years RMS has remained dedicated to delivering an authentic Montessori education in a student-centered environment and has remained true to the mission of its founders and the principles of Dr. Maria Montessori. We are committed to providing a high fidelity Montessori education in the metro-Richmond area and are proud of our dual accreditation with the American Montessori Society and the Virginia Association of Independent Schools. Our dynamic team includes 60 dedicated, energetic, and passionate staff who are fully devoted to our core values: Character, Community, Authenticity, Respect, and Excellence.
3-5 years teaching experience
AMS or AMI teaching credential in Upper Elementary preferred
Montessori non-credentialed teachers with an endorsement in elementary education and a willingness to pursue Montessori teacher education program beginning summer of 2021 may be considered
Excellent classroom management skills
Comfortable with the use of technology in the classroom;
Other, skills and qualifications:
An agile and growth mindset
A collaborative team player
Solutions driven with the capacity to manage ambiguity
Excellent verbal and written communication skills, time management, and organization skills
Additional Salary Information: Includes a highly competitive benefits package.
About Richmond Montessori School
Founded in 1965, Richmond Montessori School is the only Montessori school in the Richmond area and surrounding counties that is fully accredited by two external organizations – the American Montessori Society and Virginia Association of Independent Schools. RMS offers a private education that prepares children (ages 18 months to 14) for high levels of academic achievement, while also supporting their unique styles, interests and talents. The result is students who have the self-confidence, motivation and sense of purpose to successfully navigate life and contribute to their world in a meaningful way.