Brooklyn Heights Montessori School offers a challenging and comprehensive curriculum built on the philosophy of Maria Montessori to children aged two years through eighth grade. Students work and learn in mixed-age classes led by teaching teams of thoughtful and well-trained professionals. The students have exposure to a full range of academic and artistic courses. BHMS also offers an after school program and a summer day camp. The School is housed in a beautiful facility in the Cobble Hill section of Brooklyn and is ideally located for convenient access to all parts of Manhattan and Brooklyn.
Brooklyn Heights Montessori School is an equal opportunity employer seeking candidates who will embrace the tenets of Montessori Education, including the principles of community, educational and professional excellence, social justice, and equity.
Brief Description:The Lower Elementary Assistant Teacher will work in conjunction with the Lower Elementary Head Teacher, Head of The Lower School, the Lower Elementary teaching team, the School psychologist, the Learning Specialist, and the Head of School to educate and lead Lower Elementary students in accordance with the principles of Montessori educational philosophy and practices, and the mission, the curriculum, and the policies of Brooklyn Heights Montessori School. A Lower Elementary Assistant Teacher assists the Head Teacher with the teaching of language arts, math, science and social studies.
Full-time, 10-month position
The LE Assistant Teacher will report directly to the Lower Elementary Head Teacher. They will meet with the Head Teacher on a regular basis and will prepare goals and an annual evaluation with the Head Teacher.
RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:
Prepare lessons in consultation with the Lower Elementary Head Teacher the designated subject areas in accordance with the curriculum of Brooklyn Heights Montessori School, its mission, and Montessori philosophy
Develop, review, and update curriculum and curriculum maps as needed in conjunction with the Lower Elementary Team
Prepare annual statement of goals and objectives for professional development,
Be available during school hours to advise parents
Be in attendance at school in accordance with the times set forth in the letter of agreement
Maintain a “prepared” environment in the classroom and other areas used for instruction
Assist the Head Teacher in maintaining student records with regard to attendance, achievement, and report writing
Assist in the preparation of reports for parents in accordance with the established policies of Brooklyn Heights Montessori School
Prepare for and participate with the Lower Elementary Head Teacher in regular parent-teacher conferences as set forth on the school calendar
Participate in regularly scheduled trips with students
Attend and participate in various evening meetings, such as Back-to-School Night, Parent Education, and Community events
Attend and participate in regularly scheduled program level, faculty, and faculty and staff meetings
Establish and maintain a positive and professional relationship with students, parents, and other teachers and school personnel
Comply with the established policies and procedures of Brooklyn Heights Montessori School as stated in the Faculty & Staff Handbook
Perform various reasonable tasks from time to time as requested by the Head of School or the Head of the Lower School
SKILLS AND REQUIREMENTS:
Master’s Degree preferred
Three years teaching experience
Montessori Elementary I Credential - desirable
Salary is competitive and based on experience and qualifications.
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Brooklyn Heights Montessori School has an institutional commitment to the principles of diversity, social justice and equity. In that spirit, BHMS does not discriminate in violation of the law on the basis of race, religion, creed, color, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, physical challenge, national or ethnic origin, ancestry or any other characteristic.
About Brooklyn Heights Montessori School
Brooklyn Heights Montessori School offers a challenging and comprehensive curriculum built on the philosophy of Maria Montessori to children in preschool through eighth grade. Students work and learn in mixed-age classes led by teaching teams of nurturing and well-informed professionals. The students have exposure to a full range of academic and artistic courses. BHMS also offers an after school program and a summer day camp. The school is housed in a modern facility in the Cobble Hill section of Brooklyn and is ideally located for convenient access to all parts of Manhattan and Brooklyn. . In the midst of a capital campaign that will help fund a $2M Raise the Roof renovation project, the School will expand its physical plant.
Brooklyn Heights Montessori School is an equal opportunity employer.