Shrewsbury Montessori School (SMS) seeks a full time Lower Elementary Teacher (for age 6-9, Grade 1-3) for the 2021-2022 school year. Founded in 1972, Shrewsbury Montessori is one of the biggest AMS schools in Massachusetts, dually accredited by AISNE and AMS, serving PreK to Grade 6 students on two campuses. SMS seeks a highly motivated Lower Elementary Montessori Lead Teacher who will be responsible for providing a nurturing, productive learning environment in keeping with the mission and vision of the school.
The ideal candidate:
excels at preparing the classroom environment, taking responsibility for creating and maintaining an orderly, safe, and appropriately challenging learning environment for students
has a background in education and enjoys working with students ages 6-9, Grade 1-3
is able to ensure the physical and emotional safety and well-being of the students
is organized, flexible, efficient, creative, comfortable with technology, and a problem-solver
has a working knowledge of the elementary content in all subject areas
is able to model integrity, curiosity, and respect
is an excellent communicator, interacting with children, families, and coworkers in a warm, compassionate, empathetic, and confident manner
The position requires attendance at occasional evening school events, overnight school trips and monthly after school staff meetings
Due to the potential for a mandated school building closure during the 2020-2021 school year, the successful candidate should also be prepared to transition to a distance learning program model if needed
Please send cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org with the Subject: “Lower Elementary Lead Teacher: Your Name.” No phone calls or solicitations please.
SMS is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions based on merit, qualifications, and skills. SMS will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status, military service, application for military service, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. All such discrimination is unlawful and contrary to SMS.
Bachelor's Degree or beyond in related field
Montessori certification for ages 6-9 or in training (preferred)
Willingness to undertake training
Massachusetts Educator License for Grades 1-3 (preferred)