Montessori Primary School Educator

World Community Education Center

About the organization

The World Community Education Center (WCEC) in Bedford, VA is a private K-12 Montessori school on a serene, forested campus with a 50-year history of successful education and leadership training. WCEC offers a safe, prepared environment for learning focused on academic excellence and universal values, cooperation, mutual respect, building open hearts and minds, strengthening character, and promoting community responsibility. 95% of students transition to higher education with scholarships, honors & award-winning accomplishments. We are committed to hiring visionary, dedicated teachers who can guide the next generation in ways to meet the challenges and opportunities of the future.

Duties

WCEC is seeking a dedicated and nurturing Primary Teacher for a mixed age (3 to 7 years old) classroom of 7-10 students, to begin August 2021.

We seek someone who cares deeply about children and is eager to join our small, family-oriented school community on a beautiful rural campus. The ideal educator will guide students’ academic, social, physical, emotional and spiritual needs; challenging each child to reach their fullest potential, in accordance with the Montessori philosophy. (Montessori experience is NOT required.)

The Primary teacher is the anchor for the student experience. They are responsible for creating and maintaining the classroom environment, preparing lesson plans for each child, preparing daily group activities, facilitating smooth transitions throughout the day and supervising snack, lunch and recess. They will monitor each child’s attendance, prepare progress reports, and communicate with parents both informally and formally, through parent teacher conferences. The teacher will also attend a weekly staff meeting and work with the staff team in other capacities, as requested.

At WCEC, all teachers actively share in the general support and care of the school community and participate in community service. Responsibilities for this position also include collaboration and participation in school-wide, co-curricular activities.

This position is approximately 34 hours per week.

Qualifications

Ideal candidates should possess:

* At least one year of teaching experience or BA or BS Degree
* AMI, AMS, or MACTE Primary Montessori diploma or in training (preferred, not required)
* Montessori experience or training (preferred, not required)
* Excellent verbal and written communication skills
* A patient and nurturing character
* Ability to maintain and create clear guidelines and expectations for students
* Appreciation for diversity
* Love of the outdoors/nature; service & community
* Enthusiasm for and experience with the age group

NOTE: We welcome newly trained Montessori teachers. We are also happy to hear from candidates who are interested in, but do not yet have, Montessori certification. WCEC can offer teacher training and support for candidates interested in learning and growing with us.

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

To apply please submit your Letter of Introduction & Resume to Head of School, Atefeh Leavitt

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