The mission of Breakthrough Montessori Public Charter School (BMPCS) is to provide families of Washington, D. C., a fully-implemented, public, Montessori program designed to enable children to develop within themselves the power to shape their lives and the world around them.
Grounded in the time-tested Montessori instructional model, and fueled by a visionary commitment to early learning and robust family engagement, our model places students at the center and revolves around anticipating and responding to the needs of learners at every stage of the developmental continuum.
Breakthrough Montessori serves children from three years old through (eventually) sixth grade. The National Center for Montessori in the Public Sector (NCMPS) and a Board of Trustees, consisting of DC residents committed to high-quality, public Montessori, founded the school. The school continues to work closely with NCMPS and now serves as a demonstration school for many of NCMPS’ school and teacher support initiatives, including the D.C. Teacher Residency, Montessori classroom coaching, school services, and a summer institute.
Job Title: Montessori Primary Guide (maternity coverage)
Reports to: Director of Curriculum & Instruction
Breakthrough Montessori PCS seeks to hire a Primary guide who is dedicated to public Montessori and excited to help shape this transformational school. Our team of teachers will operationalize our breakthrough model of all-day, fully-implemented public Montessori.
Under the direction of the Director of Curriculum & Instruction, the teacher plans and provides appropriate learning experiences for students. (S)he prepares a structured, student-centered learning environment conducive to the intellectual, physical, social and emotional development of all children; monitors and evaluates student development and outcomes; communicates and interacts with students, parents, staff and community; works within the Montessori pedagogical scheme to develop and modify instructional plans and materials to meet the needs of all students; maintains appropriate records; follows required procedures and practices and monitors appropriate use and care of equipment, materials and facilities.
Plan, implement and coordinate the Montessori classroom
Maintain a prepared learning environment according to the developmental and curricular specifications outlined in the Montessori Scope & Sequence
Set limits and boundaries and maintain appropriately high standards for child behavior in the Montessori context
grace and courtesy
respect for others
care of environment
care of self
Observe student activity and base lesson-planning on observed needs and interests
Maintain accurate and up-to-date records for all students via Transparent Classroom
Prepare and present progress reports on all students via Transparent Classroom
In collaboration with Director of Curriculum & Instruction, prepare, administer and reflect on formative and summative assessments
Familiarity with NWEA/MAP, GOLD a plus
Communicate effectively with colleagues and school leadership team
Communicate effectively with parents/families to help them understand the details and implementation of the Montessori approach
Provide a spirit of hospitality at school gatherings, occasional public events, and ongoing family engagement events
Supervise classroom assistants and appraise performance as necessary
Participate in other school functions as requested by the Executive Director
Bachelor‘s degree in applicable field
Montessori Primary diploma from a MACTE accredited program
Montessori classroom teaching experience, preferably in a public school setting
Experience collaborating and working as a Montessori teacher
Experience utilizing classroom modifications to develop the full potential of each child
Enthusiasm and commitment to our vision and mission
Creative, energetic and nurturing personality
Organizational and interpersonal skills
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Experience with families from diverse backgrounds
Additional experience/training in special education, music, art, and/or physical education is a plus
Fluency in a language other than English is a plus
Specifics of the length of position:
This position will run the length of maternity coverage, which is up to 16 weeks from mid-February through the end of May
There may be opportunity to begin a full time position in the Fall of 2019
Applicants should prepare a cover letter and resume in one document and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please submit application material as either a Word document or a PDF. References upon request.