The Language Arts/Social Science Head Teacher’s goal is to establish and maintain a positive, caring environment in the class, to provide sensitive support to each child and to challenge each child to reach his/her fullest potential in each development area, in accordance with the Montessori philosophy. The position will:
Observe, plan and implement the Chiaravalle curriculum consistent with the Montessori Method and principles. Include best practices based on current research in child development and education, which are appropriate to the learning objectives for the particular age group.
Develop and implement an individualized/differentiated learning plan in order to meet the cognitive, social, emotional and spiritual growth of each child in your class. Implement strategies and accommodations to support student learning. Provide students with timely, clear and constructive feedback.
Collaborate with other Middle School teachers to team teach Math, Social Studies, and/or Science.
Participate in scheduled Middle School overnight trips.
Qualifications for this job are as follows:·
A Bachelor's degree is required. A Bachelor’s degree in education is preferred.
At least two years of teaching experience is required preferably at the Middle School level.
Experience teaching in a Montessori school is a plus.
Montessori Certification or Professional Educator License is required. If incumbent does not have Montessori Certification, then a willingness to become certified is essential.
Must have strong organizational skills and be flexible.
Experience working in a team teaching environment.
Chiaravalle is a non-denominational, Montessori, independent, co-educational school for children ages 2-14. The school is primarily housed in an architecturally significant Daniel Burnham brick schoolhouse blocks west of Lake Michigan in the Lakeshore Historic District of Evanston. Additional space is rented from the First Congregational Church of Evanston for the Middle School, grades 7-8. We hav...e approximately 300 children/students.
Visitors walking into Chiaravalle for the first time often remark upon its beauty, order and peaceful classroom environments. They comment on the focused, independent, happy children they encounter, the lively discussions and lessons they observe, and the atmosphere of respect that is evident between adults and children. They see students who are eager to come to school every day, which is a testament to the joy children experience in learning at Chiaravalle.
Children are the central focus of our school, but it's our community that makes us special. Inspired educators join together with a motivated community to make Chiaravalle a unique place. We have approximately 70 contracted employees and 6/7 School Administrators including the Head of School. Chiaravalle is an equal opportunity employer.