Competitive, independent school salaries
Full benefits package including healthcare, PTO and retirement
Extensive, professional development opportunities
Tuition reimbursement for eligible employees seeking Montessori Certifications
Tuition remission opportunities for MSE enrolled students of staff
A Learning Specialist helps students in all classrooms and works closely with other Learning Specialists under the direction of the Director of Student Support. A Learning Specialist is professionally trained in education, which may include Montessori certification or relevant Masters Degree. In addition to general involvement in assistance of students and classrooms, the Learning Specialist also performs duties and responsibilities specific to the role of Learning Specialist.
Creates a nurturing, respectful, and safe classroom environment (together with the Lead Teachers) that responds to the needs of each student.
Assist in maintaining the curriculum under the direction of the Lead Teachers in accordance with the school’s curriculum guidelines and best practices.
Supports Lead Teachers in the process of developing and sharing classroom activities to meet developmental and academic objectives.
Uses constructive feedback from Lead Teacher and Director to improve classroom environment.
Develops, maintains, and implements a classroom maintenance schedule with Lead Teacher, including but not limited to items such as cleaning the shelves and materials and repairing materials.
Assists in planning class events.
Assists in record keeping for the classroom and students as directed by Lead Teachers.
Maintains a positive attitude and open communication with Lead Teachers.
Develops a plan with the Lead Teacher for sharing class preparatory responsibilities.
Assists students in the transition to, and operation within Co-curricular classes and other school programs, including supervision of students for off campus activities
Uses constructive feedback from Lead Teacher to improve teaching, curriculum, classroom environment, and addresses individual student needs.
Student and Family Support
Ensures that students are meeting developmental level expectations and to collaborate with parents and Lead Teachers to help increase student achievement.
Participates in parent-teacher conferences three times a year to provide feedback on students’ developmental progress.
Records parent conferences and provides input when needed.
Supports the Lead Teacher in preparing necessary level specific progress reports for all children in classroom.
Participates in discussion with Lead Teachers, Division Director and other classroom faculty regarding the successful transition of children from level to level.
Engages in Child Study (Learning Resource Team) process by contributing information on child development and behavior.
Carries out appropriate and positive discipline as established by Lead Teachers and School.
Professional and Personal Growth
Models lifelong-learning and meets MSE professional development requirements.
Attends and reports on at least two professional development workshops inside or outside of school. Workshops may include the yearly MSM Conference and/or AMS Regional Conference. All requests for time off for should be placed with the Director in a timely manner.
Creates yearly professional and personal goals to be discussed with the Director and shared with Lead Teachers.
Participates in the Child Study process.
Assist in the efficient and effective management of the School.
Demonstrates professionalism in every aspect of the job and adheres to AMS guidelines and professional standards. Practices the use of confidentiality in all situations as outlined in the MSE Employee Handbook.
Follows protocols for managing information (i.e. attendance) and completing requests (i.e. purchase orders, supplies, personal days), etc., as further detailed in the MSE Employee Handbook.
Supports Lead Teachers in meeting all school deadlines.
Attends Division meetings and all faculty meetings.
Joins a school committee.
Maintains open communication with Administration and colleagues.
Voices concerns in a timely and positive manner when seeking help from Administration.
Qualifications of prefered candidates:
BA/BS degree required
Commitment to, and interest in, the Montessori philosophy
AMS/AMI assistant teaching credential or matriculating Montessori training program students encouraged to apply
Ability to work collaboratively with faculty to enhance curriculum and community
Strong ability to multi-task and keep to a schedule
Commitment to professional development and best practices in education
Education experience in a variety of instructional methods
Montessori School of Evergreen (MSE) is a 200+student day school serving students Toddler through Eighth Grade. MSE is dedicated to its mission of inspiring a lifelong love of learning in each student through meaningful, dynamic, and innovative experiences. MSE is fully accredited by both the American Montessori Society and the Association of Colorado Independent Schools.