Do you want more for teens than the traditional high school or middle school rat race? Are you passionate about helping them discover their individual strengths and passions? Do you believe an exceptional high school education can—and should—prepare each student to live a meaningfullife? If so, Guidepost Montessori might be for you!
At Guidepost Montessori, we are a team of educators, first and foremost. Even our founder and CEO is AMI trained, and started his career in the classroom! We've now expanded to become a network of Montessori schools, dedicated to fundamentally changing the face of education in the United States by growing the Montessori movement. From the top-down, we believe in what we do – and we want to invite you to join our community of educators, passionate about spreading high-fidelity Montessori!
Our Hollywood Beach campus is expanding and developing a High School program. This is a unique chance to join a passionate team of educators and develop a brand new adolescent program! We are looking for a founding teacher to support 9th-12th graders in multiple STEM or Humanities subjects.
Our ideal candidate is a brilliant, amazing professional who has experience tutoring or teaching in multiple STEM or Humanities subjects. We're looking for an innovative, intellectual mentor for our students who is deeply committed to growing and inspiring growth in others.
Ideally, you will have a variety of interests, passions, and/or accomplishments that you'll bring to our school to share with our students. Examples may include, but are not limited to: art, entrepreneurship, makerspace, robotics, coding, design thinking, improv, creative professional skills, quantified self, foreign languages, etc. This is a full-time position and will support building a program, starting with five students aging out of our middle school program.
Real-world expertise and serious intellect are highly valued. Montessori credentials are not required since we train amazing people who may or may not have a conventional background in education. If you do have experience with AP coursework, SAT content and prep, and are knowledgeable and practiced in the Socratic method, let us know in your cover letter!
We're looking for someone who is:
Experienced in tutoring, teaching, coaching, or mentoring students in interdisciplinary subjects
Deeply committed to autonomy and individuality of students and willing to personalize instruction and assessment significantly based on student needs
Enjoys working with adolescents
An excellent communicator
Committed to the idea of endless improvement personally and professionally
If you are as excited as we are about this new endeavor, apply today!
Previous Teaching or Tutoring Experience
BA in a related field
Passion for supporting students and creating community
Additional Salary Information: 10 month school year. Generous Benefits package and 75% tuition discount.
About Guidepost Montessori
Higher Ground is on a mission to modernize and mainstream Montessori. Bringing Montessori to the mainstream isn't easy. It means making the Montessori approach irresistible to communities who may never have heard of it before. There is a need to reveal this complex, nuanced, beautiful method to the world in a way that is clear, compelling, and accessible.