The Elementary I Teacher co-teaches one of two Elementary I (grades 1 – 3) classrooms; together these classroom teachers have general responsibility for teaching Montessori Elementary I Levels (6-9 years of age) in Language, Math/Geometry, and Cultural (Science, Geography, and History) academic areas. The following subjects are covered by specialists outside of the classroom: Art, Music, Physical Education, and Spanish. Collaboration with the subject specialists as well as the other classroom teachers is expected. The Elementary I teachers will create a positive learning environment, and communicate well and frequently about classroom dynamics with colleagues and administration.
Duties and Responsibilities:
In collaboration with the lead teacher, assist in establishing and maintaining an authentic Montessori culture of learning that promotes self-directed work and normalization.
Assist in establishing and maintaining classroom expectations that are appropriate for the physical, social, and emotional development of the students.
Guiding children through the conflict resolution process when necessary, fostering their independence in maneuvering the process.
Supporting authentic Montessori lessons with the Montessori materials according to guidelines established by AMS.
Assist in establishing and maintaining open lines of communication by conducting conferences with parents, students, head of school, and teachers.
Participate in writing progress reports and parent-teacher conferences.
Support organizing/implementing all Lower Elementary trips and events.
Participating in professional learning in social-emotional skills and academics.
Attends and actively participates in all require professional learning and events including work with Social Emotional Learning, Academics, and DEIA programs
Maintains all professional certi?cations necessary
Agree to support the mission and philosophy of the School and to perform the duties in a professional manner and in compliance with any rules, regulations, and requirements established by the School, as set forth in the Faculty Handbook.
The ideal candidate would….
Possess a Bachelor's degree
Possess 6-9 certification from an accredited Montessori institution
Possess 2+ years experience as a 6-9 teacher
Enjoy working with children
Possess strong classroom management skills
Possess strong interpersonal and organizational skills
Be a motivated self-starter who enjoys challenges, experimentation, and growth in a collaborative environment.
A sense of humor is essential!
Additional Salary Information: Salary is negotiable and commensurate with experience.
About Ratner Montessori School
The Lillian and Betty Ratner Montessori School is a coeducational independent Montessori school that serves students ages 18 months through 8th grade. Founded in 1963, the school continues to live its mission: We empower students to find joy in learning and to become their best selves. The school’s location on a serene 14-acre campus in Pepper Pike, Ohio was selected for its positive influence on self-discovery and exploration. The Ratner Montessori School prepares its students for a successful high school career at the region’s diverse, excellent high schools: private, independent, parochial or public.