Website Cedar Tree Montessori

Those who are passionate about the process of learning and who have experience supporting the social, emotional and cognitive needs of 9-12 year old students should apply. We are a caring, dedicated community of students, parents and teachers located in Bellingham, Washington. We treasure each child’s special personality and unique set of abilities. Each classroom is designed to provide a rich and stimulating environment in which each child can develop academically at their own pace. Social skills are taught and modeled. Children role-play strategies and are guided on the playground and in the classroom to use these techniques. Cooperation and conflict resolution create a peaceful, productive, happy classroom atmosphere.  Together as a team, we each uniquely cultivate a passion for learning, advance academic skills, and promote peace and global awareness in a nurturing community.


Classroom Instruction: September 1, 2021- June 16, 2022
Planning/Classroom Preparation begins August 2021 

Compensation Package: 

  • Competitive Salary DOE: ($38,000-$43,000)
  • Vacation and Paid Time off
  • Full Medical Benefits

Upper Elementary Lead Teacher Required Qualifications:

Minimum 3 or more years’ experience working with ages 9-12 in a classroom setting
Montessori Upper Elementary Certification from AMS or MACTE accredited institute
Strong community building and relationship skills
Strong verbal, non-verbal and written communication skills
Technical skills that support recordkeeping and parent communication (Google, Transparent Classroom)
Demonstrated desire and ability to develop a strong connection with children and families
Effective time management and organizational skills
Current First Aid, CPR and BBP Training certificate
Desire and demonstrated ability to collaborate with colleagues

Elementary Lead Responsibilities:

Prepare materials, lessons, and other needs necessary for the classroom in accordance with Montessori philosophy
Attend all school meetings and school related functions (staff meetings, grade-level meetings, parent education, potlucks etc.)
Establish and maintain good communications with parents through parent conferences, meetings, informal communication, emails, and the classroom newsletter
Lesson planning, providing one on one lessons and guiding students 9-12 years old
Observing and tracking student learning
Supporting each child to learn at their own pace
Guiding children towards autonomy, curiosity, and respect
Supervising lunch and playground activities; keeping children safe, engaged and having fun
Collaborating with families to meet student needs
Contributing ideas in staff and grade level meetings
Collaborate and support assistant teachers in the Upper Elementary classroom
Provide direction to assistant teachers to create an organized and harmonious classroom.
Participate in community outreach activities

Desired Skills:

Demonstrated understanding of growth mindset for classroom instruction, professional and personal growth
Experience incorporating Mindfulness techniques into a Montessori classroom
Outdoor Education background experience 
Current Washington State Teaching Certificate
BA or MA in Elementary Education

Job Type: Full-time

Schedule: Monday to Friday following the academic year.
COVID-19 considerations: All children and staff are required to wear masks at all times except at meal times and follow current school protocol.

Language: English (Required)
Work authorization: United States (Required)

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