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Bellevue Montessori School

Bellevue Montessori School is seeking a dynamic Upper Elementary trained Teacher to start this fall 2021, with the possibility of summer employment if desired.  Bellevue Montessori has been serving families on Seattle’s Eastside for 55 years and is proud to be in the process of being accredited by the American Montessori Society at our Elementary level (delay due to covid-19).  We have been successfully open for in-person learning since June 2020 without any exposure or transmission of Covid within our Elementary Campus, and are working to make sure our staff receive their vaccines as soon as possible.

We are looking for a positive individual who will provide an academically rich, engaging and respectful environment which meets the needs of each individual student and adheres to authentic Montessori practices and pedagogy.

Ideal candidates will have:

A Montessori Credential from an AMS, AMI, or MACTE recognized training center for both Lower and Upper Elementary levels.
Bachelor’s Degree
Ability to relate to and inspire students on their independent educational journey
Experience leading an Upper Elementary classroom and establishing a normalized environment based on respect. First year teachers with prior Elementary classroom experience will be considered.  Support and mentoring provided by our Elementary Educational Coordinator as needed.
Evidence of emotional maturity and stability
Strong personal communication and written communication skills
Technical skills that support recordkeeping (Google Classroom, Transparent Classroom) and parent communication.
Legally authorized to work in the United States
Willingness to complete state requirements: Infant/Child First Aid & CPR Training, MMR immunization, TB Test, Background Check & Fingerprinting, Food Handler’s Permit as well as complete the covid-19 vaccine protocol.

Key Responsibilities:

Establish a normalized Montessori prepared environment that meets the unique needs of the Upper Elementary students at the second plane of development and moving into adolescence.
Maintain observation, and individual recordkeeping for lessons and student mastery.  Use of Transparent Classroom is preferred but not necessary.
Prepare materials, lessons and other needs necessary for the classroom in accordance with traditional Montessori philosophy
Attend all school meetings and school related functions
Establish and maintain good communications with parents through parent conferences, meetings, informal communication, emails, two progress reports, and the classroom newsletter each week
Collaborate effectively with other staff members including Elementary Teachers, our Learning Specialists and our  Elementary Educational Coordinator for curriculum planning, parent education events, student support, and for continued professional growth.
Demonstrate a growth mindset for professional and personal growth

We are open to hiring a first-year teacher with prior Elementary classroom experience and offer support and mentoring by our Elementary Coordinator.  We are an equal opportunity employer. Salary and compensation will be commensurate with experience and education, medical/dental/vision insurance, 3% Salary Match Program into an individual retirement account, professional development, eligibility for tuition scholarship for staff children, beautiful work environment, supportive staff and community, Montessori trained Head of School, and non-parent board of directors.

If you would like to learn more about this opportunity, please reach out with your resume to: jennyjohnson.bms@gmail.com

To apply for this job email your details to jennyjohnson.bms@gmail.com.