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Montessori Head Teacher & Assistant Teacher Position


  • Arlington Montessori school
  • 10/02/21
  • Arlington Heights, IL
  • 60005
  • NA / Yearly
  • Full-Time
We are searching for an enthusiastic Montessori Teacher. The lead Montessori guide position requires a love of children, patience, and respect for the developmental needs of the children and adherence to the Montessori Method. We are a highly collaborative team and want someone who is excited about working in that environment. Must have experience and commitment to working with children and families of diverse populations. This is a full-time, year-round position. The salary will be commensurate with experience.

Responsibilities and Duties
Ensuring the safety and well-being of all students.
Interacting positively in a friendly, calm, and nurturing manner with children.
Classroom management and supervision.
Engaging and communicating constructively with students and staff during activities and routines.
Encouraging and modeling social behavior and expectations appropriate to the age group.
Preparing and serving snack, meals, etc.
Maintaining respectful and courteous relationships with parents.
Maintaining complete and accurate attendance records.
Ensuring the classroom is clean and orderly so that it is a prepared environment for the following school day.

Qualifications and Skills
Applicants must be able to work Monday - Friday
Applicants must be able to pass a background check.
Applicants should be able to communicate with children, parents and other staff members.
Punctuality, dependability, patience, and an eagerness to learn are a must!

We are also seeking a mature, enthusiastic Teacher Assistant who loves working with children, who is motivated to learn about the Montessori approach, and flexible in meeting children's needs. Working with children requires patience, a cheerful demeanor, and a high level of activity in assisting children with lessons, playing on the playground, and maintaining the environment. We are looking for motivated candidates who enjoy working in a fairly active environment.

Hours are full time 5 days a week throughout the school year and Summer.

Teacher Assistant candidates must:

Have experience working with children from 3-6 years. Montessori experience is a plus
Be open to direction in support of the children's motives and Classroom Director.
Be open to learning about the Montessori classroom.
Be open to collaboration with co-workers.
Be motivated to engage the principals of the Montessori philosophy.

Teacher Assistant Duties Include:
Supporting the lead teacher and following her direction.
Supporting the children in the classroom with work, projects and art.
Maintaining the classroom in appearance: including daily light cleaning and tidying.
Preparing the classroom for mealtime and naptime: including setting up lunch tables, cots, etc.
Participating in outdoor play with children throughout the day.
Teacher Assistant pay is competitive and based on the applicants experience.


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