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Primary Lead Teacher

  • Anchorage Montessori School
  • 09/29/20
  • Anchorage, AK
  • 99517
  • DOE / Yearly
  • Full-Time
Supervisor: Executive Director
Supervises: Teacher Aide(s) & Teacher Assistant(s)
Scheduling: This is an exempt position with up to 40 hours per week.
Job Summary: In accordance with the American Montessori Societys Code of Ethics and Anchorage Montessori Schools policies and procedures, plan and implement the program for assigned classroom and supervise teacher aide. Ensure the full implementation of Anchorage Montessori Schools mission and philosophy. Work with school community members to provide excellence in the early childhood field and in professional development.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
1. At all times, through all nonverbal behavior and all communications, convey a positive attitude of initiative, satisfaction, and pride in your work and in the children and school community. Demonstrate a disposition toward life-long learning, an appreciation of human potential, and respect for the world.
2. Implement the program to meet the needs of the individual child with concern for his/her individual potential, special talents, style, and pace of learning.
3. Consider the individual child in relationship to his cultural and socioeconomic background, ensuring that each child is treated with dignity and respect.
4. Help each child become aware of his/her role as an integral member of a group.
5. As a supervisor, use interviewing, on-the-job orientation, written planning, and individual conferences to guide each aide toward his/her optimum classroom role.
6. Ensure that Anchorage Montessori Schools indoor and outdoor environment ground rules are always followed and respected .
7. Ensure that all Municipal Health and Human Services Licensing Codes are followed at the classroom level, including but not limited to supervision and health and safety issues.

Essential Job Functions & Qualifications:
1. Certification in Montessori Education for level teaching. Certification must be from the American Montessori Society or the Association Montessori Internationale.
2. University level degree is highly desired.
3. Demonstrated initiative, accountability, good listening skills, ability to interact with others and enjoyment and respect for young children and their families.
4. Good general health and physical condition, including: negative TB PPD clearance within 12 months, documented physical examination within 12 months prior to beginning employment, be able to bend, twist and kneel with ease, move quickly when necessary and annual health history update thereafter.
5. Be able to lift/carry 26-50 lbs.
6. Strength and stamina for the physical demands of kneeling, crouching, bending, sitting at childs level, walking, standing, lifting, and handling equipment, furniture, and materials.
7. Current first aid and infant, child and adult CPR certificate.
8. Clear Criminal Background check.
9. At least 19 years of age.

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