General Application - Classroom
WHO WE ARE AND WHAT WE VALUE:
Free Horizon Montessori, a public charter school serving children in preschool through 8th grade, is a richly diverse community nestled in the foothills of Golden, Colorado. We are a growing school with more than 400 students and a strong, supportive parent body and passionate, committed faculty. At Free Horizon Montessori, we value educators who ignite passion, spark curiosity, and inspire children as they learn and grow into responsible global citizens. We are dedicated to supporting students in developing into independent, respectful, and responsible leaders and learners. We view education as a partnership between the student, family, school, and community and seek professionals willing to invest in our pursuit of excellence. Our faculty enjoys a shared leadership model wherein all staff members are encouraged to contribute ideas and incite positive change. Does this strike a chord in you? If you embrace life-long learning, demonstrate maturity, and engage in a collaborative approach to education, we invite you to apply.
CORE QUALIFICATIONS FOR TEACHING POSITIONS:
Montessori Credential from MACTE-Accredited Program (or previous experience in Montessori and a willingness to complete Montessori certification)
Highly Qualified through passing score on appropriate PLACE or Praxis II exam per Colorado Department of Education Requirements
3 Years Experience as a Lead Teacher Preferred
Successful candidates will bring an understanding of the relationship between curriculum, instruction, and assessment in supporting student achievement, and demonstrate comfort and competence in utilizing technology to enhance student learning.
CORE QUALIFICATIONS FOR SUPPORT STAFF POSITIONS:
Our support staff members bring varying levels of education and experience, but all share a common vision of supporting students to make their time at Free Horizon Montessori as positive and successful as possible. We value all members of our staff and believe in supporting professional growth for career advancement. All members of our Support Staff must at minimum possess a high school diploma, be at least 18 years of age, relate well to children and adults, and demonstrate an interest in and knowledge of children and concern for their proper care, education, and overall well-being.
We provide a recently updated comprehensive compensation package including competitive salary based on education, experience, and diverse skill sets that benefit our school community, PERA retirement contribution, benefit allocation toward health, vision, dental, and life insurance, paid leave time, and professional development opportunities.
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: Free Horizon Montessori affirms that no person shall, on the basis of race, creed, color, age, national origin, religion, gender identity, disability, marital status, sexual orientation or veteran status be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefit of, or be subjected to discrimination under any educational program or activity, including, but not limited to, employment or enrollment. Sexual orientation is a person’s orientation toward heterosexuality, homosexuality, bisexuality, or transgender status or perception of the individual’s sexual orientation.