Montessori Specialist for Premiere Charter School Needed

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Employment Type
Full-time
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Grade Levels
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
6th
7th
8th
Kindergarten
Base Salary
$40,000 - $75,000 per YEAR
Start Date
Upcoming School Year
Position Areas
Elementary
Instructional/Educational Coordination
Montessori
Certification

Must hold a license issued by Utah State Office of Education.
The license must be in one of the following types: Elementary Education (1-8) (Level 1), Elementary Education (1-8) (Level 2), Elementary Education (1-8) (Level 3), Professional License - Elementary.
The license position area must be in one of the following areas: Elementary Teacher, Success for All, Montessori Early Childhood (3-6 years), Montessori Elementary I (6-9 years), Montessori Elementary II (9-12 years), Montessori Secondary I (12-15 years), Montessori Secondary II (15-18 years), Academic Coach, Elementary.
The license must be in one of the following grades: Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th.
The license status must be active.

Description

Ignite Entrepreneurship Academy is excited to welcome a Montessori Specialist to our team!

IEA opened in 2018 in order to offer children and adolescents a learning environment that was personalized, student centered, and interest driven. Seeking to combine what we saw as the best educational methodologies, we rooted our practices in three pedagogical pillars: Montessori methodology, project-based education, and blended-learning opportunities. Now entering our seventh year, we are seeking to deepen our program’s Montessori culture and instructional practices.

IEA is seeking a Montessori Specialist to support the continued establishment of a prepared whole-school Montessori environment, and implementation of the Montessori curriculum. This individual will have the required training, skills, and aptitudes to cultivate a school culture that fosters the success of all students by facilitating the development, communication, implementation, and evaluation of a shared vision of excellence in teaching and learning which is firmly grounded in Montessori philosophy and practice.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

Development and Implementation of Montessori Curriculum 1. Ensures that the educational program is delivered according to the school’s mission and vision and increases access to Montessori education. 2. Organizes, directs and works in collaboration with the Curriculum and Instruction Director to implement the Montessori instructional program within the school. 3. Works with adults to ensure equity in access to quality lessons, materials, and experiences throughout the school. 4. Plans and facilitates staff development based on the interests and needs of the staff and the school community. 5. Models grace and courtesy in all interactions with children, adults, and families. 6. Integrates the how and the why of Montessori pedagogy through actions and beliefs about human potential.

Planning, Leadership, and Management 1. Works with the administration team and board to set vision, strategy, and goals. 2. Collaborates on the recruitment, selection and orientation of key school staff. 3. Attends leadership meetings. 4. Leads or supports weekly team meetings. 6. Establishes and supports procedures and routines of the school. 7. Collaborates on the creation of a school schedule that supports the implementation of the Montessori approach. 8. Collaborates to identify priorities for use of time in the daily, weekly, and yearly calendars.

Staff Selection and Development 1. Conducts weekly observations and one-on-one meetings with classroom teachers. 2. Meets regularly with all adults that interact with children and families to ensure consistency of Montessori practice. 3. Ensures that consistent Lesson Study and Child Study protocols are followed and implemented with fidelity. 4. Collaborates with the Director to design and implement a robust school-wide observation and feedback system across all environments in alignment with Montessori philosophy. 5. Designs and conducts professional development in collaboration with the Executive Director to meet the instructional and support staff training needs.

Data and Assessment 1. Collects data about work engagement and academic performance through regular observation of all classrooms. 2. Uses a variety of data points to drive conversations about classroom practice and planning. 3. Collaborates to select assessment tools for alignment with the Montessori method and curriculum. 4. Analyzes accountability metrics to inform school wide goals and priorities.

Collaboration, Communication and Community Relations 1. Engages in daily face to face interactions with families through participating in school wide routines, events, and celebrations. 2. Helps to set the vision for family engagement, education, and outreach. 3. Collaborates on school wide messaging to families and the community including progress reports, newsletters, and initiatives. 4. Fosters opportunities for dialogue about culturally responsive teaching, current events, and serving all children within our community. 5. Promotes efforts to develop a positive response to a Montessori-centered instructional approach, through the design and implementation of school partnerships with Montessori organizations, professional development opportunities, advocacy efforts and the coordination of Montessori certification programs for teachers. 6. Promotes positive relations with stakeholders to ensure ongoing, two-way communication and initiate activities which foster productive parent and community involvement within the Montessori learning and teaching framework.

For further inquiries, contact Heidi Long, Director at hlong@igniteutah.org

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Ignite Entrepreneurship Academy

1650 West Traverse Terrace Road , Lehi, UT 84043
 

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1650 West Traverse Terrace Road , Lehi, UT 84043