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Belleair Montessori Academy, Florida

Belleair Montessori is located in the beautiful, quaint town of Belleair, Florida. We are a 3 generation, family owned school, that has been in business over 60 years.

We are looking to hire a lead teacher for our primary classroom for the 2022-23 school year. You would be teaching with an assistant in a classroom with 18 children. The hours would be 8am-3pm.

School Name: Belleair Montessori Academy

Job Position: Primary Lead Teacher

Teaching Environment: Montessori, 3 to 6 years

Contact Name: Cathie Hernandez

Contact Number: (727)584-2867

Contact Email: info@bmakids.com

Application Closing Date: 2022-07-15

Position Starting Date: 2022-08-08

School Location: Belleair, Florida

Essential Requirements:

Lead teachers should have a Montessori diploma for the level in which they teach and a two year college degree.

Good interpersonal skills are necessary. The teacher should have the ability to work not only with children but with parents and other staff members as well.

A positive and open attitude toward all children is a requirement.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for preparation of the classroom environment, materials and equipment;
    • ensure that all materials are in good repair and all sets complete.
    • develop and make materials when needed.
  • Plan and implement the Montessori curriculum.
  • Give appropriate presentations
  • Establish a record keeping system to track the children’s progress.
  • Supervise the classroom assistant, aide, interns, substitutes, and parent volunteers.
  • Provide necessary instruction and training for those assisting in the classroom environment.
  • Promote good communication among staff members.
  • Facilitate a respectful environment for children and adults, by advocating conflict resolution and Grace and Courtesy lessons.
  • Stay within classroom budget every year.
  • Ensure respectful and open lines of communication with parents.
  • Be available to parents through written communication, setting up conferences, and educating parents in Montessori philosophy.
  • Assess prospective children when they visit the school.
  • Provide first aid as needed and complete appropriate forms for parents.
  • Comply with all continuing education requirements.

 Responsibilities

Curriculum:

  • Establish the morning and extended day work period and give lessons as needed.
  • Establish and maintain classroom true to the Montessori philosophy, paying particular attention to the needs of students.
  • Implement and update curriculum as student needs dictate.
  • Plan, prepare and maintain all units of study – including Montessori materials, thematic units, library books, etc.
  • Schedule all guest presenters and organize all field trips.

Communication:

  • Facilitate a respectful environment for children and adults by advocating conflict resolution and Grace and Courtesy lessons.
  • Communicate via newsletters (email) with parents about their children’s school lives every week and educate parents in Montessori philosophy.
  • Prepare for and schedule 3 individual communications with all parents during the year –including 2 physical parent conferences and 1 telephone conversation.
  • Schedule and work with other faculty for any joint Parent Nights, programs/performances, etc.
  • Meet individually with prospective parents and students.

Record keeping:

  • Carefully observe and keep daily records on each student’s individual progression through the classroom.
  • Maintain the school’s system of record keeping.
  • Complete individual learning plans and conference forms for all students.
  • Keep a school calendar of events.

Supervision of Classroom Assistants and Interns:

  • Establish a harmonious relationship with assistant and intern.
  • Conduct weekly staff meetings.
  • Participate in staff evaluation

Please visit our web site, www.bmakids.com and send your resume to info@bmakids.com

Contact: Cathie Hernandez at 727.584.2867

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