Cornerstone November 2021-Two Positions:

The Cornerstone School in Stratham, NH seeks a Substitute Teacher to assist in guiding children in our classrooms which serve children ages 3-14 years. Applicants must have previous experience working with young children as our highest need for substitutes is in our mixed-age 3-6 year old classrooms. Montessori expereience is preferred, but not required.  Candidates should be familiar with whole child education and child centered learning which are at the core of Montessori philosophy and pedagogy. The substitute teacher would work alongside credentialed lead teachers and would be supported in growing their understanding of Montessori education. Successful candidates will be flexible and collaborative team members who demonstrate an ability to relate sensitively to people of all ages and backgrounds; above all they will possess a deep and abiding love and respect for children.
Substitute teachers shoul have flexible availability Monday-Friday September through June. July and August availability is a plus. Substitute Teachers are scheduled between 8:00 and 3:00 for morning shifts and 11:00 and 5:30 for afternoon shifts whenever possible. Hourly rate is commensurate with experience.
The Cornerstone School is deeply committed to laying the foundation upon which each child can build, in order to become the architect of their own future. The foundation consists of an open, inquiring mind, a loving heart, and a solid inner confidence that permits respect for our earth and its inhabitants. The groundwork is laid in an environment of intellectual challenge and close, supportive relationships among students, teachers, and parents. Our school is set on 11 beautiful acres in a rural neighborhood near Boston, the mountains and is 12 miles from Portsmouth, NH. The school has been established for over 35 years and is financially sound and well equipped.
We are committed to attracting, cultivating, and retaining a diverse faculty and welcome the unique identities and experiences that candidates bring to our school. The Cornerstone School values diversity, provides equal employment opportunity, and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, national origin, disability, ancestry, citizenship, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law.
Please send a resume and letter of interest to leela@cornerstoneschool.org

 

The Cornerstone School in Stratham, NH seeks a Substitute Teacher for a full time maternity leave position in one of our Primary classrooms. Cornerstone’s classroms have co-lead teachers, and as such, the candidate for this position would be working with an experienced, credentialed Montessori teacher to support and guide the learning of 20 children ages 3-6 years.
While Montessori training or experience is preferred, it is not required for this position. Candidates should be familiar with whole child education and child centered learning which are at the core of Montessori philosophy and pedagogy. A candidate unfamiliar with Montessori would be supported in growing their understanding of Montessori education. This would be an excellent opportunity for someone currently in training to become a Montessori teacher. Successful candidates will be flexible and collaborative team members who demonstrate an ability to relate sensitively to people of all ages and backgrounds; above all they will possess a deep and abiding love and respect for children.
Availability Monday-Friday from the hours of 8:00-4:00 (with some flexibility on start and end times) from January 2022 through June 2022. Ideally, the successful candidate would be able to come and shadow the current teaching team during the months of November and December (compensated) to learn the rhythm of the classroom.
While this is a temporary maternity leave position, there is the possibility to continue working with Cornerstone as a substitute teacher for the 22-23 academic year, for our Summer programming during July and August, or other employment opportunities as they arise for those interested. Hourly rate is commensurate with experience.
The Cornerstone School is deeply committed to laying the foundation upon which each child can build, in order to become the architect of their own future. The foundation consists of an open, inquiring mind, a loving heart, and a solid inner confidence that permits respect for our earth and its inhabitants. The groundwork is laid in an environment of intellectual challenge and close, supportive relationships among students, teachers, and parents. Our school is set on 11 beautiful acres in a rural neighborhood near Boston, the mountains and is 12 miles from Portsmouth, NH. The school has been established for over 35 years and is financially sound and well equipped.
We are committed to attracting, cultivating, and retaining a diverse faculty and welcome the unique identities and experiences that candidates bring to our school. The Cornerstone School values diversity, provides equal employment opportunity, and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, national origin, disability, ancestry, citizenship, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law.
Please send a resume and letter of interest to leela@cornerstoneschool.org

 

Little Tree Education Dover August 2021

Little Tree Education is a school that children can call their own – fostering curiosity and enabling development. LTE Welcomes children six months old to six years old. We honor the child’s natural desire to learn through imagination and exploration. LTE provides learning experiences that develop and maintain the learning, social, physical and emotional skills necessary for successful school performance in the years to come. LTE effectively prepares children for a life full of learning. If you value education from birth, Little Tree Education is for you!

Little Tree Education is seeking a motivated and experienced School Director for our Dover, NH Campus. The ideal candidate will have a track record of strong staff management, high licensing standards and outstanding family communication.

This person should flourish working side by side with all teachers and students throughout the school as the position is 50% in ratio and 50% out of ratio.

At Little Tree we provide a strong support system of administrators to reinforce our desire to have the School Director be highly involved with the teachers and students in the classrooms.

The ideal Candidate will meet the following qualifications

2-5 years in a Director or Supervisory Position 

Meet NH Child Care Licensing Requirements for Directors

Montessori Certification Preferred 

CPR/First Aid Certified

Current Employment Eligability Card  

To apply please forward your cover letter and resume to Jessica Mizzau, schoolnh@little-tree.me

Acorn Montessori Hooksett July 2021

ACORN MONTESSORI TEACHERS ASSISTANT & AFTERCARE SPECIALIST

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  •   Work with children age 2 and up, Monday through Friday, in a Montessori school setting.
  •   Ensure the safety, wellbeing, and support of children enrolled in programming.
  •   Communicate with the ACORN Curriculum Specialist regarding any perceived needs that the child or family may have.
  •   Perform assigned duties as directed by your supervisor.
  •   Clean and organize the aftercare space every shift including picking up, steam cleaning, cleaning the bathroom, taking out trash, and sweeping.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:

  •   Some college in psychology, special education, early childhood development, or related field.
  •   First Aid/CPR certified (Required-Can Train Upon Hire).
  •   NAPPI certified (Preferred-Can Train Upon Hire).
  •   Montessori teaching experience (Preferred-Can Train Upon Hire).

OTHER JOB REQUIREMENTS

  •   Clear criminal and driving record.
  •   Ability to work effectively with children 2 and older, in a preschool setting.

PREFERRED SKILLS

  •   Communication Skills: TA’s need to talk with children and families to understand their needs. They will also need to speak with others on the child’s behalf, and act as an advocate for them. Good listening skills, speaking in an understandable way and being a good communicator is crucial.
  •   Compassion: TA’s will be working with people who are sometimes in dire situations or going through difficult transitions. Being compassionate to their situation and working with them in a positive way will help them make good forward strides.
  •   Time-Management and Organizational Skills: TA’s will have multiple students with various needs and are in various stages of need. Applicants must be organized and efficient.
  • PLEASE CONTACT Joelle Huot, jhuot@ninhllc.com

Kennebec Montessori School, Maine, July 2021

Head of School Job Description (updated July 13, 2021) Kennebec Montessori School provides children with an educational program, rooted in the philosophy of Maria Montessori, that nurtures a love of learning and fosters respect for self, others, and the environment. Accredited by the American Montessori Society since 2007, KMS is privileged to have been serving Maine’s children for over 40 years. Our population includes children ages 3 through 12. Our students are grouped into mixed-age classrooms across three programs: Primary, Lower Elementary, and Upper Elementary. Grades 1 through 6 are recognized by the Maine Department of Education as providing equivalent instruction. KMS offers the only non-denominational alternative school option in the area. KMS is seeking an Head of School for the 2021-22 academic year while we conduct an institutional assessment and a thoughtful search for new administrative leadership. We are seeking a seasoned school administrator who is able to move quickly to support the start of the academic year. The Head of School is accountable to ensure KMS is an educationally vibrant, fiscally solvent, visible community organization. The Head of School reports to the Board of Directors and s/he carries out the policies and procedures established by the Board of Directors and acts within the financial policy set by that body. Within these parameters, the Head oversees a staff of 18+ people providing leadership and support; serves as the face of KMS to the community and donors; orchestrates external relations; and supervises business operations. Responsibilities ● Board Relations – assist with board recruitment; attend all board meetings; communicate with board on school operations; act as chief liaison between board, staff, and school community; ● Operations & Finances – develop and oversee budget and work with the finance committee; review operations to ensure compliance with all regulatory and accrediting bodies; maintain all school policy and procedure documents; ensure, at all times, KMS compliance with all state and federal licensing requirements and labor standards; ● Leadership & Supervision – effectively recruit, select and retain quality staff; prepare and deliver annual staff employment agreements; set annual goals for staff and conduct annual written performance reviews; encourage and provide time for staff development; and facilitate monthly staff meetings; ● Development, Admissions, & Community Relations – meet annual fundraising goals; cultivate community and alumni for fundraising; oversee admissions and marketing; maintain constructive communication with other educational institutions and associations; ambassador of school to community; and greet families at the door in the morning; ● Educational Duties – oversee student evaluation and assessment; observe in classrooms; manage special education needs including behavioral support, referrals and IEPs. Knowledge, Skill and Abilities Desired ● Bachelor’s in education, leadership, public administration or related degree or work experience. Master’s degree in the above fields preferred. ● 5+ years of leadership/direct supervision experience in an educational setting; strong preference for previous Montessori experience. ● Alternatively, 5+ years of experience in non-profit or private-sector leadership. ● Solid understanding of and experience in budgeting and finances. ● Dedication to or willingness to learn the Montessori philosophy. ● Strong comfort level with public speaking with large and small groups; able to deliver a compelling message and engage with audience. ● Strong ability to move from vision to implementation to evaluation while examining many moving parts and perspectives. ● Servant leader who values employees, volunteers, and partners. Our ideal candidate engages these stakeholders in decision-making and strategy. We are seeking a leader who is skilled at building community and fostering a sense of collaboration and support. ● Integrity, professionalism, diplomacy, flexibility, teamwork, confidentiality, creativity, planning, organization, and a sense of humor. ● Fluency in English with strong written and verbal skills. Must have the ability to effectively communicate with the Board of Directors, staff, community members, families, and students as well as the general public. ● 5+ years experience with Microsoft Office and general comfort with learning new technology. ● Experience with or willingness to learn Quickbooks to generate financial reports. Additional Information ● Position based in Fairfield, Maine. ● Position for 2021-22 school year, to begin August 2021. ● Salaried, full-time position estimated at 40 hours per week (M-F, 8 am-4:00 pm) with flexibility around special events and busier seasons. ● Salary commensurate with experience. ● Review of applications will begin immediately. Please submit a cover letter and resume (in one file) to board@kennebecmontessori.org with “Head of School” in the subject line. No calls please. The Kennebec Montessori School is an equal opportunity employer, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, religion, national or ethnic origin, disability, marital status or sexual orientation in administration of its educational policies, admission or hiring policies and other school administered programs.

Namaste Montessori School in Goffstown July 2021

Namaste Montessori School is seeking a strong assistant to join our small school for the 2021- 2022 school year. The hours required for the position are 11:15am-4:15pm. The assistant will work in both the primary and elementary classroom supporting the needs and goals of the lead teacher.

The ideal candidate qualifications include:

• Early Childhood Montessori Certification from a MACTE Accredited Program • BS or BA Degree or higher
• Minimum Two Years Experience in a Montessori Environment
• Strong Interpersonal Skills with Children and Adults

• First Aid/ CPR certification
• Current NH ECE credits
• Ability to Manage Classroom Environment and Meet the Needs of the Community • Strong Verbal and Written Skills
• Commitment to Ongoing Professional Development

For more information or to apply please forward a cover letter and resume to the Director at namaste_childrenshouse@yahoo.com.

About Namaste Montessori School

Namaste Montessori School was founded in 2002 to foster a love of learning and to educate children to be caring, socially responsible citizens of their community and world. The educational programs involve children from 2 years to 5 months to 12 years of age. NMS seeks to educate the whole child, applying the Montessori philosophy, in a family-oriented environment. The philosophy of NMS is based on the principles of Dr. Maria Montessori, whose wholistic vision of education focuses on the cognitive, social, emotional, and physical needs of the child. To learn more about the school visit www.namastemontessori.net

Sunnybrook Montessori in Lancaster July 2021

Sunnybrook Montessori School in Lancaster is looking for a kind, engaging, passionate educator to join our team starting September 2021. Early Education Lead Teacher qualifications are preferred. This position is for a minimum of 21 hours/week up to full time (some flexibility is negotiable).  This is a school year position working with 3-6 year old students. Strong recommendations and a love of children are a must.

For more information, or to apply, please contact Sunnybrook Director Lyn Schmucker at lyn@sunnybrookmontessori.org.

Montessori Schoolhouse of Cheshire County Keene June 2021

Montessori Schoolhouse of Cheshire County, a small non-profit school located in Keene, NH, is seeking a lead teacher for our primary classroom to begin with the 2021-2022 school year!

 

The classroom consists of a maximum of 16-17 students between the ages of 3 and 6. With the help of an experienced assistant, the lead teacher is responsible for: preparing and maintaining an inviting and organized classroom; presenting group and individual lessons; organizing and maintaining appropriate work on the shelves for children; observing and recording student growth; establishing clear and professional communications with parents; conducting PT conferences twice a year; participating in occasional evening events; meeting with potential new students and their parents prior to admission; and working cooperatively with other teachers and administration in the school.

 

The ideal candidate will possess the following qualities:

-Enthusiasm for the Montessori philosophy

-Warmth, patience, and a soft nurturing tone with children

-Strong verbal and written communication skills

-Ability to work as part of a team and be supportive

 

Minimum Qualifications:

Montessori Early Childhood Certification (AMS or AMI)

Minimum 3 years experience working with children ages 3-6 (preferred)

Ability to pass a criminal background check

Education degree preferred but not required

 

We follow a traditional school year calendar and classes start Sept. 1, 2021. Summer camp employment is possible/optional. We offer 10 personal/vacation days at hiring, a substantial employee child discount, and AFLAC pre-tax insurance plan options.

 

Salary range: $27,900 to $31,000 based on qualifications and experience.

 

Please send your resume and cover letter to Lisa LeBlanc, Administrative Director, at mshocc@gmail.com, or mail to 28 Hurricane Road, Keene, NH 03431

 

North End Montessori June 2021

 

Looking for an exciting educational opportunity?  Come join our Montessori educators to experience the excitement of working in a Montessori environment.

We are growing again!  North End Montessori School in Manchester, NH is looking to hire several new faculty members for summer and fall 2021 due to our expansion.

We are looking for people who love children, who enjoy learning, and who look at the world through a creative lens.

Positions currently available are:

Site Director

Assistant teachers

Toddler teachers

Before Care/After Care aids

Substitute teachers

We are accepting a range of experience, education, or training.

Full-time wage range is between $33,000 – $46,000/year.  We offer a total of six weeks of paid time off each year including vacation/personal days/holidays after a 90 day probationary period.

Please email a current resume and two letters of professional recommendation to:  northendmontessorischool@gmail.com

 

Little Tree May 2021

Head Teacher at Little Tree Education, Dover, NH.

Little Tree Education is seeking an experienced Head Teacher for their Primary Program.

Little Tree Education is a Montessori preschool welcoming children 6 weeks old through 6 years old. If you are looking to inspire children and be part of a dedicated strong team of teachers this position is for you!

The Head Teacher is responsible for honoring and empowering the Classroom Community by Celebrating the accomplishments and contributions of Children and the Teaching Team. Responsible for fostering the well-being of a child focused Classroom Community through “knowing the children,” “knowing the teachers,” and “knowing the families.” Responsible for ensuring the classroom meets state licensing requirements though “knowing the school.”

“The goal of early childhood education should be to activate the child’s own natural desire to learn” -Maria Montessori

Qualifications:

*Montessori Certification Preferred

*BA/BS in Early Childhood Education or related program

*2-3 years of experience in a licensed childcare center

*Lead Teacher Qualified per NH State Certification (18 credits)

Job Type: Full-time

To apply please send cover letter and resume to Jessica Mizzau, schoolnh@little-tree.me

 

Lilliputian Lead Teacher May 2021

The Lilliputian Montessori School in North Conway, NH has been providing a unique and magical learning environment for the children of Mount Washington Valley for 3 decades. This special school has seen hundreds of children interact with its special teachers, a dedicated team with an astounding length of service with the school.

 

The Lead Teacher reports directly to The Lilliputian Montessori School Director.

The Lead Teacher is responsible for promoting the Montessori educational philosophy and ideals, while ensuring that the school’s mission is effectively implemented. While doing so, the Lead Teacher shall maintain effective and efficient day-to-day management of the classroom in terms of educational delivery and a socially aware environment, consistent with the Montessori philosophy.

Specific responsibilities for this position include, but are not limited to:

ADMINISTRATIVE

  • Work with the Director to identify the instructional resources necessary to implement the program; i.e. equipment, supplies, guests, and volunteers

  • Collect and deliver student records and attendance and absent sheets to the Director

  • Prepare a weekly newsletter to be e-mailed to classroom parents

  • Coordinate with the Director to arrange one parent meeting per semester

  • Attend and contribute to a staff meeting as determined by the Director

  • Participate in a regular evaluation process including classroom observations, feedback conferences, and an annual self-evaluation toward goals set by the Teacher and/or in conjunction with the Director

  • Responsible for reading and adhering to the guidelines as established in the employee handbook and adhering to all school policies

  • Works with assistant(s) and is responsible for the training and supervision of the assistant; the teacher is responsible for completing evaluations of assistant(s) in accordance with school policy

  • Participate in the interview process and orientation of new staff members as appropriate

  • Participate in and maintain continuing education requirements as set forth by the State of New Hampshire

STUDENT INSTRUCTION

  • Foster Montessori values by supporting the mission of the school

  • Ensure the continuation of an integrated curriculum and a flexible program, consistent with Montessori values and the needs of students’ families

  • Responsible for maintaining an ongoing dialogue with specialty Teachers and coordinating curriculum integration and implementation with these Teachers

  • Works with students of various abilities assigned to the classroom, including those with learning differences as diagnosed; teacher may be required to participate in meetings, training, and planning cooperatives to fully meet each child’s needs

  • Use various assessment tools/strategies such as observations, children’s work samples, continuums of development, portfolios, etc. to help make instructional decisions for individual students

CLASSROOM

  • Responsible for preparing an environment (both indoors and outdoors) in which the furnishings and materials are complete and correspond to the needs of the group; for maintaining a clean, orderly, and attractive Montessori environment, including the care and maintenance of classroom materials and equipment; for communicating needs for the classroom to the Director as needed

  • Creates an environment that demonstrates rapport with, respect and kindness for, all students as well as between students; teacher models and teaches conflict resolution and problem solving strategies in the classroom

  • Promptly reports discipline concerns beyond typical classroom strategies to the Director; a meeting with parents (and Director, if necessary) should be arranged

  • Responsible for the safety of the children left in his/her charge until dismissed to a responsible adult; no child should ever be left unsupervised either inside or outside the classroom, except when directed by the Teacher

  • Ensures that the physical environment adheres to all health and safety regulations as required by the State of New Hampshire and reports any issues to the Director

REQUIREMENTS

  • Dedicated to the practice of the Montessori educational philosophy; understanding of, and willingness to passionately promote, the Lilliputian Montessori School mission, identity, spirit, and character

  • Administrative experience; proven record of successful leadership and managerial skills in his or her chosen vocation within an academic environment

  • Exceptional people skills; good interpersonal ability; capacity to build and maintain close relationships and engender trust

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s Degree preferred; appropriate certifications and licensure required

COMPENSATION

  • Compensation is commensurate with experience, with a salary range of $25,000 to $30,000; salary range assumes full-time, nine-month year

To apply, please send cover letter and resume to miriah@thelilliputianschool.com.

Montessori March 2021

Bedford Montessori School is looking for a positive, joyful, and dedicated person to join our staff for the 2021-2022 school year. We are hoping to bring someone to our team who is seeking a peaceful and supportive work environment and who feels it is their calling to work with young children. For the coming school year, our need is for an assistant teacher to come in at 11:15 to help in the afternoon classes and provide care for our extended day students until 4:15. Experience with preschool-aged children is required and familiarity with Montessori is a plus. Please email resumes and cover letters to jessicaozner@bedfordmontessori.com to apply and visit bedfordmontessori.com to learn more about us.

Green Valley School April 2021

Green Valley School, a small private Montessori school located on a three acre farm in Pembroke, NH, has been serving the greater Concord area since 1976. We are seeking a new lead guide for our Children’s House program for the 2021-2022 school year! The classroom consists of approximately 25 students between the ages of 3 and 6. With the help of two assistant guides, the lead guide is responsible for preparing a beautiful and tidy environment, creating educational and interesting primary works, leading group gatherings, preparing and presenting group and individual lessons, observing and recording student growth, establishing and continuing clear channels of communication with parents, and supporting each student’s educational journey.
The ideal candidate will possess the following qualities:

   A passion for the Montessori philosophy

  A desire and warmth toward guiding children and their families

  Excellent verbal and written communication skills with colleagues, parents, and children

  Ability to work as part of a team

  Positivity, patience, and enthusiasm

 Minimum Qualifications:

   Montessori Early Childhood Certification

  Significant experience working with children ages 3-6

   Ability to pass a criminal background check

   Bachelor’s degree preferred but not required

We offer a competitive salary, paid holidays and employee discounts. Green Valley School takes pride in a strong community and the long-term relationships we enjoy with our families and staff.

Please send your resume and cover letter to Paula Santos, Principal, at office@greenvalleyschool.com

Marigold Montessori School Haverhill, MA – Join our close knit community April 2021

PRIMARY MONTESSORI TEACHER

Marigold Montessori, a school in the Wildflower Network, is seeking a primary trained lead Montessori Guide. Marigold is a single classroom school where lead teachers also run the school providing autonomy to best serve the needs of our school community. We are committed to equity, and unite intentionally diverse communities of children, families and teachers in a shared pursuit of interconnectedness, justice and peace. For more details and to apply, please contact us at  info@marigoldmontessori.org. Our ideal candidate is an experienced AMI trained educator who is fluent in Spanish.

AFTERSCHOOL TEACHER

Marigold Montessori School is in search of a passionate advocate for young children with EEC Teacher Certification (preferred).  The ideal candidate is available to work 6  hours (11:30am-5:30 pm) per day Monday through Friday, teaching in an afterschool program aligned with the Wildflower principles.  The after school teacher will work in a team of 2 to 3 teachers and in conjunction with school teacher leaders. Spanish language skills are a plus. For more details and to apply, please contact us at  info@marigoldmontessori.org.