Haverhill MA Wildflower Schools leadership opportunity
Are you a Montessori teacher with a thirst for social justice and an entrepreneurial drive? Can you envision having your own school?
Wildflower Schools: Infant/Toddler Founding Teacher Leader
An Invitation to Grow Wildflower Schools in Haverhill, MA as a Founding Teacher Leader
Join a support network of intentionally diverse Wildflower schools that already exist in Haverhill, and a community of parents asking for more, as you explore the possibility of opening your own school.
Wildflower schools are very small — typically one- to two-classrooms. We are committed to equity, and unite intentionally diverse communities of children, families and teachers in a shared pursuit of interconnectedness, justice and peace. Wildflower schools are Montessori schools with certified teachers who embrace the qualities of authentic Montessori education – mixed ages, the full complement of materials for each age group, and a child-led, individualized approach within a beautiful, peaceful environment. Embedded within this beautiful diversity of experiences and perspectives,therearen ineprinciplesthatuniteourschools.
Why start a Wildflower School?
As a Teacher Leader you will:
- ● Participate in an accelerated 8-month intensive cohort or 12-month cohort with other teachers
- ● Receive diversity, equity and inclusion support as you partner with 1-2 other teacher-leaders to develop a vision for an authentic Montessori school serving the diversity of our community
- ● Receive technical assistance and hands-on support from the local and national Wildflower teams in areas including: incorporation and not-for-profit formation, site search and preparation, financial management, school licensing, marketing, and admissions.
- ● Have the opportunity to access up to $100,000 in low-interest loan capital from the Wildflower Foundation to support start-up, and preferred partner relationships with a network of vendors to make launching and leading your school easier!
- ● Design and create a prepared Montessori environment in alignment with your vision and local regulations. Some free toddler furniture and materials may be available for a Haverhill school.
- ● Actively market your school to recruit and enroll a racially and socioeconomically diverse mix
of children and families. Haverhill primary parents are asking for Wildflower schools for their toddler-age children so recruitment can build on this existing demand and energy.
Who is a Wildflower Teacher Leader?
As a Teacher Leader you have:
- ● AMI or AMS certification and a strong interest in starting your own micro-school.
- ● A deep commitment to authentic Montessori- Your expertise will position you to be a
highly effective facilitator of children’s learning and to extend the values of Montessori to
include the adults within your school community.
- ● Entrepreneurial leadership- Your default mode is “yes.” You are flexible, open-minded, see
opportunity in obstacles, and are energized by using creativity and resourcefulness to create
solutions to problems.
- ● Commitment to serving diverse and multifaceted communities- You are eager to expand
access to Montessori for racially and socioeconomically diverse communities and are
committed to supporting the development of intersectional communities.
- ● Generosity of spirit- You live with kindness, practice gratitude and lead with love. You seek
advice openly and are comfortable working in a non-hierarchical organization.
- ● Willingness to work hard- You have the aptitude, stamina, time, and appetite to rise to the
challenge of starting and leading your own school. You will not be alone, but you will be busy.
- ● A desire to learn and grow- You are eager to stretch beyond your current experience, to
develop new skills and expertise and to more fully explore your purpose and potential.
- ● A background working in toddler-aged communities- You have deep experience working
with 0-3 year old students as a trained Montessorian and you want to explore the possibilities
beyond conventional schools.
- ● Members of the Global Majority and native Spanish speakers are strongly encouraged as
equity and social justice are tenets of our work, and we aim to support our community of multicultural and Latino families.
The Wildflower Foundation supports Montessori teachers in planning, launching and leading their own micro-Montessori schools. With over 30 Wildflower Schools in communities across the country, the Wildflower Foundation has partnered with dozens of teacher-leaders to support their journey from exploration through start-up. We work toward our purpose by nurturing the development of new Wildflower micro-schools and providing essential tools, supports, and resources to our existing schools. H ave you wanted to start a school but felt daunted by the process–don’t worry, we’re here to help!
We invite Montessori trained infant-toddler teachers to begin exploration of the journey toward opening a Wildflower school in Haverhill, Massachusetts. To learn more, please click here to begin the conversation process, and send an email with your resume attached to Janet.firstname.lastname@example.org