Employment Opportunities

To apply for a position at Heartwood Montessori School, please submit cover letter and resume to info@heartwoodmontessori.org with the position you are seeking in the subject line. We look forward to hearing from you!


Director of Pedagogy

Reports to: Executive Director
This is a full-time, year-round salaried exempt position.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES:
• Know and comply with all DHS rule 3 licensing guidelines
• Substitute as a classroom teacher as needed
• Supervise staff in the absence of Director
• Help prepare daily/weekly/monthly/yearly plans for the school (includes scheduling, calendar, summer program)
• Implement policy changes and lead by example
• Implement procedures for meeting staff and parent needs
• Be present and visible at the school, addressing questions and concerns, and supporting teachers in their classroom.
• Attend and participate at all staff meetings, parent ed nights, open houses, and any additional meetings as requested
• Maintain all required certifications and professional development
• Actively participate in all program areas.
• Be familiar with all necessary functions of the school for day-to-day operations

HUMAN RESOURCES:
• Participates in hiring, onboarding, and supporting staff including Lead Guides, Assistants and Aides
• Works with Executive Director to oversee recruitment efforts for available staff positions
• Train all new employees

EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP:
• Oversees development, implementation and evaluation of Montessori programming
• Partners with Executive Director to develop, implement and monitor the professional development plan for the whole staff
• Special Education: Attends IEP meetings as needed
• Co-plans parent education events with Lead Guides
• Facilitates positive school climate through a strong professional learning community
• Encourages collaboration amongst staff and between classrooms
• Provides support for the Executive Director on recruitment efforts such as messaging and parent tours to keep Montessori pedagogy as primary focus
• Establish an annual strategy and calendar for professional development that directly supports the school’s mission and goals.

EQUITY & INCLUSION:
• Work with Executive Director to monitor the school’s progress towards its antiracist, anti-bias goals.
• Lead the development and implementation of antiracist, anti-bias curriculum and pedagogy in all classrooms.
• Plan and lead professional development for all Heartwood staff that builds
their individual and team capacity to identify and interrupt systemic
oppression.

FACULTY SUPPORT:
• Partners with the Executive Director on yearly classroom staff evaluations
• Offers staff support through problem solving, delegation, adaptive perspective and supportive feedback
• Meets with the Executive Director weekly for communication and collaborative problem solving
• Facilitates healthy feedback, timely follow through and accountability for the school’s pedagogical mission

ADMINISTRATIVE:
Assist in the following:
• Manage consumables and order as needed
• Recommend all other purchases for approval
• Familiarity with the annual budget
• Prepare and collect tuition
• Prepare payroll input for processing

QUALIFICATIONS:
Education and Experience
• Montessori diploma from either AMI or AMS
• Master’s degree in education or a related field (preferred)
• Demonstrated successful Montessori Lead Guide teaching experience
• Demonstrated successful Montessori leadership experience
• Demonstrated experience with diversity, equity and inclusion work in
schools

CHARACTERISTICS:
• Deeply committed to authentic Montessori education
• Extremely knowledgeable of the Montessori philosophy, scope and sequence, and instructional method for students in the Toddler Community and Children’s House.
• Committed to accountability for student growth and school performance
• Strong interpersonal and communication skills
• Strong commitment to collaboration
• Strong commitment to equity and antiracism work with Heartwood students, staff and community


Preschool Assistant Teacher

This is an hourly position, full-time non-exempt position.

THE IDEAL CANIDATE SHOULD:

  • Demonstrate professionalism, reliability, and show interest in personal growth and continued education.
  • Qualify under DHS Rule 3 as a Teacher, a background check will be required.
  • Have, or be willing to attain, First Aid and CPR certification within the first 60 days of employment (such training to be reimbursed by the school)
  • Have experience working in a school or childcare center (preference will be given to those with Montessori experience)
  • Demonstrate a desire to become knowledgeable with Montessori terminology and methods

DUTIES WILL INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:

  • Assist in planning and implementing the daily program
  • Work alongside children to promote classroom maintenance
  • Observe, record and report on the behavior of individual children as assigned
  • Report to Director any concerns or problems which may occur
  • Attend staff meetings and family functions
  • Supervise children at all times to ensure safety
  • Help to maintain a neat, sanitary and organized learning environment


Join our sub list!

Heartwood is always looking to add to our sub list. If interested please submit your resume to info@heartwoodmontessori.org (with subject line, SUB APPLICATION: your name).