Jun 25, 2018
The teacher is responsible for providing a Montessori classroom and instructional program that
supports the individual needs of the children in accordance with the school’s mission and vision.
The teacher must have the ability to guide, monitor and supervise three to six year old students
utilizing prescribed Montessori training and techniques. The teacher must have the ability to
adapt to the needs of the students and the community. The teacher will maintain and foster
positive and constructive interaction with students and parents. The teacher will assist with
Montessori assistant training and development. The teacher will ensure and assist with
maintaining a safe and clean environment. The teacher will assist with other duties as assigned.
The teacher understands and promotes the school’s mission, vision, objectives, and policies
both within and outside the immediate school community.
● The teacher will create instruction that supports the development of the cognitive,
emotional, social, and physical growth of the child.
● The teacher will use the Montessori curriculum and current research based instructional
practices to develop interdisciplinary units of instruction that meet both the group and
individual needs of students.
● The teacher will work with students of various abilities assigned to the classroom. The
teacher may be required to participate in meetings, training, and planning cooperatives
to fully meet each child’s needs.
● The teacher will use various assessment tools / strategies such as observations,
continuums of development, portfolios, etc., to help make instructional decisions for
individual students. Meet with individual students and conduct group sessions.
● The teacher will be responsible for preparing an environment that meets the sensitive
period / plane of development of the children he / she works with.
● The teacher will be responsible for preparing an environment in which the furnishings
and materials are complete and correspond to the needs of the group; for maintaining a
clear, orderly, and attractive Montessori environment, including the care and
maintenance of classroom materials and equipment, and maintaining inventory of
● The teacher will create an environment that demonstrates rapport with and respect and
kindness for all students, as well as between students. The teacher will model and teach
conflict resolution and problem solving strategies in the classroom.
● The teacher will be 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 of the classroom.
● The teacher will ensure that the physical environment adheres to all health and safety
regulations as required by the State of Michigan.
● The teacher will be responsible for communication that supports an understanding of the
school’s program, develops positive relationships within the school community, and
protects the privacy and confidentiality of each student and family in the school
● The teacher will establish a relationship with parents of the students and maintain
regular communication with parents with regard to their child’s specific needs. The
teacher will provide for parent conferences, meetings and communication throughout the
school year in accordance with school policy. The teacher will respond to parent
concerns in a timely manner (usually within 24 hours).
● The teacher will communicate to parents and others in the school community about the
classroom and curriculum. The teacher will be responsible for weekly emails sent to
parents regarding classroom lessons at the beginning of each week.
● The teacher will assist in the development of and participate in school functions,
including but not limited to Open Houses and Parent Education Nights.
● The teacher will be involved with an ongoing selfassessment
and refinement of practice
in the classroom as well as collaborative professional growth.
● The teacher will complete and maintain all records, reports, evaluations, and inventories
of student records in a timely manner as may be required by the school.
● The teacher will be responsible for reading and adhering to the guidelines as established
in the employee handbook and adhering to all school policies.
● Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education, Early Childhood preferred.
● Must hold a valid Michigan Teacher Certification.
● AMS Certification preferred.
● Valid Michigan fingerprint clearance .
North Central Campus (Bay City Academy School)
North Central Academy