Lower Elementary Teacher

Are you a talented teacher who can envision working in a school where graduates exude a love of learning and embrace work as the path to success?

West Side Montessori, Toledo Campus, has a full-time job opening for a Lower Elementary Teacher in a growing program joining an experienced team of Montessori teachers. It is a mixed-age classroom for children in grades 1-3. We are a well-established, highly-regarded Montessori school with:
  • Motivated, high achieving students
  • Involved, supportive parents
  • A collaborative, student-centered learning environment
  • Dedicated teacher mentors
Our teachers value the following characteristics in their teammates:
  • Passion for teaching
  • Love for children and the ability to inspire them
  • Flexibility
  • Balance and self-assurance
  • Willingness to be an active team member
  • Dedication to student excellence and developing the whole child
  • A healthy sense of humor
 
Educational Requirements for Lower Elementary Teachers: 
  • State certified preferred
  • Montessori certification preferred or a willingness to obtain Montessori training 
  • Prior classroom experience preferred
  • Knowledge of State Standards
 
West Side Montessori Lower Elementary teachers have:
  • Superior content knowledge and a passion for teaching elementary age students
  • Ability to travel and supervise students on daytime trips
  • High-level organizational skills
  • Ability to individualize lessons
  • Ability to take initiative, go above and beyond expectations
  • Commitment to handling confidential information in a professional manner
  • High energy level
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong behavior management skills
 
Our Mission:
Established in Toledo, Ohio in 1975, West Side Montessori is not just a school; it's a family-oriented educational community engaging and inspiring children to discover their potential within an environment promoting mutual respect, social responsibility, natural curiosity, and a love of learning.
 
Our Montessori-certified teachers, administrators, and assistants fully implement a world-renowned curriculum for children ages 13 months – grade 8 making West Side one of the largest, most successful private Montessori-accredited schools in the nation. Montessori training is not a requirement for employment. Teachers complete their Montessori training, fully paid for by the school, after the first year of teaching at West Side. A yearly stipend for health care expenses is also provided to full-time employees.
 
West Side's dedicated teachers, on average, have over 10 years of experience in Montessori classrooms! Each classroom is led by a team of two teachers making the ratio in our elementary classrooms a low 12:1. Our teachers believe in the Montessori Method because they have seen the results—WSM graduates are confident communicators, compassionate leaders, and self-motivated learners.
 
Please submit your cover letter and resume to employment@montessoritoledo.org and see the Montessori Difference first hand! Learn more about our program at https://www.montessoritoledo.org/programs/lower-elementary
 
WSM does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnic/national origin, or any other legally protected status in the hiring of its personnel.
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