Position Title: Pre-K Montessori Teacher Reports to: Grade School Principal FLSA Classification: Exempt/10 month position Start Date: January 4, 2019
QUALIFYING CHARACTERISTICS - Knowledge and understanding of and commitment to the Sion mission - Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Education or related subject matter - Montessori teaching experience at the 3-6 years old level (1+ year) - Montessori 3-6 Teaching Certificate (required) - Knowledge of personalized and differentiated instruction, and of different learning preferences - Excellent verbal and written communications skills - Demonstrated leadership and facilitative skills - Strong public speaking skills - Ability to interact professionally with students, parents, faculty and staff - Flexibility in working with a variety of faculty across the Pre-K-8 divisions in faculty committees - Strong ability to work collegially with the Division faculty and support team - Ability to set goals and accept professional feedback - Must demonstrate competency with school related technology
ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES - Lead instruction for a Pre-K Montessori classroom consisting of twelve students ranging in age from 2.5 to 5 years old - Collaborating with other Montessori teachers to horizontally and vertically align Sion’s curriculum - Work with Level Leader on content, planning, and programming - Work and collaborate with Pre-K Montessori team to plan interdisciplinary projects and experiential learning - Employ effective classroom management techniques that are fair, just, age-appropriate and preserve the ego of the student - Facilitate homeroom (includes attendance, team building exercises, distribution/compiling of home folders, etc.) - Demonstrate effective use and understanding of the Montessori method for instruction - Responsible for regular parent communication through email, appropriate digital classroom management systems, and parent/teacher conferences twice a year - Participate in the “life of the school” through service projects, Mass/prayer service, assemblies, community garden, admissions events, Sion Alliance events, mission related retreats and advancement events - Seek and take part in professional development to enhance classroom practice - Actively participate in weekly faculty development meetings and before school, after school, recess, and lunch duties - Assists with other projects, programs and planning as assigned by Grade School Principal
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT - Works in classroom environment dealing with a wide variety of challenges, deadlines, and a varied and diverse array of contacts - Occasionally bend, stoop, and squat - May work at a desk and computer for extended periods of time - Be able to occasionally lift up to 30 lbs. - Work primarily in a traditional climate controlled environment - Work intermittently in outside weather conditions, including extreme heat and cold
Notre Dame de Sion School is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to diversity and inclusion (see Notre Dame de Sion Schools Statement on Diversity). We encourage all qualified candidates who aim to support our mission and actively participate in our diverse and inclusive community to apply.
The above description covers the most significant duties performed, but does not exclude assignments not mentioned.
Please submit the following documents for consideration: cover letter, curriculum vitae or resume, statement of educational philosophy, and list of three references to firstname.lastname@example.org before Monday, December 3, 2018.
About Notre Dame de Sion Schools of Kansas City
Notre Dame de Sion in Kansas City is an independent, Catholic school affiliated with the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph as well as the Congregation of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Sion. The school is owned by a lay corporation and governed by a board of trustees. The campuses include a college preparatory high school for girls and a co-educational elementary and middle school for students pre-kindergarten through grade eight. The Catholic value of respect for the worth and dignity of each individual permeates the atmosphere and culture of the school and is reflected in the loving, nurturing relationships that form among the faculty, staff, volunteers, parents, students, and visiting Sisters of Notre Dame de Sion. Generations of Kansas Citians can attest to the importance of what Sion continues to provide: a unique learning environment that reflects the love God has for each person in his/her individuality and for each culture in its distinctiveness. For over a century, Notre Dame de Sion has continued to encourage students and their families to believe they can and DO make a difference in the world by “Educating Minds. Expanding Hearts. Empowering Lives.”
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