Montessori Infant/Toddler Head Teacher

Employer
LePort Schools
Location
Herndon, VA
Posted
May 19, 2017
Closes
May 22, 2017
Hours
Full Time
Job DescriptionAbout the PositionLePort Schools is seeking Montessori trained teachers to lead infant and toddler classrooms. If you have a passion for the Montessori philosophy, and take pride in creating and sustaining the highest-quality educational environment, this position is for you! We are looking for teachers with all levels of experience.In this role you will be responsible for leading either an infant (ages 3 months - 18 months) or a toddler (18 months to 36 months) Montessori classroom. You will be the head teacher of a beautiful Montessori classroom fully equipped with state-of-the-art materials from leading manufacturers, and a special budget to personalize your practical life and cultural areas. Wherever possible, our classrooms include indoor-outdoor work space. Typical classroom ratios are 1:3 for infants and 1:6 for toddler.At LePort, we place a high value on partnering with families on their childA cents € (TM) s educational journey. An important part of your role will be communicating closely with parents to a) give them a window into the Montessori classroom, b) educate them about Montessori philosophy, and c) provide insight into their childA cents € (TM) s individual progress. We trust you to be the best advocate for our school, the Montessori philosophy, and each individual child. Are you a native Spanish-speaking or Mandarin-speaking teacher? Please make sure to indicate this when you apply! We have immersion classrooms where your native language will be a perfect fit for the environment.Mentoring the next generation of teachers is important to us at LePort. We offer a limited number of Junior Teacher positions, where newer teachers can hone their craft under the supervision of a more experienced teacher. We offer Mentor Teacher positions for those willing to impart knowledge gained from years of experience.Qualifications*The ideal candidate will possess:A bachelor's degree (or equivalent)MACTE accredited Montessori diploma for the appropriate age groupExperience working with children (with the particular age group preferred, even if this experience was prior to receiving Montessori training)Passion for the Montessori philosophy; excellence communicating this philosophy to parents and communityGenuine warmth and love for guiding children and their familiesBenevolent outlook towards solving problems and advocating for our educational viewpoint (at LePort, we call this "focusing on the solution, not on the problem")Preference given to candidates with a well-written, inspiring cover letterCome grow with us! * Please note that New York has a number of special requirements for early childhood teachers. If you are interested in a New York position, we would love to have an individualized conversation with you about whether you would meet these requirements, or could, with our support, complete the requirements you may be lacking.Company DescriptionLePort Schools was founded in 2000 by a parent (Dr. LePort) who fell in love with the Montessori Method for his own children. From these humble beginnings, LePort has embraced a mission of growth. We now have 22 schools across the nation and our mission is to bring high-quality Montessori education to as many children as possible.Since LePort is a growing company, our staff benefits from opportunities for individual career growth. Assistant teachers may apply for financial sponsorship for Montessori training and become head teachers and have even more opportunities available for future leadership. Teachers who transfer to new geographies may be able to remain a part of the LePort family.