Doane Academy (www.doaneacademy.org) is seeking an energetic individual to be the lead teacher of our Montessori-based 3-6 Year Old Primary Program. The ideal candidate will have the entrepreneurial drive to build upon the already outstanding reputation of this program. This full-time position’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Establish and maintain a learning environment whose foundation is built upon the tenets of a Montessori education.
Continually assess how the program is meeting its goals and implement changes as necessary to meet those goals.
Plan and implement a thoughtful, well-articulated program of introducing new students to the program during the initial weeks of the school year.
Have regular communication with parents about the program’s curriculum and their children’s school lives.
Provide education to parents about the Montessori philosophy and the goals of the program.
Carefully observe and keep records on each student’s individual progression through the classroom’s materials and activities.
Supervise the classroom assistant, aide, and any additional support personnel assigned to the classroom.
Provide necessary instruction and training for those assisting in the classroom environment.
Assist in the assessment of children and families who apply to the program.
Be responsible for the planning and maintenance of the classrooms, materials, and the outdoor area of the classroom. Report any maintenance issues to the Head of the Lower School.
Organize planning time for changing out material, cleaning and reorganizing works.
Maintain an inventory of all materials assigned to your program.
Interact in a collegial and collaborative manner with colleagues who teach Primary students in foreign language, music, art, and nature.
Work closely with the 1st grade teacher to ensure a smooth transition from Primary to 1st grade.
Represent the program and the school in a proactive, positive and knowledgeable manner to prospective families.
Attend all faculty meetings and scheduled staff events, including in-service days and admission open houses.
BA degree required; concentration in Early Childhood Education preferred.
Montessori certified required.
At least 3-5 years early childhood teaching experience preferred.
Specific experience as a lead teacher in a Montessori classroom preferred.
Candidates should have enthusiasm for joining an entrepreneurial, collegial, enthusiastic, innovative, fun group of teaching professionals.
About Doane Academy
Since its founding in 1837, Doane Academy has helped students to realize their interests, develop their talents, and have a significant impact on the world around them.
For children ages 3 through twelfth grade, Doane Academy is committed to developing intelligent, capable young people within a school culture where students are known, loved, and strongly encouraged to realize their full potential.
The students, faculty and staff at Doane Academy are all part of a supportive and encouraging school family. Our teachers are attentive to the needs of each student as an individual, and work closely with both students and parents to insure success in academics and extracurricular activities. The school's rigorous college preparatory curriculum, strong athletic program, and numerous opportunities in extracurricular activities cultivate the development of character, leadership, emotional maturity, and standards of ethical conduct that are essential in preparation for college and education for life.