Support the Head Teacher's implementation of the Chiaravalle curriculum consistent with the Montessori Method and principles. Include best practices based on current research in child development and education, which are appropriate to the learning objectives for the age group.
Under the direction of the Head Teacher, support the individualized/differentiated learning plan in order to meet the cognitive, social, emotional and spiritual growth of each child in your class.
Assist the Head Teach in implementing strategies and accommodations to support student learning. Partner with the Head Teacher to provide students with timely, clear and constructive feedback.
Establish meaningful, respectful relationships with each child working toward the goal of independence.
When applicable, assist the Head Teacher in providing opportunities for children to connect with the outdoors through the use of the playground and field space, as well as local gardens, parks or habitats.
Report to the Head Teacher any concerns relative to any child's learning style, which may require support from Learning Resources. Support the Head Teacher's efforts to implement learning resource's guidelines for observation, recommendation and intervention.
Qualifications for this job are as follows:
A Bachelor's degree is required. A Bachelor's degree in education is preferred.
At least two years in a teaching support role or other relevant experience.
Chiaravalle is a non-denominational, Montessori, independent, co-educational school for children ages 2-14. The school is primarily housed in an architecturally significant Daniel Burnham brick schoolhouse blocks west of Lake Michigan in the Lakeshore Historic District of Evanston. Additional space is rented from the First Congregational Church of Evanston for the Middle School, grades 7-8. We hav...e approximately 300 children/students.
Visitors walking into Chiaravalle for the first time often remark upon its beauty, order and peaceful classroom environments. They comment on the focused, independent, happy children they encounter, the lively discussions and lessons they observe, and the atmosphere of respect that is evident between adults and children. They see students who are eager to come to school every day, which is a testament to the joy children experience in learning at Chiaravalle.
Children are the central focus of our school, but it's our community that makes us special. Inspired educators join together with a motivated community to make Chiaravalle a unique place. We have approximately 70 contracted employees and 6/7 School Administrators including the Head of School. Chiaravalle is an equal opportunity employer.