Montgomery School, an independent, co-educational day school serving prekindergarten through grade eight in Chester Springs, PA, is seeking a kindergarten educator who will instruct kindergarten students in the areas of language arts (Fundations), mathematics (Singapore Math), social studies, character, science, and service learning. Candidates for this position should be energetic, ambitious, and hardworking, who are good at connecting with young students, faculty, and the community. The teacher should be creative in the use of age-appropriate techniques and technologies, possess strong organizational skills, excel in communication with parents of students of these ages, and is consistently excited to work with young children. Kindergarten at Montgomery is full day program for students from 8:30 AM to 3:15 PM.
The position has many functions. These include but are not limited to:
Possesses solid teaching skills, including knowledge/experience in the following areas: multiple forms of assessment, student differentiation, early childhood development, backward curriculum design
Integrates technology into the curriculum (SMART Board, etc.)
Maintains contact with students and parents (both individually and as a classroom group) through teacher conferences, phone calls, email, and regular updates to the Class PowerSchool site, as well as conference and semester reports
Establishes an effective classroom management system and procedures for maintaining order among the students for whom they are responsible
Prepares students for later grades by encouraging them to explore learning opportunities and to persevere with challenging tasks.
Other duties as assigned
Other skills and qualities necessary for this position are:
Love of teaching young children
Flexibility, fun energy, and enthusiasm
Classroom teaching experience (minimum of 2 years)
About Montgomery School
Since 1915, it has been Montgomery School's mission to provide each student with an extraordinary education in mind, body, and character. Montgomery School combines a well-rounded, forward-thinking education with traditional values so graduates are not just academically curious and engaged; they also are confident and compassionate individuals who are excited about making a difference in the 21st century global community. Students thrive with individual attention from exceptional, caring teachers. From family-style lunches, where students eat with faculty and staff, to nonsectarian chapels, where the entire School gathers as a community, students feel safe and accepted as they develop the confidence they need for lifelong independence.
Montgomery School Mission Statement:
“Montgomery School ignites each child’s love of learning and fosters their individual talents during the most formative years in order to prepare them for future success.”