Green Hedges School seeks an experienced Montessori Preschool Assistant teacher for the 2018-2019 school year. Green Hedges is an independent preschool through Grade 8 school with approximately 150 students in Vienna, VA, fourteen miles west of Washington, DC.
Green Hedges School includes three divisions:
The preschool and kindergarten program at Green Hedges School adheres to the Montessori philosophy of education. Montessori is a three-year program, with children entering school after their third birthday and continuing through their fifth year of age. Children may also enter at age four and five (kindergarten) successfully, depending on their willingness to learn, their ability to interact positively with others, their listening skills, and their degree of self-control.
Requirements A successful candidate for the Montessori Preschool Assistant Teacher will have: Undergraduate degree (masters preferred) in early childhood/elementary education or a related field • Montessori teaching experience, and/or interest in pursuing certification • Proficient knowledge of the academic and social-emotional development of young children • A high level of energy • Good time management skills • Initiative • Collaborative skills • Creativity • Strong communication skills • Organization Skills
Successful candidates must successfully complete a required background check.
The Montessori Preschool Assistant Teacher assists the Directress (lead teacher) in guiding all facets of life and learning in the Montessori classroom. Primary tasks include establishing the prepared environment, supporting children with lessons, assisting in the implementation of curriculum and class routines, engaging in ongoing assessment of the children, and communicating student performance with the Directress and the Montessori team.
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