Contact: Vanita Rodde
Name of School/Organization: Blue Skies Montessori School Inc.
School Website: www.blueskiesmontessori.org
Age Group: 2-6
Description: Montessori Directress 2-6 (West Seattle)
Montessori is seeking a Directress for its established preschool in West Seattle!
This is a full time all year round position. M-F 7:45-4:45.
Blue Skies Montessori is a unique Montessori program that offers a family environment, and emphasizes community and inclusiveness. We foster a culture of appreciation for the world around us and respect for individuality and differences. Each child will be given the opportunity to grow in his or her own way, and build a strong foundation for the future.
As a teacher, you have the opportunity to make a difference in a child's life every day! Your enthusiastic passion for learning will help a child discover new ideas and spark imagination. Your patient and loving nature will create a caring environment to allow the child to explore confidently and build self-esteem. You will guide the child through many exciting milestones and model new capabilities as he/she works towards greater independence.
Your goals as a teacher include helping the child to accomplish the following:
*Build social and emotional skills by encouraging and modeling positive relationships with other children, teachers and families.
*Develop intellectual and cognitive abilities through fun exploration of language, science and math activities using Montessori materials.
*Foster creative abilities and fine motor skills through art projects, music enjoyment and scientific exploration.
*Enhance large motor skills through daily outdoor play and movement activities.
*Encourage a love and respect for nature, diversity and the environment by weaving opportunities to explore into daily life.
Other responsibilities may include:
Fostering a strong relationship with everyone in the community through open, honest and frequent communication including listening to the concerns and ideas of others.
Lead classroom staff in daily activities.
Coach staff in respectful communications with children, families and each other.
Create an environment that reinforces a healthy, happy and inclusive philosophy.
Support safety and health practices in the community, and keep the environment and equipment clean and in good working order.
Provide input to the curriculum and actively participate in enhancing our program for the children's benefit.
Uphold the mission, goals and policies of the center, and model the values for others.
Share and discuss important goals, decisions and concerns with staff and Director.
Participate in the process to achieve and maintain AMI/AMS membership, NAEYC Accreditation.
Give lessons and record children progress
Attend and actively participate in meetings, conferences, and training courses.
Benefits Package after 90 days
Competitive salaries $15.00-$19.00 per hr
Paid vacation, holidays, and sick time
Medical insurance for full time employees
Paid training and tuition reimbursement
Montessori Teaching Certificate 2-6 from an accredited program
High School Diploma/GED -- College preferred
At least 19 years old
1-2 years Montessori teaching experience at the 2-6 year old level is preferred
The ability to promote our philosophy
Excellent customer service skills and the ability to create partnerships with families and staff
Experience working in culturally diverse community.
Phone: (206) 930-3696
School Address: 2808 SW Holden St., Seattle, WA 98126