Elementary Guide

School Name: Puddletown School

School Location: Portland, OR

Puddletown School is hiring for the position of elementary guide in a 6-12 classroom for the 2021/22 school year, with an option to begin easing into the classroom in mid-spring of this 2020/21 year, if it fits. We are a primary and elementary program in Eastmoreland SE Portland with a growing and active commitment to social justice, anti-bias anti-racism and equity work (within and outside of our community). We are a caring and committed team of educators who greatly respect each other, the children, the work of all educators and the philosophies of Dr. Maria Montessori.

Eligible candidates will need:

Montessori elementary diploma (AMS 6-12, or AMI)

Criminal history registry

CPR/1st aid

Familiarity with anti-bias, antiracist work

Experience working in an elementary Montessori environment

Willingness to commit to at least three years of employment with us (a full cycle)

Classroom management skills, including providing support to children, overview and redirection as needed to children in class, working individually with children and in small group follow-up work, using positive discipline techniques with children (non-shaming and non-punitive)

Ability to collaborate, communicate directly, lesson plan, keep records, hold adult/teacher conferences, and lead adult education nights, working closely with the other elementary guide

Assist with cleaning and maintenance of the classroom environment

Key performance characteristics:

Work with children in a warm, patient, calm, respectful and confident manner

Maintain a calm demeanor in a busy, highly flexible environment

Be organized, attentive to details and a careful observer

Understand and execute verbal and written instructions, policies and procedures and implement them with a degree of independence

Achieve and maintain positive relationships with children, staff and adults

Maintain confidentiality

Compensation is regionally competitive. Benefits include: retirement matching, health insurance, personal paid time off, paid fall, winter & spring breaks, summers off (with an option to work), paid training opportunities and discounted tuition for any staff with children who attend Puddletown School.

Please check out our website for more information about our program and the community: www.puddletownschool.com


Send a short cover letter and resume to puddletownoffice@gmail.com