Primary Guide

School Name: Puddletown School

Puddletown School is hiring a lead primary guide 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 an AMI primary and elementary program in Eastmoreland SE Portland with an active and ongoing commitment to social justice 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:

  • AMI primary diploma

  • Criminal history registry

  • CPR/1st aid

  • Food handler’s card

  • Experience working in a primary Montessori environment

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

  • Classroom management skills

  • Ability to collaborate, communicate directly, lesson plan, keep records, hold adult/teacher conferences, and lead adult education nights

  • Supervise your classroom’s assistant; work well as a team, share Montessori philosophy, friendliness with error, open and clear communication, and hold regular meetings to build classroom community & harmony

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.

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