Thank you for your interest in Montgomery School. Montgomery School faculty and staff serve approximately 237 students in Prekindergarten through 8th grade. A critical component of employment at Montgomery School is supporting and modeling the School’s mission:
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.
- The Montgomery School ethos is based on its mission, and the school’s motto: Veritas, Pietas, Caritas (Truth, Loyalty, Compassion). Faculty and staff are expected to support and value the school’s mission.
- Montgomery School faculty model the mission’s ideals as well. Professional and personal integrity is required and expected in our faculty and staff.
- The curriculum is based on three principle tenets: Mind, Body, and Character. These three tenets are balanced throughout a student’s education at Montgomery School and supported by our curriculum planning and development.
- Professional development is encouraged and expected: As participants in a learning community, we share in the process and model the behavior of life-long learners.
- Teachers are expected to show proficiency and passion in their subject area.
- Leadership opportunities are offered to faculty and staff at times. Employees are expected to work as a team and to accept greater responsibility when applicable.
- Montgomery School faculty and staff are expected to have an understanding of developmental needs of children and a genuine appreciation for children in various stages of development.
An independent school founded in 1915, Montgomery School provides a supportive and stimulating environment for 220 students in Prekindergarten through grade 8. The school is known for its commitment to the whole child with a strong academic program and its willingness to challenge students with high standards in a balanced, well-rounded program. In a recent employee engagement survey at Montgomery, 95% of employees indicate they feel their work positively impacts students lives and 93% indicate they are satisfied with the culture within the adult community.
Montgomery School is an Equal Opportunity Employer and actively seeks to forward diversity through its programs and hiring.
Montgomery School is seeking a full-time prekindergarten educator who will instruct prekindergarten 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, and who are good at connecting with 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. PreK at Montgomery is either full day or half day, with the majority of children staying a full day, from 8:30 AM to 3:15 PM.
The position has many functions, including but not limited to:
- Works with the prekindergarten assistant in providing a strong, age appropriate, academic program
- 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 PreK Powerschool site, as well as a final year end report
- 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)
- College degree
Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and three references to Susan Marotta, Lower School Head (email@example.com). Start date is August 24 for opening summer meetings. The first day of school is September 4.