Position TItle: Adolescent Guide
Position Description:
Adolescent (7th and 8th) Guide
Montessori Community School (MCS), an independent Montessori school for toddlers through eighth grade, seeks an engaging and dynamic guide for its middle school program (grades 7-8). Located on the border of Chapel Hill and Durham, North Carolina, MCS is accredited by the American Montessori Society (AMS). The ideal candidate is passionate about working with and empowering adolescents, embraces the Montessori method of teaching, and is committed to a collaborative and interdisciplinary approach to education that supports the academic, emotional and personal growth of each student. Candidates should hold a bachelor’s degree as a minimum (Masters preferred) and would ideally be Montessori certified from a MACTE accredited program. Applicants who do not hold a MACTE accredited Montessori credential at the Secondary level must be willing to start training. Experience in teaching at the middle school level is preferred. To learn more, visit mcsdurham.org.
The ideal candidate will have at least 3-5 years of classroom experience. We prefer a candidate who holds a teaching certification through the state and/or certification through a MACTE accredited Montessori training center.
Montessori Community School is a child-centered school and our philosophy supports teaching the whole child. Ideal candidates will be familiar with the basic principles that guide the Montessori philosophy:
Every child is an individual and progresses at his or her own pace.
The dignity of every child is respected and protected.
Grace and courtesy are integral parts of the curriculum and should be modeled by adults.
Students are not punished, humiliated, or shamed to reduce negative behaviors.
We are seeking employees who wish to grow in their positions. MCS believes that learning is a lifelong process, and we encourage our teachers to continue learning through professional development and through their personal interests. We hope to attract educators who will shape their role in the classroom by offering our students unique, educational experiences.
We value each one of our employees and seek to provide the following:
An understanding and encouraging climate that celebrates positive contributions and offers professional guidance when support is needed.
An understanding that teachers are people with families and personal lives that need to be nurtured. Though we want energetic teachers to create a supportive and rigorous academic environment, we also encourage our teachers to find balance to avoid burnout.
A supportive and loving parent community.
Professional Development opportunities, including Montessori training.
Tuition assistance for employees’ children.
Employee sponsored 401k.
Our Montessori school strives to be an intentionally diverse community, comprised of people of different ethnicities, socioeconomic backgrounds, gender identities, family structures, sexual orientations, racial identities, national origins, religions, and abilities. Our hiring practices reflect this philosophy.
Job Type: Full-time
Benefits: insurance, 401k, tuition remission, paid professional development opportunities
Education: 4-year degree (Master’s preferred)
License/Certification: Teaching Certification (MACTE approved training strongly preferred)
Send resume and cover letter to Katherine Perretta at kperretta@mcsdurham.org. Applications received before March 15, 2024 will receive priority consideration.


School Name: Montessori Community School
School Location: Durham, NC
Contact: Katherine Perretta
Email: kperretta@mcsdurham.org
Phone: 19194938541

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