Monument View Montessori is a small public charter school in western Colorado. With a rapidly growing and dedicated school community, MVMCS is poised for significant growth in the coming years. MVMCS is seeking a Primary Lead Guide for the 2023-24 school year. Located in Fruita, CO, we are situated in a valley surrounded by mountains. From fly-fishing to rock climbing, skiing to mountain biking, our area offers something for everyone. A short drive from Moab, Telluride, Aspen, and Crested Butte, our location makes weekend escapes possible too.
The Primary Lead Guide, serving ages 3 – 6, provides an organized working environment, conducive to the development of students’ social and emotional growth and education, using the Montessori Method. Working in close collaboration with the Head of School and other teaching staff, the employee guides, monitors, and supervises children using Montessori techniques and training to deliver a sound Primary program. The Lead Guide is responsible for all aspects of the classroom: classroom management, outdoor education, lesson planning, record-keeping, progress reporting, and student and parent interactions. The guide also provides ongoing support in creating and maintaining a non-discriminatory, all-inclusive program, and fosters constructive interactions with parents. S/he has strong writing skills, is organized and articulate, and possesses a friendly disposition. S/he demonstrates leadership and emotional maturity and has a love of learning and playing.
We are a small team united in creating a respectful, collaborative work environment. The Primary Lead Guide participates in weekly staff meetings, and will periodically attend school functions and events after regular school hours. Throughout the school, the Primary Lead Guide will demonstrate grace and courtesy. This is a 10-month position, paid over 12 months. The opportunity may exist to oversee a summer program as an additional paid position.
Bachelors Degree in Education or related field
Strong understanding of Montessori scope and sequence
Sound knowledge of Montessori education and learning environments and/or experience as a lead teacher in Preschool or Kindergarten
Montessori Certification (primary)
CO teaching credentials
CPR/First Aid certification and FEMA training (within 30 days)
CBI/FBI fingerprint clearance and background check (pre-employment)
Be physically strong and able to lift at least 50 pounds
Continuing professional development – 15 hours per school year
SALARY: $35,000 – $42,000.00, commensurate with experience
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