The Montessori teacher is a guide who helps direct his/her students’ activities academically, emotionally, and physically in a prepared Montessori environment that challenges each child to reach fullest potential in these developmental areas, in accordance with Montessori philosophy and procedures for the age group in which the Montessori certification is held. The Montessori teacher fosters independent growth and assists children to learn at their own pace through self-correcting lessons. For the purposes of this position, the Montessori teacher will demonstrate innovation and experimentation as s/he works in partnership with the Childcare office staff to develop the pre-school Montessori program. In addition, the Montessori teacher must meet the professional requirements as outlined by district policy including but not limited to developing lesson plans; delivering group and individual instruction; collaborating with other teachers, other professional staff, and administrators in addressing classroom issues; responding to a wide range of inquiries from students’ parents or guardians regarding instructional programs and student progress; and ensuring the program, facility, and staff conform to Arizona Department of Health Services, Office of Child Care Licensure regulations.
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