The Lead Teacher Upper Elementary (LTUE, 4-6) is dedicated to the academic achievement and social emotional growth of students using, but not limited to, Montessori methods, Community-based educational approaches, Project Based Learning (PBL) and integrated academics (STEAM). In addition, the LTUE provides a stimulating, carefully prepared environment that nurtures students’ intellectual and social-emotional development leveraging the principles of Montessori and Restorative Practice philosophies.
Our mantra is whole child, whole school, whole community.
Two LTUE educators Co-teach with an Anchor teacher, who is responsible for providing educational administrative and curricular support to the lower elementary team.
The LTUE joins a team of education leaders who are committed to cultivating an academically rigorous classroom where independence, creativity, responsibility, and respect are fostered.
Possess a BA/BS and be considered ESSA Highly Qualified for charter schools by CDE; or be enrolled in an alternative licensing program.
AMS or AMI Montessori credential, (or) be enrolled in a Montessori program, (or) be willing to participate in on-site training (preferred).
Enjoy working with children (required).
Willingness to balance the demands of providing high-quality Montessori experience in a charter school environment.
True desire for collaboration and continuous improvement.
Description of Community:
The school is located in Cortez, Colorado in the beautiful Four Corners Region where rivers, mountains, mesas, and canyons offer unparalleled access to the outdoors for recreation, sport, enjoyment, and solace. Our community, perhaps the last, best, place in the intermountain West, honors culture and context; our school reflects the diversity of cultures and views of our community. It is complex here: both a step back in time and a glimpse of the future with the opportunity to shape it.