Elementary Guide, 2018-2019

    • Categories:

    • Licensed

    • Grades:

    • 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

    • Health Insurance:

    • Included

    • Minnesota Teacher's License:

    • Required

    • Salary Range:

    • Commensurate with Experience

    • Work Commitment:

    • Full-Time

    • Submitted Date:




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Job Description

Elementary classroom guide leads the planning, organization, and support for a classroom of students in an authentic Montessori setting.

Areas of responsibility and Concomitant Tasks:
1. Teaching:
Exhibit reverence, belief, and trust in each child
Work in collaboration with and guide each child towards realization of his/her unique potential
Ensure a quality Montessori curriculum
Establish and maintain an elementary Montessori prepared environment
Establish a community based on freedom with responsibility
Ensure respect and safety for every child within the community
Ensure respect for and provide for individual learning differences
Model professional integrity
Work in collaboration with colleagues in service of the children
Contribute to his/her fair share of the operational needs of the school
Actively plan and participate in major classroom outings and trips.

2. Student Contact and Communication:
Responsibility for regular observations of children.
Responsibility for regular communication with children regarding difficulties and successes in work choices, interactions with others and their commitment to the community.
Responsibility to establish and maintain a record–keeping system for the classroom in general and for each student to discuss any serious concerns, academically, socially or emotionally.


Qualifications: Credential in Montessori (from a MACTE accredited program) or willingness to begin Montessori elementary training, BA or other advanced degree in Education. Preferred qualifications: Experience working in public schools, experience working in innovative and authentic Montessori programs, a commitment to education as a transformational experience, an ability to consider the beliefs and perspectives of others, a willingness to support a culture of collaboration and team. Understanding of the unique opportunities and challenges of a Montessori program serving ages 6-18.

Institution Description

Great River School is committed to Montessori pedagogy for all levels of the school and has an excellent reputation as a Montessori Public Charter School. The school began in 2004 with the vision to serve adolescents from grades 7-12. Great River School has grown as a Montessori presence in the Twin Cities area, now encompassing 1st-6th year elementary population. The role of the guide is to further our mission to provide a quality Montessori education through inspiring learning environments and strong relationships based on respect for the gifts of each student.

Application Instructions/Comments

Please send a letter of interest, resume and three professional letters of reference (e-mail of application materials is preferred) to:
Sam O'Brien ~ Head of School
Great River School
1326 Energy Park Drive
St. Paul, MN 55108
Please see our website for more information! http://www.greatriverschool.org

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