• Teaching
  • Denver

Website Sophia Montessori Academy Denver, Colorado

Joyfully live and share our Catholic faith with our students and families.

● Collaborate with the director and other primary teachers in maintaining an exceptional Primary

program.

● Be Montessori Certified and implement the Montessori approach to education in the teaching, lesson

planning, observation, record keeping, assessments, and daily routines of the classroom.

● Implement Positive Discipline in the Montessori classroom and collaborate with other staff in creating a

positive Montessori environment.

● Maintain professional and regular correspondence with families through home visits prior to the start of

the school year for new students, weekly emails, photo albums, conversations with parents at drop off

and dismissal, phone calls, in person meetings, spring and fall conferences, and occasional workshops

throughout the year.

● Inform and instruct aides and assistants in the Montessori approach (as needed)

● Ensure the safety and direct supervision of children at all times.

● Become familiar with SMA Handbook, procedures, policies, and licensing regulations.

● Participate in professional development, staff meetings, evaluations, and all school events.

Qualities Needed

● A profound respect for the teachings of the Catholic faith in all aspects of social, spiritual, and personal

life. To live in public accordance with the Magisterium and Tradition of the Catholic faith as defined in

the Catechism of the Catholic Church.

○ Openness to learning about and teaching Byzantine Catholic traditions.

● Passion for excellent and authentic Montessori education and a desire to learn and grow as a “Saint,

Scientist, Servant” and a spirit of humility and charity.

● Team spirit and collaborative planning with other team members particularly through expansion efforts

● Ability to voice thoughts, concerns, plans, and ideas within the team in a spirit of collaboration and

mutual respect.

● Being firm, gentle, and consistent with the children following Montessori’s approach to discipline

● Help maintain clear and appropriate boundaries and smooth transitions.

● Tidy and efficient with time, preparation of materials, and lesson planning

● Flexibility in day-to-day plans and activities

● Professional demeanor and discretion with staff, with parents, and the wider community during and

outside of school hours

● A striving for excellence in oneself, being compassionate and forgiving of others, and sharing a love for

bringing children into relationships with the Lord as He has revealed himself in the image of the Good

Shepherd.

Requirements and Qualifications

● A MACTE approved Montessori training in Primary (3-6) Education

● Bachelor’s Degree

○ At minimum Associate’s Degree

● Early Childhood Teacher (ECT) Qualification in the state of Colorado

● Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Training- Level I

○ At minimum be working towards CGS Level I training

● Completing a Criminal Background Check and Child Abuse and Neglect Records Check

● First Aid, CPR, Universal Precautions

● Virtus Safe Environment Training

● Completing other required trainings such as FEMA, Concussion Prevention, and others

Hours and Compensation

● 7:30am-4:00pm

● Compensation based on experience and qualifications

○ Base salary $37,632 over 10 months

● Required to be at the school two weeks before the first day of school and end a week after the last day

of school

● Option to plan and teach summer camps (additional pay)

● Time off subject to coverage by a qualified staff member

● Benefits: $69 per month toward Christian HealthCare Ministries, (Silver Level) or other Healthcare

Sharing plan. (This is subject to upgrade and change)

To apply for this job email your details to info@sophiamontessori.com


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