Lead Montessori Teacher

Spruce Tree Montessori School   Fairbanks, AK   Full-time     Education
Posted on September 9, 2023

Spruce Tree Montessori School has an immediate opening for the position of Lead Children's House Teacher (primary classroom ages 3 - 6) to begin Fall 2023, October 1 start date preferred. A BA/BS degree is required as is a minimum of two (2) years experience in a Montessori classroom; a Montessori teaching credential from a MACTE-accredited training site is preferred; certification training is available. Optimal candidate has experience with classroom set-up and organization, curriculum management, and excellent parent relationship skills. Candidates should be innovative and resourceful, active and kind. The best-fit candidate demonstrates a sound understanding of the Montessori philosophy and is confident in his/her knowledge of Montessori materials and teaching fundamentals. STMS staff are expected to maintain electronic student records; therefore proficient computer skills are essential. Current CPR/First Aid certification preferred (training available). Benefits include year-round school calendar (40 academic weeks, 12 intersession weeks - see calendar online), highly competitive salary, full health benefit plan (medical, dental, vision and life), paid vacation, AMS membership, professional development allowance, relocation allowance, multi-year commitment bonus and more. Visit our website to learn about the culture and community of Spruce Tree. Find us on Facebook and Instagram to see photos.


Provide sound educational leadership to students; lead all aspects, including but not limited to, the set-up, organization, maintenance, safety and security of an authentic, early childhood Montessori classroom environment. Ensure appropriate implementation of whole child curriculum using Montessori materials and the Montessori philosophy while collaborating with Children’s House Team (Teacher Assistants, Educational Aides) and other support staff for best practices of classroom and behavioral management. Assume responsibility for academic lesson planning, lead and delegate the presentation/delivery of curriculum, direct the assignment of follow-up lessons and expectations, schedule student observation and assessment, determine mastery, and perform timely record keeping. Apply the Montessori philosophy to all aspects of the Children’s House program to include academics, social-emotional learning, practical and communication skills, enrichment activities, community service, field trips and assemblies.