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Elementary Classroom Guide - Lower Elementary

Elementary Classroom Guide Job Posting - Lower Elementary

Title: Elementary Classroom Guide - Lower Elementary (6-9 year olds)
Closing Date: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled
Position Begins: August 18, 2022
Status: Full Time Salaried - 10 month teaching position
Salary: DOQ with competitive benefits package
FLSA Category: Exempt
Reports to: Head of School 

Position Overview
The Elementary Guide is the educational leader of the classroom with the primary responsibility of creating and maintaining an authentic Montessori learning environment and offering presentations and guidance to support the developmental needs of children according to Montessori training. The Elementary Guide is also responsible for communicating and giving professional guidance to individual families regarding their child's holistic growth and development, with regular connections throughout the year, two conferences, and a detailed written report annually.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Prepare and maintain a high quality Montessori learning environment for optimal growth and development - academic,social, physical and emotional (in classroom, hallway, and commons area)
  • Guiding, and assessing students through the AMI Elementary curriculum
  • Plan presentations for the children and keep accurate records of presentations, classroom observations, and notes for conferences
  • Facilitating a partnership and collaboration with the classroom assistant teacher
  • Implementing a "going out" program
  • Communicate with, colleagues, student support team, and Head of School as needed regarding children in the classroom
  • Help to plan, implement, and participate with all elementary special events and overnight experiences annually (orientations, open houses, etc)
  • Set professional goals annually and plan and complete annual professional development that supports those goals
  • Manage their classrooms consumable budget throughout the year in coordination with the accountant and submit requests for their non-consumable budget to the Head of School annually
  • Support the school and its mission, vision, and values


Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • AMI Elementary Diploma
  • Interest in and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills


Additional Characteristics of an Ideal Candidate

  • Minimum of 3 years experience as a Montessori Guide at the Elementary Level
  • Positive attitude, problem solver, honest and compassionate communicator
  • Enjoys and is skilled at building relationships with children, families, and colleagues
  • Driven to do high quality work
  • Interested in collaborating with colleagues
  • Warm and welcoming with children while being clear, confident, and firm when needed
  • approaches differences with curiosity and acceptance
  • Experience and interest in equity, justice, and inclusion, as well as anti-racist, anti-biased education
  • Loves nature and connecting with the natural world
  • Welcomes feedback and wants to develop, learn, and improve professionally
  • Interested in hearing and understanding different and new perspectives
  • Speaks a second language (Spanish or French preferred)
  • Humility, a sense of humor, and a warm and nurturing personality


Applicants from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply for all positions as Lake Country School is committed to its faculty and staff reflecting the diversity of the Twin Cities area.

Please submit a letter of interest, professional resume, and two professional references to: [email protected]

Applications will be accepted until a successful candidate is selected.