JOB OPENINGS listed below:
World Community Education Center (WCEC)
Elementary Teacher Job Description
WCEC is seeking an Upper Elementary teacher for a mixed age (9-12) classroom of 7 to 10 students, to begin August 2020. We seek a dedicated and nurturing individual, enthusiastic about children and eager to join our small, family-oriented community on a beautiful rural campus. The ideal educator will guide students’ academic, social, physical, emotional and spiritual needs; challenging each child to reach his/her fullest potential, in accordance with the Montessori philosophy.
Since 1975, WCEC has offered quality Montessori education based on universal values and love of learning. We cultivate a strong sense of community through school-wide activities, service projects, and outdoor experiences. In addition to the traditional Montessori curriculum, we embrace other areas and methods of learning.
This position is a 10-month position (August-May) or approximately 28hrs/week. There is some flexibility in hours.
The Upper Elementary teacher is the anchor for the student experience. He/She is responsible for creating and maintaining the classroom environment, preparing lesson plans for each child, preparing daily group activities, facilitating smooth transitions throughout the day and supervising snack, lunch and recess. He/She will monitor each child’s attendance, prepare progress reports, and communicate with parents both informally and formally, through parent teacher conferences. Upper Elementary teacher will also attend a weekly staff meeting and work with staff team in other capacities, as requested.
Ideal candidates should possess:
- At least one year of teaching experience or
- AMI, AMS, or MACTE Elementary Montessori diploma or in training
- Montessori Experience
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Experience with the age group
- A. of B.S Degree
NOTE: WE WELCOME NEWLY TRAINED MONTESSORI TEACHERS. WE ARE ALSO HAPPY TO HEAR FROM CANDIDATES WHO ARE INTERESTED IN (BUT DO NOT YET HAVE) MONTESSORI CERTIFICATION.
To apply Please submit: Letter of Introduction & Resume to Head of School, Atefeh Leavitt: AtefehL@gmail.com
About the World Community Education Center
Established in 1975, the World Community Education Center is an independent, non-profit Montessori school located in southern Virginia. Currently serving 30 students from age 3 through grade 12, we have a 10-acre campus adjacent to a larger, 80-acre community property with trails, stream, pond, a large organic garden, farm animals, and wildlife. Students and teachers are encouraged to explore and utilize the natural environment as a learning space. Our teachers enjoy a supportive faculty community, well equipped classrooms, and support for continuing education.
World Community Education Center has a proven record of academic excellence, learning through service, and emphasis on universal spiritual values. The World Community Education Center is adjacent to, and strengthened by our connection to two “sister-organizations:” the World Community, one of the oldest intentional communities in the U.S., and Legacy International, an international non-profit organization serving young and emerging leaders from around the world. These organizations, and our strongly engaged parent community, provide a wealth of support, opportunities and diversity for students and staff at WCEC.
WCEC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is continually seeking to diversify its staff. WCEC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation or national ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, hiring policies, admissions policies, financial aid and other school-administered programs. People of color and members of other underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.