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Job Details

  • Job ID: 2879341
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : January 3, 2018

Job Description


The Tobin Montessori Lower Elementary Program consists of a multi-graded, heterogeneous group of students aged 6-9 years old. The aim of Montessori education is to foster competent, responsible, adaptive individuals who are lifelong learners and problem solvers. Montessori classrooms are supplied with a diverse set of materials and teaching equipment designed to foster physical, creative, and social, independence. The classroom environment encourages social interaction for cooperative learning, peer teaching and emotional development. Learning occurs in an inquiring, collaborative, nurturing atmosphere where students increase their own knowledge through self-initiated experiences under the guidance of trained adults.


The Lower Elementary Teacher will report to the Principal and is responsible for planning an implementation of curriculum based on the Massachusetts Common Core State standards and the American Montessori Society approved curriculum.  The teacher will provide a high quality educational program with emphasis on math, literacy, science and social studies.  The teacher will work closely and collaboratively with the Lower Elementary Team, the Montessori Resource Teacher, the Classroom Paraprofessional, Special Educators and other support personnel.



  • Be able to work with and be sensitive to the needs of a socio-economically, ethnically, and linguistically diverse population of students
  • Be educated in the Montessori Philosophy and methodology appropriate to the age level taught, and have the ability and dedication to put key concepts in to practice
  • Apply observational skills to match students’ developmental needs with materials and activities.
  • Apply teaching strategies that support and facilitate the unique growth of each individual student.
  • Be skilled in guiding students in creating individual plans


Minimum Requirements:         

Bachelor’s Degree or higher from an accredited college or university. Candidates must have previous Montessori training. Previous Montessori teaching experience preferred. Preferred MA Certification/Licensure: Teacher: PreK-6 or PreK-8.

  • Position Type: Part-time
  • Job Categories : Classroom Teacher > Montessori
    Instructional Support > Substitute
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    • Cambridge Public Schools
    • 159 Thorndike Street
    • Cambridge, Massachusetts 02141

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