School Name: Allium Montessori
Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts
Employment Type: Full-Time
Start Date: 02/01/2022
Allium Montessori is a Wildflower micro-school located in Harvard Square in Cambridge, MA. We serve elementary students ages 6-12 with a Montessori curriculum, which includes personalized lessons and hands-on learning materials that children use to explore increasingly complex subject areas. In Allium’s mixed age classroom, children joyfully collaborate, socialize, invent, discover, and create. Our students’ investment in their community builds a foundation for life-long civic participation, including the ability to navigate multiple perspectives, resolve conflicts, and create positive change.
As administrative and curricular decision-makers, Allium teachers are able to respond to students’ individual academic and social-emotional needs holistically. Within our intentionally diverse, close-knit community, teacher-leaders have the time and freedom to develop deep, sustained relationships with students and their families. Allium strives to be an equitable school that is not only accessible to all students through generous financial assistance, but also welcoming and uplifting. Through reflective practices, ongoing professional development and family education nights, we are building a school grounded in our commitment to anti-bias and anti-racist work.
We are looking for an elementary teacher-leader to join our team from February to June 2023. We’re open to a January start and are interested in growing our team in the fall of 2023. This position would be great for someone interested in learning more about our innovative teacher-led micro school. It is an integrated approach to learn about Wildflower’s values, as well as the roles and responsibilities of being a teacher in the classroom, an administrator, a community leader, and an entrepreneur.
An Ideal Candidate is
-a talented elementary teacher with a Montessori diploma or interest in Montessori training.
-aligned with Wildflower’s purpose, principles, values, norms and ways of working (https://wildflowerschools.org/our-beliefs/).
-skilled at supporting emergent readers with their early literacy goals.
-interested in current education research and innovative practices.
-an effective communicator committed to collaborating with families and colleagues.
-a self-starter willing to support different aspects of small school operations.
Hours & Benefits
Full-Time; Salary commensurate with experience; competitive benefits.