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Name of SchoolGladwyne Montessori School
Address920 Youngsford Road
Gladwyne, PA 19063
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Contact NameHadley Ruggles
Phone(610) 649-1761
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School Websitegladwyne.org
Level / PositionInfant-Toddler Lead Teacher
Description of Position

Gladwyne Montessori School
Position Title: Infant-Toddler Lead Teacher
Department: Faculty
Reporting to: Assistant Head of School
FLSA Status: Exempt
Full time, 10 months

With Dr. Maria Montessori’s research-based philosophy and curriculum as our foundation, we provide infants to adolescents an authentic, individualized learning experience that cultivates an unparalleled depth of knowledge. The Infant-Toddler Lead Teacher has the unique opportunity to work with an exceptional team of professionals to elevate this well-established, highly loved and respected school to heights that ensure both its longevity and continued wide-spread impact. Gladwyne Montessori is the education of the future: here, now.

Position Summary:
The Infant-Toddler Lead Teacher plays an important role by providing an extraordinary and comprehensive Montessori experience to the children and their families as they commence their journey at Gladwyne Montessori.


● Skillfully delivers the Montessori Infant - Toddler curriculum as defined by American Montessori Society;
● Regularly completes student observations and online record keeping for each child;
● Sets the tone for the peaceful, prepared environment that is conducive to high-level, developmentally appropriate learning that supports the physical and social-emotional development of each child;
● Conducts parent meetings and writes meaningful conference reports and report cards as determined by the schedule set by the Assistant Head of School;
● Works with other members of the Infant-Toddler Department and Senior Leadership to ensure continuity of curriculum and communication;
● Guides children through peaceful, effective positive behavior support and follows the Positive Behavior Support Policy when students need additional support, as appropriate;
● Assists in duties beyond the classroom as requested by the Head of School.

Core Competencies:

● Demonstrates cultural competency and desire to continually learn and grow in the area of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging;
● Must be able to relate joyfully to children ages 6 weeks - 3 years old;
● Must be reliable, flexible, positive, patient, warm, and enthusiastic about working as part of a team of adults and engaging with families;
● Strong organizational, attention to detail, and creative thinking skills;
● An eagerness and ability to interact with parents, students, faculty and staff, administrators, trustees, alumni, and other friends of the school;
● Ability to take initiative and problem solve independently when needed;
● Excellent written and oral communication skills;
● Proficiency in Google Suite;
● A willingness to work outside of “normal” business hours is essential, as peak periods and special events necessitate some evening and weekend hours.



● AMS Infant - Toddler Certification preferred;
● Must have a minimum of 3 years of experience working with children in a Montessori environment and at least one of those years working as a Montessori classroom lead teacher;
● Must have Bachelor’s degree or higher in Education or related discipline;
● Must have knowledge of minimum standards, health and safety practices, social and emotional development, and classroom management;
● Must pass all required clearances (PA Child Abuse, Pennsylvania Access to Criminal History, Federal Criminal History Background Check);
● Must be able to sit comfortably on the floor with children and bend, squat, and kneel with ease;
● Ability to navigate stairs;
● Must be able to lift up to 35 pounds.

School Community

Gladwyne Montessori School is an equal opportunity at-will employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of age, race, religion, color, disability, sex, sexual orientation or national origin

Job Start Date08/28/2023
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