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Name of SchoolGladwyne Montessori School
Address920 Youngsford Road
Gladwyne, PA 19035
United States
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Contact NameHadley Ruggles
Phone(610) 649-1761
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School Websitegladwyne.org
Level / PositionUpper Elementary Lead Teacher
Description of Position

Gladwyne Montessori School
Position Title: Upper Elementary 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 Upper Elementary 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 Upper Elementary Lead Teacher plays an important role by providing an extraordinary and
comprehensive Montessori experience to the children and their families during their final three years of
school at Gladwyne Montessori.
● Skillfully delivers the Montessori Elementary II curriculum as defined by American Montessori
● 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 executive function skills 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;
● Serve as part of the Retention Team by actively engaging in conversations with current parents to
discuss their plans for the following school year while articulating the value of a full Gladwyne
Montessori School experience for their children;
● Works with parents, Director of Admissions, and Assistant Head of School to engage in
comprehensive ex-missions work with families of 5th grade students in anticipation of their 6th
grade year at Gladwyne Montessori;
● Works with other members of the Elementary 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;
● Plans appropriate field trips, like Montessori Model United Nations and end-of-year trips, for
Upper Elementary students;
● Assists all 6th grade students in their fulsome graduation preparation and helps to plan the
graduation ceremony;
● 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 - 12 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 9 - 12 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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