Make a Difference in the Lives of Children and Their Families While Having FUN as Part of a Collaborative Team!
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Seven Oaks Academy is a privately owned and operated preschool with a dynamic history of serving our local community in Lilburn, GA since 1988. Our core values which we hire, train, retain and assess our team needs include:
1) Respect - We place a high value of respect for our children and their families, each other as teammates, ourselves as individuals, our local community, the reputation of our school and the cultural diversity of our world.
2) No Excuses - Each person on our team is accountable for their own "B.E.D." - we do not Blame; Excuse or Deny. We are reliable, on time, responsible and dedicated to early learning.
3) Play Dough - We are fun like play dough by being creative, enthusiastic about life and positive go-getters. We laugh "with our bellies" and do it often each day.
4) Team Player - We are humble, supportive, have each others back, dedicated, compassionate team players that trust each other to achieve our goals.
We are interviewing for a Montessori Teacher. Teachers must also be enrolled in the Professional Development Registry (PDR). A MINIMUM of 1 year of Montessori experience is preferred and the minimum education requirement for a is a bachelor degree in Early Childhood Education or equivalent PSC certification AND Montessori Certification.
Seven Oaks Academy is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, military or veteran status, gender identity or expression, or any other basis protected by local, state, or federal law.
"Plainly, the environment must be a living one, directed by a higher intelligence, arranged by an adult who is prepared for his/her mission."
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The general duties of the Montessori Teacher shall include, but shall not be necessarily limited to, the following:
The Montessori Teacher shall perform his/her services faithfully, enthusiastically, and satisfactorily at the School during normal working hours on regularly scheduled school days, and at other times as specified below.
The Montessori Teacher agrees to devote full time and attention during normal working hours to his/her duties as a Teacher at the School.
The Montessori Teacher will perform his/her duties subject to the general supervision and direction of the Principal and Assistant Director.
The Montessori Teacher shall abide by all reasonable rules, regulations and policies promulgated by the Principal and shall comply with all relevant statues, regulations and ordinances of the State of Georgia and the DHHS.
The Montessori Teacher will adhere to the American Montessori Society (AMS) guidelines and the School's ethical guidelines, mission, vision, core values and professional standards, for the purpose of maintaining excellence.
The Montessori Teacher will also exhibit a professional manner at all times; this includes dress, communication and demeanor.
Other duties include:
1) Maintain Environment and Records
a) Prepare an environment in which the furnishings and materials are complete and correspond to the needs of the group.
b) Be responsible for the care and maintenance of classroom materials, i.e. maintain an orderly environment, keep it clean, and in like-new condition. The children are to be brought into this responsibility.
c) Maintain inventory of the classroom.
d) Maintain current attendance records.
e) Complete, maintain and submit academic records and other records/reports during the year as requested by the Principal.
2) Communicate with Grace and Courtesy
a) With parents:
i) Maintain relationships with parents. The Teacher's relationship with the
parents is vital to the parents' feeling of security in leaving their child in our
hands. We are in the trust business.
ii) Have on-going communication with parents in regard to their child's specific needs.
iii) Hold at least two conferences yearly with the parents (November and February).
b) With classroom assistant(s)
i) Assist in training Classroom Assistant for one's own classroom
ii) Set aside time weekly to give Assistant opportunity to share questions and observations and to mentor the assistant.
iii) Supervise the Assistant and Special Instructors who deal with children in the group, and participate in curriculum development and implementation.
c) With colleagues
i) Attend staff meetings, parent meetings and any special meetings requested by the Principal including all admissions/family events.
ii) Work through conflicts with grace and courtesy.
3) Uphold Professional Responsibilities
a) Attend preplanned, professional in-school or out- of-school workshop yearly approved by the Principal.
b) Assist with other projects, programs, and planning as assigned by the Principal relating to the classroom and curriculum.
c) Make time available to help explain the School's distinctive nature to parents of prospective students, and others ways as needed to help "market" the school.
d) Protect the privacy/confidentiality and working atmosphere of the group at all times.
e) Communicate and cooperate with the Principal on program changes.
f) Be in compliance with the State of Georgia DHHS Department's rules and
g) Read and adhere to the guidelines as established in the SOA Staff Handbook and adhere to all school policies.
4) Advance Personal Growth
a) Initiate growth and change in her/his own intellectual and professional development, seeking out conferences, courses, and other opportunities to learn.
b) Notify the Principal immediately of personal difficulties with children, parents, or staff.
c) Be self-aware and self-monitoring in identifying and solving child, curricular, and school problems when appropriate.
d) Participate in a biannual Review of job performance with your director and follow through on meeting annual objectives.
5) Ensure Safety
a) Be responsible, with the Assistant, for the safety and physical well being of the children at all times. The children are not to be left unattended ever.
b) Report any and all accidents at once. Prepare a written report stating date, time, nature of accident, and action taken, using proper forms.
c) Train and supervise children in the execution of fire drills and evacuations. The routine is to be clearly established and the building exited with dispatch and order.
Join an Exceptional Team in an environment filled with smiling faces and friendly attitudes. As a member of the Seven Oaks Team, you are valued and an important part of our success. Our teachers are lifelong learners dedicated to supporting each family we serve.
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Why do so many families choose Montessori?
Lessons are designed and given to each child when they are most ready to learn.
Social, emotional, and physical development is emphasized along with academic skills.
Freedom to move and choose activities fosters independence and self-confidence.
Current neurology and human development research consistently backs Montessori.