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Cedar River Montessori School - Lower Elementary Assistant Teacher

June 23, 2020 4:40 PM | Nancy NDCWebDesign (Administrator)

Contact: Erin Karnofski

Email: erin@cedarrivermontessori.org

Name of School/Organization: Cedar River Montessori School

School Website: www.cedarrivermontessori.org

Age Group: 6-9 year olds

Description: Lower Elementary Assistant Teacher

Are you an enthusiastic and responsible collaborator who loves working with lower elementary students (grades 1-3)? Do you find passion in guiding students to be their best selves socially, emotionally, and academically? Cedar River Montessori is excited to announce an opening for an assistant teacher in Lower Elementary for the 2020-2021 academic year. Our school community values the rich cultures, traditions, and ethnicities our families come from, and we are looking for diverse applicants who represent these backgrounds.

About us:

Located on 12 acres of forested wetland and pasture, Cedar River Montessori is an American Montessori Society accredited, independent, non-profit school for students ages 3 through 14 in Renton, WA. Cedar River Montessori students follow their natural interests as they explore their world, discovering the interconnectedness of personal responsibility, environmental stewardship, and social equity. Students learn how to work independently and collaboratively, experiencing a transformative education as they grow into the next generation of engaged, global thinkers who compassionately challenge the status quo. Founded in 1981, we strive to be a diverse and inclusive community.

This job is for you if you:

Are inspired by our mission

Love young children and supporting their development

Have a commitment to high quality care and learning

Are a skilled classroom manager, inspiring children to be their best selves and coaching them through solution-finding processes

Delight in the details of maintaining a classroom space for children to thrive

Are a highly relational and effective communicator

Are able to multi-task and manage a variety of supportive responsibilities

Have a positive attitude and are able to roll with a dynamic and creative organization

Care about equity, diversity, and social and environmental justice

Enjoy working in a progressive, relational, collaborative, and nature-loving team of dedicated and talented individuals

Principal Responsibilities:

Create and maintain a healthy, safe, and positive environment for children

Support social-emotional learning and solution-finding opportunities using the Positive Discipline framework

Communicate with teachers about the child’s development and daily experiences

Collaborate with Cedar River Montessori staff to foster a sense of community and belonging

Implement daily practices and routines within the classroom and throughout the campus

Observe and document children’s progress in the areas of their social, emotional, physical, creative, and cognitive skills

Organize classroom materials and clean, disinfect, and sanitize the workspace to facilitating the learning process for each child

Help guide the child through self-directed activities, allowing the child to develop at their own pace

Foster a nurturing and stimulating non-competitive environment


Associate’s Degree or Bachelor’s Degree or actively working toward degree completion

Student teachers working toward Montessori certification or Montessori teachers who already have AMI, AMS, or MACTE certification are also invited to apply to this position for a paid practicum

Experience working with elementary-aged children and families in a group setting

CPR, First Aid, Bloodborne Pathogens certified or be willing to obtain

Positive Discipline training, or willing to take

Anti-biased/Anti-racist training, or willing to take

Desired Skills and Abilities:

Strong communication skills with children and colleagues

Strong decision-making skills to respond to risk management, emergencies, or difficult situations

Ability and desire to support the classroom teacher and students

Ability to handle multiple tasks and roles, patiently and professionally

Desired Behavioral Traits and Attitudes:

Leader, team player, fun, outgoing, passionate, organized, flexible, creative, resourceful, critical thinker, results-oriented, and self-motivated. Passionate about Cedar River Montessori’s mission and environmentally concerned and aware.

Benefits and Compensation:

Excellent medical, dental, and vision benefits. Matching retirement, paid professional development, paid time off and vacation. Commitment to working for the 10-month school year, with option to continue through the summer.

Phone: (425) 271-9614

School Address: 15828 SE Jones Rd, Renton, WA 98058-8141

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