Job Description


TITLE: Early Childhood Teacher DEPARTMENT: Learning and
(Montessori) Leadership

YEAR: Teacher Calendar SALARY: Certified


The Montessori Early Childhood Teacher is a guide who helps direct his/her students’ activities
academically, emotionally, and physically. This is done in a Montessori environment that challenges each
child to reach his/her full potential as they make learning connections using higher level thinking to
problem solve and make sense of the world around them, in accordance with Montessori philosophy and

1. Arizona Early Childhood Education certificate
2. Experience with three to five year-old children (preferred)
3. Montessori teaching credential from an AMS, NCME, AMI teacher education program, or a
MACTE-accredited course for the age level of the program (preferred)

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act,
may include any of the following tasks, knowledge, skills, and other characteristics. This list is
ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY, and is not a comprehensive listing of all duties and responsibilities performed by
the incumbents of this class.)

- Conduct appropriate academic screening and ongoing observational assessments.
- Maintain accurate records for documentation of student progress.
- Maintain compliance with all DHS licensing regulations and accreditation criteria.
- Develop lessons and manage the learning experiences for students to ensure the needs of the
groups and individual students are met.
- Maintain a safe, neat, and well-organized environment consistent with Montessori pedagogy.
- Work to develop close and effective relationships with parents, including opportunities to discuss
and understand the child’s individual progress and encourages them to bond with the class and
the larger school community.
- Provide individual tracking of student progress.
- Plan, conduct and/or participate in professional development.
- Direct activities of instructional assistants.
- Provide performance evaluation input regarding instructional assistant(s) to school administrator.
- Attend all necessary training and department meetings.
- Perform other duties as assigned.


Date: December 2007
Revised: November 2017 TEMPE ELEMENTARY

TITLE: Early Childhood Teacher DEPARTMENT: Learning and
(Montessori) Leadership

YEAR: Teacher Calendar SALARY: Certified

Teacher Evaluation

Teaching Assistant (if assigned)
Date: December 2007
Revised: November 2017

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