Career Opportunities

Interested in learning more about joining Gladwyne Montessori?

Founded in 1962, we are one of the country's oldest Montessori schools. Our unique facilities feature sunny, spacious classrooms, libraries and gymnasium. Located just six miles outside of Philadelphia, our teachers make extensive use of the area's rich cultural and environmental diversity.

Gladwyne Montessori is always accepting resumes for experienced, Montessori credentialed educators for our Infant-Toddler, Primary, and Elementary programs.

Attractive salary and benefits package, including health, dental, long term disability, 403B and tuition remission. Must show ability to work collaboratively for the benefit of each child and the school, as well as commitment to professional development and growth.


Toddler Head Teacher

This is a 10-month, full time position that boasts comprehensive benefits and a salary commensurate with experience.

Position Summary:

  • Skillfully delivers the Montessori Toddler curriculum as defined by American Montessori Society
  • Regularly completes student observations and online record keeping for each child
  • Supervises his/her teacher assistants to ensure they are contributing to the peaceful, prepared environment which is conducive to high-level, developmentally appropriate learning that supports the executive function skills of each child
  • Conducts parent meetings and writes meaningful reports twice annually and as needed
  • Works with other members of the Toddler Department and Senior Leadership to ensure continuity of curriculum and communication
  • Engages children in peaceful, effective positive behavior support.
  • Reads and abides by the policies and procedures of Gladwyne Montessori School
  • Assists in duties beyond the classroom as requested by Head of School
  • Must be able to:
    • lift up to 35 pounds
    • sit comfortably on the floor with children and on low chairs
    • bend, squat, kneel with ease
    • Move and organize classroom tables and chairs, move about the building as needed

Qualifications:

  • AMS Toddler Certification Required
  • 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 head 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 be reliable, flexible, positive, patient, warm and enthusiastic about working as part of a team of adults and engaging with families
  • Must pass all required clearances (PA Child Abuse, Pennsylvania Access to Criminal History, Federal Criminal History Background Check)

Interested candidates should send cover letter, resume, 3 letters of reference and an educational philosophy statement to:

Carrie Kries, Head of School


Teaching Assistant

This is a 10-month, full time position that boasts comprehensive benefits and a salary commensurate with experience.

Position Summary:

  • Maintains a clean and orderly classroom as directed by the Head teacher that aligns with the Montessori philosophy
  • Maintains a safe and stimulating environment for the children that aligns with the Montessori philosophy 
  • Assists children with all physical needs to be safe and clean in a respectful manner
  • Maintains, prepares or makes materials and environment as requested by the teacher
  • Participates in school functions and evening events as requested by Head of School
  • Assists in duties beyond the classroom as requested by Head of School
  • Assists all children who need guidance and direction in hallways, playgrounds and changing of classes or programs
  • Reads and abides by the policies and procedures of Gladwyne Montessori School
  • Engages children in peaceful, effective positive behavior support
  • Must be able to:
    • lift up to 35 pounds
    • sit comfortably on the floor with children and on low chairs
    • bend, squat, kneel with ease
    • Move and organize classroom tables and chairs, move about the building as needed

Qualifications:

  • Must have a minimum of 1 year of experience working with children in a Montessori environment
  • 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 be reliable, flexible, positive, patient, warm and enthusiastic about working as part of a team of adults and engaging with families
  • Must have a willingness and interest in pursuing Montessori teaching credential
  • Must pass all required clearances (PA Child Abuse, Pennsylvania Access to Criminal History, Federal Criminal History Background Check)

Interested candidates should send cover letter, resume, 3 letters of reference and an educational philosophy statement to:

Carrie Kries, Head of School


Substitute Teachers

Primary Responsibilities:

Our substitute teachers will always be working with at least one member of our teaching staff and should defer to these members of the teaching team for following procedures and protocols:

  • Communicate with the teacher or assistant regarding incident, illness, concerns at the conclusion of the day
  • Take attendance according to the procedures of the school
  • Facilitate a thoughtful and peaceful classroom
  • Adhere to all procedures, guidelines, and policies followed by teachers in line with recommended employee handbook
Requirements:
Additional Information:
  • $12-16 per hour, depending on experience
  • We will provide necessary (paid) training prior to formal service to the school.

Interested candidates should send resume and cover letter to:

Carrie Kries, Head of School


Gladwyne Montessori does not discriminate in admission, financial aid, administration of its educational policies and employment practices on the basis of race, color, religious creed, disability, ancestry, national or ethnic origin, limited English proficiency, age, gender, sexual orientation, or marital status.

Updated November 6, 2019