Interested in joining the Gladwyne Montessori team?
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.
This is a 12-month, full-time position that boasts a salary commensurate with experience.
Gladwyne Montessori and Community Partnership School seek an Information Technology Specialist to work collaboratively with both schools (20 hours a week per school).
The Information Technology (IT) Specialist is devoted to all aspects of computer network, workstation, and auxiliary device support, including set-up, installation, troubleshooting, service, upgrades, and maintenance. The IT Specialist is not only a technical worker but often deals directly with the user, offering advice, training, solutions and guidance. The ideal candidate will be conscientious, attentive to detail, and possess both strong analytical and communication skills.
- Coordinate with the business office and instructional leaders to develop and implement the school’s Information Technology (IT) strategies and plans;
- Responsible for the operational state and functionality of all systems with the Gladwyne Montessori network including device configuration and setup, troubleshooting, and repair;
- Administrator of the G Suite management tools for cloud resources;
- Assignment and deployment of IT resources to users and maintenance of a current inventory of IT assets, user assignments, and location;
- Monitor and administrator of IT maintenance, installation, purchase and service agreements;
- Perform application support for Gladwyne Montessori hosted and local systems to include vendor coordination for troubleshooting, update/upgrade scheduling and user training;
- Network troubleshooting and resolution of basic network issues to include isolation of network trouble, management of the directory system, and basic server management.
- Coordinate and manage IT projects;
- Manage and administer IT databases;
- Maintain documentation and records related to IT ensuring confidentiality of constituent records and communications;
- Provide training for faculty and staff to maximize use of school devices;
- Perform other tasks as assigned by the Chief Financial Officer.
- An educational requirement of at least a high school diploma and technical certifications. A two or four year college degree is preferred.
- Demonstrate a knowledge of basic computer troubleshooting and repair.
- Demonstrate a knowledge of networking concepts.
- Required knowledge of Microsoft Windows Server functions and features.
- Ability to troubleshoot network and connectivity problems.
- Demonstrate a knowledge of network security concepts.
- Demonstrate a knowledge of structured cabling system design
- Provide excellent customer service support.
- Must be well organized and have above average written and verbal communications skills.
- We are particularly interested in candidates with a proven commitment to working in diverse, multicultural settings.
Gladwyne Montessori and Community Partnership School provide equal employment opportunities regardless of social identity, including but not limited to age, ethnicity, gender, learning or physical ability, national origin, race, religion, and sexual orientation.
Physical Requirements and Work Environment:
- Generally work in standard office conditions and climate.
- Moderate physical activity required such as lifting and moving computer equipment into place or crawling and kneeling in tight spaces.
- May work at a desk and computer for extended period of time.
Reports To: Chief Financial Officer
Apply by sending your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
Part-Time Spanish Teacher
This is a part-time, 10-month position that boasts a salary commensurate with experience.
Spanish will be taught with the two-part goal of exposing students to the language and culture of Spanish-speaking countries around the world as well as developing a curiosity and enthusiasm for learning another language.
Organizational Relationships: The Spanish Teacher works cooperatively with Lead and Assistant Classroom Teachers and other staff members.
On an instructional level, the Spanish Teacher will:
- Teach Spanish to children Kindergarten through 6th grade during the time periods allocated in the school master schedule.
- Read and speak Spanish with children infants through four-year-olds.
- Establish and maintain a positive and supportive learning climate in the classroom.
- Provide basic age-appropriate care and supervision of students.
- Establish positive relationships with students characterized by warmth, mutual respect, fairness, joyful interaction, and good will.
- Establish clear and reasonable expectations in the classroom, and manage student behavior effectively and consistently, providing appropriate support as needed.
- Have thorough knowledge appropriate for teaching Spanish and stay abreast of recent developments.
- Be familiar with and teach to the school’s articulated standards, benchmarks, and curricula for subject taught as well as for physical, emotional, social and academic development, when appropriate.
- Design, plan, and implement appropriate studies, projects, lessons, and activities to teach articulated and emergent curricula.
- Teach students using experiential and hands-on learning, capitalizing on students’ interests, and encouraging student thinking and motivation.
- Use materials and resources consistent with the School’s Montessori pedagogy and curricula, including materials that invite creativity, and age-appropriate and multimodal manipulatives.
- Adapt lessons and differentiate instruction as much as possible according to the learning paces and styles of individual students.
- Have clearly defined objectives and goals for each student.
- Periodically assess students’ learning using authentic assessments.
- Evaluate students’ progress regularly and meet their individual needs, within reason, for extra support and/or enrichment.
- Share progress, challenges, and successes of students with Classroom Teachers and the Student Support Team when appropriate.
- Participate in the Student Support Team and contribute to Individual Educational Plans when necessary.
- Establish and maintain partnerships and communicate effectively with parents.
On a classroom organizational level, the Spanish Teacher will:
- Maintain an attractive, organized, clean classroom/instructional space that is age-appropriate and conducive to learning.
- Manage the classroom budget for special activities and for the acquisition and maintenance of educational materials and supplies.
- Utilize MRX for documenting students’ progress.
- Write required student progress reports twice a year.
- Conduct parent conferences and participate in classroom teacher/parent conferences when requested.
- Write and distribute required parent communications, including Spanish Newsletters and contributions to Classroom Teachers’ weekly emails.
- Meet all deadlines for submitting required work.
- Contact parents directly and confer with the Lead Classroom Teacher when an issue or concern arises about a student.
- Utilize MRX for documenting communications with individual parents.
- Arrange for a substitute teacher when not able to teach a class.
- Provide clear and complete lesson plans and class procedures for substitute teachers.
On a school-wide level, the Spanish Teacher will:
- Support the mission, philosophy, pedagogy, policies and procedures of the school.
- Maintain the highest standards of professional conduct in the classrooms and in the performance of general school duties.
- Serve the school outside the classroom in a manner established by the school and consistent with the responsibilities of a professional educator.
- Model integrity, curiosity, responsibility, creativity, and respect for all persons as well as an appreciation for racial, cultural, and gender diversity.
- Collaborate with colleagues and the school’s leadership in the design and implementation of curriculum within the context of the school’s overall program and mission.
- Work cooperatively and communicate directly with other teachers and staff members.
- When questions or concerns arise, raise them with appropriate colleagues and supervisors.
- Attend and participate in required school functions and special events.
- Attend and participate in staff meetings and other occasional school-related meetings that may be scheduled either before or after regular school days or hours, unless other arrangements are made with the Director of Montessori or Head of School.
- Attend and participate in staff development days, and conference days.
- Participate in 2 admission/retention events over the course of the year, dates and times to be determined.
- Carry out extra-curricular duties such as recreation and car line as assigned by the Director of Montessori or Department Coordinators.
Should teleworking become necessary, the Spanish Teacher will:
- Be willing and able to perform all parts of this job description while working from home, on-campus or a combination.
- Be proficient or willing to become proficient in the technology needed to teach online and/or remotely.
Being permitted or required to work from home due at times to force majeure events does not alter the essential function of an employee’s job of working at school when possible.
To continue professional development, the Spanish Teacher will:
- Initiate growth and change in own intellectual and professional development, seeking out and attending conferences, classes, workshops, seminars and other learning opportunities pertaining to your field as well as Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.
- Welcome supervision in the context of clearly defined and well-communicated criteria of evaluation.
- Participate in required evaluation processes, including self-evaluations, formal observations, peer observations, and professional development.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Minimum Qualifications:
- Must possess a Bachelor’s or higher degree in education or a related field.
- Must possess specialized knowledge of the Spanish language.
- Must have at least 2 years of experience with children and/or adolescents, or experience in a classroom environment, or teaching role in an educational environment.
- Must possess the ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
- Must possess the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, staff, parents, and the public.
- Must possess facility with a variety of technology platforms and tools and the ability to integrate them with the curriculum.
Physical Requirements & Work Environment:
- Must have the ability to sit and stand for extended periods of time.
- Must have an audible voice and adequate hearing and vision in order to supervise the students, both indoors and outdoors.
- Must have sufficient mobility and the agility needed to interact with children.
- Must have the physical agility to lift up to 50 pounds and to bend, stoop, climb stairs, and reach overhead.
- Duties are normally performed in a school/classroom environment. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate and appropriate movement during lessons/activities is expected.
This job description is intended to describe the basic elements of the job and should not be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, efforts or working conditions associated with the job. This job description does not constitute a contract. It may be modified or amended at any time as determined at the School’s discretion.
Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and 3 letters of reference to:
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
- Current clearances (PA Child Abuse, Pennsylvania Access to Criminal History, Federal Criminal History Background Check)
- Teaching certificate preferred
- Positive, successful teaching experience with pre-school through elementary students
- $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:
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 August 11, 2021