Work collaboratively with Level Leader and Support Teacher to deliver a philosophically sound, integrated, 2 year Montessori adolescent program.
Develop and implement curricula in the areas of Humanities/Social Studies/Language Arts and topics in Health. (The ideal candidate would also be able to deliver curriculum in pre-algebraic mathematics.)
Engage and direct students in hands-on, experiential, practical life activities such as cooking, baking, gardening, shopcraft and/or service learning projects.
Collaborate in the development of interdisciplinary “cultural” curricula in support of school-wide celebrations, school trips, dramatic presentations and other such activities.
Co-create and nurture a middle school environment that is conducive to the growth and development of adolescents in the realization of their fullest potential.
Provide ongoing support and engagement with students in creating and maintaining an anti-bias, anti-racist, inclusive program with high academic standards and a commitment to social and emotional learning and growth.
Full Middle School team includes 6-7 Specialty teachers.
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:
Approximately 10 month contractual year. Salary based on experience and qualification (salary range
3 years teaching experience in public or private domain.
NAMTA Adolescent certification, or be willing to attend a funded 6 week summer training.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Flexible, energetic, tolerant, collaborative and passionate about adolescent development.
Willing to spend significant time in outdoor settings (hiking, camping, land stewardship).
Enjoy traveling with students on multi-day excursions.
PoC strongly encouraged to apply.
Middle School Level Leader, Principal and Administrative Team.
About The Elizabeth Ann Clune Montessori School of Ithaca
The Elizabeth Ann Clune Montessori School of Ithaca is a dynamic learning and growing community where each student is cherished as our hope for the future. We educate our students to one day step into leadership roles as stewards of the planet and all its beings. Our programs are designed to maximize each child's unique potential
and to foster cooperative and collaborative work and play. Our integrated school-wide curriculum touches every aspect of life on earth and through it children come to know their place in the universe. We are an intentional anti-bias, anti-racist community.
EACMSI is broken up into 4 distinct levels, each corresponding to a specific stage in human development. The characteristics of each stage determine the physical environment, adult/student relationship and the methods of curriculum delivery. The growth that occurs in each level prepares the child for the level that follows. These are multi-year experiences: Primary, Junior and Upper Level are 3 year cycles; Middle School is a 2 year loop.