Are you a passionate and dedicated teacher? Do you want to be part of a team of educators focused on inspiring and enriching young lives? Desert Montessori School is looking for both Lead and Assistant Teachers from preschool through upper elementary for the 2019-2020 school year.
Located in beautiful Santa Fe, NM, Desert Montessori is a school any educator would be proud to be a part of. The ideal candidates will be friendly, organized, motivated, flexible individuals dedicated to creating a quality, personalized learning experience for all students.
Candidates should be creative, industrious and dedicated to creating and sustaining the highest-quality educational environment for each and every child. We believe in the power of student- teacher relationships so all of our classrooms have two full-time teachers (a lead and a assistant). Our student to teacher ratios are about 1:7 sometimes even smaller. Desert Montessori provides an incredibly supportive work environment with continuing opportunities for self-care, professional development, and competitive salaries dependent on experience and credentials.
Important things to know about DMS
-Students are our focus. We make decisions based on what we believe to be best for them. We believe in every student's potential. If something isn't working, we never place blame; we try something else and we keep trying until we find a way in. It is our job to reach them. We adapt to meet their needs instead of asking them to adapt to meet ours.
-Teachers are learners too. We must be learning as much or more than our students at all times. Our teachers are inspired life-long learners who take charge of their own professional development. At DMS, we are constantly improving ourselves through our own research, reading, peer collaboration, online trainings, school trainings and pretty much anything else that helps us improve. We operate from a growth mindset believing that there is always room for improvement and always more to learn. PD is teacher designed based on your own professional goals and needs and school supported.
-Open communication empowers us all to accomplish these first two goals. We can't support kids if we don't communicate openly. Teachers at DMS are honest with themselves and others. Effective professional development only happens when we communicate honestly about our professional strengths, weaknesses and needs. We foster a collaborative community of professionals committed to doing the work that matters most.
These are our core values that help us achieve the best for our students and ourselves.
If this sounds like you, please send us your resume along with a cover letter explaining why you feel you would be an asset here at Desert Montessori.
HOW TO APPLY
Please send a cover letter, resumÃ©, and three references.
Lead Teachers are required to have a Masters Degree in Education or relevant field
Two Years or more relevant teaching experience
Montessori Certification Preferred but not required
Two Professional References
Associates or Bachelors degree in education or relevant field
One year or more relevant teaching experience
Two Professional References
Job Type: Full-time