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Position: Middle School (7/8) teacher
Organization: Kawartha Montessori School
Location: Peterborough, Ontario

Full Time Middle School Teacher Position, Grade 7/8 (1.0 FTE)

Extended Application Deadline:
Posting remains open until filled. 

Position Start Date: August 19, 2019
Competitive independent school salary, commensurate with qualifications and experience

Kawartha Montessori School (KMS) is a well-established, accredited Montessori school in the beautiful Peterborough area. It is situated on a ten-acre property adjacent to a Provincial Park forest. At KMS we emphasize outdoor, environmental, and community-based learning. KMS is a successful, not-for-profit, independent school that is supported by a professional Board of Directors. We are the only CCMA accredited Montessori school in the region. We are proud of our supportive staff and parent community, and our unique learning environment for children 2.5 to 14 years of age.

We are seeking a grade 7/8 Lead Teacher (Adolescent Guide) for our Middle School program. The program is a unique and academically rigorous Montessori experience. Its integrated curriculum is grounded in experiential, inquiry-based, and student-directed learning. Students work in a collaborative environment where accountability and critical thinking are encouraged. As in other KMS classes, our Middle School program aims to foster respectful interpersonal relationships, self and group leadership, caring, and empathy. This unique program is empowering and challenging for students and staff!

With the support of the school Principal, the Lead Teacher/Guide will be responsible for the overall implementation of the Middle School program. The Lead Teacher/Guide will work in collaboration with a part time classroom co-teacher, and several specialists, to facilitate the Middle School experience.

The ideal candidate has a solid grounding in adolescent education and experiential learning, holds a Bachelor of Education degree, and understands Montessori philosophy. We have a strong preference for a teacher with classroom and field experience with grades 7 and 8. Candidates must hold at least one of the following certifications: NLS, WFR, Wilderness first aid, or ORCKA Canoe or Kayak, or equivalent. Any candidate should possess strong interpersonal personal skills and be a dedicated lifelong/life-wide learner. They should be adept to working in a fast-paced and complex school environment. They should demonstrate excellent skills in organization, decision-making, leadership, oral and written communication, language, and math.

We encourage the candidate to check out our website and learn more about the Montessori adolescent curriculum before applying.

To apply, please submit the following documents:

  1. A cover letter that outlines your pedagogical approach, teaching related experience, qualifications, and professional attributes (2 page max)

  2. A CV including the names and contact information for three professional references

Please send applications by email to the principal, Emily Root:
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We thank all applicants for their interest. We will be contacting only those invited for interview.

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Jul 12 2019    ID: 54172