Montessori Elementary Teaching Assistant

April 27, 2018

JOB TITLE:                Elementary Teaching Assistant
REPORTS TO:           Lead Teacher and Director
SUPERVISES:           Students
HOURS:                     20-30 hours per week
RATE OF PAY:         $15-$20 per hour
BENEFITS:    Reduced tuition and priority enrollment for children of teachers. One week paid vacation.


BA in human development or field of education and experience in a classroom environment. Montessori teaching experience preferred.


The teaching assistant works cohesively with the lead teacher. The job duties range from organizing materials and cleaning the workspace, to facilitating the learning process for each child. Assistants will deliver lessons with the guidance of the lead teacher and grade and record assignments. Assistants are expected to support the Montessori teaching method by guiding the child through self-directed activities, allowing the child to develop at his or her own pace. The teaching assistant will foster, along with the lead teacher, a nurturing and stimulating environment. The teaching assistant will step in for lead teacher to guide and manage the classroom when lead is occasionally called away to other responsibilities.


The Elementary Teaching Assistant shall:

Deliver lessons and materials, as selected or created by the lead teacher; present these materials using techniques that meet the needs of all students based on Montessori and Common Core State Standards and assist lead teacher in keeping written evidence of units of study. Instruct students individually and in groups, using various teaching methods such as lectures, discussions, and demonstrations

Be knowledgeable about human development and how to create and maintain a harmonious classroom community and develop relationships with children.

Effectively manage the classroom and guide students when the lead teacher is called away from the classroom.  Be calm and respectful, peaceful and nurturing, and consistently provide an atmosphere and environment conducive to the intellectual, physical, social, and emotional development of students.

Assist lead teacher in monitoring and evaluating student performance, implementing plans to improve student performance, and maintaining required records.  Follow required procedures and practices set forth by the school.

Assist the lead teacher in assessment by observation, daily work, and performance assessments, a student’s academic ability, and social strengths and weaknesses. The assistant teacher recognizes each student as an individual who will develop at his/her own pace and who has different interests, abilities, and family cultures.

Assist in planning and executing class projects, field trips, visits by guest speakers or other experiential activities, and guide students in learning from those activities.

Be able to prepare the environment to meet the needs of the classroom and school community. The assistant teacher keeps the classroom organized, neat, and clean.

Be responsible for updating and maintaining classroom materials on a regular basis, and knowledgeable of the school’s inventory of teaching materials.

Present and communicate in a professional manner to parents and other professionals.

Possess knowledge of and be responsible for administrative and clerical procedures. Must be knowledgeable about 21st century technology, word processing, managing files and records, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.


To apply:
e-mail your completed application, three references, a cover letter, and resume to
or send it to 1309 East Third Ave. #6, Durango, CO 81301
Interviews will be scheduled in mid to late May.