Lead Guide


General Description

The Guide is in charge of the care of the students, the lessons given in both the Montessori Curriculum and the TEKS, and the general care of the classroom, including the materials. The Guide supports Goodwater Montessori School’s commitment to realizing its Mission, Vision, and Values.

Reports to: Director of Montessori Instruction and Curriculum

Number of Days: 183


Essential Knowledge and Skills

Excellent knowledge of Montessori Principles and/or Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills
Excellent communication skills with students, parents, and staff
Excellent collaboration skills with students, parents, and staff
Excellent record-keeping skills

Major Duties and Responsibilities

Consistently perform in support of Goodwater Montessori’s mission, vision, and values.
Model exceptional character and ethical standards in guiding students at all times.
Effectively and respectfully communicate with students, parents, and staff to ensure collaboration.
Ensure that academic requirements and goals meet in the development of the whole child
Implement appropriate teaching strategies to ensure achievement of academic growth in both the Montessori and TEKS curricula.
Work closely with Registrar to provide accurate and timely reporting of student data.
Collaborate with teachers to create useful and applicable strategies for curriculum alignment.
Maintain the highest standard of Montessori instruction
Maintain impeccable student progress data and effectively communicate it to parents.
Work with other guides to promote a collaborative approach to student assessment.
Maintain the highest standards concerning the prepared indoor and outdoor environments.
Work collaboratively with the Assistant to ensure the safety and well-being of all students.
Ensure that the Assistant is trained in best practices in the classroom and other parts of the building.
Attend and participate fully in all staff and level meetings.
Attend school functions such as parent meetings and fundraisers as requested by the Head of School.
Other duties as needed.

Education and Work Experience

Bachelor’s degree.
AMI, AMS, or MACTE certification, or in training for Montessori Diploma for the appropriate level preferred.
Texas Teacher Certification Preferred.
ESL Certification Preferred.

Goodwater Montessori Public Charter School provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, or disability. In addition to federal law requirements, Goodwater complies with all applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.

About Goodwater Montessori School

Goodwater Montessori School is a public charter school for PK3-8th grade. A collaborative, positive, and inclusive environment fostering the Montessori method of learning. We have exceptional student learning environments including an orchard, student kitchen, garden, outdoor classrooms, and an extensive collection of Montessori materials.