Lead Guide


  • AMI Montessori trained for a specific program level or becoming trained
  • Current or willing to obtain requirements such as CPR/AED Training and Mandated Reporter Training and other staff file requirements related to DCF, DPI, NAC, AMI, and OEO
  • Current or willing to obtain Department of Public Instruction requirements associated with valid teaching license, if applicable
  • Possess an attitude that reflects a belief in the philosophy of the IMA organization
  • Physically capable to work with children on the floor, stairs, and playground, as well as to lift materials, classroom furniture, and clean
  • A strong understanding of Education, child development, and positive classroom management techniques

Daily Expectations:

  • Approach each day, child, presentation, and adult with love and understanding
  • Strive to create peace within the classroom and within the entire school community
  • Embrace life-long learning experiences and be open to communication
  • Speak respectfully and purposefully to children, peers, and administrators
  • Adhere to all AMI Montessori policies and philosophies
  • Adhere to all WI state licensing regulations
  • Consistently arrive to work in a timely fashion
  • Consistently communicate regarding work and children with supervisors and staff in a professional manner
  • Model a healthy, positive, and inspirational attitude and energy for Montessori work, presentations, and all interactions with staff, children, parents, and professionals of IMA(P)
  • Encourage a strong sense of community within the classroom, the school, and the neighborhood
  • Be physically, mentally, and emotionally present with children, staff, and families at all times and adhere to policies and procedures regarding screen usage, positive communication, and classroom engagement
  • Use careful observation and caring interactions with children, Montessori teachers and staff must first believe in each child and guide each child to reach his/her full potential by supporting the planes of development, human tendencies, and sensitive periods
  • Supervise daily activities for the indoor and outdoor environments
  • Maintain classroom and workspace in a clean, orderly, and safe fashion
  • Assist in daily operations of school (answer phones, take out garbage and recycling, collect mail, send mail, etc. as may be necessary)
  • Continue to work towards anti-bias, anti-racist, and whole-person education
  • Communicate daily with the Heads of School

Job Description:

  • Maintain daily lesson plans and observations of students
  • Complete students assessments, conference reports, progress reports, portfolio, and all student file requirements as required throughout the year
  • Attend Lead Guide and Program Level meetings
  • Communicate daily with families of students
  • Responsible for signing in and out students each day – in the event of absence, the Supporting Educator oversees attendance and checking in and out with families.

Supervised by: Heads of School

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