Overview

We are offering a one year Montessori Fellowship to serve as the primary educator for a small group (6-10) of 3 year old children in a newly established school.  This is an ideal opportunity for a recent graduate to develop skills in a supportive environment with a smaller group of children.

The Montessori Fellow will prepare the environment, plan lessons, and give presentations.  An experienced Montessori Guide will serve as a part time assistant and be available to mentor and support the Fellow.

This is also a rare chance to experience the gradual growth of a new school.  We will begin with a cohort of 3 year olds this year and will add more children each year until we have a full mixed age cohort.

Who We Are

Sage Montessori is a preschool school serving children ages 3-6 on Cape Cod. Sage Montessori opened in 2021.  The school has started as a Family Child Care serving 6-10 children and will be expanding in the next few years to serve 20-24 children.

Our Network

Sage Montessori is part of Wildflower Schools, a network of small, educator-led, authentic Montessori learning environments serving children from infancy through high school. The Wildflower model combines time-tested Montessori methods with promising new practices in family partnership, educator empowerment, and intentional diversity. At Wildflower, we believe that embracing equity is an essential part of our work. We are committed to deeply engaging in what Maria Montessori called “the preparation of self” as it pertains to understanding our implicit biases, blind spots, and prejudices.

How We Work

The Wildflower network is decentralized and nonhierarchical, rooted deeply in our values of Connectedness and Growth; our norms of Anti-Bias Anti-Racist and Unity, Autonomy with Support, and Awareness and Compassion; and our purpose and principles that guide our schools’ design.

To learn more about the ideas that drive us, check out The Wildflower Collection and Reinventing Organizations.

Your Role

The responsibilities of the Montessori Fellowship, will include, but are not limited to:

Guiding
Preparing and maintaining the learning environment
Observing the children
Planning and presenting lessons to the children
Communicating with families
Collaborating with colleagues
Family Engagement & Support
Communicating with families (meetings, newsletters, family education events)

Experience

Montessori 3-6 credential required

Mindset

Collaborative: You are excited about the idea of co-leading a school and developing a strong partnership with your co-leader
Entrepreneurial: You are flexible, open-minded, see opportunity in obstacles, and are energized by using creativity and resourcefulness to create solutions to problems.
Operational: You are a self-starter willing to support different aspects of small school operations, which may range from making admissions decisions to taking care of plants.
Committed to Equity: You are eager to expand access to quality early education for racially and socioeconomically diverse communities; you are ready to engage in anti-bias, anti-racist self-work and community-work
Generous: You live with kindness, practice gratitude and lead with love. You seek advice openly and are comfortable working in a non-hierarchical organization.
Growth Oriented: You are eager to stretch beyond your current experience, to develop new skills and expertise, and to more fully explore your purpose and potential.

Hours & Benefits

This is a full-time position. Salary and benefits are commensurate with experience. Sage Montessori offers opportunities for ongoing professional development, and connection to the wider Wildflower community and supports.

Learn More

Send a summary of your experience and description of your interests to Ed Stanford at ed@sagemontessorischool.org. Members of the Global Majority and native Spanish or Portuguese speakers are strongly encouraged to inquire.

Sage Montessori does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, creed, religion, sex or gender, disability, age, marital status, sexual orientation, status with regard to public assistance, or in any other way based on personal identity markers that do not relate to the capacity of an individual person to carry out the responsibilities of a role.

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