Montessori Trained Lower and Upper Elementary Teachers for September 2022


Kitchener, ON
Posted 6 months ago

Sunshine Montessori School (SMS) is a co-educational independent school for children ages 30 months through Grade 8. Located in Kitchener-Waterloo, we offer an outstanding Montessori program where students can realize their potential by igniting their natural curiosity and passion for learning.

We are hiring full-time Montessori-trained Lower and Upper Elementary Teachers for the 2022-2023 school year. The successful candidates will be team players who are comfortable delivering a Montessori inquiry-based curriculum. Your strengths will be working collaboratively with a team of teachers to make curricular and operational decisions that respond to individual student needs.

The SMS teachers enjoy two weeks Winter Break and two weeks of March Break. They are also eligible to participate in SMS’s health and benefit plan and group RRSP. The 2022-2023 SMS Teacher Salary Grid – $33,000 to $67,000 is based on years of teaching experience and qualifications.

Position Overview

The Lower and Upper Elementary Teachers are responsible for:

  • Working with small groups to deliver inquiry-based Montessori curriculum and offer feedback aimed at student growth.
  • Observing, guiding, supervising, and assessing students while learning in the classroom environment.
  • Creating and maintaining a safe, clean, stimulating classroom where all students feel safe and valued
  • Establishing rapport and building relationships with students based on trust
  • Monitoring and assessing student progress and writing reports
  • Attending staff meetings, open houses, school events, Professional Development activities, as well as helping plan parent education programs
  • Delivering a teaching practice following the Mission, Vision, and Curriculum guidelines of SMS and fulfilling all the expectations of a teaching position at SMS
  • Participating in an aspect of the Co-Curricular program by being involved in and leading academic, outdoor education, and other learning trips
  • Developing an appropriate level of technical expertise enabling them to function in an online school environment when required
  • Providing supervisory duties in the broader school community may include supervising field trips, lunch coverage, and recess supervision
  • Participating in occasional Evenings and Weekend work required that involves attendance at Parent/Teacher conferences, Overnight Camps, Parent Education, and Weekend Open Houses

 Position Requirements:

  • Montessori Teacher education training and teaching experience
  • Professional qualifications and appropriate subject background
  • Appropriate academic credentials illustrating a high level of knowledge and expertise in their teaching discipline
  • Technical aptitude
  • OCT certification and teaching experience is an assets
  • Standard First Aid and CPR training

 SMS Core Competencies:

·         Adaptability & Flexibility

·         Contributing to and Valuing a Diverse School Community

·         Collaborative Team Player

·         Communication

·         Integrity & Trust

·         Learning Agility


·         Open

·         Passion

·         Planning

·         Problem Solving

·         Relationship Building

·         Service Orientation


 Teacher Specific:

  • Professional Knowledge
  • Commitment to Student Learning & Success
  • Breadth of Contribution

A Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector Screening is required as a condition of employment.

SMS is an inclusive employer dedicated to building a diverse workforce.  We encourage applications from all qualified candidates and will accommodate applicants’ needs under the human rights code throughout all stages of the recruitment and selection process. Please advise us of your accessibility needs, and we will ensure they are accommodated throughout this process.  Information received relating to accommodation will be addressed confidentially.

Please forward resumes to Cynthia Bradshaw:

We appreciate all applications; however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.


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