Younger Elementary Lead Guide

Job Title: Montessori Younger Elementary Lead Guide 

Reports To: Executive Director

Status: Full-time, Salaried, August through May, Benefits  

Requirement: Montessori Elementary Training/Certification


Job Summary:

The Younger Elementary Lead Guide directs their students’ activities as a whole being (academically, spiritually, emotionally, and physically) in a prepared Montessori environment that promotes the development of each child to reach their fullest potential, in accordance with Montessori philosophy and procedures for the 6 to 9 year age group.


Essential Duties:

Responsibilities include (but are not limited to): 

  • Guiding students and assistants

  • Maintain the prepared environment (classroom environment, materials and equipment; ensuring that all materials are in good repair and all sets complete, the room is prepared and tidy, develop and make materials when needed)

  • Self care, preparation, and professional development through continuing education, conferences, personal reading, etc.

  • Plan and implement the Montessori curriculum giving appropriate presentations and establishing a record keeping system to track the children’s progress

  • Supervise the classroom assistant/s, substitutes, and parent volunteers

  • Promote good communication among staff members and facilitate a respectful environment for children and adults by advocating conflict resolution and grace and courtesy lessons

  • Stay within the classroom budget every year, being fiscally responsible with funds

  • Ensure respectful and open lines of communication with parents, being available to parents through written communication, setting up conferences, and educating parents in the Montessori philosophy

  • Regular updates with parents, building community and parent education (i.e. monthly updates, sharing observations and/or anecdotal examples with explanation)

  • Plan and host parent education events about twice a year

  • Assist in the planning and maintenance of the outdoor environment to ensure a prepared environment

  • Assess prospective children when they visit the school

  • Provide first aid as needed and complete the appropriate forms for parents

  • Attend all faculty meetings and scheduled staff events, education programming committee meetings, trainings, and in-service days

  • Be a community leader, responsible for the school and its well-being as a whole

  • Other duties as assigned by the Executive Director


  • Excellent, courteous, and professional communication skills

  • Reliable, punctual, and responsible

  • Pass Background Checks

  • Provide PRAIRIE HILL with annual Health Report (supplied by Health Department)

  • Obtain/maintain CPR/First Aid certifications

  • Participate in Child Abuse and Neglect trainings offered (or complete training on their own time within six months if not able to attend)

  • Agree to conform to and support the purposes, policies, and philosophy of PRAIRIE HILL as set out in the staff handbook

  • Respect the professional and personal information of children and adults (this includes not using names or photos on personal social media without permission)

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