With Dr. Maria Montessori’s research-based philosophy and curriculum as our foundation, we provide toddlers to adolescents an authentic, individualized learning experience that cultivates an unparalleled depth of knowledge. The Outdoor Learning Teacher has the unique opportunity to work with an exceptional team of professionals to elevate this well-established, highly loved and respected school to heights that ensure both its longevity and continued wide-spread impact. Gladwyne Montessori is the education of the future… Here. Now.
This is a 10-month, part-time position that boasts a salary commensurate with experience.
Teachers who do not have their American Montessori Society credential will be required to attend a Montessori Philosophy course prior to the start of the school year.
The Outdoor Learning Teacher:
Possesses a deep understanding of and appreciation for horticultural teaching and learning and provides a safe and inspiring environment for learning, designing, and cultivating the natural surroundings.
Communicates and plans with classroom and other special subject teachers to align projects and experiences with current coursework.
Plans and leads unique opportunities for students, including but not limited to clubs, projects, service opportunities, and fundraisers
Possesses foundational knowledge of and ability to facilitate learning in a robust greenhouse.
Helps to maintain the orchard, greenhouse, blueberry patch and nature trail; maintains related equipment and tools
Helps with general school duties like dismissal and recreation
Communicates professionally with co-workers and parents
Works directly with the Makerspace and Art teachers
Chaperone trips as needed and appropriate
Must be able to:
Lift up to 35 pounds
Sit comfortably on the floor with children and on low chairs
Bend, squat, kneel with ease
Move and organize classroom tables and chairs, move about the building as needed
Must have a minimum of 2-years of experience working with children in Outdoor Learning environment
Must have Bachelor’s degree or higher in Education or related discipline
Must possess demonstrated cultural competency
Must relate joyfully to children
Must have knowledge of minimum standards, health and safety practices, social and emotional development and classroom management
Must be reliable, flexible, positive, patient, warm and enthusiastic about working as part of a team of adults and engaging with parents and caregivers
Must pass all required clearances
Must have a willingness and interest in attending Montessori Philosophy coursework
Interested candidates should send cover letter, resume, 3 letters of reference and an educational philosophy statement to: