Careers

Magnolia Montessori’s mission is to nurture a child’s love of learning and respect for self and community through an authentic public Montessori prepared environment. Our staff works as a team to model this to the child and community.  Our vision includes growth, and Magnolia Montessori is seeking the following positions:

Early Childhood Assistant

Magnolia Montessori Academy is seeking a qualified primary assistant who has experience working with students 3 to 6 years old. We are looking for a motivated individual with Montessori experience, or a person who has the desire to learn the Montessori Method. Candidates must be willing to work under the guidance of a Montessori Lead Teacher to help carry out the developmental and learning goals of the Montessori program. Candidates must be able to build genuine and respectful relationships with each child, maintain a positive and professional attitude, and implement strong classroom management skills.

Duties of classroom assistants include but are not limited to:

  • Embody the Montessori philosophy, displaying a deep respect and love for children
  • Maintain a healthy, clean, and safe classroom environment
  • Check and replenish consumable classroom items at the beginning and the end of the day
  • Manage the room during class time so that the teacher can spend a reasonable amount of time giving undisturbed individual lessons
  • Redirect children to work
  • Monitor the playground during outside play
  • Know the school’s discipline procedure and helping implement it when appropriate
  • Assist in material preparation including xeroxing, cutting laminating etc. as needed
  • Attend weekly staff and team meetings
  • Attend staff development days
  • Maintain confidentiality

Competitive salary, commensurate with experience

Full-time employees are eligible for health care benefits

For consideration, please send your resume to kharris@magnoliamontessoriacademy.com

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Lower Elementary Teacher Trainee 

Magnolia Montessori is looking to hire a full-time Assistant Teacher to work in our Lower Elementary Classroom.  We are looking for a motivated individual committed to learning the Montessori Philosophy. Candidates must be willing to work under the guidance of a Montessori Lead Teacher to help carry out the developmental and learning goals of the Montessori program.  Candidates must be able to build genuine and respectful relationships with each child, maintain a positive and professional attitude, and implement strong classroom management skills.

This is a unique opportunity for individuals who hold a Florida teaching certificate and are willing to be trained in the Montessori Philosophy while gaining experience working as a teacher trainee. 

The Montessori training will include:

  • Montessori Teacher Training, which involves two summer residency and a year long internship working closely with a lead teacher. 
  • Opportunity to coach and be coached working within a team that models the Montessori Method
  • Growing responsibilities consisting of:
    • Year 1:  Taking training, performing assistant duties, and practicing giving lessons
    • Year 2:  Teaching lessons and working with parents. 
    • Year 3:  Co-teaching and shared responsibility of the classroom as lead teacher.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Education or related field
  • Teaching certification from the State of Florida
  • A commitment to the learn the Montessori Philosophy
  • Love of learning 
  • Team player
  • A deep respect of the child and individual learning styles

Compensation:

  • Paid Montessori training leading to a Montessori Certification
  • Health care benefits
  • Gradual salary plan over a three year learning period

For consideration, please send your resume to kharris@magnoliamontessoriacademy.com

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For Montessori lead teaching positions, teachers will either possess a MACTE (Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education) approved Montessori certification credential for the age level (Primary: preK-3, preK-4 and kindergarten, Elementary I: first, second and third grades, or Elementary II: fourth, fifth and sixth grades) they will be teaching; or if a teacher does not already hold certification, Magnolia Montessori Academy will arrange for training to begin the summer before employment through a MACTE approved Montessori teacher training program.

Teachers possessing a professional Florida state teaching license and/or a Montessori credential will be given preference.

Please feel free to send your cover letter (including your philosophy of education), résumé, a copy of your Montessori diploma, and a copy of your Bachelor’s Degree by mail or email.

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Please feel free to send your cover letter (including your philosophy of education), résumé, a copy of your Montessori diploma, and a copy of your Bachelor’s Degree by mail or email.

Magnolia Montessori Academy
1540 New Jersey Road
Lakeland, FL 33803
discover@magnoliamontessoriacademy.com

Magnolia Montessori Academy is an equal opportunity employer.