Montessori Primary Educator/Guide
Divinum Auxilium Academy is a small, non-profit, private academy located at a beautiful facility on thirteen pastoral and wooded acres abutting the Shenandoah National Park in Front Royal, Virginia. Our curriculum encompasses a Montessori Primary and Lower Elementary foundation through second/third grade and transitions to a traditional and rigorous Classical curriculum thereafter, through the 8th grade. We offer Catechesis of the Good Shepherd throughout all grade levels. Our class sizes are small and our curriculum diverse. In addition to core academics, we emphasize a well-rounded program of both fine and practical arts and we employ professional artisans and craftspeople as instructors.
We operate on a 4-day school week, Monday-Thursday, 8:00 AM-3:00 PM. Beyond teaching, duties will include maintaining and edifying a spiritually and emotionally healthy classroom environment, developing the classroom assistant, assisting in overseeing the schoolyard at lunchtime, helping with dismissal at the end of the day, routine cleaning and maintenance, and attendance at periodic staff meetings, parent teacher conferences and open houses.
Divinum Auxilium Academy is a bright, joyful school that focuses on engaging and educating the whole person, not only the mind! Come join us, not only to teach, but to pray, to play, to garden, and to grow!
About the Position:
Currently the Primary Montessori class is comprised of approximately 15-20 students between the ages of 3 and 6 years. The limitations on the class size at present have entirely to do with the size of the classroom space that we currently have available. We anticipate expansion within the next year or so however, and expect this class to grow accordingly. It has a waiting list every year.
Priority will be given to AMI certified candidates, but we welcome trained applicants with other Montessori lineages. Priority will also be given to candidates with Level 1 Catechesis of the Good Shepherd training, however, if Level 1 CGS training has not yet been obtained, a completion of the training within one year is strongly recommended.
Instructions for Applying:
Salary will be commensurate with experience and is competitive with salaries in our county of Warren, VA. A minimum of a 2 year commitment is required. Please direct inquiries and Curriculum Vitae with Cover Letter to Dian Schmiedicke, Head of School at firstname.lastname@example.org.