Upper Elementary Teacher

Job Title Upper Elementary Teacher (4th-6th grade)
Location Big Sky Discovery Academy; Big Sky, MT
Qualifications Education Degree and/or Montessori E2 certification
Compensation Wages are competitive and based on experience. Additional benefits are available.
Position Monday-Friday 8am-4pm/Full Time


About Discovery Academy: Discovery Academy is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) Independent school offering personalized educational experiences to preschool-12th grade students.  Our Lower School consists of an Early Childhood (3-6) classroom and an Elementary (6-9) classroom currently. We are a small but growing community school in the heart of Big Sky, MT.

Position Description: As the lead teacher in our Upper Elementary classroom, you will follow the Montessori scope and sequence to provide appropriate, individualized instruction to our 4th-6th grade students. You will maintain an organized, engaging learning environment that meets the academic needs of students and supports a culture of respect and inclusion; creating a space where a child’s social and emotional needs are tended to with as much care as their scholastic progress.

Qualifications: Our ideal candidates are energetic, self-motivated teachers who are committed to academic excellence and character development within the Montessori framework.  Creativity and innovative ideas are embraced and encouraged. Candidates should have a K-8 multiple subject teaching degree or E2 Montessori certification.  Previous teaching experience is preferred.  A candidate must have a willingness to collaborate with colleagues and communicate effectively with all members of the school community including families, students, and staff.  Additionally, candidates must demonstrate a willing flexibility to adapt to new ideas and a dynamic school culture.  We focus on creating a respect for self, others, and the environment as well as promoting student engagement in their learning and a growth mindset.

Position requires a demonstrated ability to:

  • Implement quality Montessori instruction using appropriate materials.
  • Facilitate student learning across grade levels.
  • Monitor student progress and keep accurate, up to date records via Transparent Classroom.
  • Maintain a safe and clean learning environment.
  • Create and support individualized work plans for every student.
  • Effectively communicate with students and staff in a professional and positive manner.
  • Physically engage with children on their level- working on the floor with them, kneeling to speak one on one, etc.
  • Implement natural and logical consequences when required.
  • Work cooperatively with assistants and other team members.
  • Attend and participate in meetings and professional development.

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