Primary Classroom Guide

Academics · Washington, District of Columbia
Department Academics
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Mid-level

Primary Classroom Guide Position Description


About Lee Montessori Public Charter Schools

Lee Montessori Public Charter Schools serve over 350 Washington, D.C. students in primary, lower and upper elementary Montessori classrooms across its two campuses, Brookland Campus (PK3-6th grade) located in Northeast Washington D.C., and our East End Campus (PK3-K) located in Southeast Washington, D.C. Our mission is to foster a lifetime love of learning and cultivate independence among DC schoolchildren. Our school uses the student-centered Montessori Method, an evidence-based approach to closing the opportunity gap.  Lee Montessori PCS creates a peaceful, multi-age learning environment for public preschool and elementary-aged children that fosters the physical, social, emotional, and academic growth and development of students and produces life-long learners. The school’s social and academic culture follows the rigorous standards for excellence set forth by the Association Montessori Internationale (AMI).


Primary Classroom Guide  Position Description

Lee Montessori is seeking a Primary Guide for the upcoming 2020-2021 school year.  With guidance and support from the Head of School and Assistant Head of School, a Primary Guide will lead a Montessori primary classroom of approximately 22 to 27 children ages 3-6. The Primary Guide will be responsible for presenting the primary curriculum to students, participating in parent education and conferences, record and data management, and student assessment. This is a 10 month position. Potential opportunity placement across our network.


Major Duties and Responsibilities

Curriculum, Materials, and Classroom Management

  • Preparing the Montessori classroom environment to meet the students’ needs and interests.

  • Presenting consistent individual and group lessons to students and supporting each child’s direction and success.

  • Meeting regularly with students to work with them in assessing their own success and facilitating an individual path of progress.

  • Working with students of varying abilities assigned to the classroom, including those with learning exceptionalities, as well as attending meetings to support children who need additional support.

  • Managing a classroom team of 1-2 adults, including meeting regularly with the Assistant, and training them as necessary, to best support the children in the community. 

Family Engagement, Meetings, and Conferences

  • Assisting in the development of and participating in school functions, including but not limited to open houses, orientation meetings, family education events, and school-wide activities.

  • Preparing documents and reports necessary to facilitate parent-teacher conferences or other meetings requested by parents or school administration. 

Record & Data Assessment and Management

  • Maintaining student records, reports, evaluations, inventories, and tests.

  • Completing all progress monitoring and benchmark assessments on time as scheduled by administration.

  • Participating in all assessment-related training.

  • Preparing student progress reports and assessment reports as required or requested by administration.

  • Coordinating with related service providers to ensure appropriate, personalized, and consistent services.


  • Have a firm commitment to upholding the school’s mission and anti-bias/anti-racist pedagogy.  

  • Possess an AMI primary diploma in addition to, at a minimum, a Bachelor’s degree.

  • Have at least 3 years classroom experience, preferably in a public or urban setting.

  • Demonstrate a willingness and ability to integrate data and assessment with traditional Montessori curriculum in order to close the opportunity gap for our students.

Compensation and Benefits

Lee Montessori PCS offers a comprehensive compensation and benefits package. Salary offer is commensurate with experience. 



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