What distinguishes the Sapientia Montessori team?
- Deep care for and commitment to enriching the lives of everyone in our community: Children, parents, staff and the community-at-large alike
- Integrity and regard for the highest human values
- Unparalleled passion for educational excellence
- Highest levels of Montessori and overall accreditation
In providing the highest standards of Montessori education, preschool and private elementary education, all of our staff members are very carefully chosen with utmost regard for nurturing, personal and professional qualities. Similarly, our directors and lead teachers are Montessori-certified, and undergo rigorous training to obtain and uphold such certification.
A Montessori lead teacher is properly called a “Guide”. This title adequately describes the true role of the Montessori educator: A keen observer whose primary goal is to understand (many times sense) the child’s abilities, needs and interests and direct him/her accordingly. The younger and less experienced the child is, the less abstract the lessons are and more active the role of the Guide, who presents lessons based on the child’s particular needs.
As the child develops, Guides intervene less and help the child to increasingly assert his/her independence. Through their demeanor, approach and lessons, Guides generate an atmosphere of peace, order and joy in the class, supporting and encouraging children across their efforts, and fostering self-confidence and discipline in the process.
Understanding how to constructively observe, and when and how far to intervene, is one essential talent of the Montessori Guide. Such skills are initially acquired through an intense and comprehensive AMI training course (there are centers throughout the USA and worldwide) and of course, through years of experience.
We’re always in the lookout for highly qualified and dedicated Guides and Teacher Assistants. If you love children, have a passion for teaching and believe that your qualifications are a fit to our philosophy and values, please send us your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at (512) 260-2261.
Current Positions Available
Sapientia Montessori and our expanding family of schools, is inviting Primary and Elementary Guides to apply for upcoming opportunities. Founded in 1985, our family of schools nurtures children ages 1.5 – 13 years, holding the highest reputation in the Greater Austin and Central Texas areas, and enjoying multiple local and national accolades. We offer excellent compensation, benefits and environments; professional development opportunities; relocation assistance; AMI-accredited Directors, and a highly supportive community. Requirements: Bachelor’s degree, AMI or equivalent Montessori certification, practical training, US work authorization and work experience as a Montessori teacher.