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MCH hires Montessori teachers who hold a Primary Montessori Teaching Certificate from an accredited Montessori training program. Non-Montessori teachers must hold at least 12 ECE credits. MCH occasionally has need for teachers with specific specialties: Spanish, Mandarin, Gymnastics and Music and Movement.

Current Job Openings:
 
Executive Director - Montessori Children's House
  • Position starts:  no later than July 1, 2015
Montessori Children’s House of the West Coast is an independent day school for preschool and pre-K students located in San Francisco’s Inner Richmond/Presidio district.  Since its founding in 1978, MCH fully embraces and applies the philosophy and teachings of Dr. Maria Montessori.  Proudly embracing diversity by all definitions, MCH celebrates its worldiness through every facet of the school, including an active parent community that readily participates through a variety of volunteer opportunities and events. Owing to the rich, self-directed learning environment at MCH, the students consistently rank among the most prepared children for kindergarten in San Francisco. MCH graduates go on to kindergarten at San Francisco’s most selective public, independent and parochial schools. 

The school enrolls approximately 58 students, age three through five. The goal of Montessori education is to provide a stimulating, child-centered environment in which children can explore sensorially and learn without fear, thus engendering a lifelong love of learning. The role of a teacher is to introduce children to materials and then remain a quiet, guiding presence in the classroom, upholding the belief that children learn best through discovery. To best accomplish this goal, the teacher/child ratio at MCH is 1:9 in the classroom and 1:6 at other times.

The Board and administration of MCH have worked diligently to maintain the school’s strong standing in the community, and to ensure its future success. The next Head of School will find a talented and tenured staff, a deep commitment to the Montessori Method, and a very involved, caring and diverse parent community.

Successful candidates will possess:

  • Thorough understanding of child development, and a passion for working with children and their parents at such a poignant time in a child’s development.
  • Experience in and an understanding of Montessori pedagogy.
  • Proven strategic thought and planning skills.
  • Proven leadership skills, and the ability to inspire, manage, and hire a dynamic and diverse staff through transition and growth.
  • Desire to lead in an increasingly competitive market environment
  • A warm, open-minded, approachable demeanor and expertise in gracefully handling unexpected situations.
  • Familiarity with financial budgets and operations management.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Bachelors or Master's Degree
Candidates interested in this position are asked to submit the following documents:

1.     Cover letter addressed to Montessori Children’s House Search Committee. 

2.     Resume

3.     Personal statement or statement of educational philosophy

4.    List of five references including name, contact information, and relationship to candidate

Application materials are to be sent to Judith Glickman, jglickman@educatorscollaborative.com.

Candidates are encouraged to contact Judith: (415) 655-9974 with questions.