Employment

Sterling Montessori welcomes employment inquiries at any time during the year. In general, most interviewing and hiring for faculty positions occurs in the winter/spring; however, we will accept resumes throughout the year. Below are job descriptions for positions we are always interested in reviewing:

Children's House Lead Teacher Lower Elementary Lead Teacher Upper Elementary Lead Teacher Middle School Humanities Teacher Middle School Math/Science Teacher

If interested, we encourage you to send your resume and cover letter to hr@sterlingmontesori.org.


CURRENT OPENINGS

Upper Elementary Assistant Teacher

Job Type: Full-time beginning Fall 2022

Sterling Montessori is seeking a Upper Elementary Assistant who is dedicated to the vision and mission of the school. We are looking for a motivated individual willing to work under the guidance of a Montessori Lead Teacher to help carry out the developmental and learning goals of the Montessori program. They must be able to build genuine and respectful relationships with each child and family, maintain a positive, professional attitude and implement strong classroom management skills.

Professional Skills/Responsibilities:

  • Montessori is an approach that values the human spirit and the development of the whole child-physical, social, emotional, and cognitive. When situations or conflicts arise with students, adults act as mediators and provide opportunities for conversations, reflection, and learning. Assistants follow the Positive Discipline model and refer to the Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS) when needing to implement supplemental or intensive support. 
  • With guidance from the lead teacher, maintain classroom routines and expectations to develop and ensure a nurturing Montessori learning environment that is healthy, safe, clean, orderly, and inviting (inside and outside). 
  • Willing to work with, and adapt to the needs of students with a variety of learning styles
  • Demonstrates excellent skills in organization, classroom management, problem-solving skills and attention to detail
  • Has strong oral communication skills
  • Is open to participating in ongoing professional development

Qualifications:

  • Two years of college (preferred)
  • Experience working with children ages 9-12 (preferred)
  • Experience working in a Montessori setting (preferred)

If interested, email resume and references to Liz Macaulay at lmacaulay@sterlingmontessori.org

 

Technical Project Manager

Sterling Montessori Academy and Charter School is seeking a full-time Technical Project Manager. This IT professional will report to the Executive Director of the School and be accountable for all IT activities. In this role, you will coordinate all aspects of IT projects, including architecture, procurement, deployment, and support.  You will act as a liaison between teachers, administrators, third-party suppliers, and the LHU Board Technology Committee.

Primary Duties

  • Evaluate new and emerging technologies relevant to the school’s mission and vision and presents ideas and recommendations to Technology committee and stakeholders.
  • Engineer technical solutions within boundaries set by Technology committee, meeting appropriate State Education guidelines, school administration and educational goals, and any other acceptance requirements defined.
  • Plan and provide work break down structure as required to assist with development, testing, integration and implementation of Strategic IT projects.
  • Create detailed project plans and budgets, direct and monitor work efforts, and track major milestones to ensure projects are within budget and on schedule.
  • Manage projects from inception through implementation; and report progress and risks to the Executive Director and Technology Committee.
  • Organize activities between solution providers and internal staff to ensure completion of project deliverables, including testing, documentation, implementation and remediation activities; providing technical support and direction as needed.
  • Lead team meetings, manage communication between Staff and third-party solutions providers, and ensure necessary documentation is available to facilitate successful operations.
  • Collaborate with Sterling Faculty, Staff, to raise awareness of and communicate strategic value of new technology solutions being implemented.
  • Facilitate training of Sterling Staff on the appropriate use of new technology; monitoring effectiveness and usability of implemented technology solutions.

Qualifications

  • At least 8-10 years of IT work experience with at least 5 years leading technical projects.
  • Associate or Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Business Administration, or other related field; or equivalent work experience.
  • Superior communication skills (interpersonal, verbal, written, email).
  • Strong hands-on working knowledge of IT processes and IT infrastructure, preferably with school, educational or university related technologies.
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize, manage, and deliver on multiple projects simultaneously; highly motivated and able to work with multiple levels within an organization.
  • Experience using Microsoft Excel, or similar project management methodologies and tools. 
  • Results-oriented, flexible, resourceful, and able to operate effectively with little guidance.
  • Positive attitude, team player, self-starter; takes initiative, ability to work independently.
  • Discretion in handling confidential information.
  • Must be willing to submit to background checks.

Job Type:        Full Time.

Location:         Morrisville on school campus

Travel:             none

Salary:             Salaried and based on experience

Please submit your resume and references to hr@sterlingmontessori.org

 

 

Exceptional Children’s Teacher (K-3rd grade)

Sterling Montessori is seeking a full time Exceptional Children’s teacher who has experience working with students in K-3rd grade effective August 2022. Candidates must have an undergraduate degree and EC licensure. Ideal candidates have Montessori experience or a desire to learn the Montessori philosophy and method. The hours are from 8-4 and pay is on par with the Wake County pay scale along with full insurance benefits and 401-K matching. Sterling Montessori has a strong and collegial EC department which includes four full time special education teachers, a behavioral specialist, as well as related service personnel.

Purpose:  EC teachers, using the Montessori Method, will implement engaging instruction and adapt lessons to meet the needs of students, develop Individualized Education Plans (IEP), collaborate with the general education teachers and directors for push in and pull out services, and prepare documents and reports necessary to facilitate parent-teacher IEP meetings.       

Duties and Responsibilities to Students/Parents/Staff:

  • All lead teachers (General Ed., EC, Specials, and Specialists) will adhere to the Sterling mission, vision, guiding principles, code of ethics and standards of behavior as outlined in the Employee Policies and Procedures Handbook.
  • Attend any staff meetings, professional development, trainings, parent workshops, and annual open house outside of standard working hours as requested by the Executive Director.
  • Montessori is an approach that values the human spirit and the development of the whole child-physical, social, emotional, and cognitive. When situations or conflicts arise with students, adults act as mediators and provide opportunities for conversations, reflection, and learning. Teachers follow the Positive Discipline model.
  • Provide research-based specialized instruction to address the instructional goals and objectives contained within each student’s IEP.
  • Assesses student progress and determines the need for additional reinforcement or adjustments to instructional techniques.
  • Employs various teaching techniques, methods and principles of learning to enable students to meet their IEP goals.
  • Responsible for training, supervision, weekly meetings, goals and evaluation of assistant/associate teachers (when applicable).
  • Responsible for the welfare, safety, and educational achievements of students.
  • Complete and maintain record keeping, progress reports, assessments/evaluations, documentation, and grades (if applicable) in a timely manner as required by the school.
  • Responsible for parent conferences, meetings, parent email communications (within 48 hours), communicating problems and concerns with all parent/guardians of students in your care.
  • Responsible for completion and cost of all licensing requirements (CEUs).
  • Inform Section Director of all administrative level concerns or problems as they relate to relations with school, students, parents, or staff.
  • Participate in field trips (when necessary), including overnights when appropriate to the level, and act in a supervisory capacity. Follow all field trip guidelines as stated in the Employee Handbook (EHB).
  • Respect student confidentiality by not discussing students with anyone other than their families and those faculty and staff members who work with them directly, in accordance with state and federal law.
  • Participate and implement in annual goal setting, evaluation reviews and professional development for career growth. Our work requires being coachable, an ongoing desire to learn, and a sense of egoless-ness.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree from a four-year accredited University (required)
  • Exceptional Children (EC) State License (required)
  • AMS Montessori Trained (preferred)
  • Experience working with lower elementary students (preferred)
  • Experience working in a Montessori Setting (preferred)

Please send a cover letter, resume and 2-3 references to hr@sterlingmontessori.org

 

 

Behavioral Support Assistant (BSA)

Sterling Montessori is seeking a Behavioral Support Assistant (BSA) who has experience working with students ages 3-14years old. Ideal candidates have Montessori experience, or desire to learn the Montessori method. Candidates will receive a teacher assistant salary to support students, teachers, specialists and administrators with schoolwide behavioral needs. Candidates will work under the guidance of the Behavioral Specialist and the EC/Inclusion Director. 

This person should possess the following qualities:

  • A love and passion for working with children
  • A working knowledge of the varying needs of students with disabilities
  • Strong classroom management skills
  • Understanding of behavior strategies/interventions
  • Skills to be able to assist with data collection.
  • Willing to take direction from lead specialist and directors
  • Ability to build strong professional relationships with the staff at Sterling Montessori
  • Punctual and dependable in attendance 
  • Good judgment and decision-making skills 
  • Positive Discipline required to take
  • CPI trained (required to have or willing to be trained)

Please send a cover letter, resume and three references to hr@sterlingmontessori.org.

 

 

Part-Time Aftercare Teacher

Sterling Montessori is seeking qualified Aftercare Teachers who have experience working with students ages 3 to 6 years old, or elementary-aged students. Ideal candidates have Montessori experience, or desire to learn the Montessori Method. Candidates will work 3:00-6:00 pm under the guidance of the Aftercare Supervisor.

This person should possess the following qualities:

  • A love and passion for working with children
  • Strong classroom management skills
  • Ability to build strong professional relationships with the staff and parents at Sterling Montessori.
  • Punctual and dependable in attendance
  • Good judgment and decision-making skills

Please send a cover letter, resume and three references to hr@sterlingmontessori.org

 

 

Substitute Teachers

Sterling Montessori Academy and Charter School is always interested in adding substitute teachers to our on-call list. We use this list to provide coverage in our classrooms (Children’s House – Middle School) when a teacher is out.

The first step towards becoming a substitute at Sterling is to view our Substitute Presentation for more information and requirements.  We look forward to hearing from you.


STERLING'S MISSION STATEMENT

The mission of Sterling Montessori is to create a diverse educational community, grounded in the Montessori philosophy and teaching practices, that fosters curiosity, creativity, and critical thinking in its students. We strive to empower each student to become life-long learners who respect themselves, others and their environment.


It is the policy of Sterling Montessori to provide all applicants for employment with equal employment opportunities and to provide current employees with training, compensation, promotion, and other attributes of employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, citizenship status, sex, gender identity, or sexual orientation, except where sex, age, or physical requirements are essential occupational qualifications. All candidates will be evaluated on their merits and qualifications for positions. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a reference and background investigation.