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Lead Upper Elementary Montessori Teacher - 1 Year Sub

Mill Falls Charter School

Mill Falls Charter School is New Hampshire’s first Public Montessori School. Launched in the fall of 2012, the school is open – tuition free – to New Hampshire students in grades K-6. Located in Manchester, Mill Falls brings together children of all backgrounds and learning styles in mixed-age classrooms that merge the Common Core Curriculum with the individualized and academically integrated Montessori approach. 

Manchester is New Hampshire’s largest and most diverse city. Located about fifty miles north of Boston, Manchester is home to approximately one hundred ten thousand people and has a rich immigrant history. Diversity is a core value at Mill Falls, and the school seeks to tap into the area’s rich and diverse cultural and economic frameworks, as we continue build our student population and community connections.

Mill Falls Charter School is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and seeks and welcomes applications from individuals of all backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives.



Mill Falls is seeking a one-year, long term substitute to serve as a public Montessori Lead Teacher in our Upper Elementary Program. 

Position Type: One-Year, Long-term Sub, Full-time, based on school schedule for the 2020/21 School Year.


We seek applicants with a desire to teach in public, mixed-age/mixed-grade classrooms where the Montessori method is aligned with the Common Core State Standards. Ideal candidates will have a commitment to Montessori education in a public setting, knowledge of best practices and be trained in the Montessori method.


  • Montessori Elementary certification from an accredited program preferred;
  • A demonstrated willingness & ability to implement educational best practices in conjunction with the Montessori curriculum & Common Core State Standards;
  • Team-oriented with a collaborative approach to working with colleagues & parents;
  • Strong written & verbal communication skills;
  • Ability to plan lessons & keep progress records on students according to individual styles & aptitudes;
  • Strong leadership & classroom management skills;
  • Appreciation for student diversity including learning, experiential, cultural &economic diversity;
  • An open-mind & sense of humor;
  • NH teacher certification, or willingness to obtain NH certification.

Educational Program & Student Services

  • Work in a collaborative team with assistant in the instruction and supervision of a cohort of Upper Elementary students (grades 4-6). 
  • Collaborate with the Lower Elementary classrooms in general curriculum planning.
  • Carefully observe and keep daily records on each student’s individual 
progression through the classroom, always being available to offer guidance toward self-directed learning.
  • Plan, prepare, and maintain all units of study, lessons, and “works” in conjunction with the Common Core standards.
  • Establish and maintain Montessori classroom culture, paying particular 
attention to the needs of students/parents new to Montessori.
  • Implement any accommodation or modification as stated by Individual Education Plan or 504 plans.
  • Maintains a neat, well organized, and attractively prepared environment consistent 
with Montessori pedagogy.
  • Utilize the School-approved record-keeping system and develop a structure for your Assistant Teacher to monitor student’s academic progress.
  • Compile individual work samples throughout the year for a portfolio 1x/year in the Spring.
  • Submit progress reports 3x/year (fall, winter, spring).


  • Work to develop close and effective relationships with parents, including 
opportunities to discuss and understand the child’s individual progress; encourage them to bond with both those families in the class and the larger school community; provide individualized tracking of student progress.
  • Prepare for and schedule 2 individual communications with all parents 
during the year- including 2 parent conferences, parent visitations, and at least 1 Open House contact. 
  • Collaborate with specialists, support staff, and/or parents regarding children 
with special needs. 
  • Attend Special Education Team Meetings of your students, when scheduled.
  • Attend all pre-announced staff meetings and professional sessions, including staff, 
level, committee and, when applicable evening parent events. 
  • Schedule all guest presenters and organize all field trips, including securing 
field trip drivers and chaperones.  
  • Follow the School’s policies and procedures for student evaluation and record keeping, meeting all due dates as required, including the administration of standardized tests. 
  • Attend and/or provide a Montessori topic or lesson (via video) for least 1 MFCS Board of Trustees meeting.
  • Assess the needs of the class and prepare requests for materials, furnishings, framework of the budgeting of such materials; update inventory list and submit to Educational Program Director on last day of school. 
  • Facilitate job duties as assigned such as arrival, dismissal, lunch and playground supervision

Collaboration with Classroom Assistants 

  • Advise the Educational Program Director on the hiring of classroom Teaching Assistants.
  • Create an 
effective team/learning environment which is maintained through careful oversight of/feedback to you Assistant Teacher. 
  • Establish and support curricular planning responsibilities for your Assistant Teacher, as appropriate.
  • Establish and support teaching responsibilities for the Assistant Teacher, as appropriate.
  • Conduct weekly collaboration meetings. 
  • Guide your Assistant Teacher in implementing the Montessori philosophy with integrity.

School Culture

  • Demonstrate a strong commitment to professional ethics.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to Montessori education; model the Montessori values of grace, courtesy, respect and responsibility in visible daily actions.
  • Phrase directives positively when speaking to children.
  • Demonstrate commitment to competent communications and conflict resolution efforts across the school community.
  • Protect the privacy and confidentiality of each student.
  • Assist in planning and attending school functions.
How to Apply:


Please email completed application package to HR@MillFalls.orgincluding:

Notification of receipt of completed applications will be sent via email.

References will not be contacted without prior notification.

For more information visit:

Salary Range:

Salary is competitive and is based on qualifications and experience.

Job Location:

Mill Falls Charter School

Date Added: May 3, 2020

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