Specials Teacher-Art, Music, or PE

Job Type

Full Time



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3025 4th Street Northeast
District of Columbia
United States


Specials Teacher Position Description

About Lee Montessori Public Charter School

Lee Montessori is a public charter school in Northeast Washington, DC that currently serves children in grades PK3-5th in Montessori classrooms. 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 as set forth by the Association Montessori Internationale (AMI).

Specials Teacher Position Description

Under the direction of the Head of School and the Principal, the Elective Teacher will lead special classes (Art, Music, PE, or other) for multi-age groups of children PK3-5th grade..  For the 2018-19 School Year, each class will consist of approximately 30 children. The Specials Teacher will be responsible for developing and presenting the relevant curriculum to students, participating in parent education and conferences, record-keeping, and assessment.

Major Job Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Implement a coherent and developmentally appropriate curriculum in relative speciality (Art, Music, PE, or other)
  2. Document all syllabi, lesson plans, assignments, rubrics, and other instructional materials and methods.
  3. Use instructional practices in accordance with the Montessori philosophy to engage students in the classroom.
  4. Provide structure in the classroom by developing and reinforcing school-wide rules and expectations.
  5. Daily room setup and breakdown, including but not limited to moving materials, supplies, and equipment necessary and setting up classrooms;
  6. Meeting regularly with students to work with them in assessing their own success and facilitating an individual path of progress.
  7. Working with students of varying abilities assigned to the classroom, including those with learning exceptionalities, as well as attending meetings to support children who require it.

Additional  Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Assist with school day activities (recess, lunch, field trips, supervision).
  2. Maintain paper and electronic student files;
  3. Provide coverage for instructors when they are absent;
  4. Perform additional administrative and support duties as needed;


  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Experience with the Montessori Method preferred.
  • At least two years teaching experience in an urban setting preferred.
  • Have a firm commitment to upholding the school’s mission.
  • Experience in individual and collaborative curriculum development.

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree