Montessori Elementary Teacher

Norfolk Public Schools

Job Description


 It is the policy of Norfolk Public Schools to not discriminate on the basis of sex, disability, race, color, religion, veteran status, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical condition, or other protected status in its educational programs, admission policies, employment policies or other administered programs.  Persons requiring accommodations to apply and/or be considered for positions are asked to make their request to the Director of Human Resources.

JOB TITLE:                         Montessori Elementary Teacher             

 *NOTE:   This is a generalized job description. Specific Montessori teaching assignments may vary somewhat in essential functions and requirements.  Applicants should be made aware of specific requirements prior to employment.


     Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university or college

     Valid Nebraska Certificate with appropriate endorsement in subject area.

     Willingness to complete required Montessori training in accordance with district guidelines

     Successful teaching and/or practice teaching experience

     Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the Board of Education may find appropriate

     Successfully pass district background check

REPORTS TO:                                              Building Administrator            

RECEIVES GUIDANCE FROM:                  Building Administrator

JOB GOAL:    To organize and facilitate a productive Montessori based learning environment which provides opportunities and access for students to: foster independent learning skills, understand and demonstrate montessori skills and knowledge, develop effective communication skills, foster an appreciation of our culture and heritage, promote a positive classroom climate, build effective relationships, and role model respect for the rights of others. The classroom teacher shall assist the student in his/her development as a mature, able and responsible adult.

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:   Nine-month school year as established by the Board of


EVALUATION:                             Performance of this job will be evaluated annually in accordance with the provisions of the district’s Personnel Evaluation Policy.


     Consistent and punctual “on site” attendance at the worksite is an essential job function

     Implements Board policy regarding education philosophy/curriculum under the direction of the administration through planning, organizing, managing, interacting with students; establishing rapport with students, staff, parents and community, and continuing professional development

     Effectively utilizes the district Instructional Model

     Implements the disciplinary procedures of the district

     Implements Montessori instructional practices and applies a Montessori philosophy to the educational environment.

     Supervises behavior in the school environment to maintain the safety and well being of the students and staff

     Keeps accurate records of attendance, absences and tardies

     Collaborates with others in a Professional Learning Community

     Uses an appropriate variety of instructional strategies

     Makes effective use of audio-visual materials and aids

     Communicates positive support of students in their educational development

     Recognizes the exemplary influence of the educator over the student

     Relates with staff, parents and community stakeholders through positive professional cooperation

     Supervises hallways, cafeteria, study halls, and other assignments on a scheduled basis as directed


     Student behavior does not detract from the effective learning climate in the classroom

     Teacher exhibits patience, openness, and concern in dealing with students

     Rapport within and outside the classroom evidences mutual respect between the students and teacher

     Teacher exhibits tact and self-control in dealing with parents

     Teacher accepts feedback from administrators with self reflection and a growth mindset


     Periodically issues communication forms and grade reports

     Suggests positive recommendations for the continuing review and development of curriculum

     Remains current with professional training and shows evidence of regular professional growth

     Actively participates at scheduled staff meetings, PLC’s, and serves on educational committees

     Assumes responsibility periodically for conferences with parents

     Recognizes the extra curriculum program as integral to the educational development of the child

     Performs other duties within the scope of employment and certification as assigned by the appropriate administrator

OTHER REQUIREMENTS (Intellectual, Sensory):

     Effective oral and written communication skills

     Skills in leadership, organization, problem solving and conflict resolution

     Skills in human relations; ability to deal with a variety of people

     Ability to work under stress

     Skills in assessment and evaluation


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

     Ability to work varied hours as requested including early mornings and evenings on occasion.

     Ability to work in a smoke-free and drug-free work environment.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

     Maintain physical condition appropriate to the performance of assigned duties and responsibilities which may include sitting or standing for extended periods of time.

     Strength, movement, auditory, taste/smell, and vision demands specific to job.

     Manual dexterity to handle computer and phone requirements.



Zone 3


K, 1, 2



Additional Information

Starts Fall 2020

Contact Information

Norfolk Public Schools
512 W Phillip Ave
Norfolk, Nebraska 68701

Kathy Hoile
(p) (402) 644-2500 1112
(f) (402) 644-2506

How to Apply

Applicants should go to the district website at, click on “Employment” then “Click here for vacancies,” and “Apply” next to the appropriate position to complete the online application.