Employment Opportunities


Toddler Guide - Co-Lead Teacher to start immediately

The Cornerstone School in Stratham, New Hampshire has an immediate opening for a Toddler Guide - Co-Lead Teacher. We have had an unexpected, but necessary leave come up and are seeking an experienced teacher for our Toddler Program serving eleven 18mo-3 year olds for the remainder of the 2022-23 school year. Ideally, candidates would be available for interviews and observations on-site in January so that we can fill this position as soon as possible.

Our school operates its classrooms in a co-lead model so you will be entering this environment with a thought partner as you learn our school and get to know the community of children you will serve together in a beautifully equipped Montessori environment. The co-lead has been with the school several years and knows the children, families and community well.

 

An AMS or AMI credential (or one in progress) is preferred along with relevant teaching experience. Qualified candidates will be dedicated to collaboration, professional development, Montessori philosophy and most of all, children. From their deep and abiding love and respect for children, our faculty work in a collegial setting to be curious observers, reflective practitioners, and knowledgeable of Montessori and educational best practices to work toward Dr. Montessori's vision of educating the human potential. While this cosmic task is a serious undertaking that requires calm confidence, a sense of humor and fun are important characteristics as well. Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills are required.

Position and Work Hours

We head back to campus on January 2nd for a teacher workday and children return on January 3rd. A start date in January or February is ideal and the academic year runs through June 21, 2023 (students' last day is on 6/16). The employee will teach five sessions in the program per week. Minimum hours are 7:30-1:30pm daily; our Toddlers dismiss at 12:30 so that the final hour of the day is time for planning and resetting the classroom. Thursdays are scheduled as a 'late' day where Toddler teachers stay until 4pm in order to provide opportunities for cross-level meetings, making the regularly expected hours of this position approximately 32.5 per week. Faculty meetings, in-service training, parent/family education, and other events are part of the included duties of a Cornerstone teacher.   A more thorough overview of the school calendar and professional days required is available on our website:  2022-2023 Calendar.

The Cornerstone School is an independent Montessori school serving Toddler through eighth grade, with a current enrollment of 160 students. We are committed to laying the foundation upon which each child can build, to become the architect of their own future. Our beautiful school is situated on 11 acres of land in a rural neighborhood setting.  We are close to Boston and the mountains of New Hampshire and 12 miles from Portsmouth, NH with the Seacoast region being a huge draw for those who love outdoor recreation. Our school is financially sound, has been established for over 35 years and employs a supportive staff of professionals dedicated to providing high quality Montessori education to children. Our classrooms are well equipped and beautiful.

 

Compensation is commensurate with experience and benefits include a professional development stipend, AMS membership, annual retirement contribution, employer health insurance contribution, and flexible leave.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to our Head of School, Leela Pahl at leela@cornerstoneschool.org. Our website is www.cornerstoneschool.org

The Cornerstone School is an equal opportunity employer.  It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, ethnicity, gender, gender identity and expression, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, or national origin in administration of its policies.

Primary 3-6 (Early Childhood) Teacher to start in Fall of 2023 (2023-24 school year)

The Cornerstone School in Stratham, New Hampshire is seeking an experienced teacher for our Primary Program serving 3-6 year olds for the 2023-24 school year. Our school operates its classrooms in a co-lead model so you will be entering this new environment with a thought partner as you learn our school and get to know the community of children you will serve together in a beautifully equipped Montessori environment.

An AMS or AMI credential is required along with relevant teaching experience. Qualified candidates will be dedicated to collaboration, professional development, Montessori philosophy and most of all, children. From their deep and abiding love and respect for children, our faculty work in a collegial setting to be curious observers, reflective practitioners, and knowledgeable of Montessori and educational best practices to work toward Dr. Montessori's vision of educating the human potential.  While this cosmic task is a serious undertaking that requires calm confidence, a sense of humor and fun are important characteristics as well. Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills are required.

The Cornerstone School is an independent Montessori school serving Toddler through eighth grade, with a current enrollment of 160 students. We are committed to laying the foundation upon which each child can build, to become the architect of their own future. Our beautiful school is situated on 11 acres of land in a rural neighborhood setting. We are close to Boston and the mountains of New Hampshire and 12 miles from Portsmouth, NH with the Seacoast region being a huge draw for those who love outdoor recreation. Our school is financially sound, has been established for over 35 years and employs a supportive staff of professionals dedicated to providing high quality Montessori education to children. Our classrooms are well equipped and beautiful.

 

Compensation is commensurate with experience and benefits include a professional development stipend, AMS membership, annual retirement contribution, employer health insurance contribution, and flexible leave.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to our Head of School, Leela Pahl at leela@cornerstoneschool.org. Our website is www.cornerstoneschool.org

The Cornerstone School is an equal opportunity employer.  It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, ethnicity, gender, gender identity and expression, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, or national origin in administration of its policies.

Posted 1/2/23