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Lower Elementary Co-Teacher

Mercy Montessori Center
2335 Grandview Avenue
Cincinnati OH 45206

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Compensation: $36,771 - $55,061
Posted Date: 02/01/2024
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Lower Elementary Co-Teacher

Job Description

Title: Lower Elementary (ages 6-9, grades 1-3) Co-Teacher
Status: Full-Time (8:05 a.m. – 3:35 p.m.)
Starting Date: August 2023

The purpose of the 6-9 co-teacher is to instruct and support the overall Montessori environment of learners.

Work with an amazing team of educators at the oldest Montessori school in Cincinnati. We are a vibrant and supportive community that nurtures the whole child … and the whole adult. We’ve been named a top workplace for six years running.


Job Responsibilities

  • Have knowledge of Ohio’s Learning Standards.
  • Develop a curriculum that supports the Montessori method and philosophy.
  • Instruct students and provide positive classroom management using methods that support the developmental needs of children.
  • Observe student learning to inform instruction.
  • Establish a safe, orderly, and prepared classroom environment.
  • Collaborate with the 6-9 teaching team and with the administration.
  • Demonstrate professional and supportive relationships with all students, parents, colleagues, and administration.
  • Implement research-based individualized teaching methods for students identified with specific learning disabilities.
  • Engage in the planning and implementation of off-campus field experiences.
  • Participate in all activities, including nature-based, physically rigorous ones.
  • Utilize a variety of electronic platforms for grading, parent communication, and instruction.
  • Meet attendance requirements.
  • Participate in ongoing professional growth and serve on committees or groups as requested.
  • Assist in maintaining the playground environment.
  • Willing to complete and maintain Safe Parish training.



  • Education Level: Bachelors or Masters, Teaching license and Montessori credential preferred.
  • Experience Desired: Three (3) years in a similar position preferred.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills. Ability to work with computers for word processing, spreadsheets, and data skills.
  • Kindness, respect for others, and willingness to help with other school tasks as needed – the children’s needs come first.


Physical Requirements

  • Constant hand-eye and mind-eye coordination, standing and walking.
  • Repetitive motion with wrists, hands, and fingers.
  • Frequent bending, carrying, hearing, lifting, and stooping.
  • Ability to travel to all places where student activities and instruction occur.
  • This may involve several minutes of walking from one part of the campus to the other.
  • In some instances, such as emergencies, this may need to be done rapidly.
  • Access to various locations within the building may involve climbing stairs or ramps, opening doors, and negotiating around furniture and tight spaces.
  • Must be able to communicate and demonstrate basic competence in health care, especially in the care of diabetes, asthma, and allergies.
  • The job requires the ability to sit and or stand for long periods as well as running, stooping, and squatting.
  • Possible exposure to communicable diseases, blood, bodily tissue, and fluids.
  • Work is conducted in a controlled, comfortable indoor environment and typically ranging weather outdoors.
  • Exposure to chemicals and fumes is a possibility.


Compensation & Benefits

  • Salary: Salary is commensurate with experience, education, and credentials, according to the school’s established teacher salary schedule. The position salary range starts at $36,771, and the average teacher salary is $55,061.
  • Benefits include: 50% tuition discount for child(ren) of the employee, 403b 50% match up to 1.5% of gross salary, the employer pays 80% of the premium cost for employee health and dental insurance (family insurance offered at additional employee-paid cost). Additional benefits after 12 months of employment include employer-provided life insurance and employer-paid retirement contributions at 3.82% of gross salary.


Application Process

Note: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by a person in this position. They are not construed as an exhaustive list of all duties that may be performed in this position. Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities at any time.

Please submit a resume, cover letter, statement of educational philosophy, and three professional references to Gretchen Hooker: [email protected]

Mercy Montessori is an equal-opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. Learn more here:


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