Employment

Sterling is a public charter Montessori program located in Morrisville, North Carolina. We are a smart, curious, hard-working group of over 100+ staff eager to welcome you onto our team. We serve a diverse and dynamic group of students and families from all over central North Carolina.

Our 775 students are a joyful, engaged, and heartfelt group of diverse young people. They care about doing work well and strive each and every day to learn all that the universe has to teach them. They work in partnership with their guides to build a strong community of learners who serve their community with kindness, curiosity, and an open heart.

Finally, our exceptionally diverse staff and student body is representative of the global community, including more than 20 first languages other than English. All future or potential employees must be committed to growing in a school environment that is committed to anti-bias/anti-racism values and practices with a vision to create more equitable communities through education. You must also be deeply committed to creating an inclusive learning environment for all, honoring the full diversity of age, race, religion, gender expression, sexual orientation, ability, and ethnicity present in our world.

Check us out! Apply today! We can’t wait to welcome you home.

Sterling Montessori welcomes employment inquiries at any time during the year. In general, most interviewing and hiring for faculty positions occurs in the winter/spring; however, we will accept resumes throughout the year. Below are job descriptions for positions we are always interested in reviewing:

Children's House Montessori Guide Lower Elementary Montessori Guide Upper Elementary Montessori Guide Middle School Humanities Teacher Middle School Math/Science Teacher
  Children's House Assistant Teacher Elementary Assistant Teacher Middle School Assistant Teacher  

If interested, we encourage you to send your resume and cover letter to hr@sterlingmontessori.org.


CURRENT OPENINGS

Media Manager

Purpose:  Coordinates and directs the activities of a School Library/Media and Technology support services.  Provides the leadership, instructional resources and technology services for implementation of a school library and technological program support that serves as an integral part of a curriculum development and other areas of the media program to promote student learning and teacher effectiveness.

Planning and implementing for program administration:

  • Works with school staff to design and implement short- and long-range plans to ensure balance among teaching, instructional technology, collaboration, collection development, and program management.
  • Organizes school media and technology resources in a manner that supports the mission, goals, and objectives of the school and maximizes intellectual and physical access to resources.
  • Leads in the budgetary process of the school through the Media and Technology Advisory Committee to ensure equity of access to instructional materials.
  • Leads the Media and Technology Advisory Committee in effective decision making to promote library; media program; school;
  • Demonstrates professional integrity through ethical behavior.
  • Prepares and submits accurate reports as required
  • Carries out assigned non-instructional duties and adheres to established laws, policies, rules, and regulations

Planning and implementing for teaching and learning: 

  • Plans and works collaboratively with teachers to assess learning and information needs of students and staff
  • Instructs students and staff in the effective use of ideas and information for media and technology.
  • Advocates and promotes reading and lifelong learning.
  • Leads the school's use of instructional technology to enhance learning and testing.
  • Works with the ED and school leadership team to provide flexible access to media and technology centered resources.
  • Keeps accurate inventories of print, non-print, and technology materials and equipment
  • Implements an ongoing collection development and evaluation process, in collaboration with the Media and Technology Advisory Committee, focusing on a variety of formats and resources to meet diverse learning needs.
  • Adheres to copyright as well as other laws and guidelines pertaining to the distribution and use of resources

Media Specialist Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in library science, or a related field.
  • A minimum of 3 years of experience in schools in a support role such as librarian, library teacher or media coordinator.
  • Extensive knowledge of curriculum, instructional processes, and assessment;
  • Extensive knowledge of instructional technology and professional communications media; Considerable knowledge of Microsoft Office specifically, Word, Excel, PowerPoint;
  • Stay up to date with the latest communication and testing software 
  • Knowledge of the latest media and technology trends.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills;
  • Effective time management and organizational skills;
  • Strategic problem-solving skills, including the use of multiple data points;
  • Critical thinking skills with the initiative to learn new concepts as they relate to school library media programs;
  • Ability to create media material for various media platforms such as the web, social media, and blogs. 
  • Basic budgeting skills to reconcile paid digital media placements with the available budget.
  • Upgrades professional knowledge and skills on a continual basis

 

 

 

Middle School EC Teacher

Sterling Montessori is seeking a full time Exceptional Children’s teacher who has experience working with students in middle school, grades 7-8, effective August 2023. Candidates must have an undergraduate degree and EC licensure. Ideal candidates have Montessori experience or a desire to learn the Montessori philosophy and method. The hours are from 8-4 and pay is on par with the Wake County pay scale along with full insurance benefits and 401-K matching. Sterling Montessori has a strong and collegial EC department which includes four full time special education teachers, a behavioral specialist, as well as related service personnel. 

Purpose:  EC teachers, using the Montessori Method, will implement engaging instruction and adapt lessons to meet the needs of students, develop Individualized Education Plans (IEP), collaborate with the general education teachers and directors for push in and pull out services, and prepare documents and reports necessary to facilitate parent-teacher IEP meetings.  

Duties and Responsibilities to Students/Parents/Staff

All lead teachers (General Ed., EC, Specials, and Specialists) will:

  • Adhere to the Sterling mission, vision, guiding principles, code of ethics and standards of behavior as outlined in the Employee Policies and Procedures Handbook. 
  • Attend any staff meetings, professional development, training, parent workshops, annual open house, and other activities outside of standard working hours as requested by the Executive Director
  • Ensure the safety, wellbeing and sound education of students
  • Follow the Positive Discipline model. Montessori is an approach that values the human spirit and the development of the whole child-physical, social, emotional, and cognitive. When situations or conflicts arise with students, adults act as mediators and provide opportunities for conversations, reflection, and learning. 
  • Monitor student behavior; maintain discipline in the classroom; deescalate inappropriate behavior; teach students appropriate behavioral strategies, restrain students when necessary; record and report restraints.
  • Provide research-based specialized instruction to address the instructional goals and objectives contained within each student’s IEP. 
  • Monitor and assess student progress and determine the need for additional reinforcement or adjustments to instructional techniques. 
  • Employ various teaching techniques, methods and principles of learning to enable students to meet their IEP goals. 
  • Communicate with parents regarding their child’s educational progress via periodic written progress reports.
  • Serve as case manager for assigned students; serves as conduit between general education and special education.
  • Maintain student records in accordance with North Carolina’s Procedures Governing Programs and Services for Children with Disabilities; and complies with state and federal education.
  • Train, supervise, schedule weekly meetings, establish goals and assist in the evaluation of assistant/associate teachers (when applicable).
  • Complete and maintain record keeping, progress reports, assessments/evaluations, documentation, and grades (if applicable) in a timely manner as required by the school.
  • Responsible for parent conferences, meetings, parent email communications (within 48 hours), communicating problems and concerns with all parent/guardians of students in your care.
  • Assists disabled students with their personal and self-help needs, such as eating, toileting, and other essential tasks that the students are not able to perform by themselves.
  • Maintain current teaching license, including licensing requirements (CEUs) and costs. 
  • Inform Section Director of all administrative level concerns or problems as they relate to relations with school, students, parents, or staff. 
  • Participate in field trips (when necessary), including overnights when appropriate to the level, and act in a supervisory capacity. Follow all field trip guidelines as stated in the Employee Handbook (EHB). 
  • Respect student confidentiality by not discussing students with anyone other than their families and those faculty and staff members who work with them directly, in accordance with state and federal law. 
  • Participate in and implement annual goal setting, evaluation reviews and professional development for career growth. Our work requires being coachable, an ongoing desire to learn, and a sense of egoless-ness.

Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree from a four-year accredited University (required
  • Exceptional Children (EC) State License (required)
  • AMS Montessori Trained (preferred)
  • Experience working with middle school students (preferred)
  • Experience working in a Montessori Setting (preferred)
  • Nonviolent Intervention Training (preferred)

Please send a cover letter, resume and 2-3 references to Maureen Capillo at mcapillo@sterlingmontessori.org.

 

 

Middle School Humanities Teacher

Sterling Montessori Academy and Charter School in Morrisville, NC. is seeking a Middle

School Humanities Teacher for the 2023/24 school year.

Job Type: Full-time

Professional Skills/Responsibilities:

  • Commitment to the mission, philosophy, and guiding principles of Sterling Montessori
  • Understand North Carolina State requirements for English Language Arts (ELA) and Social Studies  learning standards (Common Core) in the middle grades (7th/8th) and create and implement an English/Language Arts/History curriculum in accordance with the state’s requirements and the school’s principles and philosophy
  • A passion for and dedication to implementing Montessori best practices at the secondary level
  • Utilize and improve the implementation of school-wide Positive Discipline practices
  • Understand and be able to implement current researched best practices for middle grades education, including differentiation of instruction, support methods for students with special learning needs, and strategies for advanced students
  • Excellent literacy skills and a strong foundation in Language Arts and History/Social Studies
  • Excellent skills in organization, classroom management, problem-solving skills and attention to detail
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Collaborate with teachers, colleagues, and administration to develop and ensure a healthy, safe, and inviting environment in which all community members are free to learn and work.
  • Skilled in using Google Suite (Drive, Docs, Sheets, etc) and online research
  • Develop strong partnerships with parent/guardians and colleague
  • Facilitate Advisory small group sessions
  • Lead parent/guardian-teacher conferences
  • Plan and participate in field trips

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree from a four-year accredited University
  • State License (or willing to pursue NC licensure)
  • Montessori Adolescent Training (or willing and able to pursue Adolescent training)
  • Experience working with middle school students (preferred)
  • Experience working in a Montessori Setting (preferred)

E-mail resume and references to hr@sterlingmontessori.org

 

 

Middle School Science Teacher

Sterling Montessori Academy and Charter School in Morrisville, NC. is seeking a Middle School Math and Science teacher beginning Fall 2023. 

Job Type: Full-time
Professional Skills/Responsibilities:

  • Commitment to the mission, philosophy, and guiding principles of Sterling Montessori
  • Curriculum planning and development - Understand North Carolina state’s requirements for science learning standards (Common Core) in the middle grades (7th/8th) and create and implement a Science curriculum in accordance with the state’s requirements and the school’s principles and philosophy. 
  • A passion for and dedication to implementing Montessori best practices at the secondary level 
  • Utilize and improve the implementation of school-wide Positive Discipline practices
  • Understand and be able to implement current researched “best practices” for middle grades education, including differentiation of instruction, support methods for students with special learning needs, and strategies for gifted or advanced students. 
  • Excellent skills in organization, classroom management, problem-solving, and attention to detail 
  • Strong oral and written communication skills 
  • Collaborate with teachers, colleagues, and administration to develop and ensure a healthy, safe, and inclusive environment in which all community members are free to learn and work 
  • Skilled in using email and Google Suite (docs, sheets, slides) and online research
  • Develop strong partnerships with parents/guardians and colleagues 
  • Facilitate small-group Advisory groups year round 
  • Lead parent/guardian-teacher conferences 
  • Plan and participate in field trips 

Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree from a four-year accredited University (required)
  • State License (or willing to pursue NC licensure) (required)
  • Montessori Adolescent Training (or willing and able to pursue Adolescent training) (required)
  • Experience working with middle school students (preferred)
  • Experience working in a Montessori Setting (preferred) 

E-mail resume and references to hr@sterlingmontessori.org 

 

 

Upper Elementary Montessori Guide

Job Type: Full-time

Professional Skills/Responsibilities:

  • Commitment to the Montessori philosophy, and guiding principles of Sterling Montessori
  • Able to prepare and implement a nurturing Montessori learning environment
  • Willing to work with, and adapt to the needs of students with a variety of learning styles
  • Demonstrates excellent skills in organization, classroom management, problem-solving skills and attention to detail 
  • Has strong oral and written communication skills
  • Is able to collaborate with teachers, colleagues and administration to develop and ensure a healthy, safe, and inviting environment in which all community members are free to learn and work
  • Is open to participating in ongoing professional development
  • Is able to develop strong partnerships with parents, colleagues and administration
  • Lead parent-teacher conferences
  • Is skilled in using email, Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Google Drive.
  • Participate and lead parent education events
  • Willing to attend overnight outdoor educational experiences with students

Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree from a four-year accredited University (required)
  • State License (or willing to pursue NC licensure)
  • AMS/AMI Montessori Certification (required)
  • Experience working with children ages 9-12
  • Experience working in a Montessori setting (preferred)

 

 

Lower Elementary Montessori Guide

Job Type: Full-time

Professional Skills/Responsibilities:

  • Commitment to the Montessori philosophy, and guiding principles of Sterling Montessori
  • Able to prepare and implement a nurturing Montessori learning environment
  • Willing to work with, and adapt to the needs of students with a variety of learning styles
  • Demonstrates excellent skills in organization, classroom management, problem-solving skills and attention to detail
  • Has strong oral and written communication skills
  • Is able to collaborate with teachers, colleagues and administration to develop and ensure a healthy, safe, and inviting environment in which all community members are free to learn and work
  • Is open to participating in ongoing professional development
  • Is able to develop strong partnerships with parents, colleagues and administration ‚óŹ Lead parent-teacher conferences
  • Is skilled in using email, Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Google Drive.
  • Participate and lead parent education events \
  • Attendance in outdoor educational experiences with student

Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree from a four-year accredited University (required)
  • State License (or willing to pursue NC licensure)
  • AMS/AMI Montessori Certification (required)
  • Experience working with children ages 6-9
  • Experience working in a Montessori setting (preferred)

 

 

Children's House Montessori Guide

Job Type: Full-time

Professional Skills/Responsibilities:

  • Commitment to the mission, philosophy, and guiding principles of Sterling Montessori
  • Able to prepare a differentiated, nurturing Montessori learning environment.
  • Understands the development of young children and how it applies in a Montessori classroom.
  • Understands the importance of differentiation of instruction, support methods for students with or without special learning needs.
  • Demonstrates excellent skills in organization, classroom management, problemsolving skills and attention to detail.
  • Has strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Is able to collaborate with teachers, colleagues and administration to develop and ensure a healthy, safe, and inviting environment in which all community members are free to learn and work.
  • Is able to develop strong partnerships with parents, colleagues and administration.
  • Lead parent-teacher conferences.
  • Is skilled in using email, Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Google Drive.

Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree from a four-year accredited University (required)
  • State License (or willing to pursue NC licensure)
  • AMS/AMI Primary Montessori Certification (required)
  • Experience working with 3-6 year old children
  • Experience working in a Montessori Setting (preferred)

 

 

Children's House Assistant

Job Description:   Teacher Assistant        

Contracted:  10 month

Reports To: Lead Teacher and Section Director    

Purpose:  Reinforce lessons and expectations as presented by the lead teacher using the Montessori Method. 

Responsibilities: 

  • All assistants (General Ed., EC, Specials, and Specialists) will adhere to the Sterling mission, vision, guiding principles, code of ethics and standards of behavior as outlined in the Employee Policies and Procedures Handbook. 
  • Assistants shall attend any staff meetings, professional development, trainings, parent workshops, and annual open house outside of standard working hours as requested by the Executive Director.
  • Montessori is an approach that values the human spirit and the development of the whole child-physical, social, emotional, and cognitive. When situations or conflicts arise with students, adults act as mediators and provide opportunities for conversations, reflection, and learning. Assistants follow the Positive Discipline model and refer to the Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS) when needing to implement supplemental or intensive support.
  • Responsible for the welfare and safety of students. 
  • With guidance from the lead teacher, maintain classroom routines and expectations to develop and ensure a healthy, safe, clean, orderly, and inviting classroom environment (inside and outside).
  • Follow all sanitation procedures for the school.
  • Report all maintenance requests or damage in classrooms, playgrounds, and campus-wide. 
  • Complete Incident/Accident reports when necessary.
  • Respond to email communications (within 48 hours).
  • Responsible for completing mandatory trainings by the state or as requested by the Executive Director. 
  • Inform lead teacher with concerns or problems as they relate to relations with school, students, parents, or staff. \
  • Work with students of various abilities, including those with diagnosed learning differences; follow student IEP, 504, EL, Behavioral Intervention Plan (BIP), Functional Behavioral Assessment (FBA). 
  • Participate in all class field trips, including overnights when appropriate to the level, and act in a supervisory capacity. Follow all field trip guidelines as stated in the Employee Handbook (EHB).
  • Respect student confidentiality by not discussing students with anyone other than their families and those faculty and staff members who work with them directly, in accordance with state and federal law. 
  • Participate and implement in annual goal setting, evaluation reviews and professional development for career growth. Our work requires being coachable, an ongoing desire to learn, and a sense of egoless-ness.

 

 

Lower Elementary & Children's House Support/Floater

Sterling Montessori is seeking a Support/Floater who has experience working with students ages 6-14 years old. Ideal candidates have Montessori experience, or desire to learn the Montessori method. Candidates will receive a teacher assistant salary to assist in beforecare, support students, teachers, and administrators with schoolwide needs. The hours are from 7:30-3:30. Candidates will work under the guidance of The Director of Student Affairs.

This person should possess the following qualities:

  • A love and passion for working with children
  • Strong classroom management skills
  • Willing to take direction from lead teachers and directors
  • Ability to build strong professional relationships with the staff at Sterling Montessori
  • Punctual and dependable in attendance 
  • Good judgment and decision-making skills 
  • Positive Discipline

Please send a cover letter, resume and three references to hr@sterlingmontessori.org.

 

 

Exceptional Children Program Assistant (ECPA)

The EC Program Assistant (ECPA) provides support to the classroom teacher and other professionals in the supervision, instruction, social emotional and positive behavior support of students with disabilities, ages 3-14 years, in a variety of settings, including classroom, recreational and community to achieve established goals and objectives, including personal care and mobility.  The ECPA provides individual assistance with academics, behavioral problems, personal care and mobility, and may lead small group activities as directed. The ECPA assists the teacher with general housekeeping and clerical duties as needed.  This is a Full-Time, 10 month position.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • General knowledge of the varying needs of students with disabilities
  • General knowledge of the practices, methods and techniques used in the teaching of the exceptional children population
  • General knowledge of the activities performed by the lead teacher
  • General knowledge of the daily routines of the classroom 
  • General knowledge of student handbook rules and regulations
  • General knowledge of procedures to follow in an emergency
  • General knowledge of Montessori philosophy, teachings, and practices
  • General knowledge of the curriculum for the assigned grade(s)
  • General knowledge of Positive Discipline 
  • General knowledge and understanding of behavior strategies/interventions
  • Ability to constantly monitor the safety and well-being of students, particularly when a student is participating in an inclusive activity
  • Ability to motivate students
  • Ability to respond appropriately in emergency situations and to remain calm in stressful situations
  • Ability to operate necessary equipment (adaptive, audio visual, computer, etc.)
  • Ability to maintain files and information
  • Ability to take direction from lead teacher and director
  • Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective professional relationships with teachers, colleagues, parents, students, and administrators 
  • Ability to adapt to individual needs of teachers and students and work with interruptions
  • Ability to understand, manage and relate to students who have may behavioral problems, cognitive and physical disabilities
  • Strong classroom management skills to assist in maintaining order and discipline in the classroom
  • Skills to assist with data collection
  • Competency in basic skills such as reading, math, spelling and grammar
  • Has punctual and dependable attendance
  • Has good decision making skills
  • CPI trained (Required to have or willing to be trained)

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist with the delivery of special services for students
  • Assist classroom teacher with performing specific duties assigned or undertaking specialized tasks to achieve and enhance instructional and behavioral objectives
  • Work with individual students, small groups or large groups as assigned by the teacher
  • Assist with behavior modifications as requested by the teacher
  • Lift, move and operate equipment
  • Assist students with personal care tasks, including but not limited to, bathroom, clothing, hygiene, diapering, toileting, and wash-up routines
  • Escort, monitor and maintain supervision of students as assigned within a variety of school environments such as to and from events,  classes, lunch, and other activities as needed according to the IEP and approved policies and procedures students as assigned by teacher or administrator
  • Assist students with mobility needs (ex., lifting and positioning, assisting in and out of wheelchair, loading and unloading from transportation, navigating in and around the school and on field trips)
  • Monitor students during assigned periods within a variety of school environments for the purpose of maintaining a safe and positive learning environment
  • Report student concerns directly and expeditiously to the teacher and assist with student resolution as deem appropriate
  • Assist with breakfast, lunch, snack, including clean-up if needed
  • Maintain various confidential records and files
  • Participate in trainings, meetings, and other professional development activities as directed by the school or department
  • Perform additional duties as requested by the teacher or administrator

Behavioral Support (1:1 and small group)

  • Assist teacher with preparing the environment for activities; greet students upon arrival; assist students with belongings; supervise activities, escort students to transportation upon dismissal
  • Provide direct behavior intervention support across settings as needed
  • Reinforce learning in small groups; provide one-to-one individual assistance; supervise small groups; assist students with independent lessons and projects
  • Constantly monitor the behavior of the students and employ strategies as necessary to mitigate behavioral issues; respond to inappropriate behavior as instructed by the teacher; supervise play time and situations where the classroom teacher is out of the room
  • Collaborate with the teacher to incorporate information outlined in the IEP or provided by parents, doctors, therapists, counselors, etc. in order to understand the needs of and provide for appropriate services for students.
  • Assist teacher in performing general housekeeping duties to ensure the learning environment is prepared daily (i.e., set up various equipment each morning; put equipment away at the end of the day, sanitize mats, toys, equipment with wipes; ensure student equipment is in proper working condition)
  • Coordinate with teachers, specialists, administrators, other assistants and staff as directed by the teacher
  • Engage in crisis intervention techniques as a last resort to maintain the safety and security of the student and others
  • Collects and charts progress monitoring data for IEP goals (academic and behavioral), BIPs or contracts as assigned by the teacher

Working Conditions and Physical Demands:

Work is considered medium physical work requiring the exertion of up to 40 pounds of force.  Position entails significant walking, bending, standing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, some pushing and/or pulling, climbing and balancing, running short distances, and possible interventions in order to maintain a safe learning environment.  Assignment may require the ability to physically move students or equipment, position students in specialized equipment and assist with toileting needs or bathroom supervision.

Work Environment:

Employees in this position are required to work in indoor and outdoor environments, and come into direct contact with staff, students and the public.

Experience:

  • High School Diploma or GED required
  • Experience working with exceptional children
  • Training and/or experience in utilizing specialized instructional techniques such as behavior intervention strategies, picture exchange communication systems, and social stories preferred.

 

 

Part-Time Aftercare Teacher

Sterling Montessori is seeking qualified Aftercare Teachers who have experience working with students ages 3 to 6 years old, or elementary-aged students. Ideal candidates have Montessori experience, or desire to learn the Montessori Method. Candidates will work 3:00-6:00 pm under the guidance of the Aftercare Supervisor.

This person should possess the following qualities:

  • A love and passion for working with children
  • Strong classroom management skills
  • Ability to build strong professional relationships with the staff and parents at Sterling Montessori.
  • Punctual and dependable in attendance
  • Good judgment and decision-making skills

Please send a cover letter, resume and three references to hr@sterlingmontessori.org

 

 

Substitute Teachers

Sterling Montessori Academy and Charter School is always interested in adding substitute teachers to our on-call list. We use this list to provide coverage in our classrooms (Children’s House – Middle School) when a teacher is out.

The first step towards becoming a substitute at Sterling is to view our Substitute Presentation for more information and requirements.  We look forward to hearing from you.


STERLING'S MISSION STATEMENT

The mission of Sterling Montessori is to create a diverse educational community, grounded in the Montessori philosophy and teaching practices, that fosters curiosity, creativity, and critical thinking in its students. We strive to empower each student to become life-long learners who respect themselves, others and their environment.


It is the policy of Sterling Montessori to provide all applicants for employment with equal employment opportunities and to provide current employees with training, compensation, promotion, and other attributes of employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, citizenship status, sex, gender identity, or sexual orientation, except where sex, age, or physical requirements are essential occupational qualifications. All candidates will be evaluated on their merits and qualifications for positions. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a reference and background investigation.