Do you love helping students become their best person, to navigate potential obstacles, and to unleash their full potential? When you see students struggle, do you also see in them their power, potential, and capabilities? Their limitless capacity? At Greensboro Montessori School, we believe in empowering students to be independent and responsible learners. We believe all children can do great things. And, we know that some students require a little extra help to be at their best.
This is when our Student Support Center (SSC) steps in. This team currently comprises two full-time team employees (a director and a school counselor) and two part-time employees (one focuses on early childhood and one focuses on reading interventions). They partner with classroom teachers throughout the School to support students with any learning, social-emotional, or developmental challenges; they run diagnostic tests and academic assessments; they do one-on-one interventions; they serve as “gatekeepers” for helping families partner with outside services; and they partner with our director of admission to help assess a child’s academic fit during this application process.
While the director of student support and the SSC provide general support to all the faculty and students, they provide more specific and more focused support to a smaller group of students whose learning or social needs require additional attention. There are anywhere from 30 to 40 students on their more focused caseload at any time.
We seek a director of student support to lead this wonderful and important team. We seek someone who embodies our Montessori values of meeting children where they are, who has a background in special education, and who is a great case manager. We seek someone who knows that student support goes much more deeply than paperwork and test scores. Impeccable attention to detail and limitless grace and compassion go a long way, too. Oh, and we’d like someone who has an easy laugh, as well.
The director of student support is a 10-month, full-time position that reports directly to the head of school. oversees the other members of the student support team, and collaborates with directors of lower and upper schools. Working in a 260-student independent school, we are all used to having myriad responsibilities on any day, and we are all committed to pitching in to do whatever students need to be at their best.
This 10-month position starts August 8, 2022, comes with a full benefits package, and involves occasional on-call help over the summer months. If you think you have what we’re looking for, we would like to hear from you. Please email a cover letter and résumé to Heather Goggin, human resources consultant, at HR@gms.org.
Greensboro Montessori School is a thriving and financially secure 47-year-old, toddler-to-junior-high, AMS- and SAIS-accredited, 260-student independent school. Our students have access to our 10-acre main campus, 40-acre satellite Land campus, two activity buses, a team of cultural education faculty (art, music, Spanish, physical education, computer science), and a crew of environmental educators teaching in our 20-year-old permaculture gardens and commercial kitchen.
If you are from outside the Piedmont Triad area of North Carolina, know that North Carolina is a fantastic place to live and that Greensboro is a wonderful, affordable, medium-sized city. Relocation support is available.