PUBLISHED: 9:28 AM on Tuesday, August 15, 2006
School seeks to certify teacher
Juneau Montessori
The Juneau Montessori School is seeking individuals interested in obtaining the Association Montessori International certification as a Montessori primary teacher this academic year starting about Sept. 1. A primary teacher works with children ages 2 1/2 - over 6 years old.

"Primary teachers come from diverse backgrounds, education and working experience," said Lupita Alvarez, director of the Juneau Montessori School.

"What's really important to us is that the individual is and has passion for supporting human development in a positive manner and that the individual is and has been an advocate for young children."

JMS will sponsor a candidate who is willing to commit to work for JMS for three years after training is completed. JMS will cover costs of training and a stipend.

Applicant qualifications are a bachelor's degree in any field or working toward a bachelor's degree in early childhood education, human studies or related field with at least 72 credits of undergraduate work completed; one year of experience with young children; excellent communication skills; excellent organizational skills and attention to detail; and ability to collaborate within a community.

Applicants may submit a letter of intent and a resume including three references at or fax it to 364-3537. For more information, call at 364-3535.