Daycroft School is a toddler through grade 6 Montessori inspired school in Ann Arbor committed to empowering each student with confidence, compassion, and a lifelong love of learning. Our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion is imperative for providing the best learning environment for students as they navigate an increasingly complicated world.
Daycroft School seeks faculty and staff who support the three Montessori philosophies that we believe create the best learning environment for our students. We create classroom environments that allow for uninterrupted periods of student creativity and exploration. Learning is student-centered with individualized academic and social-emotional learning. And lastly, we are a community that is committed to fostering humanrelationships that are rooted in mutual respect for all members of the community.
The Co-Lead teacher will partner with one of our experienced Elementary teachers in helping to teach, lead demonstrations, and plan the curriculum. Responsibilities include teaching math, reading, and writing workshops, culture, and science units. Looking for an experienced Montessori-trained elementary teacher who has demonstrated the ability to effectively co-teach and bring creativity into the classroom. At Daycroft we have a close-knit community where teachers help one another, partner with one another, and support one another in helping our students.
Create an engaging learning environment that fosters student interest and independence.
Support and meet students' social and emotional needs in creating a nurturing environment.
Deliver differentiated lessons to meet students in their learning process.
Work collaboratively with our specialty teachers to build upon classroom lessons in math, geography, culture, reading & writing.
Meet weekly with elementary staff to discuss curriculum and projects.
Give written comments back on students’ work in a timely manner.
Attend faculty meetings and participate in lunch recess activities.
Experience and Professional Competencies
Experience in teaching elementary students– a minimum of 3 years is preferred
Lower/upper Elementary Montessori Certification
A bachelor’s degree
A Michigan Teacher Certification is desired
Daycroft School is committed to an inclusive program and a diverse faculty and student body. Candidates with a demonstrated commitment to and experience with diversity, equity, and inclusion work are especially encouraged to apply.
Daycroft School is an independent, Preschool-6 grade non-profit school of ~200 students. Daycroft blends the distinctive student-centered teaching methods of Maria Montessori with traditional and progressive teaching methods. Daycroft thus accomplishes its educational mission: to provide a personalized learning environment that appreciates individual differences, nurtures the whole child, and enables students to develop at their own pace and achieve to their full potential. Our strengths are our teachers, community, leadership and the relentless pursuit of exceptional results. Daycroft is one of Washtenaw County's leading independent schools. It began as a preschool program in 1968. Daycroft has since grown to include a full-day kindergarten program, an elementary school program through 6th grade, before-school and after-school care, summer camp programs, and enrichment classes. Daycroft has earned accreditation from the Independent Schools Association of the Central States (ISACS; www.isacs.org). It is a member of the Associations of Independent Michigan Schools; and the National Association of Independent Schools. Daycroft is located at: 1095 N. Zeeb Rd., Ann Arbor, MI 48103. Phone: (734) 662-3335. Visit our website at www.daycroft.org to learn more about our school.