Cornerspring Montessori School Job Posting for Head of School
February 27th, 2015
The Cornerspring Montessori School in Belfast, Maine is seeking a Head of School (HOS) to lead the school in fulfilling its mission to provide an individualized learning environment in which the partnership of child, parent, and teacher nurtures lifelong learning skills and a deep sense of compassion and social responsibility. In this 12-month position, the Head of School is responsible for all aspects of school operations and promotion of its programs throughout the broader community. Specific duties include oversight of enrollment, year round education programs, budget and financial management, personnel management, fundraising, marketing, public relations, and property management. The HOS typically oversees a staff of 4 lead teachers, 5 assistant teachers, an administrative assistant, and a financial manager/program development manager. These responsibilities should be administered in a manner that is consistent with Montessori philosophy and within the guidelines administered by the Board of Directors
With a current enrollment of 70 students, the school will be moving to a brand-new, energy-efficient building during the summer of 2015. This facility presents a unique opportunity for the Head of School to further connect our expanding pre-kindergarten through 6th grade programming with place and community.
Administrative and classroom experience preferred; proven success in supervising and mentoring faculty, facilitating successful implementation of classroom and extracurricular programs; ability to communicate, collaborate effectively and inspire confidence in staff, parents, children and Board. Excellent written and verbal communication skills and a strong work ethic are desired, as is experience with community outreach, events, fundraising, and expansion of programs and classrooms.
Applicants must be committed to implementing the Montessori educational model. A certification by an accredited Montessori Teacher Training Program, a degree in early childhood education, and a minimum of 5 years experience in child development are also preferred.
Compensation and Benefits:
Cornerspring Montessori School offers a salary commensurate with experience and the compensation package includes dental, life, short and long term disability insurance along with retirement match up to 3% and continuing education hours.
About Cornerspring Montessori School:
The Cornerpsring Montessori School was established in 2001 to provide a curriculum based on the teachings and philosophies of Dr. Maria Montessori for students ranging in age from 18 mos. to 12 years old. It is located in the scenic, coastal town of Belfast, Maine. Belfast is the economic hub and county seat of Waldo County. With a dynamic working waterfront, picturesque sea captains’ mansions, the country’s oldest shoe store, and more art galleries than any city of its size in the state, it is also the region’s cultural hub. Nestled in a largely forested landscape between the ocean, mountains, and numerous lakes, the region affords excellent outdoor opportunities for all types of outdoor recreation.
Review of applications will begin March 27, 2015 and continue until the position is filled. Application materials should include a cover letter, resume, three references, salary requirements, and a personal statement reflecting philosophy of school leadership and reasons for interest in the position. Applications may be submitted either electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to:
Cornerspring Montessori School’s 7th Annual Auction, ‘Joining Together,’ will take place on May 17, from 6:00 – 9:00pm at the Belfast Curling Club. We invite the community to join us for this fun event. We will host a silent and live auction with gourmet finger foods from three continents, cocktails, and live music featuring local musicians Jeff Densmore and Ando Anderson. This is our premier event to support our Tuition Assistance Program.
Tickets are available now for $15 per person or $25 per couple. Ticket price includes food, bid number, and entertainment. Tickets may be purchased at the door or by calling the school at 207-338-5800. Tickets are also available in Belfast at Fiddlehead Artisan Supply, payable with cash or check.
This year’s auction would not be possible without the generous support of our sponsors: Tucker Law Group, Pica Design and Marketing, Belfast Pediatrics, Belmont Boatworks, GO Logic, Little River Veterinary Hospital, Seahorse Stables, and Trillium Caterers.
Cornerspring Montessori School has an opening for a 3-6 Montessori Trained Teacher for the 2014-2015 school year. The candidate should have at least 3 years experience. Must have a passion for working with 3-6 age children and have the understanding of the operation of a non-profit organization. Maine State teaching certificate a plus, but not necessary. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE! Send resume, letter of references and copy of Montessori certificate to Cornerspring Montessori School at 18 Hatley Road, Belfast, Me 04915 or email to email@example.com
Our 3 day Chickadee students enjoyed our first class fieldtrip to Mainly Apples in Dixmont.It was an absolute beautiful day for apple picking, reading stories, sharing a snack and being outdoors together as a classroom community.The orchard staff was very friendly and helpful in modeling the proper ways to pick apples and discussed the importance of respecting apple trees.Thank you to all the parents who were able to drive and chaperone this event.
As an extension of our apple picking trip and our introduction to community building in the classroom, the children participated in making and enjoying applesauce.Apples were peeled, cut and cooked and then enjoyed together. Delicious!
Our 2 day Chickadee students participated in a morning full of hands-on pumpkin carving fun! A special “thank-you” goes out to the Bahner family for donating the pumpkins for our special day and to all the parent volunteers for their time and careful carving. This was a great opportunity to bring our classroom and families together in a fun way.
We would like to welcome a new friend to our 3 day chickadee classroom.
Riley Hall and her family joined our Cornerspring community this month.If you happen to see them at drop off or pick up, please extend a warm welcome.
You may have heard of another classroom friend “Clementine” our new class pet guinea pig.The children are excited to welcome him to our classroom and look forward to helping take care of his daily needs.His is well loved and cared for already.
October was fire safety month and as a school we discuss fire safety and in our classrooms we practiced fire drill procedures such as lining up, meeting at our assigned spot, and hearing the fire alarm. We invited local fire fighters to our classroom to show the children how a firefighter looks and sounds in all their gear.They discussed fire safety in the home and in school.Afterwards, the children were excited to take turns sitting in one of the emergency vehicles.
October also brought a few birthday walks in our classroom.This beautiful and sometimes tearful tradition is a great way to honor your child’s special day.Parents are invited to the birthday walk celebration and enjoy sharing pictures and stories with the class. It is a fun and special tradition.
Thank-you parents for all the wonderful, creative, and healthy snack choices we enjoy each day. The children have been enjoying serving themselves and dish washing too as part of our individual snack routine.Being the snack leader is an important part of our daily routine.As the snack leader, children enjoy preparing the snack table, tipping the rain stick to call their friends for circle, and holding the door for their friends. The other children practice common courtesies by thanking their friend for holding the door for them.
In recognition of the “International Day of Peace” Cornerspring Montessori School participated in its sixth annual peace celebration on Monday, September 23rd.The children began with a circle gathering outside where they shared in a moment of silence, sang songs and listened to a story about peace.Marc Archambault from White Doves of Maine released one of his beautiful doves in honor of this day.The school ended their celebration with a peace parade through the athenahealth complex.Children marched with handmade doves and signs signifying peace followed in a procession lead by an enormous handmade cloth dove. “The International Day of Peace or Peace Day provides an opportunity for individuals, organizations and nations to create practical acts of peace on a shared date.” For more information on the UN International Day of Peace you can go to www.internationaldayofpeace.org
Cornerspring’s Annual Silent and Live Auction “Supporting Local Sprouts.”
March 27th, 2013
Cornerspring Montessori School invites you to join us for our annual auction to benefit the school’s Tuition Assistance Program. The event, ‘Supporting Local Sprouts,’ will take place at the Belfast Curling Club on April 27, 2013 from 6:00 – 9:00pm. It will feature silent and live auctions, dinner donated by some of Belfast’s finest farms, restaurants and caterers, cocktails, and live music by The Leaky Boot Jug Band.
Local community members are invited to attend this exciting event! Tickets are available now for $20 per person or $35 per couple. Ticket price includes dinner, bid number, and entertainment. Purchase tickets online at http://www.biddingforgood.com/cornerspring, or in Belfast at Fiddlehead Artisan Supply.
All money raised by the ‘Supporting Local Sprouts’ Auction is dedicated to supporting Cornerspring’s Tuition Assistance Program. If you are interested in donating to our annual auction please contact us by email, firstname.lastname@example.org, or by telephone at 207-338-5800. Cornerspring Montessori School is a non-profit organization and all contributions are tax-deductible.
Your generosity helps us provide a safe, enriching, and diverse educational environment. Thank you for your support.
In recognition of the “International Day of Peace” Cornerspring Montessori School participated in its fifth annual peace celebration on Monday, September 24th. The children began with a circle gathering outside for a moment of silence. The celebration continued with a song about peace and a world peace meditation led by teacher Lily Goodale. Marc Archambault from White Doves of Maine released one of his beautiful doves in honor of this day. The school ended their celebration with a peace parade through the athenahealth complex. Children marched with handmade doves and pinwheels signifying peace followed in a procession lead by an enormous handmade cloth dove. The “International Day of Peace” is celebrated worldwide on Sept 21st. For more information on the International Day of Peace you can go to: internationaldayofpeace.org
Cornerspring Montessori School is now accepting applications for the 2012-2013 school year.
July 12th, 2012
Cornerspring Montessori School is accepting applications for the 2012-2013 school year in our Preschool and Kindergarten programs. Cornerspring offers a variety of preschool choices (2,3,5 day all day or half day programs) and all day programs for Kindergarten. Please refer to the programs section for specific information or call the school at 207-338-5800 or email us at email@example.com.
Cornerspring Montessori School Summer Camp Enrollment is Underway!
April 9th, 2012
Cornerspring Montessori School is now accepting applications for 2012 summer camp. Cornerspring provides day camp for campers ages 3-6 and 6-12 for 8 weeks in the summer beginning the week of June 18, 2012. Each camp session will focus on a specific theme and will be culminated with art or science activities and include a field trip or visitor. Campers can sign up for any session. Space is limited and is on a first come first serve basis, so register now. For more information, please call 207-338-5800 or firstname.lastname@example.org.