A Teacher’s Purpose
To give our very best
So that kids can grow up
To become their very best.
It’s one of the hardest jobs there is.
It’s also one of the most rewarding.
At Muskegon Montessori Academy for Environmental Change, we see it as our job to empower teachers to be their very best! We pride ourselves on creating a positive work environment. It’s a place you look forward to showing up to every day. A place where you can laugh. A place where you can smile. A place where you feel valued and where you can work collaboratively with your team.
Muskegon Montessori Academy is a part of the Choice Schools Associates network of schools. Choice employs more than 600 educators and was named a Detroit Free Press 2017 “Top Place to Work” based on employee surveys. Choice partners with school communities, empowering and equipping them to fulfill their unique mission and prioritizes the recruitment and retention of top talent as a critical component of success.
We believe all students can learn if they’re surrounded by passionate, talented, growth-minded educators who genuinely care and celebrate the uniqueness of each student. We have created a space where students can talk about themselves and their lives, share their opinions and gain confidence in themselves. Students are engaged, forming relationships and working with clear intention.
Our team is trusted and empowered to be creative leaders of innovation. We foster a culture of open communication and feedback between team members and with students. Classrooms are dynamic and support a diverse group of learners. Students are provided with adequate space, materials and supplies to be inspired in their learning environment.
Everyone on our team is committed to the mission and focused on the whole student, working collaboratively to lead students down their unique path to success. We value and embrace lifelong learning and support each member of our team with relevant and timely opportunities. We prioritize time for collaboration and celebrate small victories along the way. We recognize the rigor, commitment and passion it takes to be a great teacher, and we reward heart and perseverance.
We can always use more heart in our schools!
Review the current openings within Choice Schools Associates. We actively post openings for certified and non-certified support staff. All applications are accepted and screened through our online system.
To establish a complete pre-employment file, please complete the online application. Your application materials will be retained in active status for one school year. If your qualifications meet our needs, we will contact you for further information.
Choice Schools Associates shares your excitement for the opportunity to work with school age children and to join forces with a dedicated and well-trained faculty. The faculty and staff at Choice Academies are impressive educators and professionals. You seek to join a 100% credentialed team of professional educators and service providers.
Our teaching faculty exceeds the certification requirements mandated by the Michigan Department of Education and our Authorizers. Choice teachers enjoy the benefits of working in a collaborative environment where they are encouraged to reach their full potential as professional educators. Shared decision making is important to achieving Choice and respective Academies’ missions, goals, and objectives.
Our support staff is characterized by a strong work ethic, dedication to creating an environment conducive to academic learning and personal growth, and loyalty to going above and beyond the call of duty. Support staff positions include: Playground Aide, Teacher’s Aide, Office Professional, Child Care Aide, Food Service Aide, Maintenance, and Transportation. While the majority of our Teacher Aides are certified to teach in the State of Michigan, the basic requirement is a two-year degree from a college or university. Bus drivers are required to have a current Michigan Commercial Driver’s License with the Passenger and Air Brakes endorsements.
We require federal and state criminal background checks of all potential employees as well as certification of professional conduct from former employers. Our transportation professionals are required to undergo drug screenings and physicals.