Living Montessori Academy
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    2445 140th Ave NE Bellev...
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Administrative in Bellevue, WA
on April 23, 2021
- Staff genuinely care about each other, are supportive and build lasting friendships- There’s a sense of community both with staff and families - Well-qualified, professional teachers- Application process requires parents to tour and apply so school can determine if family is philosophically aligned. Staff benefit from families who believe in what they are doing and can enjoy teaching and communicating to parents without feeling like they have to justify the philosophy.- Good amount of days off for someone who works year round at a private school: vacation time, paid federal holidays, and paid between Christmas and New Years after 1 year anniversary.- Great medical, dental & vision insurance- Beautiful, well designed environment & classrooms with supplies readily available- Good software for various functions in tracking children, parent communication & community building- Many opportunities to advance, collaborate, take ownership. More than half of administrative/leadership team started as teachers or teacher assistants.- Supportive, generous and collaborative parents- Well-established administrative/leadership team (most have been with the school 10 + years)- The job is extremely rewarding as children are loved, happy and enjoy learning- Professional development days that include all staff
Lead Teacher in Bellevue, WA
on April 22, 2021
I've been here for several year, I have had the opportunity to learn a lot at this school. I started as an assistant teacher and have been able to become a Lead Teacher. The management support learning and training opportunity and many opportunities for advancement. The school also provides organic lunches for students and teachers can also enjoy their lunches for free, they always have vegetarian options.
Teacher Assistant in Bellevue, WA
on February 20, 2020
CONS: - Admin will cancel a morning meeting an hour or even less before the meeting starts. Morning meetings are usually before opening and happen on Fridays. Most people are traveling from out of Bellevue or commuting. Most employees will be on their way in when they get a text saying that the meeting is canceled. This has happened many times for both teachers and assistant teachers. - School days for children are expected to be consistent every day. They have outside time at the same time every day, eat lunch around the same time, etc. But for employees, they are very inconsistent. You may have lunch at 11:30 am one day, and the next day have lunch at 12:45 pm. Or even later. There is no consistency in the schedule for employees. - Management will not help you if you need support from them about another employee. If you are having some issues with another employee, they will not discuss it with you unless it's something a parent or a different employee has caught it too. - Time off requests are not updated until weeks later. They always tell you to check the schedule to see if the time off has been approved or not. Problem is, they don't update it all the time, and you have no way knowing unless you ask, but even then, they will tell you to check the not updated calendar. So it is hard to tell if you get the time off or if they just haven't updated it. - There has been a huge issue with teachers grabbing kids. Other employees will report, but they will not do something until a parent sees it themselves and tells the management. - Favoritism. There is a lot of that. If you are on their good side, they will help you a lot. If you're not on their side, they will make it very hard on you. - Underpaid. This school is VERY expensive but the employees (not management) are very underpaid. For the price of the school, employees should be paid a lot more. - Every day is short-staffed. Don't expect your breaks when they schedule it in the schedule for you because there usually won't be anyone there to cover for you. - The job description is wrong. You will be doing WAY more than what it says. - In-Service days are POINTLESS. They say that it's a day where we have workshops and work together with other teachers but in actuality, all we do is clean (which we already do every day normally), and go around and introduce ourselves to each other (again). One of the worst in-service days is when they used us as their janitors. We had to clean and organize both LMA (Living Montessori Academy) and LMEE (Living Montessori Early Education), even if we only work for LMEE. All the stuff we had clean was from LMA. There was no workshop. They even had some of the employees take things with their own cars to go donate the stuff from the cleaning day. - If you have a 90 follow-up or have any sort of meeting to talk about a raise, the future of you and this school, your 1-year review, expect it to be rescheduled over and over and over again or to wait months until you get your review. - There is little to no support from admins. If you have to talk to them, they are never there. They leave early and you will not be able to get a hold of them. - Don't know if this is a con but there is A LOT of nepotism. PRO: The most enjoyable part of the job is that there is a huge variety of food places around the area and if someone recruits you, they will get a small bonus.
Program Director in Bellevue, WA
on July 12, 2019
Authentic Montessori Program with experienced and dedicated teachers and staff. Children thrive and families are connected and appreciative. Professional atmosphere with opportunities for growth and/or advancement.
Floater/Elementary Class Manager in Bellevue, WA
on September 12, 2018
There needs to be more incluisive and non discrimination training. There needs to be a more honest dialog with the staff. There should never be a culture of intimidation or attrition.

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