Job Board

Montessori Northwest provides employment listings as a service to our community. We welcome job postings from all Montessori affiliations.

Legal disclaimer: MNW reserves the right to modify text, add postings, and remove postings as it deems appropriate. MNW is not responsible for the accuracy or content of information contained in postings. MNW does not endorse any employer or position listed. Applicants are responsible for their own research about each school or position. MNW is not responsible for the quality of any applicant hired for any position. Job postings will be removed after approximately 30 days.

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Primary Guide - Redmond, OR, USA

POSTED ON JAN 20, 2017

Immediate opening in a 1st year Montessori school in the beautiful town of Redmond, OR. Our community is excited about us! We have a wait list for every level currently. Looking for someone who is ready to take on their own class, we have 20 amazing children waiting for you and an excellent assistant to help you. Experience is a plus but not required.

School website: http://www.highdesertmontessori.org


Head of School - Decatur, GA, USA

POSTED ON JAN 20, 2017

Arbor Montessori has begun a nationwide search for a new Head of School to lead the next chapter of our growth as Atlanta’s premier Montessori school and one of the largest AMI schools in the Southeastern U.S.

Founded in 1970, Arbor enrolls 280 of students from Toddler through 8th grade. The school is located in Decatur, Georgia, a vibrant community just outside of metro Atlanta. Arbor Montessori has two campuses: Our flagship campus was built in 1987, expanded in 1998, and sits on four wooded acres. Our second campus is brand new and just opened in August 2016 after a self-financed multi-million dollar investment by the School. Arbor is accredited by AMI, SACS and SAIS.

The next Head of School will have the opportunity to lead Arbor into its next phase, with a balanced set of opportunities and challenges, including:

• Bolstering enrollment at our new second campus.
• Advancing our strong financial footing by maximizing enrollment and retention and expanding fundraising efforts.
• Working alongside the Board of Trustees to support the School’s next strategic plan.

The Head of School is responsible for:
• Day-to-day operations of the School
• Ensuring the academic quality and institutional strength of the School
• Overseeing and implementing all policies and procedures
• Supervising and developing personnel
• Advancing the mission of the School through leadership, skilled decision-making, and community building

Applicants must possess the following qualifications:
• AMI teacher certification, plus 5+ years of teaching experience in an AMI accredited classroom
• 5+ years of exhibited leadership experience in an AMI school is preferred
• Experience working with primary and elementary school students is required; experience with adolescent and toddler programs is preferred
• A Bachelor’s Degree is required and a Master’s Degree is preferred
• Collaborative, decisive and inspired leadership style with an aptitude for creating a warm and benevolent team culture
• Expertise in school budgeting is highly preferred
• Experience with leading successful fundraising efforts is preferred
• Knowledge of AMI accreditation requirements and involvement in Montessori-related organizations at the local, regional, and national level(s)
• Exceptional written and verbal communication skills including public speaking and one-on-one verbal communication
• Ability to start June 2017 is preferred; qualified applicants who are available for a January 2018 or June 2018 start date are also encouraged to apply

The Head of School is a full-time, salaried, twelve-month position. Salary is highly competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Benefits include medical insurance, paid school year holidays, paid personal and vacation time, a 403b retirement plan, and a professional development allowance

Interested applicants should send a resume, reference letters or other materials supporting their documented leadership acumen, as well as a cover letter highlighting why they are the best fit to lead Arbor’s next chapter. Application materials may be submitted confidentially to the School’s Business Manager, Pam Worsham, at pamw@arbormontessori.org. Questions may also be submitted to the same email address, and responses will be provided by Arbor’s Search Committee. All materials, inquiries, and applications will be maintained in strict confidence.

Go to http://www.arbormontessori.org/work-at-arbor/head-of-school/ for a more detailed prospectus on the position.

School website: http://www.arbormontessori.org


Center Director - Novi, MI, USA

POSTED ON JAN 20, 2017

Our organization prides itself on excellence, putting the education and development of our children first and foremost. When you consider a career at Learning Care Group, know you will be joining a team that is passionate about thoroughly preparing their students for all the challenges that lie ahead.

In a Director, we look for committed individuals who want to make a difference in the lives of young children and their families, while effectively and efficiently running all School operations.

Some of the exciting things that you will do as a Director include, but are not limited to:

•Make a difference every day!
•Be accountable for the operation of the school, ensuring that the school is operating in accordance with company and state licensing standards.
•Be responsible for ensuring an educational, caring and safe environment for the children and parents.
•Spark imagination, build self-esteem and help children discover new things each day.
•Promote the positive image of the company and play a major role in making the company a provider of choice in educational programs for the communities that we service.
•Recruit, select and retain quality staff.
•Help achieve profitability for the company.

Job Requirements:

In order to be considered for this position, you must meet all state licensing requirements, including:

•Eligible for Texas Director License
•1 year supervisory experience of at least six non-exempt associates; experience in early childhood education strongly preferred
•Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in early childhood education
•Any licenses, certificates or specialized training as required by State law and/or regulatory agencies
•Business and Program oriented; Excellent communication skills; Upbeat and friendly attitude


Elementary Guide - Litchfield Park, AZ, USA

POSTED ON JAN 20, 2017

At St. Peter’s we have a well-respected AMI 3-12 year-old program at an Episcopal school that has been serving the community for over 50 years. We have an opening for a teacher in our Elementary class for the 2017-2018 school year, and need two Primary assistants as well. Currently our lower and upper elementary are combined, with plans to separate as soon as enrollment and space allows.

The ideal Elementary candidate will be a diligent, life-long learner that has strong classroom management skills, knowing that being firm and fun can go hand-in-hand. S/he will be enthusiastic about teaching, and a centered and peaceful person who has done the spiritual preparation necessary to nurture children during this critical time of development. A strong devotion to AMI pedagogy is required. A BA/BS is required, Masters preferred. Medical and pension provided.

The ideal Primary assistant will have gone through the AMI assistant training, or be willing to go in his or her first year here. He or she will be prompt, adaptable, and able to see the rhythms that a class runs on. Kindness is paramount, and patience a necessity. We will train the right applicant, but experience with children is preferred, especially at the 3-6 level.

Email resumes to Bonnie Shearer at montessori@stpetersaz.com, and check out our website listed below.

School website: http://stpetersmontessori.com


Toddler Community Assistant - Vancouver, WA, USA

POSTED ON JAN 20, 2017

Immediate Opening!
Vancouver Montessori School Seeks a part time Toddler Community Assistant
Vancouver Montessori School is a well- established school in Vancouver, WA, currently housing two Toddler Community classrooms and three Children’s House classrooms.
The successful applicant will have a natural desire to work with children following the Montessori Method, be able to adapt to changing needs of children and classroom dynamics, be patient and gentle while being consistent and firm when appropriate. The classroom assistant works directly under the oversight of the teacher.
Reliability and punctuality are imperative. Previous Montessori training and/or experience is ideal but not required.
Please respond via email to vanmont2@aol.com. Include education, work experience, skills, hobbies, foreign language abilities, etc. that may enhance the experience of the children. Wage, benefits and hours can be discussed in person. This position could move to full time at a later date.

School website: http://vancouvermontessori.com


Primary Guide - Austin, TX, USA

POSTED ON JAN 20, 2017

St. Louis Catholic School in Austin, Texas, nestled on twenty-two acres of gorgeous tree covered grounds, will open a new Catholic School Montessori program. Students will have access to cobble stoned pathways, multiple prayer and reflection gardens, a children’s atrium, a beautiful neo-romanesque chapel, community farm and other amenities. This natural environment, along with a Montessori trained guide will make St. Louis Catholic School the premier destination for the educational experience of the young child.

This is a unique opportunity to start an authentic Montessori environment that includes the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd atrium in a vibrant parish and school. The Guide understands and promotes the schools’ mission, vision and objectives, and policies within and outside the immediate school community. The Guide is responsible for preparing and providing a Montessori environment and curriculum that supports the individual needs of the children in accordance with the Montessori principles and the school’s mission and core values. This position is for the 2017-2018 school year.

Minimum Qualifications

Education:
*Certified in Primary Montessori Education - (AMI or AMS)

Experience:
*Minimum of three year’s full time wage earning experience in a Montessori school
*Minimum of one year as lead guide

Certifications and Training:
*Must complete Religion Certification Part 1 within two years of the date of hire, completing a minimum of 25 hours each year.
*Must begin Level I of the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd catechist certification training, if not already trained.
*Must maintain compliance with the Diocese of Austin Ethics and Integrity in Ministry (EIM) policies throughout employment period.

Please submit a cover letter and resume, to:
St. Louis Catholic School
Cindy Gee
2114 St Joseph Blvd.
Austin, TX 78757
or
cindy.gee@slcsaustin.org

For additional information, please contact Cindy Gee, St. Louis Catholic School Principal, at 512-614-6622 or cindy.gee@slcsaustin.org.


A to I and Primary Guides - Westborough, MA, USA

POSTED ON JAN 20, 2017

eBridge Montessori School is a recognized AMI School, located about 40 miles west of Boston. We are expanding and looking for reliable and dedicated AMI certified A to I and primary teachers, starting between April and August 2017. The applicants should have AMI certification; have teaching and classroom management experience, and effective communicate skills.
We offer highly competitive salaries, 401K plan, health insurance, paid time off, tuition discount for staff children, excellent working environment, supportive AMI trained school administrators, staff professional development and growth opportunities.

Here is the job description for our lead teachers:
1. The lead teacher is responsible for the welfare, safety and educational achievement of all students in the classroom. 2. The lead teacher is responsible for applying Montessori principles, developing weekly lesson plans, presenting lessons, repairing and making materials with assistant teachers. 3. The lead teacher is responsible for school events, such as parent and student orientations, parent education sessions, classroom meetings, etc. 4. The lead teacher is responsible for preparing, organizing and maintaining the prepared environment based on Montessori principles. This includes keeping the classroom clean and well organized, keeping materials updated based on children’s progress and interest, shopping for classroom materials. 5. The lead teacher is responsible for daily supervision, training and evaluation of assistant teachers. 6. The lead teacher is responsible for maintaining accurate progress record using MRX, keeping children’s profiles, and writing progress report. 7. The lead teacher is responsible for working with parents, advising the parents of children’s progress in all areas. He/she shall make him/herself available when informal parents meetings are needed, either in person or by telephone. 8. The lead teacher is responsible for interviewing new students and meeting prospective parents. 9. The lead teacher is responsible for identifying children with special needs (behavioral, emotional, cognitively etc.), working with parents and other professionals to support those children.
10. The lead teacher is responsible for informing the school administrator of any issues regarding children, parents or the other staff. 11. The lead teacher is responsible for his/her own professional development, such as attending Montessori conferences and/or training; observing other Montessori environments, and working with the school administrators and the AMI consultant to strengthen and maintain the quality of instruction in the classroom

School website: http://www.ebridgemontessorischool.com


Elementary Guide - Burien, WA, USA

POSTED ON JAN 20, 2017

Three Tree Montessori School seeks an AMI-trained Elementary Guide to fill an immediate opening in our Lower Elementary Program.

Ours is a diverse, growing community serving 200+ children ages 15 months through 12 years. Our AMI Recognized non-profit school is located in the beautiful Pacific Northwest just 15 minutes south of Downtown Seattle. We offer competitive salary and benefits including medical, dental, vision, significant student tuition discount, and a retirement plan. We also support continuing professional development through attendance at national and regional conferences. We hope these facts will make you want to check out our website, email us, or come observe at our school and meet us in person.

We know that supporting human growth and development is serious (but joyful) business. These young people are the future inventors, scholars, artists, authors, activists, ecologists, educators, parents, builders, innovators, global citizens. It’s our job to partner with one another, with their families, and members of our greater community to help prepare each child for their own unique path of self-development and self-discovery.

We hope what will be palpable when you find out more about us are the transformative qualities of our community: our unflagging pursuit of the highest-fidelity Montessori education we can provide; our fantastic, committed, supportive families; and our dedicated, insightful, big-hearted, inquisitive, and hard-working assistants, faculty, administrators, and board, all working in unison toward fulfilling our mission and vision of being the best Montessori community we can be. Why not join us?

Interested applicants, please send a cover letter and resume to Tom Rzegocki, Executive Director, at employment@threetree.org.

School website: http://www.threetree.org


Toddler Guide and Primary Guide - Tin Hau, Hong Kong, Hong Kong

POSTED ON JAN 20, 2017

Island Children’s Montessori School is a well-recognised educational institution encompassing playgroups, Pre-Nursery, and Kindergarten classes for children aged 16 months – 6 years old.

We currently have 3 campuses on Hong Kong Island, and are looking for:

AMI-qualified and experienced Montessori teachers who speak English, Mandarin, or Cantonese with native fluency.

Employment package includes a competitive salary, health insurance, MPF, and 7-weeks paid annual holiday.

Minimum requirements:
• Bachelor’s degree
• 1 year teaching experience
• Passion for child-centered education and fostering independence in young learners within the Montessori environment
• Good organisational and time management skills
• Ability to collaborate with others and work in a team
• Excellent communication skills
• Experience and interest in any of the following is a plus: music, arts and crafts, drama/theatre, drawing/painting, writing, photography, etc.

Hong Kong work visa sponsorship is available for qualified candidates.

Please send your CV, covering letter, and expected salary to hr@icms.edu.hk


Personal data provided by applicants will be used for recruitment purposes only.

School website: http://icms.edu.hk


Lower Elementary Teacher - Renton, WA, USA

POSTED ON JAN 20, 2017

Cedar River Montessori School in Renton, WA, on the outskirts of Seattle, seeks an experienced Lower Elementary Montessori Teacher for the 2017-18 school year. Qualified candidates will hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Education and Montessori Elementary training from an accredited AMS or MACTE training center. Candidates must be organized, passionate, and respectful, with excellent communication skills and ability to think creatively. Familiarity and willingness to incorporate technology a plus, as is experience with environmental education.t. Must be a team player! Duties include lesson planning for group and individual, record keeping, completing progress reports, parent-teacher meetings, classroom management, implementing the Montessori philosophy, and coordination with classroom assistant as well as with the other Lower Elementary teacher. Ideally will be available this spring or summer to meet with current teacher.

Submit resume with cover letter to Erin Karnofski, Head of School, at misserin@cedarrivermontessori.org.

School website: http://cedarrivermontessori.org


Head of School - New York, NY, USA

POSTED ON JAN 20, 2017

At Battery Park Montessori, we are looking for a talented, passionate, committed multi-lingual Director. As the Director, you will be responsible for leading, developing and managing all aspects of both the day-to-day operations and long-term goals for the school, with your #1 priority being the development and growth of the language immersion program (Spanish and Mandarin).

You must have significant experience in language immersion programs, school administration, operations, and curriculum and must have extensive knowledge of the Montessori method and classroom experience. You must be flexible and understanding of the startup nature of a school, and be willing to do menial tasks when necessary. Extreme organization and acute sense of order and technology literacy.

Apply via careers@greenivy.com, submit your resume and tell us about yourself and why this role is an ideal t for you. For more information visit https://www.batteryparkmontessori.com

School website: https://www.batteryparkmontessori.com


Multiple Guides, Toddler through Elementary - New York, NY, USA

POSTED ON JAN 20, 2017

We are seeking teachers who are extremely passionate, love children and want to be part of an exciting team in New York City. Toddler, Preschool, Kindergarten and Elementary positions are available. These positions require at least 3 years of experience working with children in related age group. You must have completed a Bachelors degree, preferably in a related field. Must have Montessori training credentials. Submit your application here: https://greenivyschools.gethired.com. We love demo lessons, give us a chance to observe your teaching skills closer. Teaching portfolios are welcome as part of your application!

School website: http://www.greenivy.com


Head Teacher - Whitefish, MT, USA

POSTED ON JAN 20, 2017

We are seeking an elementary education certified, Montessori/Waldorf certified and experienced teacher. We are a group of parents, educators, and community members that are looking for the right person to start a Montessori/Waldorf elementary school in the North Valley area between Whitefish, Montana and Columbia Falls, Montana.

Who We Are Looking For:
Someone that is passionate about education. We'd like someone with a strong interest in outdoors and nature based education with a certification in Montessori Elementary or Waldorf Experience.
We are looking for someone that is 'special' the perfect person to help create this 'dream' school for our children and for the future children of this area.
Are you familiar with the Green School in Bali? The Woodstock School in India? The Glacier Lake School in Saint Ignatius? This is the style of school we'd like to create.
You must not be afraid to take a risk, because there is risk involved. This would be starting your own school and business, you would have support from fellow educators, parents, and children. You would also have attendance immediately, someone to help market the school and create an online presence, and parents that are willing to volunteer and support your efforts.

About The School Location
There is 5 Acres of beautiful forested land available, with plenty of space for nature exploration, animals and facilities. This campus currently hosts a pre-k and kindergarten school with 16 children attending. The school is Montessori based and the land is owned by the head teacher and owner of the school.
You would need to purchase a few yurts to host the school and utilities would need to be laid to the back 4 acres. The property owner can lay utilities and help place the yurts. There are lots of really smart and good people behind this project that will help you with the business side of things. We've had several meetings and we have a plan on how to mitigate the risk, so please don't let that scare you away.

About Our Community
Whitefish is a picturesque progressive mountain town. Located in the heart of the spectacular northern Rocky Mountains, our town is home to the world-class Whitefish Mountain Ski Resort, the gateway to Glacier National Park, and 7,436 of the friendliest Montana folks -- and business owners -- that you'll ever want to meet. We boast some great breweries, coffee shops, climbing gyms and a world class community owned fitness center. There is plenty of live music, theater, and art.

About The Need For The School
Whitefish has the largest elementary school in the state. The building has overcrowding issues and there is a huge demand for a secular alternative to the public elementary school. There are currently two Montessori preschools with enrollment at 60 kids, 17 families commute 30 miles to the nearest Montessori which is not ideal during Montana winters.

So, if you are an Amazing, Passionate, Knowledgeable, Kind, Brilliant teacher who is excited about creating a dream school this is your opportunity! We'd like to learn more about you and explain in further detail this big idea of ours. Send your information, resume, letter, anything you can, to the email and I'll be in touch with you.

School website: http://tamarackmontessori.com/


ON-Call AMI Guides and Assistants - Portland, OR, USA

POSTED ON JAN 20, 2017

Primary & Elementary experience a plus!

Desired profile for this position is someone with experience working with Primary (2.5 – 6 y.o.) and Elementary (1st – 6th grade) children, preferably in a Montessori classroom. Calm and peaceful personality with ability to guide children through action and affirmative words is highly desired. Typical duties of this position involve substituting when regular staff is absent, including supporting classrooms, recess and after-school Enrichment support. Understanding of Montessori principles, college coursework in Early Childhood Education, an open mind, a sense of humor and experience working with children required. Must have an AA Degree. To begin immediately.

The Portland Montessori School serves approximately 170 students with our thriving primary program for ages 2 1/2 through 6 and our growing elementary program for grades 1 through 6. We also offer before and after care as well as holiday and summer camps.

Located in Northeast Portland, our centralized campus location offers a convenient location for many Portland-area neighborhoods.

Please email your resume and cover letter to employment@portlandmontessori.org and include the position for which you are applying in the subject line.

School website: http://www.portlandmontessori.org


Typist and Assistant to Founder and CEO - Oakland, Ca, USA

POSTED ON JAN 20, 2017

We are a venture backed start-up bringing Montessori educational play to the home for children ages 0-3, along with an online curriculum for parents. This is a great opportunity for someone interested in early childhood education and entrepreneurship to work directly alongside the CEO and get first hand experience on how an educational start-up is run and how product and curriculum is developed. This full-time position will literally “be the hands” of the Founder and CEO of Monti Kids by supporting her in the daily operations of launching and growing the company globally.

Responsibilities
- Type all work for the CEO including email correspondence, text messages, voice recordings, written curriculum, administrative paperwork
- Check completed work for spelling, grammar, punctuation, and format
- Proofread documents, emails or other files to ensure accuracy
- Print and make copies of work
- Reformat digital documents by moving paragraphs, data, or images
- Transmit work electronically to other locations via Google Drive, Dropbox, Email
- Organizing documents electronically; maintain an organized filing system with accurate filenames
- Perform administrative tasks including making phone calls, scheduling appointments, taking notes
- Assist with manual tasks like transcribing, pouring tea, and whatever CEO needs help with


Requirements
- Proficient in typing; able to transcribe quickly and accurately as dictated to you by the CEO verbally
- Must be tech savvy - Proficient in Mac products (iphone, MacBook), Microsoft Word, Gmail, Google Drive, Google Calendar, Keynote, Dropbox, Skype. Please do not apply if you are not comfortable and proficient with any of these applications.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills; has a solid foundation in the English language (grammar, spelling, punctuation)
- Outstanding organization, attention to detail and interpersonal skills
- Great at taking direction
- Able to complete administrative tasks with minimal supervision
- Comfortable sitting/standing in front of a computer for long periods of time
- A positive, hard working, kind, honest and kid-friendly team member
- Residing in the Bay Area
- AMI Assistants to Infancy Certified

Please email a resume and cover letter to kristien@montikids.com


ElEmentary Guide - San Jose, Ca, USA

POSTED ON JAN 20, 2017

We are an authentic and traditional AMI Montessori school. We are members of AMI and NAMTA (North American Montessori Teachers Association). We adhere to the AMI principles and standards.  We currently have two campuses in the Bay Area.

Our North San Jose facility is conveniently located near the San Jose International Airport which serves children between the ages of 3-6 years (Primary), and our West San Jose campus is centrally located on Stevens Creek Boulevard near Santana Row which serves children between the ages of 18 months to 12 years (Toddler, Primary, and Elementary).

We are currently looking to hire an AMI trained elementary guide/teacher for our 6-12 environment.

Pay and benefits will be commensurate with qualifications, credentials, skills, and experience.
Interested candidates are welcome to contact us via email or phone:
Contact Person: Shriee Srinivas
Email: info@orionmontessori.com
Phone: (408) 881- 4853

We look forward to hearing from you!

Sincerely,

Shriee Srinivas
Co-Founder/CEO
Orion Montessori School

School website: http://www.orionmontessori.com


Lead Toddler Guide - Napa, Ca, USA

POSTED ON JAN 20, 2017

Nature’s Way Montessori is a private preschool in the beautiful valley of Napa California. We are a nature-based Montessori program following AMI principles and standards. Our peaceful environments and compassionate staff nurture a deep respect for self and others, foster a strong sense of community, and stimulate independent thinking. Students carry with them a strong foundation for future learning, a belief in the dignity of work, and a sense of responsibility for their own development as happy and productive human beings. Our goal at NWM is for every child to leave with a life-long love for learning, the skill and ability to collaborate with others, and the confidence, courage and compassion to excel in life.

We are seeking an AMI Trained Toddler Guide for our two-year-old class. The right person for this job will be out-going, passionate about parent education and committed to the development of the whole child. You will have a profound love for nature and creative ideas for indoor/outdoor classroom.

Education and Training Requirements:
- Early Childhood Education units as required by the State of California.(AMI training meets requirements)
- Montessori Experience is preferred but training will be available.
- Live Scan fingerprints.
- Current TB test and vaccinations.
- Must be currently authorized to work in the United States.
- Must provide previous Employer References if available.

We offer Competitive Pay with Exceptional Benefits including:
Paid Time off, paid holiday's, Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance, as well as annual Refresher Course expenses and observation days.

Our school sits on one acre of land, with beautiful gardens. We are next to hiking trails and a working animal farm.

“There must be provision for the child to have contact with nature; to understand and appreciate the order, the harmony and the beauty in Nature….so the children may better understand and participate in the marvelous things which civilization creates.”
Secret of Childhood
Maria Montessori

School website: http://www.natureswaynapavalley.com


Lead Upper Elementary Guide - Oakland, CA, USA

POSTED ON JAN 20, 2017

Urban Montessori Charter School (UMCS) seeks experienced, hard-working, and high-achieving Lead Teachers for our Oakland-based Montessori public charter school. We are currently operating as a TK-6 school and growing into a TK-8 school (over the next two years).

Lead Teachers are responsible for leading the implementation of the instructional program and work in collaboration with their Support Teachers, the Head of School, and the UMCS community to create a child-centered, powerful educational experience for Urban Montessori's children.

QUALIFICATIONS

Education and/or Experience -
* Bachelor's degree (BA or BS) from a four-year college or university; and at least 3 years of successful teaching in age group assigned in a Montessori classroom in an urban setting
* Upper Elementary Montessori certification and training (with appropriate documentation)
* California Multiple Subject credential or eligible for an intern California Multiple Subject Credential

Other Qualifications -
* Strong understanding of Montessori methods and able to effectively integrate other best practices with the Montessori method
* Strong understanding of how to use multiple forms of assessment in informing and driving instruction and individualized student supports
* Able to build immediate and caring rapport with children of all ages; strong understanding of child development and adolescent development
* Passion for teaching and working with students from urban communities, with specific knowledge and understanding of the needs of students from different experiences, languages and backgrounds
* Able to work in a creative and demanding learning environment, including the ability to problem-solve and manage ambiguity and adversity
* Excellent communication, presentation and interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to speak and write clearly and persuasively
* Computer literate and able to acquire new technology skills
* Excellent organization, time management and follow-up skills; high sense of commitment; ability to work as part of a team

Specific responsibilities -
* Establishes an inspiring classroom setting that is organized and engaging, with systems and procedures that manage student behavior, movement, and learning
* Takes leadership in guiding a support teacher; ensures all adults are maximized in the classroom
* Establishes a powerful classroom culture where children have high expectations for themselves and for others, are self-motivated and self-directed, have pride in themselves and in their community, care about themselves and their community, and where children value and love learning
* Develops and implements individualized learning plans, small and whole group lesson plans and classroom activities consistent with UMCS instructional guidelines
* Assesses students regularly in accordance with UMCS guidelines, examines student assessment data, and refines learning plans to differentiate instruction for each student
* Collaborate with UMCS team members to improve own and others' instructional practices; shares best practices
* Provides students and their families with regular and timely information on classroom activities and student progress; finds ways to involve parents/guardians in their students' education
* Demonstrate knowledge of, and support, Urban Montessori's mission, vision, value statements, standards, policies and procedures, operating instructions, confidentiality standards, and the code of ethical behavior

APPLICATION PROCESS -
Please submit your cover letter and resume to employment@urbanmontessori.org

School website: http://www.urbanmontessori.org


Head of School - Chattanooga, TN, USA

POSTED ON JAN 20, 2017

The Montessori School was founded in 2004 by a nonprofit board, after the closing of Montessori World of Children, to keep the vision of Montessori education alive in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The Montessori School has grown to include 4 toddler classes, 4 preschool classes, a full elementary (grades 1-5), and a middle school (grades 6, 7, and 8), with a total enrollment of 235. The Board of Directors is seeking a Head of School, after the announced retirement of its current leader.

The ideal candidate will be an energetic, enthusiastic and well-organized leader. The Essential Functions of this position include, but are not limited to:
1. Board Interaction – attends meetings, communicating relevant information to the Board and faculty;
2. Constituent Relations – interacts with alumni, parents and the community, to build relationships and strengthen ties;
3. Enrollment – collaborates with Board and faculty, to meet enrollment objectives;
4. Faculty and Staff – crafts and administers programs, processes and standards, to direct team in professional development and performance goals;
5. Finance – prepares and provides oversight for budget;
6. Fundraising – cultivates and solicits support, through planning of efforts and events;
7. Institutional Image – develops branding, represents the School and educates the public on its mission and programs;
8. Organization – fosters smooth internal operations and nurtures the management team;
9. Planning and Analysis – conducts and implements strategic planning;
10. Program and Service Support – works with staff to create a safe, clean and effective program; and
11. Programs – oversees design and administration of student programs, to satisfy objectives of strategic plan.

Requirements:
• Education: Minimum Bachelor’s in a related field. (A Master of Business Administration degree will be preferred.)
• Employment: Minimum 10 years of extensive administration and supervisory experience
• Communication: Strong verbal and written skills
• Fiduciary: Possess a basic knowledge of accounting practices and have an overall understanding of mathematics to perform simple financial duties
• Reasoning: Ability to analyze and make autonomous decisions, with accountability
• Relational: Adept at interacting with Board, faculty, parents, donors and community

Qualified candidate will be subjected to a comprehensive background check, including extensive references and a drug screen.

Please submit the following three documents to info@applicationresearchers.com:
 -cover letter, highlighting the one Requirement (from above) you believe is your greatest asset;
 -your resume; and
 -an essay stating which four Essential Functions (from above) are most important to you and why (no more than 300 words).

School website: http://www.themontessorischool.net

 


0-3 Lead and Assistant guides - Plano, Texas, USA

POSTED ON JAN 20, 2017

Healthy Beginnings Montessori House is an eco-friendly family owned Montessori school committed to serving children from birth to 6 years. We are located on 4 acres in a beautiful victorian house just north of Dallas.

We are seeking a Montessori certified 0-3 Lead Guide for one of our toddler communities. We offer competitive salaries, paid holidays and vacations and professional development compensation. Applicant must have a comprehensive understanding of philosophy and implementation, organization and record keeping skills, ability to establish and maintain parent rapport, flexibility and a genuine love and respect for all children.

We are also seeking to add an Assistant Guide to our authentic Nido community. Montessori experience preferred but not mandatory.

If you are interested in working within a supportive team environment please email resume and cover letter to tami@healthybeginningsmontessori.com

School website: http://www.healthybeginningsmontessori.com

 


Multiple Positions - Lady Lake, Florida, USA

POSTED ON JAN 20, 2017

Casa Montessori School of Lady Lake, Central Florida seeks:
Elementary Guide
A-I Guide
(Immediate or Fall 2017.)

Our school is growing! We are owned and operated by husband and wife. We are committed to an authentic AMI Montessori curriculum and providing the highest quality education for our children. We currently serve children 16 months to 12 years, and are expanding.

Ideal candidate will hold:
Bachelor’s
AMI diploma
Salary is commensurate with experience.

If you are interested in joining a small, supportive team, and are committed to and passionate about building an exceptional program, please send you resume to:
Puqui Rojas
primary@casamontessoriladylake.com

You can also visit us for more information at:

School website: http://casamontessoriladylake.com


Primary Guide - Salado, Texas, USA

POSTED ON JAN 4, 2017

Start a school with us in Salado Texas, a small artist village one hour north of Austin and just on the edge of the Texas Hill Country. 

We are a group of parents founding a non-profit Montessori and need an experienced Lead Primary Teacher with MACTE-accredited training to help from the ground up. The school will open in August 2017, with enrollment interviews beginning in January 2017. 

We are looking for someone dedicated to helping us lay the foundation for a world-class Montessori this year and helping us grow the school in the future. The ideal candidate will be an experienced Montessori Guide who has a passion for Maria Montessori's methods and loves teaching children the skills necessary to succeed in life. They will have enough knowledge and enthusiasm to assist in the student interviews and school set up prior to the first day of class. 

Time and compensation flexibility during the months before the school opens is necessary. 

Competitive salary and benefits package that includes health insurance, funding for professional development and tuition remission for children enrolled at our school.

Email Address: SaladoMontessori@gmail.com


Lower Elementary Guide - Monmouth, NJ, USA

POSTED ON JAN 4, 2017

Monmouth Montessori Academy, located in the historic town of Spring Lake, NJ, has openings for an AMI-certified elementary guide to lead our lower elementary classroom. 

Monmouth Montessori Academy is a growing independent Montessori school, founded in 2012, that is beginning a conversion to being an AMI school. We serve children toddler through lower elementary and are beginning our first upper elementary classroom next year. We are located in Spring Lake, NJ, just a few blocks from the beautiful Spring Lake beach, and an hour and fifteen minutes from New York City. 

We are a family-oriented community, committed to creating a loving and inclusive community, dedicated to Montessori, and rooted in supporting the whole child and whole family through Montessori practice at school and at home. We work hard to create a warm environment for the faculty, where their work is valued and they have meaningful say in the values and operations of our growing school. We welcome dedicated Montessorians interested in being part of and contributing to a warm, loving, and thoughtful community of practice.

We offer competitive salary and benefits, and in addition, we are happy to sponsor our teachers through other AMI trainings that they wish to pursue (for example the consultant’s training or training in a second age group). Also, for those interested in research, there are several opportunities to be involved in designing and participating in research studies, as we are a lab school with an active collaboration with MIT. Please reach out if you have interest or questions to: Lisa Viola, Head of School (lisa.desmond@gmail.com)

School website: http://montessorischool-nj.com/about-us/


Multiple Guides - Seattle, Wa, US

POSTED ON JAN 4, 2017

Pacific Crest School is interested in meeting AMI trained guides who are interested in temporary or permanent positions. With programs on both our urban and farm campuses, we foster the development of independence, self discipline and joy at the Primary, Elementary and Adolescent levels. 

Pacific Crest is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to building a diverse faculty. If you are interested in joining our extraordinary school, please send a cover letter, resume and references to info@pacificcrest.org. For further information about our school, please visit http://www.pacificcrest.org.

Dorrie Knapp Guy
Head of School

School website: http://pacificcrest.org


Head of School - Providence, RI, US

POSTED ON JAN 4, 2017

Montessori Children's House is an AMS Full Member, independent, board run, non-profit school located in Providence, Rhode Island. Founded 1976, MCH has a long history of academic excellence and commitment to its dedicated faculty and supportive community. The school is located in a quiet residential neighborhood. MCH provides a familial setting and enrolls 75 students in Primary through Upper Elementary programs. A strong group of specialists enhance our core Montessori curriculum with a rich program of classes in art, cultural art, music, Chinese language, creative movement, and wildlife study.

MCH is seeking a Director with an expected start date of July 2017. The Director must be able to work collaboratively with faculty, staff, parents, and the Board of Directors to promote a peaceful community
dedicated to academic excellence through a Montessori pedagogical approach. The Director will be responsible for the day-to-day educational leadership of the school as well as the implementation of its mission. The ideal candidate should have a strong commitment to Montessori education, excellent administrative, communication, and management skills, as well as experience overseeing academic programs, fundraising, and daily operations. Montessori experience is strongly preferred.

Interested candidates are asked to submit the following documents via email attachments to MCHSearchcontact@gmail.com:

1. Cover letter addressed to the Montessori Children’s House Search Committee expressing interest in and qualifications for the position. 
2. A current resume. 
3. A statement of leadership philosophy (1 – 2 pages).
4. Two examples of writing on a school topic, one of which must be written for parents. 
5. Five references (including email addresses, and telephone numbers) who can be contacted confidentially at the early stage of discovery. 
6. Three letters of reference.

School website: http://www.montessorichildrenshouse.org


Toddler Guide - Hillsboro, OR, US

POSTED ON JAN 4, 2017

Roots & Wings Montessori School located in Hillsboro, OR, is seeking a lead toddler guide. We prefer Montessori guides with previous experience in guiding children, but do not mean to discourage inexperienced applicants. We are looking for dedication, long-term commitment, and a responsible attitude. A team player with an easy-going open-minded personality would fit right into our program. A Montessori guide who is fluent in languages besides English, or can support extra-curricular activities related to arts & crafts, physical education, and music will receive a priority. We offer competitive salaries and benefits. Interested applicants should email us their resume at rootswingsms@gmail.com.

School website: http://montessoriroots.com


Lower Elementary Guide - Moscow, ID, USA

POSTED ON JAN 4, 2017

Moscow Christian Montessori School is seeking a certified Montessori elementary teacher for their flagship Lower Elementary classroom (ages 6-9). 

Applicants must be enthusiastic and energetic, committed to their own personal development and learning, while delighting in sharing the wonders of God's creation with children. Applicants must be members in good standing of a Church local to their current location. 

The position will include the usual tasks of a lead Montessori teacher: planning and implementing a daily schedule, intimate knowledge of the Montessori materials and skill in guiding the children through appropriate works based on their current abilities, inspiring and encouraging the children in their learning and facilitating the growth and development of the children both as individuals and as a group.

Additional to day to day teaching, our teacher will participate in the establishment and development of the school from its earliest days. They will be heavily involved in the development of the classroom, teaching environment and schedule of our new school. Most importantly, the teacher will share our vision for integrating the traditional Montessori curriculum with basic Christian principles, leading to a more explicitly Christian education for our students. 

Moscow, ID is a thriving college town with a vibrant community, located in the beautiful rolling hills of the Palouse, not far from Seattle and Spokane.

For more details please contact admin@moscowmontessori.com or call (208) 892-4420.

 


PRIMARY GUIDE - Hillsboro, OR, USA

POSTED ON Jan 4, 2017

Roots & Wings Montessori School located in Hillsboro, OR, is seeking a lead primary guide. We prefer Montessori teachers with previous experience in guiding children, but do not mean to discourage inexperienced applicants. We are looking for dedication, long-term commitment, and a responsible attitude. A team player with an easy-going open-minded personality would fit right into our program. A Montessori guide who is fluent in languages besides English, or can support extra-curricular activities related to arts & crafts, physical education, and music will receive a priority. We offer competitive salaries and benefits. Interested applicants should email us their resume at rootswingsms@gmail.com.

School website: http://montessoriroots.com