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Montessori Primary Guide, beaverton, oregon, USA

POSTED ON October 17, 2017

Sunshine Montessori School in Beaverton is a well established school, looking for a qualified guide for one of  the primary class rooms.

This is a F/T year round position . There will be lot of help and support from the experienced faculty for the new teacher to learn and grow.

Please send resume and cover letter to

toddler guide, Vancouver, Washington, USA

POSTED ON October 17, 2017

We are the beautiful Vancouver Montessori School located in Vancouver, Washington. We have four primary classrooms and two toddler classroom. Our toddler room has a mixed age environment of 1-2.5 year olds, and our primary program is mixed ages 2.5-6 year olds. We have a wonderful facility with extensive playgrounds and classroom space.  The toddler communities have 14 children with 3 teachers in each classroom.  

We are searching for a Montessori toddler teacher to lead teach in an existing toddler classroom. This person should be warm, nurturing, collaborative and flexible. The ideal candidate will possess strong communication and problem solving skills, as well as a passion for young children, building community and helping to create strong citizens.

This position is a contracted and salaried position, with salary based on experience (33-45k) There are 8 convenience days, 7 paid holidays, paid teacher in-service days, one week paid for winter break and one week of spring break, as well as opportunity for time off during the summer months.

Fully paid health insurance through Kaiser, and partially paid dental insurance, both begin the first of the month following 60 days employment. 

Qualifications: AMI/AMS toddler teaching certificate, or currently training to become an A to I teacher. Current background check through Washington DEL and STARS number,
 Current Cleared TB test (you cannot start without it),
 Child Abuse Neglect (within 30 days of hire)
 HIV/Bloodbourne pathogens training with certificate (or take the online course within 1 week of employment) 
Current CPR/First Aid (within 30 days of hire).
 Washington Food Handlers Card (within 60 days)

Please send resume and cover letter to

OMA Executive Director, Portland Area, oregon, USA

POSTED ON October 10, 2017

The Oregon Montessori Association is seeking a part-time Executive Director.
OMA supports Montessori Education throughout Oregon and Southwest Washington through professional development, outreach, advocacy at the local and state levels, and community networking events for parents and educators.
The ideal candidate would:
•    Find education Advocacy and Public Policy work rewarding
•    Be a good communicator
•    Take pleasure in working with diverse groups of people
•    Have positive marketing experience
•    Be organized in your planning and take initiative as needed
•    Maintain office space including organizational files and records
•    Be comfortable with Microsoft Office applications; Word & Excel
•    Be willing to learn management of Organization database and website
•    Be financially literate; have an understanding of basic budgeting and be comfortable with
•    Thrive with a flexible & changing schedule
•    Actively support the Montessori community

All Candidates must have:
   * Bachelor's Degree
   * Montessori Experience

This position is part-time 80-100 hours a month and begins immediately.  
Please submit resumes by October 16th to be considered for this position.
Wage: $20 an hour with a 90 day wage review.

Send cover letter, resume & letters of reference to:

Montessori Primary Guide, salem, oregon, USA

POSTED ON October 10, 2017

Montessori Discover Center in Salem, Oregon is looking for a Montessori Lead Primary Guide. To begin work immediately for the 2017-2018 school year.  

Our school serves children aged 2.5 years to 12 years. The primary level consists of children aged 2.5 years to 6 years. This position requires love, patience and respect for children, encourage the children to be independent and model for them appropriate manners and behaviors. Instruct children in activities designed to promote social, physical, and intellectual growth following the philosophies of Maria Montessori.

Please email resume and cover letter.

Lower elementary Guide, Damascus, oregon, USA

POSTED ON October 3, 2017

Lewis and Clark Montessori Charter School seeks a Montessori-trained lower Elementary Guide to begin immediately for the 2017-18 school year. 

Celebrating its tenth year, LCMCS is an Oregon Charter School serving 380+ children just to the east Portland, Oregon with a high-fidelity, tuition-free Montessori program. Located in the beautiful agricultural area of Damascus, 30 minutes’ drive both from Portland and from Mt Hood, our fully-implemented Montessori program includes three Primary classrooms, four Lower Elementary and four Upper Elementary classrooms, as well as a lively 55-student Adolescent program. 

LCMCS has a warm, positive staff culture that supports professional learning. Guided by AMI –trained, experienced Head of School and Director of Education, the school’s mission in practice is dedicated service to the community in all ways. The sponsoring school district is supportive of the school and its mission, and the school has garnered the respect and support of the surrounding Montessori community. All classrooms have a full complement of Montessori materials and furnishings, and funds are provided for individualized needs. 

The position fills an unexpected opening in one of our established Lower Elementary classrooms. The ideal candidate has three or more years of Montessori Elementary experience and Oregon State Licensure, or eligibility to obtain this credential or Oregon Charter School Registry. Salary is commensurate with credentials and experience, and competitive with schools in the locale. The compensation package includes professional development opportunities, medical/dental insurance, paid days off, a Wellness Allowance, and eligibility to enroll in the Oregon PERS retirement fund. Resettlement funds also available for a move of 100 miles or more. 

Interested candidates may email a cover letter and resume to:

Melissa Harbert, Executive Director
Lewis & Clark Montessori Charter School 

Phone: 503.427.0803 - Fax: 503.855.3017

Head of School for Pioneer Meadows Montessori School, Ferndale, Washington, USA

POSTED ON October 3, 2017

Pioneer Meadows Montessori School in Ferndale, Washington is looking for a new Head of School to start in the Fall of 2018.

Our AMI accredited school is located in the northwesterly most corner of Washington state, nestled just north of Bellingham between the Salish Sea and the Cascade Mountains—a whisper to the border of Canada!

Built literally on a meadow, in the vibrant farming community of Whatcom County, snow covered Mt. Baker jutting up to the east, our small school has been a sanctuary for children (ages 2.5-12 years) to joyfully learn in the style of Dr. Maria Montessori for eight years.

As we look to the future, and wish to expand our program to meet the needs of adolescents and toddlers, our community seeks a leader ready to embrace our mission to provide an authentic, affordable Montessori education for every child in order to fulfill our vision of education for life and peace throughout the world.

PMMS can offer a strong, flexible compensation package that will be negotiated dependent upon the applicant.

Qualifications:  Extensive administration experience, AMI certification (or a true commitment to ongoing education and training in AMI principles and practices), strong leadership skills, a hearty work ethic, and a love for children and nature.  A rich teaching experience strongly preferred but not required.

How to Apply: Submit a resume, a statement of educational philosophy, and three professional references (PDF preferred), in a single email to the PMMS HoS Search Committee

Please apply no later than Jan. 1st of 2018.

For more information about our school, our mission, and a copy of the complete HoS job description, please visit our website at Select “About Us” and scroll down to “Careers.”

All School Support, portland, oregon, USA

POSTED ON September 28, 2017

Montessori Children's House is seeking a Teacher's Assistant & Aftercare staff person (12:00-5:00pm) to support our growing enrollment. Salary starts at $13.50/hr., with a preferred start date of October 16. Training and orientation to take place prior to start date.

MCH is located on Portland’s Southwest waterfront and is easily accessed by bike and public transportation. Our program is rooted in AMI standards and is composed of joyful, passionate, and hardworking Montessori professionals.

This position will offer experiences in our Children’s House (3-6 years) and after-school programs and requires flexibility, spontaneity, and a positive attitude. Applicants ideally have experience working with young children and are patient, gentle, calm, well-spoken, learn quickly, and follow directions well. Responsibilities will include working with the children, indoors and outdoors, as well as maintaining the cleanliness and order of the environment.

Requirements include enrollment in Oregon's Central Background Registry prior to hiring, along with verification of current Infant/Child CPR & First Aid and Food Handlers certificates, and completed RRCAN & INCCHS trainings.

Interested applicants are invited to send a cover letter describing why you are interested in this position, a resume, and two reference phone numbers to Nick Stocco, Administrator

Montessori Children’s House celebrates the diversity of our school and local communities including race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, and gender identity. We welcome candidates representing the diversity of the world in our educational program, admissions policies, and staff hiring.

Head PreK teacher position, Berkeley, California, USA

POSTED ON September 21, 2017

The Model School, a long-time leader in the Berkeley Early Education community, is hiring a Head Teacher for one of our Pre-K classrooms. Our teachers stay with us for so long these positions don't open often - this is a unique opportunity to join an extraordinary community!

Our mission is simple: provide a welcoming place where children can't wait to learn.
We empower teachers to create comprehensive educational programs within a Montessori-based, humanistic developmental learning environment.
We provide child care and development services for children between the ages of three months and six years, spread across five classrooms and a computer/transition room.

Responsibilities include:

  • Creating developmentally appropriate curriculum in conjunction with the team
  • Exemplifying the Model School philosophy, rooted in Montessori methodologies
  • Working effectively with fellow teachers, encouraging their talents
  • Attending and participating in monthly staff meetings
  • Organizing plans and directing field trips
  • Conducting or overseeing two parent conferences each year, and additional conferences as needed

Requirements include:

  • Degree from an accredited college or university
  • Experience working with children ages 2-­5
  • Classroom experience
  • Major in child development, early childhood education or a related field preferred (but not required)
  • Montessori certification
  • An energetic and playful personality!

A little more about us:

The director and founder of The Model School, Dr. Daisy L. Rivers-Mante, is a UC Berkeley trained PhD with decades of experience in the field of early childhood education. She loves working with young children, and is equally committed to their growth and the development of those adults whose duty and privilege it is to guide them.
The parents of the school are equally dedicated and supportive - just ask any of the teachers!
The kids are amazing and eager to learn!
The space is big and open and bright. Perfect for learning and imagination!
The community is supportive and loving. Parents, teachers, students, staff - we're a team!

We welcome any and all applications - please email us at to see if you're a fit!

Montessori Lead Teacher at innovative public school in Northern California, USA

POSTED ON September 19, 2017

POSITION: Lead Montessori Teacher (Lower Elementary)
REPORTS TO: Head of School

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-7 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.


Education and/or Experience –

  • Bachelor's degree (BA or BS) from a four-year college or university; and at least 2 years of successful teaching in age group assigned in a Montessori classroom in an urban setting
  • Montessori certification and training (with appropriate documentation)
  • California Multiple Subject credential or eligible for an intern California Multiple Subject Credential

Expectations –

  • Strong alignment with UMCS mission
  • Problem-solver a must
  • Growth mindset a must
  • Professional, prompt, punctuality a must
  • 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