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Lower Elementary Teacher, Flagstaff, AZ

January 12, 2019

The Haven Montessori School seeks a Lower Elementary guide to begin in the 2019-20 school year. Located in the beautiful mountains of Flagstaff, Arizona, Haven Montessori is a private preschool for children aged 4 months through 5 years, and an Arizona Public Charter School for grades K-6. The mission of Haven Montessori School is to provide a rich and nurturing educational experience for our students that will inspire peaceful relations and a lifetime love of learning.

POSITION: Lower Elementary (1st-3rd Grade) Lead Teacher (10 month position to begin in August 2019).


  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited 4-year University

  • Completion of an accredited 6-12 Montessori training program

  • US citizenship or permanent residency status


  • Bachelor’s or higher degree in education, special education, Montessori education, and/or other education-related field.

  • Completion of AMI or AMS 6-12 Training

  • 2+ years of teaching experience


  • Prepares, and maintains a beautiful environment, on a daily basis that meets the needs of all students;

  • Initiates and facilitates ongoing dialogue with parents on the overall development of each child;

  • Demonstrates competency to deliver an educational program based on the individual;

  • Demonstrates competency to provide effective, innovative instruction with a balance of Montessori materials integrated with the Arizona State Standards;

  • Oversees the learning of all children in the classroom while partnering with the assistant in supporting the needs of all students;

  • Demonstrates basic computer literacy/competency;

  • Conducts the class: plans, develops, records and implements class curriculum; makes materials when needed, maintains classroom materials and keeps shelves clean and orderly;

  • Keeps accurate daily, weekly, and monthly lesson plans which describe lessons given, curriculum covered and observation notes for each child and turns them in as directed;

  • Continues to get to know each child’s learning style(s) and interests to increase all eight constructs (emotional, social, ethical, aesthetic, creative, wellness, intellectual and “school success”);

  • The Haven Montessori School offers a supportive and positive work environment, with many opportunities for individual growth.

  • A flexible benefit allocation included in gross pay

  • 8 days paid time off, 3 professional development days, in addition to many school breaks and holidays

  • Discounted tuition for preschool students

  • Salary range $35,000-45,000 depending on education and experience, according to the Haven Montessori salary schedule.

To apply for this exciting opportunity, please send your cover letter and resume to Please no phone calls.

To learn more about the Haven Montessori School please visit

The Haven Montessori Children’s House and Charter School and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Classroom Assistants & Part-time Bookkeeper, Portland, OR

January 12, 2019

The Franciscan Montessori Earth School is seeking Classroom Assistants at all levels for the 2019-2020 school year. Founded in 1977, The Franciscan Montessori Earth School and St. Francis Academy Middle School is home to over 300 students.

The "Earth School" is also seeking a part-time bookkeeper, familiar with contemporary bookkeeping software and general accounting principles.

Interested candidates should send their resumes to:, Head of School.

Montessori Certified Teacher, West Linn, OR

January 12, 2019

Cascade Summit Montessori in West Linn is Hiring!

We are currently seeking a Full-time Certified Montessori Teacher for our school located at 3100 Parker Road

As Montessori Teacher, you will truly experience firsthand the growth and development of your student’s knowledge and skill level. Your integral role in this process is one that sets the basis for their future successes. We understand the importance of a caring, attentive, and qualified Montessori educator who will teach and guide in a nurturing environment.

~Ask about our $250 Sign On Bonus!!~

Our Montessori Certified Teachers...

  • Are caring, compassionate and love what they do!

  • Are accountable for the delivery of an authentic Montessori program.

  • Supervise the classroom, helping the children to think creatively, to solve problems independently and respect themselves and others.

  • Spark imagination, build self-esteem and help children discover new things each day.

  • Guide children in self-motivated learning, helping stimulate their natural desire to learn.

  • Are responsible for reporting challenges, successes and competencies of each student to the Director or to parents on a regular basis.

  • Ensure the daily care of every child by following all licensing guidelines and implementing all company standards.

  • Communicate directly with parents and prospective parents to achieve success for the child.

  • Have countless advancement opportunities through our on-going training and expansive network of centers and brands.

  • Are rewarded with hugs from children and praise from parents every day!

We are most interested in talking to applicants who have:

  • Montessori Certification

  • Experience working in a licensed childcare facility, preferably a Montessori school

  • Associate’s degree, AMS/AMI or a MACTE accredited training certificate

  • The ability to meet state and/or accreditation requirements for education and experience

  • Flexibility as to the hours and schedule of work

Click here for more details and to apply.

Montessori informed Nanny, Portland, OR

January 4, 2019

Two working moms with baby on the way looking for a Montessori informed nanny to take care of infant/toddler boy in the Fall of 2019.

Typical schedule will be 3-4 days per week, 8-10 hour shifts. Nanny to provide their own transport. Paid vacation time included.

Please email with resume and cover letter.

Upper Elementary Teacher, EUGENE, OR

December 18, 2018

Ridgeline Montessori seeks an Upper Elementary Teacher. The mission of Ridgeline Montessori is to provide a challenging academic program based on the educational philosophy of Dr. Maria Montessori. The Montessori approach balances two interdependent elements: the students' freedom to explore and think for themselves, and their responsibility to work and learn within a community.

Job Description: The teacher is responsible for curriculum, classroom management, parent relations, and special services. The teacher has an interest in the whole school as well as her/his own classroom.

Salary: $32,022 - $38,402 DOE + benefits

Required Qualifications:

  • Oregon teaching license or Montessori Elementary training, and

  • Willingness/ability to attend school-sponsored summer training in 2019 if not credentialed for Montessori Elementary II

  • Experience teaching upper elementary school students (grades 4-6)

  • Ability to differentiate and to be creative and responsive to student needs

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Montessori Elementary training, and or

  • Experience as an assistant in a Montessori classroom

  • Deep understanding of child development

Important Consideration: This position is posted in conjunction with a temporary long-term sub position (which starts January 30 or sooner). If you are available to start this year, please apply for the long-term sub position as well.

Application Deadline: March 14

To apply: Email letter of interest, resume and three references (including contact information) to by the March 14 deadline. If you are interested in being considered for both the temporary and permanent positions, please use the subject line “Permanent and Temporary Teacher Application.”

Montessori Elementary Teacher / Head of School 6-12, HEALDSBURG, CA

December 13, 2018

Have you ever dreamed of opening your own Montessori school? Wildflower Schools of California is seeking an entrepreneurial, equity-minded, certified Elementary teacher to start and co-lead a small-scale school in Healdsburg, California in fall 2019.

About Wildflower Schools:

Wildflower schools are very small, authentic Montessori schools - typically serving about 20 - 30 students each. We are committed to equity and unite diverse communities of children, families and teachers in a shared pursuit of interconnectedness, justice and peace. While Wildflower Schools share values and principles, each school is unique -- a reflection of life experiences, community orientation, and educational vision of the small team of teachers who lead it. Wildflower teacher-leaders have extraordinary autonomy to extend the prepared environment in any direction to serve the needs of families, children and educators.

How We Can Support You:

Wildflower aspires to be a mirror of the Montessori classroom in the adult world. We have a belief that adults, like children, are naturally peaceful, and curious, and good. And what is needed are structures and practices that give the freedom and support for the inherent goodness, peacefulness, and curiosity of the adults to blossom; in the way that the Montessori method does so for children.

With this vision in mind, Wildflower has developed the School Startup Journey to guide teacher leaders through the process of assessing their alignment with Wildflower’s values, norms and principles and their readiness to start and run a Wildflower school. Throughout their time leading a Wildflower School, teacher-leaders have access to a local support team, a help-desk and a nationwide network of entrepreneurial, like-minded colleagues, as well as customized software to support admissions, financial management, record keeping and more.

Ready to Learn More?

If you are interested in opening a Wildflower school in Healdsburg, CA in 2019, please contact Koren at Visit our website at

A to I Trained Infant Guide, Portland, OR

December 11, 2018

Immediate Opening!

Manos Unidas Montessori, a growing bilingual Montessori school in Lents, is looking for a full-time, A to I trained guide for our Infant classroom! This position is open immediately. Spanish is preferred but not required. MUST possess Montessori certificate or be in the process of completing it as well as CPR and be enrolled in the Oregon Background Registry. We offer competitive rates, paid time off, discounted childcare for your own children, and benefits. Please send your resume to us along with a cover letter to!

Lower Elementary Guide, Redding, CA

December 10, 2018

Shady Oaks Montessori in Redding, CA is seeking an experienced lower elementary guide to begin in the first part of 2019 to lead a group of 23 Montessori children in our new purpose built classrooms.

The school currently has 105 students in total, from 2 to 11 years of age and was started over 20 years ago.

We offer excellent remuneration, supportive administration and a thriving AMI Montessori environment with great parental support.

Inquiries can be directed to Michael at

Montessori Substitutes, Portland, OR

December 10, 2018

SunGarden Montessori Children's House has immediate openings for substitute teachers to serve in both our Toddler and Primary communities as well as to support with community tasks and duties. SunGarden Montessori Children's House is a Primary level AMI-recognized program joyfully in its 38th year of operation. Our peaceful learning environment supports children from 15 months of age through six years old. SunGarden has two Primary classrooms, one Toddler classroom, and a fully integrated indoor/outdoor learning environment for the children.

As per state regulations as a certified child care provider, the candidates applying for this position need to have, or be willing to obtain the following:

  • Enrollment in the Oregon Office of Child Care Central Background Registry

  • Pediatric CPR/First Aid Certification

  • Food Handlers Card

  • Completion of the courses Recognizing & Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect, Introduction to Child Care Health and Safety & Safe Sleep for Oregon's Infants (all available online)

Compensation for this position is $14.50-$17.00 per hour, depending on experience.

SunGarden is an intimate community with strong roots in Montessori pedagogy and a mission dedicated to the education of the whole child within purposeful, respectful environments, based on the insights and inspiration of Dr. Maria Montessori. Come join a community that prioritizes cultivating an environment where staff are respected and empowered in their work, and encouraged to collaborate in the continued development of a very special school.

Interested applicants are asked to send a letter of interest and resume to