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Primary Lead Guide, salem, or

SEPTEMBER 16, 2019

Little Friends Montessori is looking for a primary Lead Guide, ages 3-6, to join our Little Friends family in downtown Salem, OR. We follow the AMS philosophy, but we are open to all Montessori credentials. Finding the right person who will provide the right fit and be an amazing Guide is our priority. The ideal candidate will possess strong communication and problem solving skills. She/he would also demonstrate a passion for young children, not only their education, but opening minds and helping to create strong citizens.

We offer a competitive salary and we support professional development.

Please email your resume and cover letter to

Substitute Specialists, portland, or

SEPTEMBER 16, 2019

Childpeace Montessori School is seeking two Substitute Specialists to work 30-40 hours per week in our Toddler Community, Children’s House (primary), and Elementary programs. These are newly created positions. Substitute Specialists will be strategically placed in our classrooms alongside regular staff members on a daily basis to provide staffing for sick calls, planned leaves, weekly meetings, and event childcare, etc.

Our ideal candidates are Montessori-trained and experienced at the A-I and/or Primary levels. We will consider applicants with either Montessori training or extensive experience working with young children in a certified childcare setting. The wage range for a Montessori-trained and experienced substitute is $19.00 to $24.00 per hour. For applicants without Montessori training and experience, but with extensive experience working with children the wage begins at $16.00 per hour.

Our ideal Substitute Specialist follows Montessori best practices while working joyfully and collaboratively in a professional Montessori community. Warmth and professionalism in daily interactions with children and their families are essential.

Both positions are hourly, non-exempt, and benefit eligible (medical, dental, vision insurance, discounted annual TriMet pass, paid spring and winter breaks, and professional development funds).

Requirements upon hire:

  • At least 18 years of age

  • Current enrollment in the Oregon Office of Child Care (OCC) Central Background Registry (CBR)

Within 30 days must obtain:

  • Pediatric CPR/First Aid Certificate

  • Food Handler Certification

  • Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect (RRCAN)

  • Introduction to Child Care Health and Safety (ICCHS)

Applicants are invited to send a cover letter describing why you are interested in this position, resume, and contact information for two employment references. Documented experience working with children and excellent references are required. Please enter “Substitute Specialist” in the subject line of your email. No phone calls please.

Childpeace Montessori School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, physical or mental ability, or any other status protected under local, state or federal laws in the admission of otherwise qualified students or in the administration of its educational policies or programs, hiring, or employment practices.

0-3 Guide for Spanish English Bilingual School, portland, or

SEPTEMBER 16, 2019

Manos Unidas Montessori in SE Portland is seeking an organized, motivated, self-starter to oversee Nido and Infant Casa programs. Spanish speakers especially encouraged to apply.

Send Cover Letter and Resume to to apply.


SEPTEMBER 12, 2019

Sundborn Children’s House is a 25-year-old primary school with AMI-trained guides that serves the mid-Willamette Valley. Over 50 students from diverse backgrounds thrive in a culture of respect, growth and stewardship on our home-like campus. Albany is a bedroom community for Corvallis, home of Oregon State University; it is 70 miles south of Portland.

This is an opportunity to work in a beautiful, established school, with other supportive staff and master teachers. Applications are now open for this primary (3 to 6-year-olds) Montessori Teacher's Assistant position.

The successful applicant will speak English and assist in the environment for 3-6-year-old children, in this weekday, hourly position. Spanish is desired but not required. Workdays are similar to those of an academic school year calendar; it is part-time.

If you are interested, please submit your letter of interest and resume to Director For more information about our school, please visit our website at

We look forward to hearing from you!


SEPTEMBER 12, 2019

We are looking for a loving, dependable parents’ helper who will nurture independence in our daughter with a calm presence. Our child is going to Montessori of Beaverton (MSB) starting this Fall and this is a great opportunity for our child to apply Montessori principles in a home environment to support her physical, social, and emotional growth.

This 40-hour/week job will be scheduled as two full days (8am-5:30pm/6:00pm) and three half days (11:30am-5:30pm/6:00pm). The days of the week that will be full vs. half will vary a bit depending on school schedules (no school days), sick days, and the family’s schedule. On the full days, this helper will take the child to MSB and then assist with general household chores, laundry and errands. Then, this helper will pick the child up at 11:30am to have lunch, nap, and playtime. The primary duties for the helper would be to pick up our daughter from MSB, prepare meals or snacks, do laundry for our daughter, reading together, and oversee care during free-play and napping.

We are warm, and friendly professional couple, raising our child in a bi-cultural environment. Korean is our child’s primary language, and it is the language we generally speak at home; but our child has been also exposed to speak in English-speaking environment while she’s been attending a pre-school for about 6 months. Our home is located about 10 minutes away from MSB. We are looking for at least 1 year commitment.

Pay is $18/hour. 


  • Experience caring for children aged 3-6 years

  • Valid Driver license and a car to use for transportation 

  • Background check clearance and up-to-date immunizations

  • Applicant must be age 18 years and older



  • Bachelor’s degree 

  • CPR & First Aid certified

Interested candidates please send a resume and/or cover letter at for further discussion.



Established (running for 19 yrs) Primary Montessori school for sale in beautiful Boise, Idaho.

Owner is retiring. School is fully staffed and ready for someone to take over, or it could be a great business investment for a Montessori teacher wanting their own classroom/school.

Interested parties should contact Monica Street at:

LONG-TERM AMI PRIMARY Substitute GUIDE, White Salmon, WA

September 4, 2019

Little Oak Montessori School in White Salmon, Washington seeks an AMI-trained primary guide to cover a maternity leave beginning October 2019 through the end of the school year for a high functioning normalized classroom.

Ideal candidates will have AMI certification at the primary level and a Bachelor’s degree. Preferred candidates will have a Washington State teaching certificate (or eligibility to obtain certification in a timely manner) and a Master’s Degree. Both recent graduates and experienced Montessori educators are encouraged to apply.

Little Oak provides fully implemented AMI Montessori education for children ages 2 ½ through 12 years of age. We seek an organized, warm, flexible guide who can effectively implement strong systems to support the Montessori learning environment.

The ideal candidate will possess the ability to understand and work with a range of learning styles. They will be able to communicate effectively and professionally with parents, students, and staff. Professionalism, a positive attitude, and sensitivity to confidentiality are essential characteristics for the ideal candidate.

Join our dedicated staff and vibrant community in the Columbia River Gorge. Located ten minutes from Hood River, Oregon and one hour from Portland, Oregon, the Gorge is known for world-class outdoor recreation and majestic Pacific Northwest beauty.

Salary is commensurate with credentials and experience and competitive with independent schools in the area.

We offer: competitive salaries, professional development stipend, 401k retirement, paid holidays, annual PTO.

We appreciate: warmth, patience, creativity, collaboration, humor, and most important passion for working with children.

Assistance with housing and relocation available.

Little Oak Montessori is an incorporated non-profit 501(c)3 and equal opportunity employer.

Please email cover letter and resume to:

Afternoon Daycare Position, PORTLAND, OR

September 4, 2019

Come join our team at West Hills Montessori!

West Hills Montessori was founded in 1968 with the mission to provide a quality Montessori educational environment. West Hills Montessori is seeking reliable, dedicated, and experienced candidates for an afternoon daycare position.

West Hills Montessori is a family-run business in its 51st year of service to children in the Southwest Portland and Lake Oswego area. We offer Montessori toddler, preschool, and elementary programs to children from 15 months to 12-years-old. At the end of the Montessori work cycle, the children transition into after care where we enjoy positive interactions through games, puzzles, artwork, toys, and group activities. You can learn more about our program at:

The candidate will need to have at least one year of work experience with children ages 3-6-years-old, a love of working with children, a patient disposition and a positive demeanor. The candidate must also exhibit teamwork, punctuality, enthusiasm, and a flexible attitude.

Job requirements:

  • Must be willing to enroll in the Oregon Central Background Registry

  • Complete the Office of Childcare Safety Set (CPR, First Aid, Recognizing and Reporting Abuse and Neglect Training, Introduction to Child Care Health and Safety Training).

  • Possess or be willing to obtain a Food Handler’s Card.

The duties of these positions may include, but are not limited to:

  • Assist in the supervision of children at lunch.

  • Supervise children on the playground.

  • Assist in the nap room.

  • Ability to lift 30 lbs and move up and down from the floor with the children.

  • Supervise indoor play.

  • Keep accurate attendance records.

  • Engage with children in a variety of activities.

Position available:

  • SW Portland Campus

  • 11:30am-5:30pm, Mondays – Fridays

  • Working with children ages 3-6, Lunch help, Nap Room support, After Care support

*The available position begins as soon as possible.

A friendly atmosphere, competitive wages, fun on the job, and a fantastic school community await you!

Please email your resume and cover letter to Anne Blickenstaff: or

Brittany Schau:

or fax to 503-246-5496

AMI Primary Guide, San Francisco, CA

September 4, 2019

Come Join our supportive team as an AMI Primary Guide!

Cole Valley Montessori provides an authentic Montessori education for children in San Francisco. We are a brand-new neighborhood school, opening our doors in early 2020. Cole Valley Montessori is seeking to hire a full time highly qualified founding guide to establish our Primary community. Being a part of our inaugural program, you will have the opportunity to set up a new classroom environment! With the support of assistant teachers you will be in charge of a classroom of 24-30 children between the ages of 2.5 and 6 years old. You will also be responsible for supporting parents and providing ongoing communication about their children’s school experience.


  • Hold an AMI Diploma at the Primary level

  • Classroom Experience (3+ years preferred)

  • 12 ECE Credits or willing to acquire

  • Passion for Montessori and excellence in communicating the philosophy to others

  • Love of supporting parents and families

  • Organized and well spoken

  • If you require visa support (Must be AMI trained and hold a Bachelor’s Degree)


The salary range for the position, based on experience is 55K-60K/year, full coverage of premium for medical, dental and vision, paid national holidays and about 4.5 weeks of paid school holidays (throughout the year), PTO accrual, personal/sick day accrual, professional development opportunities, such as an annual trip to the AMI Refresher Course!

Start Date:

  • Between December 2019 and April 2020

Apply by

Please reach out to the email address above if you have any questions. We are so excited to meet you!


AUGUST 20, 2019

Skinner Elementary Montessori School is seeking an AMI Primary Teacher for the 2019-2020 school year. The classroom is established and has a complete set of Montessori equipment except for Practical life. Teachers are responsible for setting up their Practical Life area the way they prefer.

We are looking for a creative, dynamic and enthusiastic individual, dedicated to the Montessori principles and standards. Successful candidates will:

  • Possess an AMI Primary Certification

  • Embody the values of the Montessori philosophy at all times

  • Display a strong work ethic, a genuine desire to collaborate with colleagues and parents

  • Possess a steadfast sense of professionalism

Attractive salary and a matching 401-K, with a highly supportive administrative staff.

Salary is commensurate with education and the number of years heading up classrooms full-time.

Please send a resume, cover letter, AMI certification, references and 2 previous employers to:

For more information about our school, visit our website at

No religious affiliation Non-profit charitable 501 ( c ) (3) school


AUGUST 20, 2019

High Desert Montessori School is a dynamic school located in Reno, Nevada. We are a public Montessori Charter school that serves 427 students from toddlers to eighth grade. We have a strong team of 46 committed staff members.

Reno hosts over 100 festivals a year and is rich in culture and events. Less than an hour from Lake Tahoe and just minutes from the Sierra Nevada Mountains, Reno offers easy access to a variety of sporting and outdoor activities and some of the most spectacular landscapes in the west.

High Desert Montessori is seeking a Full Time Dean/Interventionist starting August 2019. Prior Montessori teaching experience and Administrative Training is highly preferred.

Our ideal candidate is an energetic, self-motivated teacher who is committed to academic excellence and character development. Candidate must have a willingness to collaborate with colleagues and communicate effectively with all members of the school community including families, students and staff.

Job Responsibilities

This job is split between Dean and Literacy Specialist/Intervention. This will be a 185 day schedule. See HDMS Salary Schedule.


  • Student Discipline

  • Montessori Coach/DERS/Montessori in the Public Sector

  • Student Support

  • Parent Concerns

  • 504/SPED

  • Assessment/Testing

  • MTSS/Child Study

  • EL

  • Truancy

Literacy Specialist/ Intervention:

  • Complete work necessary to be in compliance with Nevada Kids Read Grant

  • Attend necessary trainings

  • Complete reading plans to be compliant with state implement intervention and track progress (design options)

  • Complete interventions within the uninterrupted work period

  • Create additional systems to provide needed interventions

  • Attend MTSS/RTI meeting and simplify/streamline interventions

  • Home practice

  • After school program

  • Parent education nights

We offer an excellent benefits package, which includes medical, dental, vision and life insurance and membership in the Nevada Public Employees Retirement System. We offer a very competitive starting salary. Please visit our website for more information and a complete job description at

Lower Elementary Assistant, vancouver, wa

august 17, 2019

Cascadia School is seeking a Lower Elementary Assistant (1st-3rd grade) starting August 26, 2019. This is a full time position. The classroom assistant’s role is to support the Guide by assisting students when needed, maintaining classroom environment, playground supervision and general duties related to the classroom community.

Cascadia is located in Vancouver, Washington on 1.5 acres and is adjacent to a green space. Cascadia serves children 1st through 8th grades. Our students come from local Children’s Houses as well as other private and public schools.

Our ideal candidate has experience in a Montessori classroom and/or an AMI/AMS Primary diploma. Ideally, the applicant is someone who can collaborate with others, communicate effectively, has strong organizational skills and is able to build positive relationships with students, families and co-workers. Wage is commensurate with experience. We offer professional development and benefits.

Interested applicants please email a cover letter and resume to:

Classroom Assistant Positions, West Linn, OR

august 14, 2019

SunGarden Montessori Children's House is a 39-year old AMI recognized program that provides a peaceful learning environment for children ages 15 months – 6 years, as well as opportunities for parent education to support the rich and a thriving community-oriented culture of the school. SunGarden has one toddler classroom and two primary classrooms, a fully integrated indoor/outdoor learning environment for the children, and a staff deeply committed to joyfully supporting the growth and individuality of every child. Come join a community where staff are respected and empowered in their work, and encouraged to collaborate in the continued development of a very special school.

Seeking Assistant Positions:

  • Full-Time Children’s House Assistant

  • 3/4 Time Toddler Assistant

Assistant Position Requirements:

  • At least one year previous classroom experience required

  • Enrollment in the Oregon Central Background Registry

  • Current CPR/1st Aid, RRCAN, and Food Handlers

Assistant positions are full time (children's house) and 3/4 time (toddler). Both are hourly positions with a schedule of Monday through Friday. The children's house assistant will hold hours from 7:30am-4:00pm and the toddler assistant is needed between 7:30am and 2:00pm. Primary duties lie in supporting and maintaining the classroom environment, facilitating opportunities for independence and peace among the children, and supporting the Guide in her endeavors to cultivate a culture of stewardship, respect & growth. Wages are dependent on experience and training. Benefits include an annual $350 professional development fund, a monthly health stipend, and paid days off.

Please submit your letter of interest and resume to Administrator, Yvette Cushman-Baton via email at For more information about our school, please visit our website at