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Amherst Montessori School seeking Infant and Toddler Lead Posted 04/20/16
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Contact Information
27 Pomeroy Lane
Amherst, MA 01002
(413) 253-3101
http://www.amherstmontessori.org
Respond to: Shelley Poreda, Director: sporeda@amherstmontessori.org,

Description of Position
Amherst Montessori School seeks a Montessori Certified Infant/Toddler Lead Guide

We are growing! As Amherst Montessori School expands to meet the needs of our community,
we are seeking a certified Montessori Lead Guide for a vibrant Infant /Toddler classroom.
Summary
The Lead Guide will work closely with a teaching team to uphold authentic Montessori principles and create a successful learning environment for each student. The ideal candidate will be passionate, dedicated, and enthusiastic about fostering a life-long love of learning and inner purpose, and will demonstrate the following: a strong commitment to the profession and furthering one’s professional development; effective organizational and communication skills; excellent classroom management skills and classroom awareness; genuinely enjoy working with young children; a deep love and understanding of the 0-3 Montessori curriculum, and an ability to work as a strong team member.

Responsibilities
The Classroom: Cultivate a nurturing, respectful, inspiring, and safe learning environment.
• Provide and support learning experiences in accordance with authentic Montessori philosophy and practice.
• Collaborate and support teachers throughout the classroom and the school to effectively develop, share and participate in learning activities.
• Assure that Montessori methods, environment, and individual student needs are well addressed.
• Keep accurate records on individual students’ development.
• Provide supervision over the classroom community and students’ work, with keen awareness of the functioning of the whole while also paying attention to individual and small group needs.

Student Family and Support: Ensure warm and effective connection between home and school, and support ongoing communication among the triad of parents, students, and the teaching team.
• Provide parent-teacher conferences to provide feedback on students’ intellectual, emotional, and social development.
• Create well written, educational and insightful progress reports and newsletters.
• Participate in and lead inspiring parent education events.
• Respond to parent inquiries respectfully and effectively.
• Support communication to parents according to school guidelines.

Professional and Personal Growth: Model lifelong learning and meet professional development requirements.
• Attend professional development workshops outside of school.
• Create annual goals in partnership with Administration to support professional development.
• Peer coach, as observer and instructor.

Administrative Responsibilities: Assist in the efficient and effective management of the school.
• Follow protocols for managing information and completing requests.
• Observe all school deadlines (i.e. submitting classroom newsletters, preparing progress reports, etc.).
• Attend staff meetings and school special events.
• Support the overall advancement of the school including retention of students, supporting fundraising, serving as an advocate for the school, etc.
• Maintain open communication with administration and colleagues and voice concerns to and seek help from administration in a timely and positive manner.
• Effectively work with and train assistants in Montessori method and child development.
• Supervise classroom assistants, offer leadership and mentorship to assistants, including support with and follow up on goal setting and providing insightful and inspiring evaluations.

Community Leadership Responsibilities: Support the school community as a model and leader of Montessori principles and professionalism.
• Schedule and lead team meetings with staff.
• Support classroom assistants in goal setting.
• Provide positive and critical feedback (opportunities for growth and development), support and evaluations for assisting team.
• Be a role model for Montessori to our students, staff and community

Qualifications (Minimum and Preferred)
• BA/BS Degree Required, MA preferred
• Montessori 0-3 Teaching Credential from either AMS or AMI
• Montessori Teaching experience (4+ years preferred)
• MA Department of Early Education and Care Lead Toddler Teacher Certified (or have the qualifications to be certified)
• Experience working with young children
• Understanding of and commitment to Montessori Philosophy
• Ability to work collaboratively with faculty to enhance whole school learning environment
• Commitment to professional development and best practices in education
• Commitment to meeting the needs of each child

Description of Community
Amherst Montessori School is an independent, non-profit school serving children age 6 months through 12 years. Founded in 1970, AMS is located in Amherst, Massachusetts, nestled in the Mt. Holyoke mountain range. This is a beautiful and culturally rich part of New England, and is a wonderful place to live and raise a family. We are a hard-working group, and welcome your intelligence, creativity, passion and vision as we cultivate our school. Review of applications will begin immediately, and will continue until position is filled.

Start Date
08/15/2016

Mariposa Montessori School seeking Infant and Toddler Lead Posted 04/11/16
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Contact Information
7809 Brodie Ln
Austin, Texas 78745
(512) 428-4280
http://www.mariposamontessori.com/
Respond to: Kyndra Irwin- Executive Director: kyndra@mariposamontessori.com,

Description of Position
The Lead Guide positions are full-time, five days per week per calendar year with staff meetings and school events after hours. As a member of our salaried staff, you will receive paid time off days as well as all school holidays, paid. Each teacher receives a monthly classroom budget for purchasing and the creation of hand-made materials. Salary is competitive and reflective of education and experience. Please send your resume with cover letter to kyndra@mariposamontessori.com

Qualifications (Minimum and Preferred)
AMS certification preferred, although MACTE approved certificates considered.
BA degree
Excellent References

Description of Community
Mariposa Montessori School is currently expanding, we are now accepting applications for every level and every position. Mariposa Montessori School is proudly an AMS accredited private institution; we are a small Montessori school with a warm, natural and nurturing environment. We currently serve children ages 8 weeks to 12 years (6th Grade). If you are passionate about authentic Montessori education, we have a home for you at our school. We are seeking staffing for our infants through to 12 years of age. Come join our team of supportive teachers and grow with our school, for years to come. We need people who take initiative, have a peaceful and joyful personality, truly have a strong love for children, and embrace the Montessori Method, wholeheartedly.

Start Date
08/08/2016

Children’s Garden Montessori School seeking Infant and Toddler Lead Posted 03/30/16
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Contact Information
444 Detroit Street
Denver, Colorado 80206
(303) 322-0972
http://cgmontessori.com
Respond to: Bekke Howell – Executive Director: bhowell@cgmontessori.com,

Description of Position
Montessori school influenced by Reggio philosophy seeks full-time Toddler teacher to co-teach in classroom for children ages 18 months to 3 years of age. Applicants should be willing to support creative expressions and scientific inquiry as well as uphold the tenets of Montessori. As a school, we embrace a collaborative model, meaning that teachers work closely with each other, the parents and the children. In addition to enjoying working with toddlers, we are looking for individuals who possess a great deal of flexibility, enthusiasm, and patience.

Qualifications (Minimum and Preferred)
Montessori Infant Toddler Certification preferred–AMS, AMI or MACTE
Undergraduate Degree, preferably in Early Childhood Field
Experience working with Toddlers (children between the ages of 15 months and 3 years)
Experience as a Lead Teacher

Description of Community
Located in North Cherry Creek, Children’s Garden is a Montessori school heavily influenced by Reggio Philosophy. A small, open school, all teachers and classes work closely together to provide a warm, enriching environment for young children. Most of our students attend only part time, meaning that most classrooms have completely different children in the morning than in the afternoon. Classes run from late August through early May.

Start Date
08/22/2016

Hope Montessori Academy seeking Infant and Toddler Lead Posted 03/28/16
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Contact Information
13785 Huron St.
Broomfield, CO 80023
(303) 457-4400
http://www.montessorichild.com
Respond to: Carrie Olesen – Executive Director: carrie@hopeacademy.com,

Description of Position
Hope Montessori Academy’s location in Broomfield is now accepting applications for Infant and Toddler Montessori Certified Teachers.

Candidates must be enthusiastic, warm, nurturing, kind, creative, individuals who have experience working with these age groups. Positions available working with children ages 3 years to 6 years. Compensation is competitive and based on education and experience. Compensation is competitive and based on education and experience. All candidates who will receive an offer of employment will be required to undergo and pass a drug screening test.

Full Time employees receive Health and Dental benefits, sick pay, vacation, professional and personal paid days.
Please email resume or call 719-338-2980 if you are Montessori Certified.
www.montessorichild.com

Qualifications (Minimum and Preferred)
Montessori Certification

Description of Community
Hope Montessori Academy provides an environment where children ages six weeks through twelve years are cared for, nurtured, and educated by certified Montessori teachers and early childhood specialists. We provide infant and toddler programs, two year old programs, preschool, kindergarten and before and after school care.
We at Hope Montessori Academy strive to provide a wonderful learning environment for the children we serve. We are dedicated to the well-being of our children and it is our goal to educate the whole child. We believe the future is dependent on the investment we place in young children today. This is why we are inspiring children to achieve a lifetime of success!

Start Date
05/02/2016

Family Star Montessori School seeking Infant and Toddler Lead Posted 03/23/16
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Contact Information
2246 Federal Boulevard
Denver, Colorado 80211
(303) 477-7827
http://www.familystar.net
Respond to: Andrea Cahoon, Human Resources Manager: acahoon@familystar.net,

Description of Position
Family Star is currently seeking warm, humble, compassionate, engaged, flexible, open-minded, and creative leaders that are committed to inclusivity for a Montessori certified IC Lead Teacher position. Family Star is a nationally recognized and unique program that implements an authentic and inclusive Montessori philosophy for ages 2 months to 6 years of age.

This is a full-time, year round position with excellent benefits including paid holidays, paid time off, health/dental coverage, 401K, plus training and education opportunities.

Qualifications (Minimum and Preferred)
• Montessori Toddler teacher certification
• Associate Degree or higher degree in Early Childhood Education; or an Associate Degree in a related field with experience teaching pre-school age children.
• Teaching experience with ages 0-6.
• Experience and commitment to working with children and families of diverse populations.

Description of Community
Family Star is currently seeking warm, humble, compassionate, engaged, flexible, open-minded, and creative leaders that are committed to inclusivity for a Montessori certified IC Lead Teacher positions. Family Star is a nationally recognized and unique program that implements an authentic and inclusive Montessori philosophy for ages 2 months to 6 years of age. It is one of the only programs in the US that offers authentic Montessori education to primarily low income and at-risk children, and it has been selected as one of four exemplary early education programs in the US to be studied for the purposes of replication. Family Star is committed to early childhood education in an inclusive environment of ethnic and economic diversity. Children and families across the economic spectrum have the opportunity to develop a strong sense of mutual support and community. As an Early Head Start/Head Start program, we are able to fulfill our mission of ensuring that the children who can benefit the most have access to the best program.

Start Date
04/11/2016

Little Red Schoolhouse seeking Infant and Toddler Lead Posted 03/18/16
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Contact Information
600 Reiling Rd
Breckenridge, co 80424
(970) 453-6871
http://www.littleredbreck.com
Respond to: Greta Shackelford: Greta@littleredbreck.com,

Description of Position
We are looking for a dynamic team player to join our school as a full time teacher. Little Red is a Montessori based preschool serving children 8 weeks – 6 years. We are hiring a teacher for a full-time year round position. Benefits include paid time off, paid holidays off, and a ski pass. Great working environment! Experience and or education required. For more information or for an application please visit our website or contact Greta. www.littleredbreck.com

Qualifications (Minimum and Preferred)
Early Childhood Teacher qualified preferred.

Description of Community
We are a Montessori based school. We employee both Montessori certified and non-certified teachers. We have a beautiful center in the middle of a beautiful ski community. We have six classroom but we do not implement mixed ages.

Start Date
05/02/2016

Brilliant Star School seeking Infant and Toddler Lead Posted 03/18/16
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Contact Information
PO Box 502198
Fuetsa Lp
Saipan, MP 96950
Northern Mariana Islands
(670) 323-7827
http://www.brilliantstarmontessori.org
Respond to: Richard Sikkel, Principal/Head of School: principal@brilliantstar.org,

Description of Position
Looking for Lead Teacher for our Toddler Community

Qualifications (Minimum and Preferred)
AMS or AMI Certification required. Minimum 2 yr experience preferred, not required.

Description of Community
We are a small school on the island of Saipan (Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, USA). We have approx. 100 students. School is located on 1 acre of land with 6 seperate classrooms for Toddler, Primary, Elementary I and Elementary II.

Start Date
08/03/2016

Mountain Shadows Montessori School c/o Ann Kasunic seeking Infant and Toddler Assistant Posted 03/04/16
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Contact Information
4154 North 63rd St.
Boulder, Colorado 80301
(303) 530-5353
http://www.mountainshadows.org
Respond to: Tom Ferland, Recruiter: tom.ferland@mountainshadows.org,

Description of Position
Mountain Shadows Montessori School is seeking applications for a classroom assistant for our Young Child’s Community (1-3 year olds).

Classroom assistants are responsible for the well-being of the children in the classroom as well as supporting the teacher with a variety of tasks. Some of these tasks include: classroom organization, cleaning, playground supervision, Montessori material making, and more. The assistant is principally supporting the lead teacher rather than directly teaching children. This role requires someone who is responsible, detail oriented, and skilled with children in the classroom age group. In addition the classroom assistants support evening childcare during Parent Education Nights and other evening meetings at MSMS as well as Activity Days offered during Parent Teacher Conferences.

Please email a resume and brief cover letter to Tom Ferland, Recruiter at tom.ferland@mountainshadows.org

Applications for YCC (1-3 year old) position will be reviewed upon receipt and the position is available until filled.

Qualifications (Minimum and Preferred)
Applicants MUST hold an Colorado Early Childhood Teacher certificate. No exceptions. Experience in Montessori classrooms a plus.

Description of Community
Mountain Shadows was founded in 1976 and is located in a beautiful, renovated farm house on over 12 acres of land in Boulder County. Our program supports children using the internationally accredited Montessori model distinct for its hands-on academic materials, individual and small group lessons, and emphasis on supporting the development of the whole child – academically, socially and emotionally.

Start Date
03/07/2016

Montessori Children’s House of Denver seeking Infant and Toddler Lead Posted 03/04/16
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Contact Information
1467 Birch St.
Denver, Colorado 80220
(303) 322-8324
http://mchdenver.org
Respond to: Michelle O’Donghue, Executive Director: excdirector@mchdenver.org,

Description of Position
We are looking for summer lead teacher guides for our summer program that consists of (3) three week sessions from June 1 -July 31. The ideal candidate is caring, compassionate, enthusiastic about helping children learn and willing to build a positive working relationships with other staff and parents. This position has the potential to turn into a internship or an apprentice teacher position in the Fall for those who are interested.

Qualifications (Minimum and Preferred)
Candidate must be ECT (Group Leader Qualified) and have Montessori experience.

Description of Community
The Montessori Children’s House of Denver has three campuses, each in the heart of Denver. MCHD has served as an intern training teacher training site for the Montessori Education Center of the Rockies for over 20 years.

Start Date
05/31/2016

Montessori Children’s House of Denver seeking Infant and Toddler Assistant Posted 03/04/16
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Contact Information
1467 Birch St.
Denver, Colorado 80220
(303) 322-8324
http://mchdenver.org
Respond to: Michelle O’Donghue, Executive Director: excdirector@mchdenver.org,

Description of Position
We are seeking a dynamic assistant teacher for our toddler program. Candidate will be working with children from 18 months to 3 years of age. Ideal candidates will be caring, compassionate, enthusiastic about helping children learn, and willing to build and maintain positive working relationships with other staff and parents.

Qualifications (Minimum and Preferred)
Candidate must be ECT (Group Leader Qualified)

Description of Community
The Montessori Children’s House of Denver has three campuses, each in the heart of Denver. MCHD has served as an intern teacher training site for the Montessori Education Center of the Rockies for over 20 years.

Start Date
03/14/2016

Little Lyceum Montessori seeking Infant and Toddler Assistant Posted 02/10/16
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Contact Information
800 S. Sheridan Blvd.
Denver, CO 80226
(303) 568-9325
http://www.littlelyceum.org
Respond to: Gordon Kearns, Head of School: apply@littlelyceum.org,

Description of Position
Little Lyceum Montessori is currently seeking a full-time Toddler trained assistant for our growing program. The correct candidate will have a passion for the Montessori educational philosophy and a strong understanding of the value of observation and discipline through freedom in the classroom. Our school provides a great deal of classroom autonomy for our teachers, support and insistence on continuing education. We prefer Montessori Certification and group leader qualifications are required. Preference given for creativity, experience, director certification, and Bi-lingual language skills.

To apply, please contact Little Lyceum at 303-568-9325 or email your resume. Alternatively, you may also apply in person at 800 South Sheridan Blvd. Denver, CO 80226

Job Type: Full-time

Required experience:

Early Childhood Education: 1 year

Qualifications (Minimum and Preferred)
Must be Group Lead Qualified.

Must be CPR/First Aid Certified

Description of Community
Little Lyceum Montessori is located on the west side of Denver, CO. We are a small year round Preschool with 3 classrooms in two buildings; two toddler classrooms and one Primary classroom. We have a great group of children between the ages of 1 and 6 years, and a growing family community. We offer an incredible outdoor environment which includes gardening, an outside work environment and goats.

Start Date
02/10/2016

Cornerstone Montessori School seeking Infant and Toddler Assistant Posted 02/24/16
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Contact Information
15970 W. 50th Ave
Golden, CO 80403
(303) 277-0245
Respond to: Amy Vecchiarelli, Director: cmsdirector@cornertonemontessori.net,

Description of Position
Afternoon Toddler Classroom Assistant:
Position begins June 2016. Class size is 10 Toddlers with two teachers.

Qualifications (Minimum and Preferred)
Applicant must have experience working with children ages 18-36 months and is at least 18 years of age.

Description of Community
Our private school is located in a unique country setting northeast of Golden, Colorado. We offer exceptional working conditions as well as commensurate salary/wages.

Start Date
05/31/2016

Centennial Montessori seeking Infant and Toddler Assistant Posted 01/11/15
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Contact Information
6960 S. Holly Circle
Centennial, Colorado 80112
(720) 200-9220
http://www.thecentennialmontessori.com
Respond to: Laura Kent, Director: Laura@thecentennialmontessori.com,

Description of Position
We are looking for a qualified, energized, and passionate individual who loves working with our youngsters. The perfect candidate will be able to work 8-5 Monday-Friday.

$250 hiring bonus after 90 days including health benefits, paid holidays, and PTO!

Please respond to this ad with a cover letter and resume.

Qualifications (Minimum and Preferred)
Early childhood teacher qualifications, Montessori experience preferred

Description of Community
Centennial Montessori is nestled away in a suburban neighborhood near the DTC area. It has been established for 13 years and is rapidly growing! Centennial Montessori offers care for 6 weeks-6 years. We have a highly experienced team that has been here for many years and we would love to see someone join us that is looking for a home to grow in.

Start Date
02/01/2016

Montessori Academy seeking Infant and Toddler Substitute Posted 01/08/15
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Contact Information
801 N. 111th Street
Lafayette, CO 80026
(303) 579-2030
http://www.MontessoriAcademyLafayette.com
Respond to: Beth Weekley, Academic Coordinator: montessori.academy@mac.com,

Description of Position
We are currently looking for substitutes for both our preschool and toddler classrooms. Some substitute opportunities are for half day and others are for a full day. The substitute fills the roll of the teacher or the assistant teacher in our classrooms.

Qualifications (Minimum and Preferred)
It is a plus if the candidate is either AMI or AMS trained and Early Childhood Teacher Qualified. The ideal candidate will have experience teaching in a Montessori primary classroom or a toddler classroom. This candidate should have substantial classroom management experience and ideally feel comfortable managing a classroom as well as very comfortable with the Montessori lessons and following the education needs of all the children.
Qualified candidates with a flexible schedule, able to sub on short notice please reply with cover letter, resume and contact information. We look forward to hearing from you.
Please email.

Description of Community
Montessori Academy is a private school near the heart of charming Lafayette, Colorado. We serve both infant/toddlers and preschoolers. We have a year long program with about 6 weeks of breaks. We are a small two classroom school, one preschool classroom and one toddler classroom. The school offers a very small family environment. We are located on 4 acres in a residential area.
Start Date
01/11/2016

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Montessori Peaks Academy seeking Early Childhood Lead Posted 04/20/16
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Contact Information
9904 W. Capri Avenue
Littleton, CO 80123
(303) 972-2627
Respond to: Char Weaver, Principal: ceweaver@jeffco.k12.co.us,

Description of Position
Early Childhood Montessori teacher needed for established charter school. Experienced, close-knit staff who collaborate to create a positive environment for students, parents, and staff members. Early childhood classrooms are well-supplied with Montessori materials and other learning materials and supplies. This charter school enjoys a good relationship with the school district, Jefferson County. Staff work day from 7:30 to 3:30 with routine meetings and school events. Salary in the range of Jeffco Schools with generous benefits.

Qualifications (Minimum and Preferred)
Applicant must have AMS or AMI Early Childhood diploma, a bachelor’s degree, and be highly qualified to teach in Colorado. We also prefer 5+ years of experience in a Montessori or other Early childhood classroom.

Description of Community
The school community is large (500+ students), with supportive families. Students are ages 3 through 12 in the Montessori classes and 5 through 14 in the Home School program. The school is located in a suburban part of Littleton on property adjacent to a natural area and park. The staff is stable, supportive, and dedicated.

Start Date
08/15/2016

Jarrow Montessori School seeking Early Childhood Lead Posted 04/20/16
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Contact Information
3900 Orange Ct
Boulder, Colorado 80304
(720) 442-2889
http://www.jarrow.org
Respond to: Michael Girodo, Head of School: michael.girodo@jarrow.org,

Description of Position
PRIMARY LEAD TEACHER POSITION:
*Create and maintain a Montessori learning environment
*Design classroom space that is beautiful, well maintained, safe for the age group using it, and responsive to changing needs of the children
*Provide a full range of classroom materials that support the Montessori philosophy, both standard and teacher created
*Direct assistant in and contribute to cleaning and keeping the classroom and materials in good repair
*Design and implement appropriate daily routines with attention paid to transition times and the functioning of other groups within the school, to provide predictability for the children and flexibility when appropriate
*Provide a setting in which children feel safe to express independence, authentic emotions within safe limits, and creative expression
*Learn and adhere to Montessori principles, and act with awareness of school and classroom routines and practices
*Oversee the growth and development of a specific group of children
*Initiate a proactive manner of communicating with the parents
*Maintain the children’s portfolios to track their development throughout the year with a focus of completion at the time of conferences

*Be responsible for the safety and well-being of all Jarrow students
*Supervise children from any class when in common activities: lunch, playground, naps, etc.
*Keep informed about any special needs: foods, allergies, health issues, social or emotional needs, etc.
*Be available to substitute for another teacher when requested
*Help maintain all common areas of Jarrow in regard to cleanliness, order, safety, and children’s needs
*Communicate information about children through the appropriate channels: incident reports written and passed along the same day, etc.
*Regard all children as a responsibility and guide, not just the assigned classroom group

*Contribute to Jarrow Montessori School community
*Participate in all school and parent functions
*Serve as a role model for assistants in punctuality, commitment, and involvement at Jarrow as an effective team leader, guide adults on the team in Montessori awareness and professional development
*Continue to grow as a Montessori educator
*Attend and participate actively at all staff meetings and professional development meetings
*Complete annual professional development hours
*Build and maintain positive relations with all parents and help them complete their work bond hours
*Maintain and track various administrative details including: classroom expenses, calling substitutes

Be responsible for all other duties as assigned

Qualifications (Minimum and Preferred)
AMS or AMI certification
3-5 years of eaching experience preferred
Compensation and Benefits commensurate to Education / Experience

Description of Community
Jarrow Montessori, the oldest Montessori School in Colorado, and a fully accredited AMS school, is seeking a dynamic and experienced lead teacher for one of our primary classrooms. Applicants need to Montessori trained and certified, preferably in the AMS tradition, and have a minimum of 3 years lead teaching experience. Please see our job description below. Provide a cover letter and recent resume. The academic school year begins 8/15/2016. Finalists will be required to do a demonstration of teaching and final interview.

Start Date
08/15/2016

Mountain Montessori seeking Early Childhood Assistant Posted 04/13/16
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Contact Information
77 Metcalf Road
PO
Avon, CO 81620
(970) 390-3941
http://www.mtnmontessori.org
Respond to: Martha Teien, Director/Owner: mteien@mtnmontessori.org,

Description of Position
We are in search of a career minded Montessori Assistant. We gladly welcome interns who are passionate about Montessori and excited to become a lead. This position is in a primary classroom with a Montessori lead teacher happy to help you hone your skills as a Montessorian!

Qualifications (Minimum and Preferred)
College Degree

Description of Community
A beautiful mountain town at the base of Beaver Creek.

Start Date
06/06/2016

Little Lyceum Montessori seeking Early Childhood Assistant Posted 04/11/16
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Contact Information
800 S. Sheridan Blvd.
Denver, CO 80226
(303) 568-9325
http://www.littlelyceum.org
Respond to: Gordon Kearns, Head of School: apply@littlelyceum.org,

Description of Position
Little Lyceum Montessori is currently seeking a full-time Montessori trained Primary assistant for our growing program. The correct candidate will have a passion for the Montessori educational philosophy and a strong understanding of the value of observation and discipline through freedom in the classroom. We prefer Montessori Certification and group leader qualifications are required. This position is for a full-time Primary Assistant. Salary based on education and experience and will be discussed at the interview.

To apply, please contact Little Lyceum at 303-568-9325 or email your resume. Alternatively, you may also apply in person at 800 South Sheridan Blvd. Denver, CO 80226

Qualifications (Minimum and Preferred)
Must be CPR certified
Group Lead Qualified
and have Montessori certification

Description of Community
Currently our students are between the ages of 1 and 6 years of age. This is a full day, year-round Montessori Preschool, where we provide access to individual Montessori lessons throughout the day as the child’s interest and focus levels allow. Lessons are given with love, care and attention and we offer a handcrafted natural outdoor learning environment.

Start Date
04/18/2016

Mariposa Montessori School seeking Early Childhood Lead Posted 04/11/16
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Contact Information
7809 Brodie Ln
Austin, Texas 78745
(512) 428-4280
http://www.mariposamontessori.com/
Respond to: Kyndra Irwin- Executive Director: kyndra@mariposamontessori.com,

Description of Position
The Lead Guide positions are full-time, five days per week per calendar year with staff meetings and school events after hours. As a member of our salaried staff, you will receive paid time off days as well as all school holidays, paid. Each teacher receives a monthly classroom budget for purchasing and the creation of hand-made materials. Salary is competitive and reflective of education and experience. Please send your resume with cover letter to kyndra@mariposamontessori.com

Qualifications (Minimum and Preferred)
AMS certification preferred, MACTE approved certification accepted
BA Degree
Great References
Description of Community
Mariposa Montessori School is currently expanding, we are now accepting applications for every level and every position. Mariposa Montessori School is proudly an AMS accredited private institution; we are a small Montessori school with a warm, natural and nurturing environment. We currently serve children ages 8 weeks to 12 years (6th Grade). If you are passionate about authentic Montessori education, we have a home for you at our school. We are seeking staffing for our infants through to 12 years of age. Come join our team of supportive teachers and grow with our school, for years to come. We need people who take initiative, have a peaceful and joyful personality, truly have a strong love for children, and embrace the Montessori Method, wholeheartedly.

Start Date
08/08/2016

Children’s Garden Montessori School seeking Early Childhood Lead Posted 03/30/16
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Contact Information
444 Detroit Street
Denver, Colorado 80206
(303) 322-0972
http://cgmontessori.com
Respond to: Bekke Howell – Executive Director: bhowell@cgmontessori.com,

Description of Position
Montessori school heavily influenced by Reggio Philosophy seeks Early Childhood Educator to co-teach in the Primary Classroom (with children ages 3 to 6 years). Applicants should be flexible, enthusiastic, and hard-working. As a school, we value collaboration, creativity, and independence both in the children and in each other. Teachers work together to provide environments rich in Montessori essentials that support educating the whole child.

Qualifications (Minimum and Preferred)
Montessori Early Childhood Credential–AMS, AMI or MACTE
Undergraduate Degree, preferably in Early Childhood Education
Experience working with children between the ages of 3 and 6 years
Experience as a Lead Teacher

Description of Community
Located in North Cherry Creek, Children’s Garden is a Montessori school heavily influenced by Reggio Philosophy. Following a 10 month school year, children attend part time classes, either in the morning or in the afternoon. Salaries are competitive and benefits are available.

Start Date
08/22/2016

Glenwood Springs Montessori School seeking Early Childhood Assistant Posted 03/28/16
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Contact Information
226 Center Dr.
Glenwood Springs, CO 81601
(970) 230-9129
http://www.glenwoodspringsmontessori.com
Respond to: Kelly Klotz – Director/Owner: glenwoodspringsmontessori@gmail.com,

Description of Position
Primary (3-6) Assistant – We have part time and full time assistant positions available for the 2016/17 school year.

• The Assistant in a Primary Montessori classroom follows the lead of the Directress in the preparation, maintenance and management of the classroom environment.

Qualifications (Minimum and Preferred)
Assistant Qualifications:
• Must have a High School Diploma and be at least 18 years of age.
• Must be Early Childhood Lead or Assistant Lead Certified. (To be sure you are Early Childhood Lead Qualified, please review qualifications at the following website before applying:
(http://media.wix.com/ugd/97dde5_2c4b82bfa280a28ca674ab070088aca0.pdf)
• Current Certification in CPR, First Aid
• Must have a clean background check
• Adhere to state licensing and follow policies and procedures of the school
• Successful candidates will have experience working with preschool aged children in a group setting,
• Be creative, have great organizational and communication skills, be a team player, and most importantly, show respect for and have a strong desire to work with young children.
• Prior Montessori experience or knowledge a plus.
Compensation:
• Assistants will be paid an hourly rate dependent on verified experience and certifications.

Description of Community
Glenwood Springs Montessori is an authentic, early childhood Montessori program operating in the Roaring Fork Valley since 2013. We started our program in a Historic Victorian Home in downtown Glenwood Springs, Colorado. We will be moving to our new location in West Glenwood for the 2016/17 school year and are currently seeking qualified, enthusiastic, nurturing individuals to staff our small, quaint, yet growing program!

Start Date
03/28/2016

Hope Montessori Academy seeking Early Childhoood Lead Posted 03/28/16
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Contact Information
13785 Huron St.
Broomfield, CO 80023
(303) 457-4400
http://www.montessorichild.com
Respond to: Carrie Olesen – Executive Director: carrie@hopeacademy.com,

Description of Position
Hope Montessori Academy’s location in Broomfield is now accepting applications for Primary Montessori Certified Teachers.

Candidates must be enthusiastic, warm, nurturing, kind, creative, individuals who have experience working with these age groups. Positions available working with children ages 3 years to 6 years. Compensation is competitive and based on education and experience. Compensation is competitive and based on education and experience. All candidates who will receive an offer of employment will be required to undergo and pass a drug screening test.

Full Time employees receive Health and Dental benefits, sick pay, vacation, professional and personal paid days.
Please email resume or call 719-338-2980 if you are Montessori Certified.
www.montessorichild.com

Qualifications (Minimum and Preferred)
Montessori Certification

Description of Community
Hope Montessori Academy provides an environment where children ages six weeks through twelve years are cared for, nurtured, and educated by certified Montessori teachers and early childhood specialists. We provide infant and toddler programs, two year old programs, preschool, kindergarten and before and after school care.

We at Hope Montessori Academy strive to provide a wonderful learning environment for the children we serve. We are dedicated to the well-being of our children and it is our goal to educate the whole child. We believe the future is dependent on the investment we place in young children today. This is why we are inspiring children to achieve a lifetime of success!

Start Date
03/28/2016

Brilliant Star School seeking Early Childhoood Lead Posted 03/18/16
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Contact Information
PO Box 502198
Fuetsa Lp
Saipan, MP 96950
Northern Mariana Islands
(670) 323-7827
http://www.brilliantstarmontessori.org
Respond to: Richard Sikkel, Principal/Head of School: principal@brilliantstar.org,

Description of Position
Primary (3-6) Lead Teacher

Qualifications (Minimum and Preferred)
AMS or AMI certification required. Minimum 2 yrs experience preferred, not required.

Description of Community
We are a small school on the island of Saipan (Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, USA). We have approx 100 students with very diverse ethnic backgrounds. School is located on 1 acre with 6 separate classrooms housing a Toddler class, 2 Primary Classes, 1 Elem I class, and a Elem II class.

Start Date
08/03/2016

DCS Montessori Charter School seeking Early Childhood Lead Posted 03/14/15
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Contact Information
311 Castle Pines Pkwy
Castle Pines, Colorado 80108
(303) 387-5629
http://www.dcsmontessori.org
Respond to: Brycie Strother, Office Manager: brycie.strother@dcsdk12.org,

Description of Position
Lead Primary Teacher working in our Primary Classroom with 3 year old Preschoolers – Kindergartners. There are 29 students in the classroom and this position would be supported by 2 Educational Assistants in the morning. At 11:30, preschoolers leave the classroom, and an Assistant supervises Kindergarten lunch. In the afternoon the Lead Teacher is with their (10 or so) Kindergarten students who attend full day. We are on a Traditional Calendar and are closed in Summer.

Qualifications (Minimum and Preferred)
The ideal candidate’s background will include: Montessori Certification (AMI, AMS or NAMTA); Experience teaching at the Primary level, and must be Highly Qualified. This candidate must be able to demonstrate excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills.

Description of Community
DCS Montessori is a public, charter school located in Castle Pines, Colorado, just 30 minutes south of Denver and 1+ hours away from year-round Rocky Mountain recreation. Our mission is to provide our students with an opportunity to acquire an education based on an authentic and accredited curriculum founded on the educational philosophy of Maria Montessori. Since our founding in 1997, we are proud to have fulfilled this mission. We have grown our pre-K through 8th grade school community to 20+ classrooms and roughly 550 students. In this time, we have created a strong foundation, both educational and financial, through our staff, our Board of Directors, our parents, and especially our children.

Start Date
08/01/2016

Global Montessori Academy seeking Early Childhood Lead Posted 03/09/2016
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Contact Information
7457 Cherokee Drive
Prairie Village, KS 66208
http://www.globalmontessori.com
(913) 544-1041
Respond to: Brian Gordon, Executive Director: brian@globalmontessori.com

Description of Position
Guide/directress in a primary mixed age classroom of up to 24 children. This is a full time, salaried position. All classrooms at Global Montessori Academy have one guide and one assistant teacher. Guides receive 10 days paid vacation in addition to two week winter, one week spring break, and all federal holidays as paid time off.

Global Montessori Academy offers continuing education opportunities to all teachers including paid offsite opportunities.

Global Montessori Academy offers a competitive salary package including medical and dental benefits. Guides sign 10 month contracts with the option for a 12 month contract including additional compensation.

Qualifications (Minimum and Preferred)
All guides should have an AMS or AMI primary diploma or have completed the second year of training. Candidates should have a bachelor’s degree. Prior teaching experience is preferable, especially as an assistant in a Montessori environment. Being fluent in a foreign language, especially French or Spanish is a plus, though is not required.

Candidates should have excellent written and verbal communications skills and be proficient and comfortable with the Microsoft Office suite, email, and Microsoft Windows.

Professional decorum is a must. At Global Montessori Academy we have high standards for our community and we expect our teachers to embody high personal standards.

Description of Community
Global Montessori Academy is a private, not for profit school that offers education programs beginning at 18 months old through 12 years old (6th year elementary). Our school was founded 36 years ago by a small group of parents who wanted to create something unique for their children. Over the years, Global Montessori Academy has grown from a one room school into a seven room school serving over 100 children each year. Two years ago, the school purchased the former Cherokee Christian Church where we currently reside. It is a beautiful 30,000 square foot facility that includes over two acres of outdoor space. Our staff is a mixture of AMS and AMI credentialed teachers who work together to fulfill our mission. The guides typically meet twice a month for professional development, to share experiences, and to support one another. The school administration has an open door policy and is always available to the staff. We primarily serve dual income, professional families in Prairie Village, KS, a suburb of Kansas City, MO. The school currently offers two full scholarships to lower income families and we look to expand the scholarship program in the future. We are truly a grass roots organization that is dedicated to providing the most authentic Montessori experience we can for our children.

Start Date
08/01/2016

Academia Ana Marie Sandoval seeking Early Childhood Lead Posted 03/04/2016
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Contact Information
3655 Wyandot St.
Denver, Colorado 80211
http://sandoval.dpsk12.org
(720) 424-4372
Respond to: Sandra Berumen, Assistant Principal: sandra_berumen@dpsk12.org

Description of Position
Primary Teacher -One year position for the 2016-2017 school year. Great opportunity for self directed internship. Will have mentor support by a Dual Language Montessori trained instructional coach.

Qualifications (Minimum and Preferred)
-Fluently bilingual and biliterate in English and Spanish
-Licensed teacher or currently holds a bachelors and is willing to gain credentials through the state of Colorado to attain an emergency teaching license.

Description of Community
Academia Ana Marie Sandoval de Lenguaje Dual Montessori is a public Denver Public School magnet school providing the unique educational combination of a dual language learning environment (English and Spanish) provided within an authentic Montessori framework. Our school serves students age three through sixth grade. Forty percent of the children are native Spanish speakers and sixty percent are native English speakers.

Our vision is to foster a community of lifelong learners guided by a love of learning, interest and appreciation for other cultures and a desire to create a peaceful world. We provide an equitable and high-quality education to a diverse community of children.
As educators, we come together because we are passionate about students learning in two languages through the Montessori method. You will find that we are a tight-knit community of kindred spirits; we love to witness the magic of children learning through their prepared classroom environments and welcoming school community.

We look forward to hearing from you soon!

Start Date
08/15/2016

Salida Montessori Charter School seeking Early Childhood Lead Posted 03/02/2016
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Contact Information
1040 I Street
Salida
CO, Colorado Salida
http://www.mysmcs.org
(719) 539-4887
Respond to: Rafe Quinton, Head of School: rafe_quinton@salidamcs.org

Description of Position
This Guide needs to possess Montessori certification from an accredited institution and is responsible for working closely with assistants to plan and implement an authentic Montessori program. This guide will be responsible for daily supervision, training and evaluation of assistants and will keep precise and detailed records related to classroom management. The guide will also conduct conferences with parents/guardians twice a year and write biannual progress reports using Montessori Records Express. The guide will work closely with special needs staff to support the needs of all children. Additionally, this guide will demonstrates an ability to interact confidently with all stakeholders in a professional manner. The job requires attendance at school events and meetings. The guide should respect the confidentiality of records and information regarding children, parents, families, and other employees in accordance with accepted professional standards and state and federal laws. Finally, the position will require assessing the needs of the classroom and preparing requests for materials, furnishings, and supplies within the framework of the budget.

Qualifications (Minimum and Preferred)
-Possess a Bachelor’s degree and be considered highly qualified for charter schools by the CDE (required)

-Possess 3-6 certification from an accredited Montessori institution (required)

-Possess 2+ years experience as a Children’s house lead guide

-Enjoy working with children (required)

-Possess strong classroom management skills

-Possess strong interpersonal and organization skills

-Be a motivated self starter who enjoys challenges, experimentation and growth in a collaborative environment.

-Familiarity with Montessori Records Express

-Must possess a sense of humor, kindness, and be up for dance parties

Description of Community
Salida Montessori Charter School offers programs for toddler through 8th grade and provides an authentic Montessori experience to children in the heart of the Rocky Mountains. Established in 2015, we serve 105 students in beautiful Salida, Colorado. We offer locally competitive salaries and benefits. Applicants should submit a resume including a letter of interest and three letters of recommendation via email, USPS or in person. Our window for application submission ends March 31st. Our team is seeking dynamic individuals with energy and enthusiasm for the following positions, beginning Fall 2016:

Start Date
08/01/2016

Cornerstone Montessori School seeking Early Childhood Lead Posted 02/24/16
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Contact Information
15970 W. 50th Ave
Golden, CO 80403
(303) 277-0245
Respond to: Amy Vecchiarelli, Director: cmsdirector@cornertonemontessori.net,

Description of Position
Lead Montessori Preschool Teacher:
We are looking for a qualified Montessori teacher who will be co-teaching with another Montessori teacher and two assistants in a classroom of about 30 children.We would like you to begin in June during our Summer Camp in order to become acquainted with our school and current families before the new school year begins in September. We have openings for both part-time and full-time.

Qualifications (Minimum and Preferred)
We will be considering candidates who hold Montessori Certification and who have had experience working with preschoolers, ages 2 1/2 – 5 years.

Description of Community
Our private school is located in a unique country setting northeast of Golden, Colorado. We offer exceptional working conditions as well as commensurate salary/wages

Start Date
05/31/2016

Cornerstone Montessori School seeking Early Childhood Assistant Posted 02/24/16
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Contact Information
15970 W. 50th Ave
Golden, CO 80403
(303) 277-0245
Respond to: Amy Vecchiarelli, Director: cmsdirector@cornertonemontessori.net,

Description of Position
Preschool Classroom Assistant:
As a classroom assistant you will be working with two lead classroom teachers and one other assistant in a classroom of about 30 children. We would like you to begin in June during our Summer Camp in order to become acquainted with our school and current families before the new school year begins in September. We have an opening for both an afternoon and morning position.

Qualifications (Minimum and Preferred)
We will be considering candidates who have experience working with preschool age children and are at least 18 years of age.

Description of Community
Our private school is located in a unique country setting northeast of Golden, Colorado. We offer exceptional working conditions as well as commensurate salary/wages

Start Date
05/31/2016

Ross Montessori School seeking Early Childhood Lead and Assistant Posted 02/17/15
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Contact Information
Ross Montessori School
109 Lewies Lane
Cabondale, Colorado 81623
(970) 963-7199
http://www.rossmontessori.org
Respond to: Sonya Hemmen, Head of School: sonya.hemmen@rossmontessori.org,

Description of Position
Ross Montessori School anticipates the hiring of Lead Teachers and Classroom Assistants for planned classroom expansion in the 2016-2017 school year and beyond. We are actively seeking experienced, credentialed educators who share our Montessori values and who want to be part of the exciting work that we do at RMS.

¥ Full Time Lead Teachers: Kinder, Lower Elementary and Upper Elementary
¥ Part Time Classroom Assistants: Kinder, Lower Elementary and Upper Elementary
¥ Full Time Building/Transportation Manager (year round position)

Join Our Team
The staff at RMS enjoys many benefits:
¥ A collegial, collaborative environment
¥ Competitive compensation based on experience
¥ PERA retirement benefits
¥ Personal and professional development opportunities
¥ Excellent employment and health benefits (full time staff)
¥ Staff housing available for new, full-time teachers for 2016/17 year

Interested?
Before calling, please provide a completed application (from our website) to:
Sonya Hemmen
Head of School
Ross Montessori School
sonya.hemmen@rossmontessori.org
P: 970-963-7199
F: 970-963-7342

Qualifications (Minimum and Preferred)
Before You Apply
If you’re interested in applying for a faculty position, please note the following requirements:
Minimum of Bachelor’s degree
Possess a true love of following the child and nurturing life-long learners
AMS or AMI Montessori credential as well as “Highly Qualified” status under the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) or enrolled in a Montessori program, currently
Significant lead teaching experience in an Authentic Montessori environment
Willingness to balance the demands of providing a high quality Montessori experience in a charter school environment; we are authorized through the Charter School Institute (Denver, Colorado)
Familiarity with charter school accountability requirements
Understanding of standards-based curriculum alignment and progress monitoring systems that ensure fidelity of program implementation
A true desire for collaboration
A commitment to open, honest communication in the spirit of continuous improvement

Description of Community

Ross Montessori School Mission 2045
The mission of Ross Montessori School is to prepare compassionate life-long learners to have a positive impact on the world.

Vision
We envision a time when Ross Montessori School will be an exemplary educational institution and recognized as such all over the world. Educators from all backgrounds will observe and learn from our model, grounded in the Montessori Method. Parents will choose our school over any other with a steadfast belief in the value we create for the children, families and communities we serve.

Our children will be immersed in the joy of discovery. Programming will be enriched with art, music and drama through all the seasons. Students will actively participate in community service projects and conservation programs, and every child will emerge a creative and competent problem solver.

We will send citizens into the world who have a profound impact on their communities. They will face adversity and challenge with humility, grace and compassion. They will inspire others to better the Earth and its inhabitants. All who know them will be the better for it for generations into the future.

Core Values
Children, Joy of Discovery, Dedication to Mastery, Compassionate Love, Community

Our New, Forever Home in Carbondale, Colorado
Located in the Roaring Fork Valley
A diverse, highly educated populace
More than 300 days of sunshine a year, with spectacular views of the Rocky Mountains
More than 1500 acres of parks and open space, perfect for outdoor enthusiasts
Proximity to a wide range of cultural and outdoor activities, just forty minutes to Aspen and three hours to Denver

Start Date
08/15/2016

Lyons Valley Preschool seeking Early Childhood Lead Posted 02/12/15
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Contact Information
PO Box 2693
350 Main St.
Lyons, COLORADO 80540
(720) 635-1234
http://www.lyonsvalleypreschool.org
Respond to: Jenelle Green, Director: jenelle@lyonsvalleypreschool.org,

Description of Position
LVP is a community Montessori pre school located in the town of Lyons. I am looking for a Certified Montessori guide for our 9 week Summer camp. I led the part time camp last year and it was primarily an outdoor classroom which included nature walks, visits to the park and A LOT of water play. There would be an asst. until 12:30 and then less than 6 children in the afternoon. This is a 35hr/week opportunity with competitive wage. CPR, First aid and universal precautions are required before start.

Qualifications (Minimum and Preferred)
Montessori Certified
CPR, First Aid and Universal Precautions
Resumes will be evaluated
Description of Community

LVP is a Lyons community preschool dedicated to the Montessori philosophy with 3 Certified staff.

Start Date
06/03/2016

Hope Montessori Academy seeking Early Childhood Assistant Posted 01/25/15
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Contact Information
12121 Pennsylvania St.
Thornton, CO 80241
(303) 255-8151
http://www.montessorichild.com
Respond to: Genevieve Bonsall, Director: thornton2@hopeacademy.com,

Description of Position
Hope Montessori Academy with locations in Broomfield, Thornton and Westminster is currently hiring Early Childhood Teachers to work full time with children ages 6 weeks through 12 years. Candidates must have flexibility in scheduling – working until 6pm may be required.

If you are a qualified candidate, please email a resume or apply in person at:
12290 Pennsylvania St. Thornton, CO 80241 303-255-3882 or 303-255-8151
4401 W. Main St. Westminster, CO 80031 303-404-9770
13785 Huron St. Broomfield, CO 80023 303-457-4400

Qualifications (Minimum and Preferred)
Candidates must be enthusiastic, warm, nurturing, kind, creative, individuals who have experience working with these age groups. Positions available working with children ages 6 weeks through 12 years. Compensation is competitive and based on education and experience. All candidates who will receive an offer of employment will be required to undergo and pass a drug screening test.

If you are not sure if you are ECT qualified, please view this chart to review requirements before applying:
http://media.wix.com/ugd/97dde5_2c4b82bfa280a28ca674ab070088aca0.pdf
Please apply only if you have completed at least one ECE class at a college or university.

Description of Community
Hope Montessori Academy provides an environment where children ages six weeks through twelve years are cared for, nurtured, and educated by certified Montessori teachers and early childhood specialists. We provide infant and toddler programs, two year old programs, preschool, kindergarten and before and after school care.

We at Hope Montessori Academy strive to provide a wonderful learning environment for the children we serve. We are dedicated to the well-being of our children and it is our goal to educate the whole child. We believe the future is dependent on the investment we place in young children today. This is why we are inspiring children to achieve a lifetime of success!

Start Date
01/25/2016

Breckenridge Montessori School seeking Early Childhood Assistant Posted 01/20/15
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Contact Information
318 N. Main/PO Box 1508
Breckenridge, CO 80424
(970) 547-7661
http://www.breckenridgemontessori.com
Respond to: Beth Craig, Director/Teacher: breckenridgemontessori@yahoo.com,

Description of Position
Breckenridge Montessori is hiring for an assistant for 25-30 hours per week. Please respond with a resume to breckenridgemontessori@yahoo.com

Pay DOE, holiday/vacation pay available.

Qualifications (Minimum and Preferred)
Early childhood education and Montessori experience helpful but not required. We will train and have funding available to take early childhood education classes.

Description of Community
Breckenridge is located at 9,600 feet elevation in the Rocky Mountains about an hour west of Denver. Our vibrant and engaging mountain hamlet attracts bright people from all over the world who live and breathe the “work hard, play harder” philosophy of Breckenridge.

Start Date
01/25/2016

Patience Montessori School seeking Early Childhood Lead/Guide Posted 01/13/15
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Contact Information
3600 Hazelwood Ct
Boulder, CO 80304
(303) 449-5214
Respond to: Patience Schutrumpf, Director: patience@patiencemontessori.com,

Description of Position
We are looking for a fun, loving, passionate teacher to join our Montessori School. We are now accepting applications for Montessori Certified Early Childhood Lead Teachers for our Boulder, Colorado locations.
Candidates must be Montessori Certified in addition to being enthusiastic, warm, nurturing, kind, creative, individuals who have experience working with the below age groups. Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs, stand for 30-40 minutes at a time and sit on the floor with the children. There are two positions available for this age 2.5 years to 6 years; one Lead and one Assistant teacher.
We hire teachers that truly celebrate the milestones that occur in early childhood. Our mission is to develop each child’s natural curiosity and creativity in order to provide a foundation to encourage each child’s lifelong love of learning. We are looking for an individual looking for a long term commitment to a Montessori environment.

Please send cover letter, resume, and wage requirements to patience@patiencemontessori.com. Please include Lead Teacher in the subject line of your email. For more information on job responsibilities and physical requirements please see our full ad on craigslist

Qualifications (Minimum and Preferred)
• Must have a minimum of a high school diploma or a GED.
• Must meet state licensing group leader qualifications at time of hire.
• 2-5 years of teaching experience with children ages 0-6 (may be combined with other qualifications.)
• Must be motivated and able to work independently as well as part of a team.
• Must demonstrate a positive attitude with a commitment to customer service.
• Must have oral and written proficiency in the English language.
• Must be able to work the hours of the position based on the organization’s needs.
• Must have current Infant/Child CPR, First Aid, Universal Precautions or they must be obtained within the initial review period

Description of Community
We have a very wonderful community of families and they very supportive of what are about. we are multi-culture community.

Start Date
02/01/2016

DCS Montessori Charter School seeking Early Childhood Assistant Posted 01/13/15
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Contact Information
311 Castle Pines Pkwy
Castle Pines, Colorado 80108
(303) 387-5629
http://www.dcsmontessori.org
Respond to: Brycie Strother, Office Manager: brycie.strother@dcsdk12.org,

Description of Position
Responsible for providing assistance to teachers by supervising students, preparing and maintaining the classroom environment, making copies and doing other administrative duties as requested. May assist in supervising bathroom activities and playground time, and administering first aid as needed, with training. Cleaning is a significant part of this job, as is classroom supervision. Each classroom has one lead teacher and two assistants to support him or her. Assistants may spend time working in our childcare program, helping to supervise preschool lunch for approximately 20 children, organize craft projects, help children with their lunch and to prepare for nap. Performs other related duties.

Qualifications (Minimum and Preferred)
Must be Early Childhood Teacher Qualified. Montessori background is a plus.

Description of Community
DCS Montessori is a public, charter school located in Castle Pines, Colorado, just 30 minutes south of Denver and 1+ hours away from year-round Rocky Mountain recreation. Our mission is to provide our students with an opportunity to acquire an education based on an authentic and accredited curriculum founded on the educational philosophy of Maria Montessori. Since our founding, we are proud to have fulfilled this mission as we have grown our pre-K through 8th grade school community from 5 classrooms and 125 students to 20+
classrooms and roughly 510 students. In this time, we have created a strong foundation, both educational and financial, through our staff, our Board of Directors, our parents, and especially our children.

Start Date
02/08/2016

Mountain Village Montessori Charter School seeking Early Childhood Lead/Guide Posted 01/08/15
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Contact Information
27285 Brandon Court
Steamboat Springs, Co 80487
303-241-3285
http://www.mvmcs.org
Respond to: Emily Barnhart: info@mvmcs.org,

Description of Position
Want to be part of something special? Mountain Village Montessori Charter School is the new Montessori Charter located in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. Our Charter has been approved and we are scheduled to open in the fall of 2016. We are currently seeking Primary, Lower Elementary and Upper Elementary Teachers who are willing to help develop and implement an outstanding Montessori program. If you are interested in any of these positions, please send a cover letter explaining what position you are applying for and what skills you think you could bring to the school, along with a current resume. Visit our website www.mvmcs.org for a more detailed description of the positions available.

Qualifications (Minimum and Preferred)
Required Qualifications:
-A Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university
-AMI /AMS/MACTE certified at the appropriate grade level
-Strong written and oral communication skills
-Strong interpersonal skills with both children and adults
-Ability to work collaboratively
Preferred Qualifications:
-3+ years of experience in a Montessori classroom
-Experience in the Charter school system
-Leadership experience in an educational setting
-Director Qualification

Description of Community
Steamboat Springs is a small, rural community famous for world class skiing and a family environment located in Northwest Colorado. It’s a town of approximately 12,000 people. This community values education, family, and the outdoors.

Start Date
08/01/2016

Montessori Academy seeking Early Childhood Substitute Posted 01/08/15
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Contact Information
801 N. 111th Street
Lafayette, CO 80026
(303) 579-2030
http://www.MontessoriAcademyLafayette.com
Respond to: Beth Weekley, Academic Coordinator: montessori.academy@mac.com,

Description of Position
We are currently looking for substitutes for both our preschool and toddler classrooms. Some substitute opportunities are for half day and others are for a full day. The substitute fills the roll of the teacher or the assistant teacher in our classrooms.

Qualifications (Minimum and Preferred)
It is a plus if the candidate is either AMI or AMS trained and Early Childhood Teacher Qualified. The ideal candidate will have experience teaching in a Montessori primary classroom or a toddler classroom. This candidate should have substantial classroom management experience and ideally feel comfortable managing a classroom as well as very comfortable with the Montessori lessons and following the education needs of all the children.
Qualified candidates with a flexible schedule, able to sub on short notice please reply with cover letter, resume and contact information. We look forward to hearing from you.
Please email.

Description of Community
Montessori Academy is a private school near the heart of charming Lafayette, Colorado. We serve both infant/toddlers and preschoolers. We have a year long program with about 6 weeks of breaks. We are a small two classroom school, one preschool classroom and one toddler classroom. The school offers a very small family environment. We are located on 4 acres in a residential area.
Start Date
01/11/2016

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Jarrow Montessori School seeking Elementary I Assistant Posted 04/20/16
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Contact Information
3900 Orange Ct
Boulder, Colorado 80304
(720) 442-2889
http://www.jarrow.org
Respond to: Michael Girodo, Head of School: michael.girodo@jarrow.org,

Description of Position
Administrative Requirements
Assistants should provide a record of the following on file in the office:
• Must be Group Leader Qualified
• CBI Form and background check
• Fingerprint card
• A current statement from a doctor regarding good physical health
• A current negative TB test
• Assistants will become familiar with the content of the Faculty and Staff Handbook as well as the Parent Handbook
• Assistants should attend and participate in regularly scheduled faculty meetings.
• If illness should occur, it is the assistant’s and administrative staff’s responsibility to contact a substitute.
Records Management
Responsible for completing forms essential for office record keeping:
• Personal and professional leave forms
• Accident report forms
The Assistant assists the Lead Teacher in preparing and maintaining the environment in which the Montessori approach to education is implemented.
Care for the environment:
• Assists the Lead Teacher in the preparation and maintenance of the prepared Montessori environment, as directed.
• Is directly responsible for dusting and cleaning the environment, refilling supplies and properly storing all classroom supplies.
• Assists in the preparation of curriculum materials, as directed.
• Repairs materials and equipment, as necessary.
• Helps in the maintenance of the inventory of the classroom.
• Helps the lead teacher maintain current and accurate classroom records.

Care for the children:
• Phrases directives positively when speaking with children.
• Works with individual and small groups of children as directed by the Lead Teacher
• Shares the responsibility for the safety and physical wellbeing of the children at all times. Classroom ratios must be maintained at all times according to age level. Is aware of number of students present at all times.
• Establishes positive relationships with the children. Always shows respect and compassion.
• Protects the peace and privacy of the children’s work.
• Models integrity, curiosity, responsibility, creativity, and respect for all persons as well as an appreciation for racial, cultural and gender issues.

With your Lead Teacher:
Communication is vital. Try to be open and accepting of leadership and try to share your own questions, concerns and ideas directly.
Do:
• Assist with other projects, programs and planning as directed by the Lead Teacher.
• Support and carry out direction.
• Fulfill Lead Teacher’s duties when Lead is absent.
• Inform the Lead Teacher of observations or questions regarding children.
• Reports all accidents/incidents at once to the Lead Teacher. Prepares a written report of the event on the appropriate form.
• Notifies the Lead Teacher immediately of personal or professional difficulties with the children or parents.
• Report information and concerns parents express.
• Ask for clarification and elaboration of rules, practices, and philosophy.
• Direct feedback and complaints directly to your Lead Teacher.
Do Not:
• Alter the environment or curriculum without direction.
• Talk about classroom concerns to any other staff or parents without the knowledge of the Lead Teacher.

Maintain a positive, genuine, open and professional attitude with parents. When talking about a child, stick closely as possible to direct observation, concentrate on positive things about the child. If appropriate, refer the parents to the Lead Teacher of the classroom.
Do:
• Help maintain strong relationships with the parents based on mutual respect and good will.
• Exchange pleasantries.
• Comment on present condition of the child. (“Rosie looks happy today!”)
• Inform parents of something positive their child has done or is doing.
• Inform parents of something previously agreed upon with your Lead Teacher.
• Listen to, and acknowledge, any concerns or information they offer and make a mental or written note of them so that they may be passed on to the Lead Teacher.
• Refer parents to the Lead Teacher. (“You’ll have to ask ***** about that” “I can ask **** about that tomorrow if you like.”)
• Respect confidentiality and the privacy of children, parents and staff.

Do Not:
• Discuss school or classroom problems without the Lead Teacher’s consent.
• Discuss other parents’ children
• Interpret; make judgments on or recommendations about children’s behavior to parents.

Qualifications (Minimum and Preferred)
This position requires and energized, positive, caring person who has genuine respect for children. The assistant must possess excellent communication skills, ability to multi-task, and innate sense of humbleness, strong patience, and a fearless confidence in the basic goodness of the children. Sense of, humor is a must. The assistant works under the supervision of the lead teacher to help the children be self-directed and independent, encourages love of learning and global citizenry, supports the Montessori philosophy.

We are looking for prior Montessori experience, or a willingness to learn and embrace it. As well we want candidates who have a deep appreciation for cultural diversity and respect for the natural world and a commitment to education for peace.

Description of Community
Jarrow Montessori, the oldest Montessori School in Colorado, and a fully accredited AMS school, and is seeking an experienced assistant teacher for both an E1 and E2 classroom. We are happy to consider MECR Interns for this position. Individuals must have experience at this age and a commitment to holistic education. Please see our job description below. Provide a cover letter and recent resume. The academic school year begins 8/15/2016.

Start Date
08/12/2016

Compass Montessori School seeking Elementary I Lead Posted 04/11/16
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Contact Information
4441 Salvia St
Golden, CO 80403
(303) 271-1977
http://compassmontessoir.tedk12.com/hire
Respond to: Bill Kottenstette, Executive Director: bkottenstette@compassk12.org,

Description of Position
Lead Elementary Upper El and Lower El

Qualifications (Minimum and Preferred)
BS
Montessori Certified
Teaching License

Description of Community
Compass Montessori School is a Preschool through 12th grade Colorado Public Charter School that was approved by the Jefferson County School Board on December 11, 1997 and opened in the fall of 1998.

The parents who created Compass Montessori are committed to the Montessori philosophy because of the positive learning experience their children have had in Montessori schools. In keeping with this teaching philosophy, the school’s campus (the Wheat Ridge Pre-K through 6th Grade campus is located at 10399 West 44th Avenue in Wheat Ridge and the Golden PreK through 12th Grade campus is located at 4441 Salvia Street in Golden) has ample space for indoor and outdoor education and play. Multi-age classrooms, with children acting as both students and teachers, foster a close-knit community where children learn to respect themselves, others and the environment. Children progress at their own pace, mastering a set progression of skills and learning objectives. This self-paced curriculum with traditional Montessori materials encourages independence, problem-solving, and a lifelong love of learning. Historically, Montessori elementary students do well compared to their elementary peers. Montessori schools are academically high-rated schools, and Compass Montessori plans to continue this tradition.

Start Date
04/11/2016

Amherst Montessori School seeking Elementary I Lead Posted 04/11/16
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Contact Information
27 Pomeroy Lane
Amherst, MA 01002
(413) 253-3101
http://www.amherstmontessori.org
Respond to: Shelley Poreda, Head of School: sporeda@amherstmontessori.org,

Description of Position
Amherst Montessori School is seeking a kind and loving, experienced and mature Lower Elementary Lead Guide to join our Elementary Team in the 2016-2017 school year. The appropriate candidate has experience in and commitment to upholding the Montessori Philosophy.

This position is to occur over the 10-month school year, with occasional weekend and evening hours. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. Benefits include health, dental, paid sick days and holidays and tuition remission for one qualified dependent.

Amherst Montessori School is an independent, non-profit school serving children ages 6 months through 12 years.

Qualifications (Minimum and Preferred)
Montessori Lower Elementary Teaching Credential Required
BA/BS Degree Required and MA Degree preferred
Significant experience and training working with children with special needs
Minimum of four years of Montessori Teaching experience
Understanding of and commitment to Montessori Philosophy
Ability to work collaboratively with faculty to enhance whole school learning environment and community
Commitment to professional development and best practices in education
Commitment to meeting the needs of each child
High level of organization and attention to detail
Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing
Proficient with Microsoft Office applications
Proficient in communicating via email

Description of Community
Loving, warm community that fosters a lifelong love of learning. Our mission is to provide a warm, safe, and supportive community that nurtures a lifelong love of learning. We honor each child’s path as they become independent, confident, and compassionate individuals, while learning to care for themselves, others, and the world.

Start Date
07/01/2016

Montessori del Mundo seeking Elementary I Lead Posted 03/23/16
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Contact Information
15503 E Mississippi ave
Aurora, Colorado 80015
(720) 863-8629
https://montessoridelmundo.tedk12.com/hire/index.aspx
Respond to: Karen Farquaharson, Head of School: info@montessoridelmundo.org,

Description of Position
Montessori del Mundo (MdM) is a new gap-closing public Dual Language Montessori charter school in Aurora CO. MdM follows the Montessori philosophy and curriculum and uses a research based dual language model with the goal of bilingualism and biliteracy for all students. Academic instruction is in both Spanish and English to prepare students for the bilingual world of the future.
Position: Lower Elementary (1-3rd grade) Teacher Language of Instruction: Spanish and English
Job Description:
Provide individualized instruction to first, second and third grade students in a multi-age, Lower Elementary Montessori classroom. Establish and maintain physical environment of the classroom including material creation. Develop a positive, productive classroom culture leading to normalization. Observe and analyze student work and plan appropriate instruction. Maintain a record keeping system to track student progress. Develop all students as bilingual and biliterate. Provide effective literacy instruction targeted at bilingual literacy development. Organize and supervise field trips. Invest in families by building and maintaining positive relationships with parents. Supervise students and ensure their safety. Submit student progress reports and other required paperwork on time. Supervise classroom assistants. Other duties as assigned.
Qualifications:
• Commitment to Dual Language education and Montessori philosophy
• Native or native-like fluency in Spanish AND English, ability to provide instruction, communicate with parents and participate in staff meetings in both languages is required.
• Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree and “Highly Qualified” as defined by NCLB
• Montessori Certification in Lower Elementary (or willingness to obtain certification and strong commitment to Montessori Philosophy)
• Experience with and passion for: working with Second Language Learners, instructing literacy, oral language development, and teaching using thematic units
• Experience working with State Standards
• Commitment to building long term relationships with students, parents, and colleagues
• Desire to learn and grow as a teacher; open-ness to feedback, collaboration, and compromise
• Preferred: 3+ years of teaching experience in a Montessori Classroom and/or at a 90/10 Dual Language program
• Preferred: Experience launching a Montessori Classroom

Application:
Submit your application online at: https://montessoridelmundo.tedk12.com/hire/index.aspx
o Resume (in English or Spanish)
o Cover Letter (in English)
o Teaching Philosophy – 1-2 pages (in Spanish)

This position is for the 2016-2017 school year. We will accept applications until the position is filled.

Qualifications (Minimum and Preferred)
BS
• Preferred: 3+ years of teaching experience in a Montessori Classroom and/or at a 90/10 Dual Language program
• Preferred: Experience launching a Montessori Classroom

Description of Community
Dual Language Montessori charter school in Aurora CO. MdM follows the Montessori philosophy and curriculum and uses a research based dual language model with the goal of bilingualism and biliteracy for all students. Academic instruction is in both Spanish and English to prepare students for the bilingual world of the future.
Position: Lower Elementary (1-3rd grade) Teacher Language of Instruction: Spanish and English

Start Date
08/01/2016

Brilliant Star School seeking Elementary I Lead Posted 03/18/16
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Contact Information
PO Box 502198
Fuetsa Lp
Saipan, MP 96950
Northern Mariana Islands
(670) 323-7827
http://www.brilliantstarmontessori.org
Respond to: Richard Sikkel, Principal/Head of School: principal@brilliantstar.org,

Description of Position
Elementary I Lead Teacher

Qualifications (Minimum and Preferred)
AMS or AMI certification required. Minimum 2 yrs experience preferred, not required.

Description of Community
We are a small school on the island of Saipan (Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, USA). We have approx 100 students with very diverse ethnic backgrounds. School is located on 1 acre with 6 separate classrooms housing a Toddler class, 2 Primary Classes, 1 Elem I class, and a Elem II class.

Start Date
08/03/2016

Ross Montessori School seeking Elementary I Lead and Assistant Posted 02/17/15
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Contact Information
Ross Montessori School
109 Lewies Lane
Cabondale, Colorado 81623
(970) 963-7199
http://www.rossmontessori.org
Respond to: Sonya Hemmen, Head of School: sonya.hemmen@rossmontessori.org,

Description of Position
Ross Montessori School anticipates the hiring of Lead Teachers and Classroom Assistants for planned classroom expansion in the 2016-2017 school year and beyond. We are actively seeking experienced, credentialed educators who share our Montessori values and who want to be part of the exciting work that we do at RMS.

¥ Full Time Lead Teachers: Kinder, Lower Elementary and Upper Elementary
¥ Part Time Classroom Assistants: Kinder, Lower Elementary and Upper Elementary
¥ Full Time Building/Transportation Manager (year round position)

Join Our Team
The staff at RMS enjoys many benefits:
¥ A collegial, collaborative environment
¥ Competitive compensation based on experience
¥ PERA retirement benefits
¥ Personal and professional development opportunities
¥ Excellent employment and health benefits (full time staff)
¥ Staff housing available for new, full-time teachers for 2016/17 year

Interested?
Before calling, please provide a completed application (from our website) to:
Sonya Hemmen
Head of School
Ross Montessori School
sonya.hemmen@rossmontessori.org
P: 970-963-7199
F: 970-963-7342

Qualifications (Minimum and Preferred)
Before You Apply
If you’re interested in applying for a faculty position, please note the following requirements:
Minimum of Bachelor’s degree
Possess a true love of following the child and nurturing life-long learners
AMS or AMI Montessori credential as well as “Highly Qualified” status under the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) or enrolled in a Montessori program, currently
Significant lead teaching experience in an Authentic Montessori environment
Willingness to balance the demands of providing a high quality Montessori experience in a charter school environment; we are authorized through the Charter School Institute (Denver, Colorado)
Familiarity with charter school accountability requirements
Understanding of standards-based curriculum alignment and progress monitoring systems that ensure fidelity of program implementation
A true desire for collaboration
A commitment to open, honest communication in the spirit of continuous improvement

Description of Community

Ross Montessori School Mission 2045
The mission of Ross Montessori School is to prepare compassionate life-long learners to have a positive impact on the world.

Vision
We envision a time when Ross Montessori School will be an exemplary educational institution and recognized as such all over the world. Educators from all backgrounds will observe and learn from our model, grounded in the Montessori Method. Parents will choose our school over any other with a steadfast belief in the value we create for the children, families and communities we serve.

Our children will be immersed in the joy of discovery. Programming will be enriched with art, music and drama through all the seasons. Students will actively participate in community service projects and conservation programs, and every child will emerge a creative and competent problem solver.

We will send citizens into the world who have a profound impact on their communities. They will face adversity and challenge with humility, grace and compassion. They will inspire others to better the Earth and its inhabitants. All who know them will be the better for it for generations into the future.

Core Values
Children, Joy of Discovery, Dedication to Mastery, Compassionate Love, Community

Our New, Forever Home in Carbondale, Colorado
Located in the Roaring Fork Valley
A diverse, highly educated populace
More than 300 days of sunshine a year, with spectacular views of the Rocky Mountains
More than 1500 acres of parks and open space, perfect for outdoor enthusiasts
Proximity to a wide range of cultural and outdoor activities, just forty minutes to Aspen and three hours to Denver

Start Date
08/15/2016

Khalsa Montessori School seeking Elementary I Lead/Guide Posted 01/29/16
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Contact Information
2536 N. 3rd St.,
Phoenix, AZ 85004
(602) 252-3759
http://www.khalsamontessori.org
Respond to: Keerat Giordano, School Director: kms@khalsamontessori.org,

Description of Position
Khalsa Montessori Primary and Elementary School in Central Phoenix is seeking an Elementary I (6-9 yrs.) Lead Teacher to join our community. Are you committed to nurturing self-direction and confidence in young children? Are you looking to grow with a school that supports you in building a holistic Montessori environment, guiding parents, and collaborating with colleagues?

Qualifications (Minimum and Preferred)
Emotional maturity, physical health, knowledge of child development, strong verbal and written communication skills, and some Montessori experience needed. AMS or AMI Montessori certification and a Bachelor’s degree needed. Experience teaching in a Montessori classroom of 6-9 yr. olds preferred, however not required.

Description of Community
Khalsa Montessori School is a well-established, community oriented, quality Montessori school that has been serving a diverse community of children 18 months – 12 yrs. old and their families in Phoenix for over 40 years. Located in a vital and thriving arts and historic district, our families are committed and involved.

We offer a well-equipped classroom, a like-minded community, and a competitive salary. We look forward to meeting you! Give us a call at (602)252-3759 and email a resume with a cover letter to kms@khalsamontessori.org (Attn: Ms. Giordano).

Start Date
07/11/2016

Mountain Village Montessori Charter School seeking Elementary I Lead/Guide Posted 01/08/15
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Contact Information
27285 Brandon Court
Steamboat Springs, Co 80487
303-241-3285
http://www.mvmcs.org
Respond to: Emily Barnhart: info@mvmcs.org,

Description of Position
Want to be part of something special? Mountain Village Montessori Charter School is the new Montessori Charter located in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. Our Charter has been approved and we are scheduled to open in the fall of 2016. We are currently seeking Primary, Lower Elementary and Upper Elementary Teachers who are willing to help develop and implement an outstanding Montessori program. If you are interested in any of these positions, please send a cover letter explaining what position you are applying for and what skills you think you could bring to the school, along with a current resume. Visit our website www.mvmcs.org for a more detailed description of the positions available.

Qualifications (Minimum and Preferred)
Required Qualifications:
-A Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university
-AMI /AMS/MACTE certified at the appropriate grade level
-Strong written and oral communication skills
-Strong interpersonal skills with both children and adults
-Ability to work collaboratively
Preferred Qualifications:
-3+ years of experience in a Montessori classroom
-Experience in the Charter school system
-Leadership experience in an educational setting
-Director Qualification

Description of Community
Steamboat Springs is a small, rural community famous for world class skiing and a family environment located in Northwest Colorado. It’s a town of approximately 12,000 people. This community values education, family, and the outdoors.

Start Date
08/01/2016

Desert Sky Montessori seeking Elementary I Lead Posted 01/04/2016
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Contact Information
P.O. Box 8301
Bend, Oregon 97708
(541) 213-8682
http://www.dsmontessori.org
Respond to: Bobbie Forsyth, Co-President: bobbie@dsmontessori.org,

Description of Position
Seeking Full-Time Elementary and Middle School Head Teachers

Desert Sky Montessori, a new public Montessori Charter School is currently accepting applications for full-time Lower, Upper, and Middle School Head Teachers for the 2016-2017 school year. Desert Sky Montessori is the first Montessori Elementary/Middle School Charter in desirable Central Oregon and will serve grades 1-8.

A competitive salary based on education level and experience is offered. Our benefits package includes health insurance, dental, and PERS retirement fund. Desert Sky also plans to offer a guaranteed spot in our school for staff member children (pending approval from the Oregon Department of Education).

This is an exciting opportunity to shape the culture of this brand new public Montessori school.

Qualifications (Minimum and Preferred)
Applicants for a head teacher position must:

● Be currently licensed to teach in Oregon (or be able to convert an out-of-state license before our opening date of September of 2016)
● Meet Highly Qualified State Standards for the position
● Work well in teams and foster a culture of support and cooperation
● Adhere to Ethical Educator and Professional Practices as set forth by Teacher Standards & Practices Commission.
● Pass all background checks
● Be willing and able to complete board approved Montessori training by 2018

The ideal candidate is fully AMI or AMS Montessori trained for the appropriate age group and has two or more years of experience in a Montessori elementary or middle school program, but all applicants are welcome!

Description of Community
Central Oregon, against the backdrop of the Cascade Range, is an active multi-community area merging the rugged outdoor ventures of its historic frontier origins with a sophisticated modern charm. It boasts extensive mountain climbing, hiking, biking, kayaking, equestrian, and golf opportunities and is considered the North West’s top ski area all while offering cutting-edge dining and craft brew experiences in Bend, Redmond and Sisters’ art-centric downtown areas. If you are interested in joining our team of committed educators in this dynamic location please send a letter of interest and your resume to: hiring@dsmontessori.org

Start Date
08/10/2016

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Amherst Montessori School seeking Elementary II Lead Posted 04/11/16
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Contact Information
27 Pomeroy Lane
Amherst, MA 01002
(413) 253-3101
http://www.amherstmontessori.org
Respond to: Shelley Poreda, Head of School: sporeda@amherstmontessori.org,

Description of Position
Amherst Montessori School is seeking a kind and loving, experienced and mature Upper Elementary Lead Guide to join our Elementary Team in the 2016-2017 school year. The appropriate candidate has experience in and commitment to upholding the Montessori Philosophy.

This position is to occur over the 10-month school year, with occasional weekend and evening hours. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. Benefits include health, dental, paid sick days and holidays and tuition remission for one qualified dependent.

Amherst Montessori School is an independent, non-profit school serving children ages 6 months through 12 years.

Qualifications (Minimum and Preferred)
Montessori Upper Elementary Teaching Credential Required
BA/BS Degree Required and MA Degree preferred
Significant experience and training working with children with special needs
Minimum of four years of Montessori Teaching experience
Understanding of and commitment to Montessori Philosophy
Ability to work collaboratively with faculty to enhance whole school learning environment and community
Commitment to professional development and best practices in education
Commitment to meeting the needs of each child
High level of organization and attention to detail
Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing
Proficient with Microsoft Office applications
Proficient in communicating via email

Description of Community
We provide a warm, safe, and supportive community that nurtures a lifelong love of learning. We honor each child’s path as they become independent, confident, and compassionate individuals, while learning to care for themselves, others, and the world.

Start Date
07/01/2016

Montessori School of Denver seeking Elementary II Lead Posted 03/25/2016
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Contact Information
1460 South Holly Street
Denver, CO 80222
http://www.montessoridenver.org
(303) 756-9441
Respond to: Ann Poundstone, Business Manager: apoundstone@msd-co.org

Description of Position
Montessori School of Denver (MSD), is seeking an experienced Elementary II-Trained Teacher for the 2016-2017 school year. This is an exciting opportunity to join a partnership of 3 current, dedicated Upper Elementary teachers. We are seeking applicants who have experience teaching in a 4th and 5th grade environment and are passionate about guiding students and working collaboratively in a community of professionals.

Qualifications (Minimum and Preferred)
BA and AMS/MACTE Montessori teacher credentials are required.
2 years teaching experience preferred.

Applicants must possess:
Genuine commitment to fostering a love of learning in students
Desire to work collaboratively as part of a team to contribute to a dynamic learning environment
Professional growth mindset
Experience working in an independent school setting
Strong communication skills

Description of Community
Our Mission:
We are a dynamic educational environment
Empowering Students
To use diverse knowledge and experiences
To reach their full potential
And do good in the world

We believe that the forward-thinking ideas Maria Montessori introduced to the world 100 years ago have withstood the test of time because they were brilliantly, simply, about how human beings learn. And for 50 years, Montessori School of Denver has been building on those ideals, adding innovation and technology, increased global readiness and a curriculum that makes sure our graduates are ready for rigorous academics in high school and beyond.

We are a strong community of staff, faculty, parents, and students. We invite you to visit our website to learn more about what makes MSD a wonderful place to work, grow, and learn!

Start Date
08/18/2016

Montessori at Samish Woods seeking Elementary II Lead Posted 03/21/2016
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Contact Information
1027 Samish Way
BELLINGHAM, WA 98229-3103
http://www.samishwoods.org
(360) 650-9465
Respond to: Jon Durham, lead 9-12 / board president: info@samishwoods.org

Description of Position
Samish Woods Montessori, a small non-profit, Teacher Professional Partnership in Bellingham, Washington seeks an experienced Upper Elementary teacher for the 2016-2017 school year. This is a unique opportunity for the right person who would form a teaching partnership with our current Upper Elementary teacher, and join the school’s Teaching Professional Partnership. Samish Woods is collaboratively directed by the teachers who share the administrative tasks at the school and strive to keep the focus on students and families. The right person would have the ability to provide strong, authentic leadership in the classroom, and also have the skills and passion to work with the teaching staff to manage the school.

Qualifications (Minimum and Preferred)
Potential candidates need to be AMS or AMI Elementary certified, have a minimum of 5 years teaching experience, and possess excellent communication skills, passion, and vision. For the perfect candidate, employment may be delayed until the fall of 2017 if necessary. We will take the time required to assure a perfect fit for you, our students, and the school community. The school strives to provide strong benefits and competitive salaries. Salary will be based on experience and the school’s salary schedule. Please send a cover letter and resume to info@samishwoods.org.

Description of Community
Samish Woods is a community of 78-85 families. Total school enrollment 100 students. Many siblings. Most students enrolling in the 3-6 program continue through the elementary years.

Bellingham sits between the inland waters of Puget Sound and the Cascade mountain range. Many people live here for the opportunity to explore the mountains and waterways. Western Washington University keeps the community bright, engaging and is a major employer. Our parent body work within a broad range of professions.

Start Date
08/15/2016

Adventure Montessori seeking Elementary II Lead Posted 03/02/2016
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Contact Information
250 Cherrywood Drive
Lafayette, Colorado 80026
http://www.adventuremontessori.com
(303) 665-6789
Respond to: Wendy Charles, Head of School: wendy@adventuremontessori.com

Description of Position
The Upper Elementary Guide will work closely with the Lower Elementary Guide in creating and supporting an integrated, cohesive elementary community of learners. We believe that adults, as well as students, take on the roles of both learner and teacher, as they work together in the exploration and research of the world around them, taking joy in the myriad of possibilities that arise. Our academic school year begins in mid-August and ends a the end of May. It is a full time position; 40 hours a week; planning time incorporated within.

Qualifications (Minimum and Preferred)
BA preferred
AMS or AMI Elem II certification
Teaching experience preferred
Compensation and Benefits commensurate to Education / Experience

Description of Community
AML is located in Lafayette, CO, a fast growing community in Boulder County. Our spacious campus features an orchard, organic gardens, a small farm area and several playgrounds. We are in our 5th year of operation and serve children from 8 weeks of age through 12 years old. We are a child focused community and strive for excellence in relationships with our students, our parent body and staff. We truly believe that children are our future. Come grow with us!

Start Date
07/25/2016

Salida Montessori Charter School seeking Elementary II Lead Posted 03/02/2016
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Contact Information
1040 I Street
Salida
Colorado, CO 81201
http://www.mysmcs.org
(719) 539-4887
Respond to: Rafe Quinton, Head of School: rafe_quinton@salidamcs.org

Description of Position
Salida Montessori Charter School is seeking an Experienced Montessori Upper Elementary (9-12) Guide/Teacher who is outgoing, professional and dedicated to children and the Montessori Method. The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s Degree, upper Elementary Montessori Certification (AMS or AMI), Colorado CDE/Charter School highly qualified, and possess a minimum of 2 years experience working with children in a Montessori 9-12 classroom. Qualified applicants should have a thorough understanding of Montessori Philosophy and Practice with strong classroom management skills, a passion for teaching, and a strong sense of community between children, parents and the school staff. Qualified applicants should display a positive attitude, initiative, and above all – a strong respect for and love of children. If you have a warm and collaborative personality and are looking to become part of a close and caring community and to make the difference in the lives of our students, kindly forward your resume and letter of interest to info@salidamcs.org

Qualifications (Minimum and Preferred)
-Possess a Bachelor’s degree and be considered highly qualified for charter schools by the CDE (required)

-Possess 9-12 certification from an accredited Montessori institution (required)

-Possess 2+ years experience as a 9-12Lead Guide

-Enjoy working with children (required)

-Possess strong classroom management skills

-Possess strong interpersonal and organization skills

-Be a motivated self starter who enjoys challenges, experimentation and growth in a collaborative environment.

-Familiarity with Montessori Records Express

Description of Community
Salida Montessori Charter School offers programs for toddler through 8th grade and provides an authentic Montessori experience to children in the heart of the Rocky Mountains. Established in 2015, we serve 105 students in beautiful Salida, Colorado. We offer locally competitive salaries and benefits. Applicants should submit a resume including a letter of interest and three letters of recommendation via email, USPS or in person. Our window for application submission ends March 31st. Our team is seeking dynamic individuals with energy and enthusiasm for the following positions, beginning Fall 2016:

Start Date
08/01/2016

Ross Montessori School seeking Elementary II Lead and Assistant Posted 02/17/15
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Contact Information
Ross Montessori School
109 Lewies Lane
Cabondale, Colorado 81623
(970) 963-7199
http://www.rossmontessori.org
Respond to: Sonya Hemmen, Head of School: sonya.hemmen@rossmontessori.org,

Description of Position
Ross Montessori School anticipates the hiring of Lead Teachers and Classroom Assistants for planned classroom expansion in the 2016-2017 school year and beyond. We are actively seeking experienced, credentialed educators who share our Montessori values and who want to be part of the exciting work that we do at RMS.

¥ Full Time Lead Teachers: Kinder, Lower Elementary and Upper Elementary
¥ Part Time Classroom Assistants: Kinder, Lower Elementary and Upper Elementary
¥ Full Time Building/Transportation Manager (year round position)

Join Our Team
The staff at RMS enjoys many benefits:
¥ A collegial, collaborative environment
¥ Competitive compensation based on experience
¥ PERA retirement benefits
¥ Personal and professional development opportunities
¥ Excellent employment and health benefits (full time staff)
¥ Staff housing available for new, full-time teachers for 2016/17 year

Interested?
Before calling, please provide a completed application (from our website) to:
Sonya Hemmen
Head of School
Ross Montessori School
sonya.hemmen@rossmontessori.org
P: 970-963-7199
F: 970-963-7342

Qualifications (Minimum and Preferred)
Before You Apply
If you’re interested in applying for a faculty position, please note the following requirements:
Minimum of Bachelor’s degree
Possess a true love of following the child and nurturing life-long learners
AMS or AMI Montessori credential as well as “Highly Qualified” status under the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) or enrolled in a Montessori program, currently
Significant lead teaching experience in an Authentic Montessori environment
Willingness to balance the demands of providing a high quality Montessori experience in a charter school environment; we are authorized through the Charter School Institute (Denver, Colorado)
Familiarity with charter school accountability requirements
Understanding of standards-based curriculum alignment and progress monitoring systems that ensure fidelity of program implementation
A true desire for collaboration
A commitment to open, honest communication in the spirit of continuous improvement

Description of Community

Ross Montessori School Mission 2045
The mission of Ross Montessori School is to prepare compassionate life-long learners to have a positive impact on the world.

Vision
We envision a time when Ross Montessori School will be an exemplary educational institution and recognized as such all over the world. Educators from all backgrounds will observe and learn from our model, grounded in the Montessori Method. Parents will choose our school over any other with a steadfast belief in the value we create for the children, families and communities we serve.

Our children will be immersed in the joy of discovery. Programming will be enriched with art, music and drama through all the seasons. Students will actively participate in community service projects and conservation programs, and every child will emerge a creative and competent problem solver.

We will send citizens into the world who have a profound impact on their communities. They will face adversity and challenge with humility, grace and compassion. They will inspire others to better the Earth and its inhabitants. All who know them will be the better for it for generations into the future.

Core Values
Children, Joy of Discovery, Dedication to Mastery, Compassionate Love, Community

Our New, Forever Home in Carbondale, Colorado
Located in the Roaring Fork Valley
A diverse, highly educated populace
More than 300 days of sunshine a year, with spectacular views of the Rocky Mountains
More than 1500 acres of parks and open space, perfect for outdoor enthusiasts
Proximity to a wide range of cultural and outdoor activities, just forty minutes to Aspen and three hours to Denver

Start Date
08/15/2016

St. Vrain Community Montessori School seeking Elementary II Lead/Guide Posted 01/29/16
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Contact Information
1055 Delaware Avenue
Longmont, CO 80501
(303) 682-4339
http://www.svcmontessori.org
Respond to: Katie Torres, Head of School: ktorres@svcmontessori.org,

Description of Position
Upper Elementary Lead Guide

SVCMS also seeks a well-qualified Middle School Science and Math Lead Guide and two Lower Elementary Guides (2nd credentialed adult) for 2016-2017.

Qualifications (Minimum and Preferred)
Candidate Educational Requirements
B.A. Required. Must be AMS or AMI Montessori credentialed for Upper Elementary.

Skills and Experience
-significant lead teaching experience in an authentic Montessori environment
-familiarity with charter school accountability requirements
-understanding of standards-based curriculum alignment and progress monitoring systems that ensure achievement of outcomes
-a true desire for collaboration with peers
-a commitment to open, honest communication in the spirit of continuous improvement

Description of Community
St. Vrain Community Montessori School is a seven year old PK-8 charter school offering an authentic Montessori education in a public, charter school environment. We serve approximately 230 students in 8 classrooms. We will grow to reach over 300 students when we achieve full enrollment goal. We are the only public Montessori school in the St. Vrain Valley School District. Our school embraces the Montessori values of respect for self, others and the environment. We seek to attract faculty and staff who share these values and model them for our students and our community at large.

Our school is located in Longmont, CO. Located within Boulder County, Longmont is 22 square miles, with over 300 days of sunshine and spectacular views of the Rocky Mountains. Longmont has over 1500 acres of parks and open space, making it perfect for outdoor enthusiasts. Longmont is located 37 miles from Denver, 16 miles from Boulder.

It is the policy of SVCMS to recruit, hire, train, educate, promote, and administer all personnel and instructional actions, without regard to race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, marital status, or public assistance.

Start Date
08/15/2016

Mountain Village Montessori Charter School seeking Elementary II Lead/Guide Posted 01/08/16
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Contact Information
27285 Brandon Court
Steamboat Springs, Co 80487
303-241-3285
http://www.mvmcs.org
Respond to: Emily Barnhart: info@mvmcs.org,

Description of Position
Want to be part of something special? Mountain Village Montessori Charter School is the new Montessori Charter located in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. Our Charter has been approved and we are scheduled to open in the fall of 2016. We are currently seeking Primary, Lower Elementary and Upper Elementary Teachers who are willing to help develop and implement an outstanding Montessori program. If you are interested in any of these positions, please send a cover letter explaining what position you are applying for and what skills you think you could bring to the school, along with a current resume. Visit our website www.mvmcs.org for a more detailed description of the positions available.

Qualifications (Minimum and Preferred)
Required Qualifications:
-A Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university
-AMI /AMS/MACTE certified at the appropriate grade level
-Strong written and oral communication skills
-Strong interpersonal skills with both children and adults
-Ability to work collaboratively
Preferred Qualifications:
-3+ years of experience in a Montessori classroom
-Experience in the Charter school system
-Leadership experience in an educational setting
-Director Qualification

Description of Community
Steamboat Springs is a small, rural community famous for world class skiing and a family environment located in Northwest Colorado. It’s a town of approximately 12,000 people. This community values education, family, and the outdoors.

Start Date
08/01/2016

Desert Sky Montessori seeking Elementary II Lead Posted 01/04/2016
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Contact Information
P.O. Box 8301
Bend, Oregon 97708
(541) 213-8682
http://www.dsmontessori.org
Respond to: Bobbie Forsyth, Co-President: bobbie@dsmontessori.org,

Description of Position
Seeking Full-Time Elementary and Middle School Head Teachers

Desert Sky Montessori, a new public Montessori Charter School is currently accepting applications for full-time Lower, Upper, and Middle School Head Teachers for the 2016-2017 school year. Desert Sky Montessori is the first Montessori Elementary/Middle School Charter in desirable Central Oregon and will serve grades 1-8.

A competitive salary based on education level and experience is offered. Our benefits package includes health insurance, dental, and PERS retirement fund. Desert Sky also plans to offer a guaranteed spot in our school for staff member children (pending approval from the Oregon Department of Education).

This is an exciting opportunity to shape the culture of this brand new public Montessori school.

Qualifications (Minimum and Preferred)
Applicants for a head teacher position must:

● Be currently licensed to teach in Oregon (or be able to convert an out-of-state license before our opening date of September of 2016)
● Meet Highly Qualified State Standards for the position
● Work well in teams and foster a culture of support and cooperation
● Adhere to Ethical Educator and Professional Practices as set forth by Teacher Standards & Practices Commission.
● Pass all background checks
● Be willing and able to complete board approved Montessori training by 2018

The ideal candidate is fully AMI or AMS Montessori trained for the appropriate age group and has two or more years of experience in a Montessori elementary or middle school program, but all applicants are welcome!

Description of Community
Central Oregon, against the backdrop of the Cascade Range, is an active multi-community area merging the rugged outdoor ventures of its historic frontier origins with a sophisticated modern charm. It boasts extensive mountain climbing, hiking, biking, kayaking, equestrian, and golf opportunities and is considered the North West’s top ski area all while offering cutting-edge dining and craft brew experiences in Bend, Redmond and Sisters’ art-centric downtown areas. If you are interested in joining our team of committed educators in this dynamic location please send a letter of interest and your resume to: hiring@dsmontessori.org

Start Date
08/10/2016

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Salida Montessori Charter School seeking Secondary Assistant Posted 03/02/2016
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Contact Information
1040 I Street
Salida
Colorado, CO 81201
http://www.mysmcs.org
(719) 539-4887
Respond to: Rafe Quinton, Head of School: rafe_quinton@salidamcs.org

Description of Position
The half-time classroom assistant will be expected to create materials, lead literature circles, participate in academic lessons, help manage behavior, and assist with daily classroom and academic organization and preparation. He/she should nurture creativity, passion, and a love for learning in the students. Assistant must be willing to help manage conflict resolution, problem solving and possess excellent interpersonal skills with adults and children. He/she should be a positive, energetic influence in a dynamic classroom environment.

Qualifications (Minimum and Preferred)
-Be skilled in classroom management

-Have excellent organizational skills

-Possess excellent communication/interpersonal skills with both adults and children

-Be Self-directed and possess a strong work-ethic

-Be willing to collaborate, work well, grow and learn with team members

-Be willing to self-reflect

-Be flexible

-Be friendly, energetic, positive, passionate, creative, and intelligent

-Possess an Interest and willingness to learn Montessori philosophy

-Must possess a sense of humor and kindness

Description of Community
Salida Montessori Charter School offers programs for toddler through 8th grade and provides an authentic Montessori experience to children in the heart of the Rocky Mountains. Established in 2015, we serve 105 students in beautiful Salida, Colorado. We offer locally competitive salaries and benefits. Applicants should submit a resume including a letter of interest and three letters of recommendation via email, USPS or in person. Our window for application submission ends March 31st. Our team is seeking dynamic individuals with energy and enthusiasm for the following positions, beginning Fall 2016:

Start Date
08/01/2016

St. Vrain Community Montessori School seeking Secondary I Lead/Guide Posted 01/29/16
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Contact Information
1055 Delaware Avenue
Longmont, CO 80501
(303) 682-4339
http://www.svcmontessori.org
Respond to: Katie Torres, Head of School: ktorres@svcmontessori.org,

Description of Position
Middle School Science and Math Lead Guide

SVCMS also seeks a well-qualified Upper Elementary Lead Guide and two Lower Elementary Guides (2nd credentialed adult) for 2016-2017.

Qualifications (Minimum and Preferred)
Candidate Educational Requirements
B.A. Required. AMS or AMI credential preferred.

Skills and Experience
-significant lead teaching experience in an authentic Montessori environment
-familiarity with charter school accountability requirements
-understanding of standards-based curriculum alignment and progress monitoring systems that ensure achievement of outcomes
-a true desire for collaboration with peers
-a commitment to open, honest communication in the spirit of continuous improvement

Description of Community
St. Vrain Community Montessori School is a seven year old PK-8 charter school offering an authentic Montessori education in a public, charter school environment. We serve approximately 230 students in 8 classrooms. We will grow to reach over 300 students when we achieve full enrollment goal. We are the only public Montessori school in the St. Vrain Valley School District. Our school embraces the Montessori values of respect for self, others and the environment. We seek to attract faculty and staff who share these values and model them for our students and our community at large.
Our school is located in Longmont, CO. Located within Boulder County, Longmont is 22 square miles, with over 300 days of sunshine and spectacular views of the Rocky Mountains. Longmont has over 1500 acres of parks and open space, making it perfect for outdoor enthusiasts. Longmont is located 37 miles from Denver, 16 miles from Boulder.

It is the policy of SVCMS to recruit, hire, train, educate, promote, and administer all personnel and instructional actions, without regard to race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, marital status, or public assistance.

Start Date
08/15/2016

DCS Montessori Charter School seeking Secondary (Middle School) Administrator Posted 01/13/15
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Contact Information
311 Castle Pines Pkwy
Castle Pines, Colorado 80108
(303) 387-5629
http://www.dcsmontessori.org
Respond to: Brycie Strother, Office Manager: brycie.strother@dcsdk12.org,

Description of Position
In 2012, we expanded to include a middle school and are now looking for a Middle School Director to grow our Middle School program to the next level of success. This is a full-time Education Administration position overseeing a ~65 student 7th and 8th grade Montessori Middle School, with 5 teaching positions whom report to them, and reporting to the DCS Montessori Head of School.

Exhibit mastery and enthusiasm for the Montessori Middle School Curriculum. May have student advisement duties, overseeing academic and student life. This responsibility includes taking attendance, holding regular conferences, meeting with advisee’s parents and communicating with parents and student regularly, leading literature and current-event discussion groups.

Middle school guides are expected to model, live, and reinforce the school’s core values and policies inside and outside the classroom.

To plan and implement a variety of assessments that measure progress towards learning outcomes and use data to inform teaching.

Prepare, plan and support implementation of all academic plans: Advanced Learning Plans (ALP), Individual Education Plans (IEP), and 504 plans.

Plan and implement educational modules that meet core standards and expectations for assigned subject areas as well as guiding the students to a hands-on understanding of the “real world” applications of these studies.

While the Director may have an area of specialty, they will be called upon to also teach in some subject areas as part of our inter-disciplinary focus.

Qualifications (Minimum and Preferred)
This position requires the skills for Administrating a school, including coaching teachers and building a teaching team where project-based subjects in the following areas: science, history, literature, communication (written and oral), and mathematics are the pedagogy within the greater Montessori Philosophy. Having experience in working with, or teaching, adolescents is preferred. At this posting, a demonstrated expertise in Montessori Philosophy is desired. This Director will have duties including curriculum implementation, parent education, communications, program management, student discipline, Special Education and Gifted and Talented support, teacher observation/evaluation, extra-curricular program management, and fundraising in addition to other administrative duties.

Minimum qualifications include a Bachelors degree, graduate degree in Educational Administration preferred with CDE Licensure. Candidate must either be Montessori certified for Middle School or Administration, or commit to a training plan for achieving such a credential prior to commencement of employment. Teaching experience (especially in a Montessori setting) is desirable, but not required. This candidate must be able to demonstrate excellent interpersonal, oral, technology, and written communication skills.

The Middle School Director will be asked to occasionally operate an activity van. Evidence of a Colorado driver’s license and a clean driving record may be required. Director will be asked to sponsor extra-curricular and community events.

Description of Community
DCS Montessori is a public, charter school located in Castle Pines, Colorado, just 30 minutes south of Denver and 1+ hours away from year-round Rocky Mountain recreation. Our mission is to provide our students with an opportunity to acquire an education based on an authentic and accredited curriculum founded on the educational philosophy of Maria Montessori. Since our founding, we are proud to have fulfilled this mission as we have grown our pre-K through 8th grade school community from 5 classrooms and 125 students to 20+
classrooms and roughly 510 students. In this time, we have created a strong foundation, both educational and financial, through our staff, our Board of Directors, our parents, and especially our children.

Start Date
07/11/2016

Desert Sky Montessori seeking Secondary (Middle School) Lead Posted 01/04/2016
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Contact Information
P.O. Box 8301
Bend, Oregon 97708
(541) 213-8682
http://www.dsmontessori.org
Respond to: Bobbie Forsyth, Co-President: bobbie@dsmontessori.org,

Description of Position
Seeking Full-Time Elementary and Middle School Head Teachers

Desert Sky Montessori, a new public Montessori Charter School is currently accepting applications for full-time Lower, Upper, and Middle School Head Teachers for the 2016-2017 school year. Desert Sky Montessori is the first Montessori Elementary/Middle School Charter in desirable Central Oregon and will serve grades 1-8.

A competitive salary based on education level and experience is offered. Our benefits package includes health insurance, dental, and PERS retirement fund. Desert Sky also plans to offer a guaranteed spot in our school for staff member children (pending approval from the Oregon Department of Education).

This is an exciting opportunity to shape the culture of this brand new public Montessori school.

Qualifications (Minimum and Preferred)
Applicants for a head teacher position must:

● Be currently licensed to teach in Oregon (or be able to convert an out-of-state license before our opening date of September of 2016)
● Meet Highly Qualified State Standards for the position
● Work well in teams and foster a culture of support and cooperation
● Adhere to Ethical Educator and Professional Practices as set forth by Teacher Standards & Practices Commission.
● Pass all background checks
● Be willing and able to complete board approved Montessori training by 2018

The ideal candidate is fully AMI or AMS Montessori trained for the appropriate age group and has two or more years of experience in a Montessori elementary or middle school program, but all applicants are welcome!

Description of Community
Central Oregon, against the backdrop of the Cascade Range, is an active multi-community area merging the rugged outdoor ventures of its historic frontier origins with a sophisticated modern charm. It boasts extensive mountain climbing, hiking, biking, kayaking, equestrian, and golf opportunities and is considered the North West’s top ski area all while offering cutting-edge dining and craft brew experiences in Bend, Redmond and Sisters’ art-centric downtown areas. If you are interested in joining our team of committed educators in this dynamic location please send a letter of interest and your resume to: hiring@dsmontessori.org

Start Date
08/10/2016

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Mountain Shadows Montessori School seeking Head of School Posted 03/09/16
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Contact Information
4154 North 63rd St.
Boulder, Colorado 80301
(303) 530-5353
http://www.mountainshadows.org
Respond to: Polly Buster, President, Board of Directors: headsearch@mountainshadows.org,

Description of Position
PRIORITIES

Our next Head of School will build upon the traditions and strong reputation of Mountain Shadows. Mountain Shadows expects its next Head of School to focus on the following near-term priorities, with the ongoing support of the Board and Faculty:
• Serving as educational leader. Sustaining the principles of AMI Montessori education from the toddler through 6th year elementary continuum; ensuring the retention of top-notch, AMI-trained faculty and supporting their development.
• Serving as community leader. Ensuring that the Mountain Shadows brand flourishes; deepening the relationship with the school community and its constituents; serving as an ambassador for Mountain Shadows at all times.
• Continuing enrollment growth. Attracting and retaining families and students well suited to Mountain Shadows; developing and implementing a robust marketing plan.
• Strengthening Development Program. Increasing the school’s development program to support long-term financial goals.

Qualifications (Minimum and Preferred)
DESIRED CHARACTERISTICS AND QUALIFICATIONS
Mountain Shadows seeks a Head of School to lead our school into a new era that continues our tradition of excellence, while also growing and strengthening our school. Desired qualities and qualifications include:

• A passion for Montessori education and service to children
• A collaborative, effective, confident, charismatic and proven leader and visionary
• Administration/management experience preferred; prior administrative or management experience in a Montessori school preferred
• Deep understanding of Montessori principles and practices required; AMI training and teaching experience at primary and/or elementary levels preferred
• Outstanding communication skills
• Flexible; capable of managing multiple tasks and priorities simultaneously
• High degree of self-awareness and self-management
• Steeped in moral purpose, moral clarity, moral conviction, and integrity.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS
Interested candidates are asked to submit as soon as possible, and no later than April 1, 2016 or until the position is filled, the following documents as email attachments to headsearch@mountainshadows.org:
• Cover letter addressed to the Mountain Shadows Head of School Search Committee expressing interest in and qualifications for the position
• Current CV/resume
• Statement of educational philosophy (1-2 pages)
• Vision statement: What does your ideal education environment look like?
• 3 references, including email addresses and telephone numbers, who can be contacted confidentially

Description of Community
For 40 years, Mountain Shadows Montessori School (www.mountainshadows.org) has devoted itself to educating its students and preparing them to serve the world through the principles and practices of the Association Montessori International (“AMI”). Mountain Shadows seeks a dynamic and passionate leader to serve as our Head of School, continuing our mission and building upon the tradition of Colorado’s only AMI-affiliated school.

We serve students ranging in age from 12 months to 12 years. The culture is warm and welcoming, and staff members enjoy a supportive work environment. Our talented teachers are AMI certified and experienced educators, a mix of newer and seasoned guides.

Mountain Shadows is located in Boulder, Colorado, one of the most beautiful places in the country, with a highly educated population and world-class recreational and cultural opportunities. The school is situated on 13 acres of bucolic farmland; the classrooms are located within an older farmhouse. The school has a multipurpose room fully equipped with sound system, lighting, and stage. The outdoor environment available to our classrooms is beautiful and spacious.

Accrediting AMI consultation visits continue to affirm the high quality education Mountain Shadows offers. It is also a licensed childcare facility with the state of Colorado.

Start Date
07/01/2016

Family Star Montessori School seeking Early Childhood Administrator Posted 03/02/15
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Contact Information
2246 Federal Boulevard
Denver, Colorado 80211
(303) 477-7827
http://www.familystar.net
Respond to: Andrea Cahoon, Human Resources Manager: acahoon@familystar.net,

Description of Position
Position Summary:
Responsible for managing and directing comprehensive services for children, families, and the community to ensure that the Center exemplifies and maintains a quality child development program and sustains a positive, safe and healthy center environment where children, parents and staff thrive. This position reports to the Director of Operations and manages a team of 3-4 people.
Program Administration, Program Monitoring, Family Partnerships, Team Management Responsibilities:
• Provide guidance and leadership to center staff to increase the quality of the Montessori Environment.
• Manage the enrollment process for the center and maintain staff / child ratios.
• Develop and manage annual center budget. Monitor expenses within budgetary allowances.
• Respond to questions and concerns from parents, licensing representatives, and the community in a timely and professional manner.
• Develop partnerships with caregivers and support them as primary educators of their children.
• Support lead teachers in supervising and evaluating performance of teacher assistants, which includes developing professional development plans and performance improvement plans.
• Coach and mentor all classroom staff on the Montessori curriculum, effective classroom management, parent relations, and national, state, and program rules and regulations.
• Assure consistent fulfillment and guide staff in complying with requirements of the Child and Adult Food Program, Child Care Licensing, Head Start Performance Standards, Department of Health, Qualistar, the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) accreditation, and Family Star Policies and Procedures.
• Monitor all program requirements accurately to ensure a safe and healthy environment for children, parents and staff.

Qualifications (Minimum and Preferred)
Qualifications:
• BA or MA in Early Childhood Education or related field OR degree in non-related field along with 24 credit hours in Early Childhood Education from a regionally accredited college or university.
• Must meet State of Colorado Department of Human Services Center Director Qualifications; must have and maintain current center director licensure.
• 3+ years of supervisory experience in an early childhood education setting.
• Prior experience as Director of a large child care facility which includes supervising staff and leading a classroom team (or equivalent experience).
• Montessori training and experience is preferred
• Experience working with children and families of diverse populations is preferred
• Bilingual or basic understanding of Spanish is preferred

Description of Community
About Family Star:
Family Star is a nationally recognized and unique program that implements an authentic and inclusive Montessori philosophy for ages 2 months to 6 years of ages in our center based program option. Family Star is committed to early childhood education in an inclusive environment of ethnic and economic diversity, and has sites in Northeast and Northwest Denver, as well as a home-based program that is focused on partnering with families as the first and best educators of their children. Children and families across the economic spectrum have the opportunity to develop a strong sense of mutual support and community. It is one of the only programs in the US that offer authentic Montessori education to primarily low income and at-risk children, and it has been selected as one of four exemplary early education programs in the US to be studied for purposes of replication.

As an Early Head Start and Head Start program, we are able to fulfill our mission of ensuring that the children who can benefit the most have access to the best program. Enhanced by a unique array of family services, and supported by partnerships between parents and educators, Family Star is leading a movement to educate the human potential. We have a positive student and staff culture, passionate commitment to authentic Montessori education and a warm, supportive parent-staff community.

Start Date
03/07/2016

Montessori at Interlocken – Bright Horizons-($750.00 Sign on Bonus) seeking Early Childhood Administrator Posted 02/24/15
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Contact Information
575 El Dorado Blvd
Broomfield, Colorado 80021
(303) 242-1918
http://www.brighthorizons.com
Respond to: Cara Tudor, Recruitment Coordinator: cara.tudor@brighthorizons.com,

Description of Position
Join the strong & dynamic team at Bright Horizons Montessori at Interlocken, located a step away from
Flatirons mall in Broomfield. This beautiful program sits tucked in a beautiful area with loads of great places to shop , eat and explore. The school is located in the quiet Interlocken Business Park with easy access from the Boulder Turnpike.
Open to the community, this Montessori school serves families with children from infant to primary and is
licensed for 136. It is open natural environment that offers an authentic Montessori program.
We are looking for an experienced early childhood leader dedicated to high quality and continuous learning!
As the Assistant Head of School, you will:
*Have the opportunity to collaborate with, assist and support the Head of School with program operations assuring that the curricular scope and sequence.
* Be a part of the instructional strategies; reflect the school’s progressive, humanistic Montessori philosophy and goals.
*Develop positive relationships with families, children, and staff. By providing leadership, training and guidance, you will assure that the staff understand and implement the Montessori approach to education that demonstrates a devotion to lifelong learning, respect for the natural world and a commitment to
*Have numerous professional growth opportunities as Assistant Head of Schools are trained in all areas of Head of School responsibility and assume these responsibilities in the absence of the Head of School.

Qualifications (Minimum and Preferred)
Qualifications:
*Minimum of 4-5 years of documented professional teaching experience working with children
*Montessori Certification (Infant-Primary or Administrators Credential) is preferred
*Demonstrated positive ‘people practices’ and the ability to build strong relationships with staff and families is required
*Proven strength required in written & oral communication skills, leadership & supervisory skills.
*Early Childhood Teacher certified required and Colorado Director qualified preferred.

Description of Community
Our benefits include a competitive salary, career path opportunities, extensive health benefits, comprehensive tuition reimbursement, 401(k), commuter benefits, health club and cell phone discounts, and many more listed at www.brighthorizons.com/careers.

Start Date
03/14/2016

Ross Montessori School seeking Building/Transportation Manager Posted 02/17/15
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Contact Information
Ross Montessori School
109 Lewies Lane
Cabondale, Colorado 81623
(970) 963-7199
http://www.rossmontessori.org
Respond to: Sonya Hemmen, Head of School: sonya.hemmen@rossmontessori.org,

Description of Position
Ross Montessori School anticipates the hiring of Lead Teachers and Classroom Assistants for planned classroom expansion in the 2016-2017 school year and beyond. We are actively seeking experienced, credentialed educators who share our Montessori values and who want to be part of the exciting work that we do at RMS.

¥ Full Time Lead Teachers: Kinder, Lower Elementary and Upper Elementary
¥ Part Time Classroom Assistants: Kinder, Lower Elementary and Upper Elementary
¥ Full Time Building/Transportation Manager (year round position)

Join Our Team
The staff at RMS enjoys many benefits:
¥ A collegial, collaborative environment
¥ Competitive compensation based on experience
¥ PERA retirement benefits
¥ Personal and professional development opportunities
¥ Excellent employment and health benefits (full time staff)
¥ Staff housing available for new, full-time teachers for 2016/17 year

Interested?
Before calling, please provide a completed application (from our website) to:
Sonya Hemmen
Head of School
Ross Montessori School
sonya.hemmen@rossmontessori.org
P: 970-963-7199
F: 970-963-7342

Qualifications (Minimum and Preferred)
Before You Apply
If you’re interested in applying for a faculty position, please note the following requirements:
Minimum of Bachelor’s degree
Possess a true love of following the child and nurturing life-long learners
AMS or AMI Montessori credential as well as “Highly Qualified” status under the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) or enrolled in a Montessori program, currently
Significant lead teaching experience in an Authentic Montessori environment
Willingness to balance the demands of providing a high quality Montessori experience in a charter school environment; we are authorized through the Charter School Institute (Denver, Colorado)
Familiarity with charter school accountability requirements
Understanding of standards-based curriculum alignment and progress monitoring systems that ensure fidelity of program implementation
A true desire for collaboration
A commitment to open, honest communication in the spirit of continuous improvement

Description of Community

Ross Montessori School Mission 2045
The mission of Ross Montessori School is to prepare compassionate life-long learners to have a positive impact on the world.

Vision
We envision a time when Ross Montessori School will be an exemplary educational institution and recognized as such all over the world. Educators from all backgrounds will observe and learn from our model, grounded in the Montessori Method. Parents will choose our school over any other with a steadfast belief in the value we create for the children, families and communities we serve.

Our children will be immersed in the joy of discovery. Programming will be enriched with art, music and drama through all the seasons. Students will actively participate in community service projects and conservation programs, and every child will emerge a creative and competent problem solver.

We will send citizens into the world who have a profound impact on their communities. They will face adversity and challenge with humility, grace and compassion. They will inspire others to better the Earth and its inhabitants. All who know them will be the better for it for generations into the future.

Core Values
Children, Joy of Discovery, Dedication to Mastery, Compassionate Love, Community

Our New, Forever Home in Carbondale, Colorado
Located in the Roaring Fork Valley
A diverse, highly educated populace
More than 300 days of sunshine a year, with spectacular views of the Rocky Mountains
More than 1500 acres of parks and open space, perfect for outdoor enthusiasts
Proximity to a wide range of cultural and outdoor activities, just forty minutes to Aspen and three hours to Denver

Start Date
08/15/2016

Montessori at Interlocken seeking Early Childhood Administrator Posted 02/12/15
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Contact Information
575 El Dorado Blvd
Broomfield, Colorado 80021
(303) 242-1918
http://www.brighthorizons.com
Respond to: Cara Tudor, Recruitment Coordinator: cara.tudor@brighthorizons.com,

Description of Position
Join the strong & dynamic team at Bright Horizons Montessori at Interlocken, located a step away from
Flatirons mall in Broomfield. This beautiful program sits tucked in a beautiful area with loads of great places to shop , eat and explore. The school is located in the quiet Interlocken Business Park with easy access from the Boulder Turnpike.
Open to the community, this Montessori school serves families with children from infant to primary and is
licensed for 136. It is open natural environment that offers an authentic Montessori program.
We are looking for an experienced early childhood leader dedicated to high quality and continuous learning!

As the Assistant Head of School, you will:
*Have the opportunity to collaborate with, assist and support the Head of School with program operations assuring that the curricular scope and sequence.
* Be a part of the instructional strategies; reflect the school’s progressive, humanistic Montessori philosophy and goals.
*Develop positive relationships with families, children, and staff. By providing leadership, training and guidance, you will assure that the staff understand and implement the Montessori approach to education that demonstrates a devotion to lifelong learning, respect for the natural world and a commitment to
*Have numerous professional growth opportunities as Assistant Head of Schools are trained in all areas of Head of School responsibility and assume these responsibilities in the absence of the Head of School.

Qualifications (Minimum and Preferred)
Qualifications:
*Minimum of 4-5 years of documented professional teaching experience working with children
*Montessori Certification (Infant-Primary or Administrators Credential) is preferred
*Demonstrated positive ‘people practices’ and the ability to build strong relationships with staff and families is required
*Proven strength required in written & oral communication skills, leadership & supervisory skills.
*Early Childhood Teacher certified required and Colorado Director qualified preferred.

Description of Community
Our benefits include a competitive salary, career path opportunities, extensive health benefits, comprehensive tuition reimbursement, 401(k), commuter benefits, health club and cell phone discounts, and many more listed at www.brighthorizons.com/careers.

For more information about this position or other exciting opportunities at Bright Horizons, please click here or contact Cara Tudor at 303-242-1918 or cara.tudor@brighthorizons.com

Bright Horizons is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to diversity in our workplace.

Start Date
02/26/2016

DCS Montessori Charter School seeking Secondary (Middle School) Administrator Posted 01/13/15
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Contact Information
311 Castle Pines Pkwy
Castle Pines, Colorado 80108
(303) 387-5629
http://www.dcsmontessori.org
Respond to: Brycie Strother, Office Manager: brycie.strother@dcsdk12.org,

Description of Position
In 2012, we expanded to include a middle school and are now looking for a Middle School Director to grow our Middle School program to the next level of success. This is a full-time Education Administration position overseeing a ~65 student 7th and 8th grade Montessori Middle School, with 5 teaching positions whom report to them, and reporting to the DCS Montessori Head of School.

Exhibit mastery and enthusiasm for the Montessori Middle School Curriculum. May have student advisement duties, overseeing academic and student life. This responsibility includes taking attendance, holding regular conferences, meeting with advisee’s parents and communicating with parents and student regularly, leading literature and current-event discussion groups.

Middle school guides are expected to model, live, and reinforce the school’s core values and policies inside and outside the classroom.

To plan and implement a variety of assessments that measure progress towards learning outcomes and use data to inform teaching.

Prepare, plan and support implementation of all academic plans: Advanced Learning Plans (ALP), Individual Education Plans (IEP), and 504 plans.

Plan and implement educational modules that meet core standards and expectations for assigned subject areas as well as guiding the students to a hands-on understanding of the “real world” applications of these studies.

While the Director may have an area of specialty, they will be called upon to also teach in some subject areas as part of our inter-disciplinary focus.

Qualifications (Minimum and Preferred)
This position requires the skills for Administrating a school, including coaching teachers and building a teaching team where project-based subjects in the following areas: science, history, literature, communication (written and oral), and mathematics are the pedagogy within the greater Montessori Philosophy. Having experience in working with, or teaching, adolescents is preferred. At this posting, a demonstrated expertise in Montessori Philosophy is desired. This Director will have duties including curriculum implementation, parent education, communications, program management, student discipline, Special Education and Gifted and Talented support, teacher observation/evaluation, extra-curricular program management, and fundraising in addition to other administrative duties.

Minimum qualifications include a Bachelors degree, graduate degree in Educational Administration preferred with CDE Licensure. Candidate must either be Montessori certified for Middle School or Administration, or commit to a training plan for achieving such a credential prior to commencement of employment. Teaching experience (especially in a Montessori setting) is desirable, but not required. This candidate must be able to demonstrate excellent interpersonal, oral, technology, and written communication skills.

The Middle School Director will be asked to occasionally operate an activity van. Evidence of a Colorado driver’s license and a clean driving record may be required. Director will be asked to sponsor extra-curricular and community events.

Description of Community
DCS Montessori is a public, charter school located in Castle Pines, Colorado, just 30 minutes south of Denver and 1+ hours away from year-round Rocky Mountain recreation. Our mission is to provide our students with an opportunity to acquire an education based on an authentic and accredited curriculum founded on the educational philosophy of Maria Montessori. Since our founding, we are proud to have fulfilled this mission as we have grown our pre-K through 8th grade school community from 5 classrooms and 125 students to 20+
classrooms and roughly 510 students. In this time, we have created a strong foundation, both educational and financial, through our staff, our Board of Directors, our parents, and especially our children.

Start Date
07/11/2016

Montessori Peaks Academy – Littleton, CO seeking Principal Posted 01/13/2016
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Contact Information
9904 West Capri Avenue
Littleton, Colorado 80123
https://sites.google.com/a/jeffcoschools.us/montessori-peaks-academy/
Respond to: Shiloh Sword, MPA Board of Director – President: ssword@jeffco.k12.co.us,

Description of Position
This position is established as the Principal-Administrator of the Montessori Peaks Academy (MPA) in Littleton, Colorado. MPA is a Jefferson County Public Charter School serving over 400 students from preschool through 6th grade. MPA is comprised of three multi-age classroom groupings: Primary (3 to 6-year olds), Lower Elementary (1st through 3rd grade), and Upper Elementary (4th through 6th grade).

Job Responsibilities/ Major Duties

The Principal-Administrator serves as the chief school administrator, manages the human and financial resources, and provides instructional leadership. The Principal-Administrator ensures excellence in teaching and student learning while promoting community support and maintaining efficiency in operation and compliance with all aspects of state and federal law and District and Board policies and procedures.

The Principal-Administrator reports to the MPA Board of Directors (BOD), which is responsible for setting policy and direction for the School and for ensuring that the School operates in compliance with all applicable laws and contractual obligations and to verify consistency with the MPA charter, by-laws, and policies. The BOD is also responsible for the strategic direction of the School, maintaining accountability for the school budget and managing the hiring and conducting annual reviews of the Principal-Administrator.

The Principal-Administrator leads the school in the accomplishment of its mission to achieve high standards of individual excellence by guiding the whole student through an exceptional learning experience based on the educational philosophy of Maria Montessori.

Job Responsibilities/ Major Duties continued

As the head administrator, the Principal-Administrator is expected to:

• Work effectively with the MPA BOD.
• Demonstrate leadership and ethical behavior in guiding the school.
• Develop and implement a school budget, analyze and control expenditures with an understanding of the relationship between the instructional program and the budgeting process. Supervise and ensure that financial reports are completed and submitted to the MPA BOD in a timely manner.
• Manage the school’s financial resources and business operations with efficiency and fairness, and with the involvement of the community
• Share responsibility for the development and implementation of the school’s strategic plan to ensure that educational goals, assessment standards and benchmarks are met according to the charter contract.
• Oversee the accurate maintenance of administrative records ensuring they meet all State and other regulatory requirements.
• Stay current on regulatory changes and their implications for the MPA educational program, focusing on potential liability issues. Consult with the board of directors in times of uncertainty
• Write proposals for grants and/or oversee grant writing when necessary
• Provide for the safety, security and attractiveness of the school building and grounds.
• Develop an Emergency Response Plan and ensure its effective implementation by all staff and students.
• Use technology effectively for administrative, instructional and communications functions.
• Attend local, state, and national events as much as possible and participate in local and state principals’ associations.
• Communicate policy recommendations for the MPA BOD’s consideration and action.
• Track enrollment and retention data and project growth for each level, maintain full enrollment.
• Supervise the admission lottery process.
• Oversee assessment program.

The Principal-Administrator will foster the development of a caring community by:

• Ensuring that appropriate Montessori curriculum and materials are available and implemented.
• Fostering and promoting the Montessori philosophy, working with all school staff and the school community to provide unity and growth.
• Articulating a clear vision of the goals, objectives and commitment of MPA as a Montessori charter school to all stakeholders.
• Serving as the focal point for communication and the coordination of activities between the school community, MPA BOD, and the District.
• Communicating MPA BOD actions to faculty, staff, students, and parents.
The Principal-Administrator will foster the development of a caring community by (continued):

• Overseeing and ensuring meaningful parental involvement in the school and their child’s learning.
• Generating public support for the school’s program and education in general as the public information officer of the school and supervisor of the overall public relations program.
• Overseeing the development and implementation of marketing plans, promotional material and informational sessions to attract students to the charter school when necessary.
• Serving as an effective spokesperson for the welfare of all members of the learning community. Maintaining an open door policy when dealing with members of the community.
• Providing immediate intervention when made aware of any discriminatory problems or issues involving any member of the MPA community.
• Ensuring students receive fair discipline, as well as mediating between parents and staff as necessary based on sound judgment.

The Principal-Administrator is expected to exercise instructional leadership by:

• Providing instructional and learning leadership that focuses on Montessori curriculum, instruction, performance, and evaluation.
• Leading the community in the development of challenging performance standards for students and in the development of fair and accurate assessment methods that complement the Montessori philosophy.
• Managing the development of a curriculum that recognizes the contributions of diverse groups in society and infuses multi-cultural learning.
• Managing an instructional program that fosters success for all students regardless of gender, race, or disability.
• Using technology in instruction, and providing staff with access to hardware and additional training as needed.
• Maintaining a safe and orderly environment for student behavior that promotes respect for the individual, a good learning environment, and a sense of personal responsibility.
• Using multiple sources of data collection including standardized tests, portfolios, observations, conferences, and report cards to assess student performance and to plan individualized instruction.
Staff management responsibilities of the Principal-Administrator include:
• Recruiting, interviewing and selecting Montessori certified teachers and other staff.
• Developing job performance standards for faculty and staff and conducting annual evaluations.
• Delegating and developing schedules and staff assignments and ensuring the effective and efficient use of time to protect academic subject blocks from disruptions.

Staff management responsibilities of the Principal-Administrator include (continued):
• Overseeing, advising or serving as chairperson for faculty meetings, academic committees, school improvement committees and administrative committees and attending other committee meetings as needed.
• Motivating all employees to perform with excellence
• Encouraging staff development, cooperation, positive attitudes and teamwork
• Visiting classrooms, providing instructional feedback and mentorship as needed
• Providing for effective staff and professional development programs that are tied to student learning and success.

Qualifications (Minimum and Preferred)
Knowledge/skills/abilities

• AMI or AMS certified in Montessori education philosophy
• Knowledge of effective instructional models that follow or complement the Montessori philosophy.
• Knowledge of curriculum development processes in relationship to human development and learning theory
• Knowledge of charter school regulations and laws
• Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing
• Ability to use data to analyze the current state of student learning and serve as a catalyst for and manager of needed change
• Ability to manage conflict with honesty, tact and decisiveness and to employ empathy and sensitivity in dealing with members of the community and staff
• Ability to recognize the signs and patterns of discrimination and work to eliminate discriminatory behavior in the school community
• Facility with the use of microcomputers, general office equipment, and Microsoft Office applications
• Demonstrate commitment to and compatibility with Montessori beliefs, philosophy, and values.

Qualifications

The following are required. Some items may be covered by equivalent experience or waived at the sole discretion of the hiring committee and/or Board of Directors of MPA. Montessori certification and experience will not be waived.

• Bachelor’s degree, at minimum, though a master’s degree is preferred
• Minimum of three (3) years experience as a successful Montessori classroom teacher
• Minimum of three (3) years experience as a Principal-Administrator
• Colorado Administrator’s Certification or equivalent
• AMI or AMS Montessori certification at the primary and/or elementary levels.
• Montessori administration certification
• Charter school experience
• Administrative and management experience

Description of Community
Montessori Peaks Academy is a warm, loving community; the position of Principal-Administrator requires a compassionate and dedicated leader who is qualified to lead a highly self-directed team with integrity in co-creating and implementing a strategic plan and long-range vision for the school, while working in partnership with the MPA Board of Directors. The Principal-Administrator will be an experienced Montessori trained (AMI/AMS) educator, who is an administrative leader with impeccable oral and written communication skills dedicated to fostering an established collaborative school community and staff. The Principal-Administrator should be committed to implementing the Montessori philosophy and methods, skilled at complex decision-making and financial oversight with an understanding of charter school practices. The candidate should possess a master’s degree in Educational Leadership/Administration and be state certified as a principal, or be willing to obtain these credentials within the first two (2) years of employment.

Suggested Start Date: March/April 2016
Reports To: The MPA Board of Directors
Type of Position: Full-Time, year round, exempt status

Note: All interviewed candidates will subject to a thorough background check.

To explore this opportunity, please email:

1.) Cover letter of interest outlining your educational and leadership philosophy.
2.) Current resume.

Subject Line: Please include “Montessori”, then your first and last name (e.g., Montessori – Joe Smith)

Please send to Shiloh Sword, MPA Board of Director, President
ssword@jeffco.k12.co.us

Professional references will be requested as needed. Review of applications will begin February 1, 2016. All applications will be kept confidential, and receipt will be acknowledged via email.

Start Date
03/14/2016

Desert Sky Montessori seeking Administrator Posted 01/04/2016
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Contact Information
P.O. Box 8301
Bend, Oregon 97708
(541) 213-8682
http://www.dsmontessori.org
Respond to: Bobbie Forsyth, Co-President: bobbie@dsmontessori.org,

Description of Position
Desert Sky Montessori, a new public Montessori Charter School is currently accepting applications for a full-time Director of our brand new school with a student population of 300-500 due to open Fall of 2016.

A competitive salary is offered including a benefits package with health insurance, dental, and PERS retirement fund. Staff children will have an automatic spot in the school (pending ODE approval). This is an exciting opportunity to shape the culture of our brand new public Montessori school.

Qualifications (Minimum and Preferred)
Applications for the Director position must:

● Have an M.Ed. or equivalent from a reputable program
● At least 3 years of experience directing a school of similar size
● Have (or acquire) an Oregon Administrative license
● Be aligned with Montessori philosophies and committed to ongoing continuing education/Montessori training.

Ideal candidates will be fully AMI or AMS Montessori trained or have other Montessori training, but all applicants are welcome!

Description of Community
Central Oregon, against the backdrop of the Cascade Range, is an active multi-community area merging the rugged outdoor ventures of its historic frontier origins with a sophisticated modern charm. It boasts extensive mountain climbing, hiking, biking, kayaking, equestrian, and golf opportunities and is considered the North West’s top ski area all while offering cutting-edge dining and craft brew experiences in Bend, Redmond and Sisters’ art-centric downtown areas. If you are interested in joining our team of committed educators in this dynamic location please send a letter of interest and your resume to: hiring@dsmontessori.org

Start Date
04/01/2016

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Salida Montessori Charter School seeking Exceptional Students Lead Teacher (SPED) Posted 03/02/2016
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Contact Information
1040 I Street
Salida
CO, Colorado Salida
http://www.mysmcs.org
(719) 539-4887
Respond to: Rafe Quinton, Head of School: rafe_quinton@salidamcs.org

Description of Position
Exceptional Students Lead Teacher

The exceptional student leader (SPED) will be expected to work closely with teachers, staff and, exceptional students to ensure growth and positive outcomes for children on IEPs. This teacher will spend time daily in each of our k-8 classrooms providing instruction and support for students and classroom teachers. In addition, this teacher will lead the child-find process, develop and support RITS and MTSS, and be responsible for identification, creation, and processing of IEPs. As part of this work, the teacher will be expected to administer identification assessments working closely with other services providers to create an individual approach that is conducive to the success of each child. This teacher is also expected to maintain records and complete paperwork which is part of state compliance.

Qualifications (Minimum and Preferred)
The ideal candidate would:

-Possess a current CDE issued Special Education certification for grades k-8 (required)

-Be trained in Montessori, or possess knowledge of and embrace its key principles while engaging in Montessori-related professional development paid for by SMCS

-Provide the instructional services as required to students on IEPs

-Lead annual, renewal and initial IEP meetings

-Be comfortable leading the child-find process and executing RITS/MTSS

-Be familiar with using Alpine Achievement to create IEPs and other student plans

-Be familiar with administering and interpreting Woodcock Johnson tests

-Have familiarity with AIMSWEB and data gathering and interpretation

-Work as a team member with other special service providers

-Must possess a sense of humor and kindness

Description of Community
Salida Montessori Charter School offers programs for toddler through 8th grade and provides an authentic Montessori experience to children in the heart of the Rocky Mountains. Established in 2015, we serve 105 students in beautiful Salida, Colorado. We offer locally competitive salaries and benefits. Applicants should submit a resume including a letter of interest and three letters of recommendation via email, USPS or in person. Our window for application submission ends March 31st. Our team is seeking dynamic individuals with energy and enthusiasm for the following positions, beginning Fall 2016:

Start Date
08/01/2016