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Montessori Director: Drummond Montessori School

Montessori Director - Beginning SY2016-17

·Minimum of five years of experience at either preschool, elementary or middle school level.
·Holds an American Montessori Society (AMS) or AMI training credential with a degree in education.
·Holds an Illinois state certificate in education

·Adhere to the American Montessori Society Code of Ethics
·Collaborate with staff in a professional and respectful manner
·Maintain open communication with parents and community
·Provide support, guidance and mentoring to classroom teachers to execute Montessori philosophy and curriculum
·Attend and facilitate Cycle Meetings
·Align curriculum to Gradebook (Transparent)
·Support the mission, goals and objectives of the school action plan.
·Meet with Montessori assistants on a weekly basis
·Cover classrooms during IEP and 504 meetings
·Update and organize school handbooks in collaboration with teachers
·Supervise the placement of students in classrooms in collaboration with principal and classroom teachers
·Collaborate with principal, staff and PPLC in development of staff in-services and professional development
·Participate on the Instructional Leadership Team
·Collaborate with classroom teachers in supporting and organizing parent education and special events
·Disseminate professional development opportunities an resources to staff
·Give tours of the school building and provide explanation of Montessori philosophy and curriculum
·Organize classroom observations by outside guests
·Participate in marketing and advertising vacancies at the school
·Assist in the process of interviewing prospective school personnel
·Facilitate school's membership in AMS and AIMS
·Attend Montessori meetings for the purpose of collaborating with both private and public Montessori schools
·Maintain membership in professional Montessori organizations

Interested candidates can send cover letter and resume to<>

Thank you!

Erica (Gagne) Kittle
Interim Principal
Drummond Montessori<>
(773) 534-4120

Upper Elementary Teacher: Montessori School of Englewood

The Montessori School of Englewood is seeking an experienced Upper Elementary teacher to join our supportive and collaborative faculty. The Upper Elementary teacher will be leading a mixed age, 4th through 6th grade classroom.

MSE teachers seek to educate the whole child by creating a learning community where members trust one another to use our heads, hearts, and hands to commit to a life of growth and fulfillment.

Successful applicants will have:

  • 2-3 years experience as a successful lead teacher/intern in a classroom

  • Illinois State certification

  • Excellent communication skills

  • A high level of cultural competence

  • Ability to be flexible, take initiative and be independent.

  • A commitment to continuous growth in both social justice and personalized learning.

Diverse applicants are encouraged to apply.

AMS/AMI certification appreciated but not required.

State certified 4th, 5th, & 6th grade teachers with experience in urban environments, personalized learning and an openness to learning the Montessori method are encouraged to apply.

Please send current resume to

Currently located at 6550 S.Seeley,  MSE will be moving to its new location, 6936 W. Hermitage this summer!

Learn more about us at our Facebook page, and our web page,

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Posting Date: July 4, 2016

Toddler Directress & 2-3 Assistant Teacher: Montessori Children's Academy in Villa Park, IL

Montessori Children's Academy ( has offered Montessori education for 33 years in west suburban Chicago. We are conveniently located on a cozy, tree lined residential neighborhood just 2 miles north of Oak Brook shopping center. Our school offers quality and dynamic year round programs for 6 week old to 6 year old children. We have one class each for infant, toddlers and pre-primary 2-3 year olds. We have two classrooms for primary 3-6 year olds. We provide great opportunities for professional growth and development. Come be part of an exciting, nurturing, collaborative Montessori community that fosters a love of learning!

Montessori Children's Academy is currently interviewing for two teaching opportunities: 1) experienced Montessori Toddler Directress for our 2016-2017 school year. Individual will be responsible for leading our Toddler classroom (15-24 month olds) and 2) Assistant Teacher for 2 - 3 Year Olds (full time position). Ideal candidate for Montessori Toddler Directress will have the following: AMS/AMS accredited Montessori credential for 0-3 age group, 1-2 years experience in a Montessori 0-3 classroom, excellent communication skills, strong organizational, observation, and classroom management abilities to meet the needs of the children and parents with grace, courtesy, and respect.  Thorough knowledge and foundation of Montessori philosophy and best practices necessary to successfully lead our Toddler assistant teaching team. Interested candidate must have physical ability to safely meet the needs of Toddlers (lift 15-40lbs, stoop, bend, walk, work on the floor, and work outside with the children in all seasons).  Assistant Teacher for 2 - 3 Year Olds (full time position) should be patient, nurturing and have 1-2 years of classroom experience (early childhood education and Montessori training preferred). Ideal candidate for Assistant Teacher for our 2 - 3 Year Old program needs to be detail oriented, responsible, and prepared follow the Montessori philosophy in all aspects of indoor and outdoor student activities.  Opportunities for professional development and growth are available.

Qualified candidates should send their resume and cover letter to Executive Administrator, Lillian Smith at

Posting Date: July 4, 2016

6-9 Teacher: Montessori School of Lemont

Montessori School of Lemont is seeking a full time, AMS or AMI certified 6-9 teacher to join the team at our small, family oriented school. The ideal candidate will have five or more years experience, hold a Bachelor's Degree and be available to start in the spring or summer in order to transition with current staff and families.

For over 35 years, MSOL has been serving students from 3-14 years. Our custom designed Montessori environments are housed in three buildings situated on 8 acres of creek-lined property that was donated by a parent in 1999. Our organic community gardens, chicken coop and nature trails provide a unique outdoor classroom experience.

Compensation is commensurate with experience. Expense Stipend, Simple IRA Contribution, 50% Tuition Reimbursement and 50% Dependent Tuition benefit for full time employees.

Send resume and letter of introduction to

Posting Date: May 27, 2016

Upper Elementary Teacher: Montessori Academy in Batavia,IL

Montessori Academy ( serves children ages 3-14 on a six acre campus along the Fox River. We have a long-standing tradition of authentic Montessori education with a strong emphasis on outdoor education. Our Upper Elementary students are responsible for monitoring our solar panel, tending our organic gardens, composting program and will be assisting with our newly built chicken coop. We are seeking an Elementary II teacher who has, or is working toward an AMS or AMI Elementary II certification. A BS/BA degree is also required. Candidates will be joining a high achieving, progressive and committed school community. Exceptional collaborative, organizational, technology-based and communication skills are expected. Qualified candidates should forward their resume and cover letter to Head of School, Jocelyn Scotty at

Posting Date: May 27, 2016

Elementary Team Openings: Rogers Park Montessori School

RPMS, established in 1966, serves children ages 2-14 on Chicago’s north side.  We have a proud tradition of teacher collaboration and support.  We seek motivated teachers with strong organization and communication skills who value working as  part of a dynamic, creative team to join our school community.  Candidates for classroom teacher positions must have strong grounding in Montessori philosophy and have, or be working toward, AMS or AMI elementary certification.  BS / BA degree is required. Positions open:

6-9 Head Teacher
9-12 Head Teacher/Intern
Elementary  Assistant

Interested candidates please forward resumes to our Elementary Program Director, Ben Blair at

Posting Date: March 17, 2016

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