School Leadership Positions
Meadows Montessori is a small established authentic Montessori school in Frederick, MD with approximately 65 students from ages 3 months to 6 years old. We seek an immediate full-time, year-round Head of School who is passionate about working with and through others to nurture a respectful, reciprocal school climate and culture with a growth mindset. Ideal candidate will have a minimum of two years of experience as an Administrator with MSDE approved Director credential, and a recognized Montessori teaching credential. Ability to exercise good judgment in decision-making, to demonstrate understanding of age-appropriate Montessori pedagogy, and to successfully mentor others is crucial.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Maintain a safe, secure, and orderly environment
- Operate in compliance with COMAR regulations to include student and employee files
- Be organized, approachable, and flexible with a strong ability to multi-task
- Work with MSDE, OCC, families, and the team in a cohesive manner with forward planning
- Demonstrate ethical leadership skills, inspired vision, shared values, effective communication, and attentiveness to the needs of the school community
- Establish a system of scheduling and substitutes for faculty and staff
- Participate in school tours & events, parent educational opportunities, and parent/teacher conferences
- Evaluate staff, determine professional development needs, and problem solve together
- Facilitate communication between team members and parents acting as a liaison
- Participate in the interviewing and hiring/firing process
- Maintain professional development standards and required trainings
- Uphold state and school policies, procedures and protocols appropriate to the situationJob Type: Full-time
Salary: $60,000.00 – $70,000.00 per year based on qualifications and experience
- 401(k) / 401(k) matching
- Dental insurance
- Employee discount
- Health insurance
- Paid time off
- Professional development assistance
- Relocation assistance
- Retirement plan
- Tuition reimbursementSchedule: 8 hour shift | Monday to Friday
Supplemental pay types: Signing bonus
Experience: Leadership: 2 years (Required)
License/Certification: MACTE, AMS, or AMI Montessori Certification (Required)
Work Location: In person
Contact for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Stepping Stones Montessori School (SSM) in Grand Rapids, MI is seeking a qualified candidate for its Head of School (HOS) position. SSM offers an outstanding authentic Montessori education to 200 students, Toddler through Middle School. The ideal candidate has the ability to balance the oversight of authentic Montessori education with school operations is essential and embraces diversity, equity, and inclusion. For a complete job description, see metroconsultingservices.com/open-searches, or contact Carla Hofland at carla@metroconsultingservices.
Head of School
The Montessori Foundation has been asked by our dear friends at the Khalsa Montessori School in Tucson, Arizona, to help them find their next Head of School, as their founder and Head of more than 45 years prepares to retire. Celebrating 47 years, they are in search of a new Head of School beginning summer, 2024.
In the heart of the vibrant Tucson, Arizona community, Khalsa Montessori School stands as a center for holistic, nurturing, and innovative education. As we celebrate our 47th year, we’re looking for an exceptional Head of School to carry on the legacy of our founder, Nirvair Khalsa, who is preparing to retire.
Khalsa Montessori School, an established Montessori Foundation partner, embraces diversity, fosters mutual respect, and promotes a harmonious environment. Our doors are always open to those who share our commitment to making a difference in young lives.
Khalsa is an exciting opportunity for an inspired and visionary leader who will guide our close-knit community of 350 students. The school is made up of a tuition-funded private Montessori program for infants through age four and a publicly funded Montessori charter school for ages five through middle school. The school offers fully implemented Montessori education.
We are proud to be advocates for Montessori education in Arizona. We cultivate a climate of peace, wellness, and emotional intelligence through our emphasis on social-emotional learning, mindfulness, and a healthy vegetarian diet.
The new Head of School will collaborate with our experienced leadership team, supportive board, and dynamic parent body to steer our ship while creating lasting relationships with all our stakeholders.
Nirvair Khalsa will remain for a year as Executive Director, offering guidance and support during the transition. Moreover, the Montessori Foundation will continue to serve as an invaluable resource.
With its mix of Southwestern culture and love for the outdoors, Tucson is the ideal backdrop for those who thrive in a culturally rich, natural setting. The city is nestled within the diverse Sonoran Desert, renowned for its stunning plant and animal life, including the majestic saguaro cactus.
Tucson is home to the University of Arizona, a flourishing downtown arts district, and is world-renowned for its cuisine and diverse food culture. For nature enthusiasts, the area offers foothills, mountains, scenic canyons, pine forests, and trails ideal for biking and hiking.
Our new leader will embrace our commitment to Montessori public education, staying abreast with state requirements and reporting. Candidates should also have a deep dedication to Montessori education, fostering our school’s family-friendly ethos and maintaining an active, supportive relationship with our parent-teacher Khalsa Community Organization.
If this sounds like a unique opportunity to be part of an enduring legacy, send your resume and a letter of your educational vision to email@example.com.
We look forward to getting to know you.
Discover more about Khalsa Montessori School – Tucson at https://khalsamontessorischool.com/.
Feel free to contact me directly if you have any questions about this opportunity.
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Join Our Journey at Khalsa Montessori School: Seeking a Visionary Head of School
Under the radiant skies of Tucson, Arizona, Khalsa Montessori School is an oasis of enlightened, nurturing, and forward-thinking education. As we joyfully commemorate our 47th year, we’re opening an exciting chapter in our journey. We invite a dynamic, visionary Head of School to continue the pioneering spirit of our founder, Nirvair Khalsa.
Embedded in the heart of our ethos is the Montessori method, which has guided us in becoming an influential partner of the Montessori Foundation. We’ve cultivated a tranquil haven of learning, drawing from the wellspring of diversity, nurturing respect, and fostering a culture of inclusivity. We embrace everyone who cherishes the opportunity to mold the young minds of tomorrow.
At Khalsa, our canvas stretches from early childhood to middle school, accommodating 350 bright learners. Our institution combines a private Montessori program for infants to age four and a publicly funded charter school for ages five to middle school. We’re eager to welcome a leader who will passionately guide our rich tapestry of academic growth.
Our school places a unique emphasis on vegetarian nutrition. We believe that a healthy body nurtures a healthy mind, and our nutritious, vegetarian meals are an embodiment of this belief. As the new Head of School, you’ll foster our commitment to wellness, promoting both physical and mental vitality among our young learners.
Khalsa Montessori is not just a school; it’s a torchbearer for values, virtues, and service. We are deeply committed to instilling in our students a sense of responsibility, respect for others, and the ability to contribute positively to society. This commitment is woven into the fabric of our curriculum, nurturing young individuals to blossom into compassionate global citizens.
As an inspirational Head of School, you’ll have the chance to work closely with our seasoned leadership team, an engaged board, and a vibrant parent community. Your role will extend beyond steering the educational journey – it will involve forging enduring bonds with all our stakeholders, creating a collaborative environment built on trust and mutual growth.
Nirvair Khalsa, our founder, will provide invaluable mentorship for a year as Executive Director, assisting you throughout the transition period. Additionally, you will have the continuous support of the Montessori Foundation, a reservoir of expertise and guidance.
Why Tucson, Why Now?
Tucson is a flourishing canvas of Southwestern culture and nature’s spectacle, providing a diverse and enriching backdrop for personal and professional growth. Its thriving arts scene, bustling downtown, world-recognized gastronomy, and prestigious University of Arizona are just a few facets of its charm.
As our new Head of School, you will be instrumental in shaping our Montessori public education, maintaining compliance with state requirements. You will foster Khalsa’s family-centric culture and actively engage with our parent-teacher community organization, making a profound impact on the next generation of learners.
We welcome you to learn more about Khalsa Montessori School – Tucson at https://khalsamontessorischool.com/.
Ready to embark on this transformative journey? Please forward your resume and a letter outlining your educational vision to firstname.lastname@example.org. We’re excited to envision the future with you.
Khalsa Montessori School, celebrating 47 years, is in search of a new Head of School beginning this summer.
Our team and I at the Montessori Foundation have been asked by our dear friends at the Khalsa Montessori School in Tucson, Arizona, to help them find their next Head of School as their founder and Head of more than 45 years prepares to retire.
Khalsa is a lovely and peaceful fully-implemented Montessori school set in the beautiful community of Tucson. All are welcome. The school values a diverse community and is committed to ensuring an environment that is fair, humane, and respectful.
Khalsa Montessori School is a non-profit that offers both a tuition-funded private Montessori school program for infants through age four and a publicly funded charter school for age five through middle school. Its total enrollment is 350 students.
The school is a center of inspiration and support for Montessori schools. It sponsors a Montessori teacher education program accredited by AMS and MACTE.
The school has been led by its founder, Nirvair Khalsa, right from the start. There is a strong leadership team and a supportive board and parent body. The faculty is skilled and stable. Among other things we appreciate about Khalsa are its peace education, sense of community, and commitment to wellness with an emphasis on social-emotional learning, mindfulness and healthy, vegetarian diet.
As Nirvair approaches retirement, the school is searching for someone with the right mix of vision, leadership, and ability to inspire and guide a wonderful learning community.
Tucson is a perfect setting for anyone who loves the outdoors, a moderate climate, and southwestern culture. Situated in the uniquely lush Sonoran Desert, with its dense population of plant and animal life, including the giant saguaro cactus, Tucson is surrounded by mountains that offer scenic canyons, pine forests and trails for biking and hiking. Tucson is a multi-cultural city and home to the University of Arizona, a vibrant downtown and arts district, and has been named by UNESCO as a City of Gastronomy.
As a charter school, the next leader must be committed to Montessori in the public sector and comfortable keeping on top of state reporting and other requirements.
Khalsa’s second leader will share a deep commitment to Montessori education and leading in the Montessori way. Khalsa is a family-friendly school.
The parent-teacher community organization is active, supportive, and sponsors fundraisers and community building events. The next head will need the ability to listen, support, and collaborate with all stakeholders, especially the school’s families.
The Founder and current Head of School, Nirvair Khalsa, will stay on for a year or so as Executive Director to support the new Head of School.
The school has also worked closely with the Montessori Foundation, which will continue to be an additional source of guidance.
Learn more about Khalsa Montessori School – Tucson at https://khalsamontessorischool.com/
If this unique opportunity speaks to you, please send your resumes and letter of educational vision to email@example.com
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If this unique opportunity speaks to you, please send your resume and letter of educational vision to firstname.lastname@example.org
Montessori Coach (Kingston, NY)
Preferred Certification Pre–K to 6. Minimum of 5 years experience as classroom teacher. Trained in Montessori methods and strategies specifically Children’s House and E1. Ability to assist with alignment of curricular initiatives to the Montessori methods. Experience working with teachers to improve Montessori instructional practices. Effective group presenter and group leader. Experience or preparation to allow modeling, observation & provide feedback. Complete an online application at www.kingstoncityschools.org Kingston City School District, Kingston NY
Early Childhood Guide (ages 3-6) (Catskill, NY)
Catskill Montessori opened its doors in the fall of 2020 with one early childhood 3-6 class and one 6-9 elementary class in a restored 1750s barn along with a budding permaculture farm. We now serve toddlers through 6th grade, with the blueprint to expand to include a Secondary program (12-18) as our students rise each year. In addition, our permaculture farm has grown to include a working greenhouse, apple orchards, an outdoor/forest classroom, and farm animals including Nigerian dwarf goats, rabbits, hens, and runner ducks.
JOB DESCRIPTION: We are seeking a MACTE Montessori EC 3-6 Guide. The Guide will work with the rest of the teaching team (another Lead Guide and Assistant) to provide a warm, nurturing, and safe environment where self-direction is enhanced, independence is encouraged, and individuality is respected. Ideal candidates:
- Have previous experience working in a Montessori classroom environment.
- Have previous experience working with early childhood students in a classroom environment.
- Can work well and positively as part of a team; basic computer skills and knowledge of Google Workspace are helpful.
- Embrace a curriculum that embodies our founding ethos of People Care, Fair Share, and Earth Care.
- Skilled classroom manager, inspiring children to be their best selves and patiently coaching them through solution-finding processes.
- Embrace outdoor experiences in all kinds of weather conditions.
- Able to work between 8:15 a.m. and 4:15 p.m. daily. (once hired, applicants can choose to increase base pay by working during our Session Camps)
- Early Childhood 3-6 MACTE credential or other Montessori training; those in the midst of training are also strongly encouraged to apply!
- Interest or experience in farming, permaculture, or similar fields is a big plus!
Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States.
COMPENSATION: This is a full-time position with a competitive salary (commensurate with experience) and other benefits as outlined in the Staff Handbook (such as health and a 401(k)).
ONSITE STAFF HOUSING: Catskill Montessori School has limited on-site staff housing available. Candidates interested in onsite housing should include that in their cover letter.
APPLY: If you’re interested in joining our school community, please send your resume and cover letter to the address below. A teaching license/credential is not required for this role. Black people, Indigenous people, people of color (BIPOC), lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and gender diverse people are all strongly encouraged to apply. Our school community seeks to help each child build the adult of their future and engender respect for the differences of others doing the same. Part of this includes developing an appreciation for and building a community with those of different spiritual beliefs, cultural heritages, racial and gender identities, economic backgrounds, and other affiliations. The land surrounding and supporting the school also inspires and informs our work as we guide the children on a journey to become global citizens and stewards of this land and our planet.
To Place a Classified Ad in Tomorrow’s Child and/or on Our Website:
- Email the text of your ad to email@example.com.
- Remember to include a brief description of what you are looking for, such as “Lower Elementary Teacher Wanted” or “School for Sale.”
- It is also helpful to include some geographic details, such as “Boston, MA.”
- Add any deadlines, if applicable.
- Include a pdf of your school’s logo if you want it included in the ad.
- Don will create a contract / invoice based on $2 per word ($50 minimum) and return a contract and text for your approval.
- Pay for the ad using a credit card (or send a check to: Montessori Foundation / 19600 E State Road 64 / Bradenton, FL 3421).
- When payment is received, the ad will be posted on our website, where it will remain for two months. It will also be placed in Tomorrow’s Child if it is received at a time when there is an upcoming issue.
- We cannot guarantee that your ad will be placed in Tomorrow’s Child due to publishing deadlines and spacing
- If you do NOT want your ad in Tomorrow’s Child (i.e., you only want it onlilne), please let us know. The price is the same.
If you have any questions, please feel free to call Don Dinsmore at 941-729-9565 or 800-655-5843.
Online classified ads will remain on our website for a minimum of two months, unless we are notified that the position has been filled. Please call 941-729-9565 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org
ADOLESCENT GUIDES FOR A NEW AND INNOVATIVE ONLINE MONTESSORI SCHOOL
Bridgemont International School has been developed by internationally renowned Montessorians with decades of experience running Montessori Secondary programs. This new online Montessori school, serving students from 7th through 12th grade, will launch this Fall with an inaugural class of seventh graders.
Bridgemont will add one grade each year through the completion of the high school program. Bridgemont will deliver an authentic Montessori secondary education online using a new model of instruction: a highly interactive blend of live and pre-recorded key lessons, seminars, group projects, and innovative solutions to experiential distance education.
Bridgemont students will not get bored, and they will never feel alone. We will begin this year by restricting enrollment to students residing within the United States, however, we will expand internationally in the near future.
The Bridgemont difference will be our close-knit online community, where we encourage students to think deeply, work diligently in their studies, and form life-long friendships. Our graduates will be well-rounded global citizens. When you join Bridgemont, you will discover a unique and highly effective implementation of Montessori at the Secondary Level.
Come be part of our small initial team of Adolescent Montessori guides! When you are part of our inaugural team, you will help to shape the direction of what is certain to become a long-standing Montessori institution. If you are interested in being part of this project and would be excited to help develop our program and curriculum development, contact us today. We are looking for dynamic Montessori educators who value student-teacher interaction and have a desire to foster the social development of children while also preparing them for university, citizenship, and life.
The ideal candidate will have a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree, preferably with an Adolescent or Elementary Montessori credential from a MACTE certified teacher education program. Compensation, including benefits, is competitive and commensurate with experience.
If you are ready to apply, please send a resume and cover letter Or, if you just have questions and want to learn more, please contact us. email@example.com.
Montessori LAB SCHOOL OPPORTUNITIES
EARLY CHILDHOOD AND ELEMENTARY MONTESSORI GUIDES (SARASOTA, FL)
The NewGate School, Lab School of The Montessori Foundation, is expanding and is seeking experienced Early Childhood and Elementary Montessori Guides for the 2023/2024 school year.
Founded in 1984, The NewGate School is the Lab School of The Montessori Foundation. NewGate is an independent, non-profit, international, college-preparatory Montessori school, home to 200 Montessori students from 18 months through the 12th grade.
Our Lower School has 120 students from 18-months through 6th grade. Our Lower School campus is a charming 5-acre former organic farm school. Classrooms are cottages with private gardens, shaded decks, mature trees, and the timeless beauty of old Florida.
Our Upper School has 80 students from grades 7-12. It is a 5-acre property surrounded by protected woodlands, with an outstanding Gold Level LEED certified building.
As a lab school, our faculty works with the Montessori Foundation in curriculum and program development.
Our home is beautiful Sarasota, Florida, one of the best places to live in the United States. Our students enjoy the vast cultural and environmental opportunities of this beautiful international city.
NewGate is accredited by AdvancED (SACS/CASI), the International Montessori Council (IMC), and is recognized as an International Baccalaureate World School for the IB Diploma Programme (grades 11 and 12).
NewGate is an international educational center of inspiration and support for Montessori schools around the world. In collaboration with the Montessori Foundation, the school is engaged in curriculum development, professional education for Montessori school administrators, and Montessori conferences.
The school tends to attract committed Montessori families and educators who specifically move to Sarasota to be part of our international Montessori community.
Our faculty looks for passionate and experienced Montessori teachers who want to be part of the vibrant Montessori Foundation and NewGate community.
Candidates must have at least a BA or BS degree and hold Elementary Montessori certification from MACTE teacher-accredited programs. The school offers health benefits and NewGate tuition assistance for children of our staff. The school’s community is active and supportive, and we have a national board of Montessori leaders.
Learn more about NewGate at newgate.edu.
Contact Head of School Tanya Ryskind (firstname.lastname@example.org).