Montessori School of Denver (MSD), located in beautiful Colorado, is seeking a Montessori Certified Upper Elementary Teacher for the 2021-2022 school year.
About Our School: MSD provides an engaging, empowering, and sound Montessori educational program for students ages 2-14. Our school is accredited by the American Montessori Society (AMS), the Association of Colorado Independent Schools (ACIS), and the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS). Founded in 1964, MSD is the oldest Montessori school in the Denver metro area. In 2015, MSD completed a comprehensive multi-million-dollar expansion plan to complement its existing facilities. A new Arts and Athletics Center, enhanced outdoor learning and play environments, a new Toddler Village, updated Middle School space, a thriving Urban Farm and one of a kind Vertical Farm, and a state-of-the-art Science and Innovation Tower were added to provide an exceptional, experiential, educational environment for all of our students. We are a community of hard working do-gooders and dynamic thinkers and we are seeking wonderful new individuals to complete our team!
The Elementary Program: MSD’s Elementary program consists of three established 1st-3rd grade classrooms (Lower Elementary) and two 4th-5th grade classrooms (Upper Elementary), each with 22-25 students. In addition to traditional Montessori curriculum and programming for the Elementary years, students attend daily Specials classes (PE, Art, Music and Theater, Library, Practical Life and Spanish), which are taught by teachers specializing in their field. Learning at MSD occurs inside and outside of the classroom; whether out and about on field trips throughout the greater Denver metro area or simply utilizing space on our beautiful campus, students have the opportunity to apply their learning in meaningful ways. Students at MSD are supported through a strong Student Support team, which currently consists of a School Psychologist, Literacy Specialist, Middle School Counselor, and School Nurse. Teachers and staff are well supported at MSD by administration and the parent community to grow professionally and personally throughout their tenure at Montessori School of Denver.
A successful candidate will:
- be a dynamic educator rooted in Montessori principles
- have strong communication skills with students, colleagues, and parents
- be enthusiastic about collaborating with a dynamic team of Montessori educators
- have an interest in personal and professional growth
- bring joy, positivity, and creativity to their classroom and the MSD community everyday
- Bachelor’s degree
- AMS or AMI Montessori certified
- High-energy and enthusiastic about working in an academic atmosphere and enjoy customer service, children, and working with volunteers.
- Interest in working collaborating as part of a classroom and program team
Reports to: Director of Education
Supervises: Classroom Assistant
FLSA Status: Exempt Employee, Number of Days Paid – 190
Compensation: based on education and experience
Montessori School of Denver offers an excellent compensation package including paid time off, health, dental, vision, 403(b) with matching and more; wide-ranging opportunities for professional development; and a talented and dedicated staff of teaching professionals and supportive administrators. Successful candidates will join a dynamic, supportive, and forward-thinking teaching community of over 70 individuals.
Montessori School of Denver does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, or disability.
Applicants are invited to visit Montessori School of Denver’s website (montessoridenver.org) to learn more about the school and its programs.
To Apply: Complete your application today at https://montessoridenver.org/employment-opportunities/. Sendcompleted application and resume to the attention of Lydia Desmarais, Director of Human Resources, by emailing [email protected] or faxing 303-757-6145. We look forward to hearing from you!
 Accredited with non-traditional Montessori age grouping at the Elementary II and Secondary levels.