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University Village Montessori Fall 2017 Opportunities

Infant/Toddler Lead Teachers

University Village Montessori is seeking lead teacher for the Infant and Toddler Programs. Lead teacher needs to have an understanding of early childhood development, patience and respect for children, able to encourage children to be independent, model for them appropriate behavior, prepare an environment rich with Montessori philosophy that is both safe and engaging for children, provide opportunities that enhance the child's social, physical and intellectual development, exhibit excellent interpersonal skills and can effectively collaborate with students, parents, and staff to nurture a passion for learning in the young child. Minimum of 3 years experience in a infant/toddler Montessori program preferred. Must be teacher qualified per DCFS standards. At least 6 ECE hours and experience working with children 6 weeks to 6 years old. BA in ECE or related field, or CDA preferred.

Infant/Toddler Curriculum Coordinator

Seeking Curriculum Coordinator to support our Infant and Toddler classrooms. The coordinator will work inside and outside of the classroom to support student learning and achievement. The coordinator assists the Director in supporting administration, analysis, process improvements, informal and formal assessment design, professional development, and implements/manages instruction and curriculum design. Should have a strong Montessori foundation and understanding of early childhood development, encourages independence, patience and respect for children and adults. Understands how to prepare a safe and engaging Montessori environment that provides social, physical, and intellectual development opportunities for children. Is able to collaborate with staff, and communicate with parents working towards the goal of nurturing a passion for learning in children.

Fox Valley Montessori Fall 2017 Opportunities

Fox Valley Montessori - After School and Assistant Positions Available, Toddler through Elementary, Elementary PE Teacher

Fox Valley Montessori School is located in a quiet, residential neighborhood in Aurora.  We have a large gym and beautiful outdoor spaces for our students.  We are proud to say we have been serving the Aurora community and surrounding cities for over 45 years.  We are ISBE Recognized and AMS Accredited, and our focus is on providing high quality Montessori education for our students, ages 15 months to 12 years.
Fox Valley Montessori School has an opening for after school teachers and assistant teachers in our Toddler, Primary and Elementary Programs. Montessori classroom experience is preferred, Montessori teacher credential a plus. Hours are 2:00pm to 6 p.m. with the possibility of full time for the right candidates. These are opportunities to get some great experience in a growing school.  We are also looking for a part time gym teacher for our Lower and Upper Elementary classrooms.  This position would be approximately 8 hours per week (6 hours of class and up to two hours of prep/clean up time).
For more information, please contact Denise Monnier, Head of School, at

Drummond Montessori Opportunities

Teacher Assistant Positions available in EC and Lower Elementary

Drummond Montessori

1845 W Cortland St

Chicago, IL 60622

Drummond Montessori School is a Chicago Public School committed to a continuously developmental and collaborative process of learning that will foster academic growth, personal development, and produce intrinsically motivated learners. Drummond Montessori Magnet School, in practicing the principles set forth by Dr. Maria Montessori, is dedicated to higher levels of academic performance through active participation both inside the classroom and through exploration externally. We believe in and provide a positive, safe and diverse environment that supports learning, develops community and foster exploration
and cultivation of global knowledge. 

All interested candidates should e-mail Principal Erica Kittle, with their resume.

Chiaravalle Montessori Opportunities

Chiaravalle Montessori School, located in suburban Evanston (IL), celebrated 50 years of providing quality child-centered education to the community at large. We strive to provide a respectful, cooperative, diverse environment in which children may develop the full range of their abilities. We are seeking to fill the following open positions for the 2017 – 2018 school year: 

Early Childhood Coordinator (part-time) Teacher Assistants (part-time, full-time) 

Middle School Teacher – Language Art/Social Studies (full-time) 

Advancement Associate – Development (fundraising)/Admissions (full-time) 

For more detailed information on each position, please visit our website at Interested candidates may apply by sending resumes to with the position listed in the subject header. Please no phone calls.

Little Blossom Montessori School, Aurora, Assistant Director Position

Little Blossom Montessori School at Aurora, IL welcomes applications for AN ASSISTANT DIRECTOR / ADMINISTRATOR to work with the Head of school for the day to day administration of the school. Little Blossom Montessori School follows the Montessori educational methods.

We offer year-round programs to support the needs of a variety of families. We have children from the age group from 6 weeks to 6 years in a transitional classroom approach. Therefore, we are interested in both infant-toddler or preschool teachers who have Montessori classroom experience and understand the Montessori Method of teaching with ability to work in the administrative position.

As the Assistant Director of the school, you will be responsible with the administrative duties managing the staff, scheduling the staff time, dealing with the day-to-day operations of the school and working with parents if required, with their concerns regarding their child’s early Montessori education. You will be responsible for overseeing the operations of school programs, program staff. The Assistant Director of School will work closely with the Head of School and board to directors for the strategy of our school. If required the Assistant director will work in the classroom if there is a need is in emergencies.

Qualifications for Administrator of School:

● Certification in the 3-6 year Montessori classroom or 18-36 months (required) with several years of experience working with toddlers, preschoolers.

● Two years of administrative experience.

● Ability to work closely with staff, children, and parents to design and implement thoughtful and effective Montessori curriculum

● Additional training/ experience working with toddlers

● Develop and work with Summer School activities and work year round.

Successful candidates will be highly qualified Montessori experts with significant experience as classroom teachers, teacher educators, or Montessori administrators, with an interest in advancing current research in Montessori and who should be qualified and able to take up challenging positions as Director of the school and further as we grow. Deep knowledge of Montessori early childhood theory and practice, a commitment to engaging parents and families and a willingness to question pedagogical presumptions are essential. Teachers who have experience in collaborating with parents or as teacher trainers may be especially successful in this role.

Our school with a community focus empowers teachers to lead and grow, so those who are interested in developing curriculum and making an impact on the classroom will find a welcoming and supportive environment. We would prefer the candidate to be full time with a commitment to work. The person will be contract to hire (full time) with good performance. Pay is DOE, competitive within industry. Paid vacation and sick leave and medical insurance if required.

Interested applicants should forward resume to or call 630-362-8134

Rogers Park Montessori: 6-9,9-12, Classroom Assistant Positions

2017-18 School Year
Elementary Team Openings

Rogers Park Montessori School
Chicago, IL 60640

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 a 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<>

Posted 2-2017

Montessori School of Long Grove Seeks Primary Teacher for 2017-2018

The Montessori School of Long Grove is seeking a certified, experienced Primary (3-6) teacher for the 2017-2018 school year. The successful applicant will possess initiative, leadership, management and organizational skills. In addition, the ability to plan creatively, adapt to student needs, problem solve, and communicate effectively with parents, staff, and students is essential. Applicants who are passionate and dedicated to the Montessori philosophy are encouraged to apply. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. Bachelor's Degree and Montessori Certification required.

Founded in 1975, the Montessori school of Long Grove is located on 2.5 acres in the northwest suburbs of Chicago. The city and surrounding areas provide a myriad of opportunities to take advantage of all the culture, history, nature and entertainment the area has to offer. Outdoor space provides a rich environment for scientific exploration with animals and a vegetable garden. Classrooms are beautiful with natural light and a complete set of materials. The parent community is strong and very supportive.

Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to Carol Martorano, Montessori School of Long Grove, 1115 Robert Parker Coffin Road, Long Grove, IL 60047, or<>.

Lead Montessori Teacher, Assistant Teacher, Music teacher, Substitute Teacher​: STEM Montessori Academy of Libertyville

Phone:     (872) 222-7836



Send your resume confidentially to<> and mention a short note about your background, your expertise, why you looking for a job change and your expectations from us.

Position                :               Lead Montessori Directress
Class                     :               Early childhood (3-6 Years old)
Certification         :               AMS Montessori Teaching Certification

Job Description & responsibilities

The directress leads the children’s activities academically, spiritually, as it relates to the child’s inner self, emotionally, and physically in a prepared Montessori environment. The directress challenges each child to meet his/her full potential in these developmental areas, in accordance with Montessori philosophy, principles and procedures. Applies professional knowledge of child development principles to interpret the Montessori philosophy in a manner that assures developmental growth. Develop and implementing curriculum plans and activities that are supportive of the age of the children including the academic year and the summer program. Maintains and aesthetically pleasing, well equipped and well organized prepared environment according to the Montessori principles.  ​Able to work in a team with assistant teachers and able to guide them.

Position                :               Assistant Montessori Teacher
Class                     :               Early childhood (3-6 Years old)
Certification         :               AMS Montessori Teaching Certification (Not mandatory but will be a big plus)

Job Description & responsibilities

Perform duties that are instructional in nature or deliver direct services to students or parents. Serve in a position for which a teacher or another professional has supporting responsibility for the design and implementation of educational programs and services. Able to follow instructions by lead teacher and work as a team.

Position                :               Substitute Teacher
Class                     :               Early childhood (3-6 Years old)

Job Description & responsibilities

Teacher who is flexible and available on short notice of 24 hours or less. The candidates should show past experience of working with children and are comfortable with them. The teacher should be able to plan fun activities for students in discussion with administrator. Teaching a reading/writing/mathematics program, music or art  will be an added advantage. Teacher will need to ensure that classroom environment is safe for all students and maintain it. Teacher should have good communication and interpersonal skills so as to communicate with school personnel and parents. Based on performance, the position can be made permanent or can be given consistent hours.

After School Coordinator: Brickton Montessori School

Brickton Montessori is currently looking for an After School Coordinator at our private, accredited Montessori school located on the northwest side of Chicago, near the Blue Line Cumberland stop.  The position will entail working with after-school staff for preschool through elementary-aged students, creating and overseeing programming and working with the students.  Must have a BA degree and meet DCFS director level criteria.  Montessori experience is a plus.  Please send resume to head of school Cheryl LaCost at:<>

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