Montessori Trained Upper Elementary Teacher - Montessori School of Lake Forest

Wednesday, February 14, 2024 9:15 AM | Anonymous

MSLF is an authentic Montessori school seeking a Montessori trained Upper Elementary Teacher, to co-lead a classroom of children ages 9-12 years starting in August 2024.

The ideal candidate is AMI or AMS certified and will lead an Upper Elementary classroom, partnering with an experienced co-teacher, and using the Montessori Method, will work with each child to meet their developmental needs. The ideal candidate will also be reliable, and possess a patient, positive, and respectful manner toward children in their care.


Key Candidate Skills and Attributes:

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and supportive respect for colleagues, children and families (required)
  • Alignment with school’s mission and values
  • Passion for the Montessori pedagogy and working with elementary-aged children
  • Exhibit patience, organization, and leadership in the classroom
  • Ability to coach/mentor colleagues
  • Receptive to input, feedback, and ideas
  • Work collaboratively and cooperatively with their co-teacher
  • Willing and able to creatively and proactively solve problems
  • Commitment to continuous professional development and growth

Qualifications include:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • AMS or AMI certified at the Elementary level (6-12)
  • Experience working in a Montessori classroom
  • Meet the DCFS or ISBE requirements for a teacher
  • Good communication skills and strong work ethic
  • Investment in continuous learning and development
  • Ability to collaborate, multi-task and learn through observation and modeling

We are a strong school community, dedicated to Montessori principles, committed to inspiring independence, self-confidence, respect, and academic excellence.

Full-time position available for start of the 2024-2025 school year

Competitive salary and benefits package

Benefit eligible, including health insurance, dental insurance, 403B match after 1 year of employment, discounted tuition

Position start date August 2024

To Apply:

Please submit a cover letter and resume to with “Upper Elementary Teacher” in the subject line.