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  • Thursday, June 28, 2018 1:22 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Rogers Park Montessori School

    Elementary Program Director

    Rogers Park Montessori School (RPMS) is a not for profit (501) c3, non-sectarian, educational organization located in the Andersonville neighborhood on the north side of Chicago, Illinois. It is a co-educational day school that enrolls children from ages 2 to 14. We are a community of families and educators guided by the philosophy of Maria Montessori. RPMS is accredited by the American Montessori Society (AMS) and the Independent Schools Association of Central States (ISACS).

    The school is seeking an Elementary Program Director (grades 1 to 8). The Program Director provides educational support, under the direction of the Principal, for school programs. The Program Director works with the Principal to assess programming needs and staff programs appropriately. The Program Director works with the Principal, Head Teachers, and Assistants to help direct the children’s activities academically, emotionally, and physically in a prepared Montessori environment that challenges each child to reach his/her fullest potential.

    Job Responsibilities:


    · Work with the Principal and teachers to establish educational priorities.

    · Work with the Principal to develop and implement appropriate program curricula in keeping with the Montessori philosophy.

    · Oversee the development and implementation of extra curricular programs. (Elementary PD only)

    · Supervise and run the co-curricular and/or after school programs.

    · Meet with parents as needed regarding behavioral, academic or social/emotional needs.


    · Observe classrooms regularly to facilitate the development of curriculum and professional development for Head Teachers and Assistants.

    · Assist in the supervision of the head teachers, full day, floats, and/or specials teachers.

    · Provide guidance, training, coaching and development activities to the Head Teachers, full day and/or specials teachers as necessary and conduct regular performance evaluations.

    · Assist the Principal in interviewing new staff members, including placing ads and checking references as required.

    · Assist in the professional development of teaching staff, including in-service programs.


    · Communicate and work effectively with other Program Director(s) to ensure channels of communication are clear.

    · Communicate and cooperate with the Administration.

    · Communicate effectively with children.

    · Communicate effectively with parents.

    Child Assessment

    · Work with the Principal and other designated professionals on any difficulties with children, parents and staff.

    · Provide input to the Admissions Director or Principal on recommendations regarding re-enrollment, rejection or dismissal of any child as required.

    · Make recommendations for testing or special needs services to the Principal.

    Testing and Progress Reports

    · Plan testing schedule, including sending communication to families, planning, organizing and ordering practice test material, and ordering tests and test score reports.

    · Analyze test results to determine possible new curriculum goals, including developing a plan for implementation.

    · Plan parent/teacher conferences, including sending communication to parents regarding progress reports and conferences.

    Interpersonal Skills

    · Strong communication skills, including the ability to effectively communicate with children.

    · High ethical standards.

    · Professional and courteous.

    · Strong organizational skills.

    · Ability to work effectively as a team member.

    · Flexibility and openness to new ideas.


    · Bachelor’s degree and Elementary Montessori certification.

    · Experience with and understanding of the development of children.

    Ability to fulfill requirements of all state and local licensing agencies affecting RPMS.

    Please send resume and references to Ben Blair at

  • Thursday, June 28, 2018 1:21 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Drummond Montessori

    Lower Elementary Job Description

    Drummond Montessori is an urban school that has reinvented itself. Building on its longstanding tradition (1893) in the Bucktown neighborhood, Drummond School is based on a time-tested philosophy that is usually reserved for private school education. In 2004, with federal funding, Drummond became the first public Montessori School in the City of Chicago — the largest urban district in the United States to embrace this challenge.

    In early August 2004 Drummond opened our doors to three Early Childhood classrooms, comprised of 3, 4, and 5-year-old students. Due to high demand and local interest, our classrooms have grown from the original 3 to 13, accommodating students from pre-school to 8th grade.

    We offer a full-day program for all students, beginning at the age of three. Our day begins at 8:30 a.m. and ends at 3:30 p.m. All 3- and 4-year-old children have a rest period in the afternoon while our 5-year-olds receive additional instruction with their teachers.

    We are seeking a Lower Elementary Classroom Teacher (First through third grade) to join our amazing team. For more information regarding the position, feel free to e-mail Principal Kittle at

    Minimum Qualifications:

    ● A Bachelor’s Degree, and valid Illinois State teaching certificate

    ● Experience working with diverse students and families, and a commitment for advocating for all children

    ● Growth mindset and belief that all children can learn and achieve at high levels

    ●Excellent relationship building and communication skills with adults and students alike

    ● Team player willing to roll up their sleeves to get the job done

    ● Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced, dynamic environment

    ● Ability to work independently and as a member of a team

    ● Excellent organizational, planning and implementation skills

    ● Excellent writing, communication and presentation skills

  • Thursday, June 28, 2018 1:11 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Montessori Language School

    Executive Director

    Intercultural Montessori Language School (Intercultural) with campuses in Chicago and Oak Park, IL, delivers a unique dual language/Montessori blended education serving 300 students ages 3 to 14. The Board seeks a Head of School to serve as philosophical and instructional leader to serve as the Executive Director to lead both the Chicago and Oak Park campuses. The ideal candidate will have a passionate commitment to the Montessori method and dual language program, and have experience in an established school. The Executive Director will report to Intercultural’s Board of Directors.


    • Strong advocate for Montessori education.

    • Strong advocate for dual language education.

    • Montessori certification through an accredited institution preferred.

    • Previous working in a Montessori school strongly recommended with leadership responsibilities.

    • Administrator/Principal certification and/or experience strongly recommended.

    • Robust leadership skills.

    • Experience creating an organization and maintaining sustainability preferred.

    • Proven experience with staff supervision and budget management.

    • Ability/Willingness to lead in fund development, including identification, cultivation and stewardship of donors.

    • Highly self-motivated.

    • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

    The position begins July 1, 2018. Salary will be commensurate with experience and certification. Apply online at Application deadline is May 22, 2018. Interviews begin May 23, 2018.

  • Thursday, June 28, 2018 1:06 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Naperville Montessori School
    2936 Artesian Road
    Naperville, IL 60502

    Infant-Toddler Teacher

    Located in far southwest Naperville at the intersection of Route 59 and 87th Street, Naperville Montessori School, established in 1999, inspires children 3 months through 8th grade. We are seeking an Infant-Toddler teacher with excellent customer service skills who value working as part of a close-knit school.

    Candidates for Infant-Toddler teacher must have a grounding in Montessori philosophy and have or be working toward a MACTE-accredited certification. BS/BA degree is preferred; must be Illinois Teacher Qualified with at least 18 credit hours of early childhood education.

    Naperville Montessori School is an affiliate of Montessori Unlimited. We offer full and part-time positions, offer competitive wages and great benefits. Please visit our web-site, to learn more and begin an employment portfolio. Phone calls to the school are also welcome; 630-904-5399.

  • Thursday, June 28, 2018 1:03 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Montessori Academy of Illinois
    Park Ridge, IL 60068

    Located in downtown Park Ridge near the train station, Montessori Academy of Illinois, established in 1993, serves children ages 6 weeks through 6 years of age. Our staff becomes like a family member as we serve the needs of our students and parents in four classrooms, one for Infants, one for Toddlers and two for 3-6 year old children. Currently, we are seeking an Infant-Toddler teacher and Teacher’s Assistant with good people skills who value working as part of a close-knit school.

    Candidates for Infant-Toddler teacher must have a grounding in Montessori philosophy and have, or be working toward an AMS certification. BS / BA degree is required with at least 18 hours of early childhood education. Compensation is commensurate with experience. Disability insurance is offered. If a candidate has 21+ hours of early child childhood education and is organized with computer skills, there is a Teacher-Assistant Head of School position for a higher salary.

    For the Teacher’s Assistant position, the school will pay for Montessori certification for the right candidate. Early childhood education is a plus.

    Positions open immediately, as the school is also planning an expansion in nearby Niles in the Fall of 2018.

    Interested candidates, please forward resumes to our Head of School, Charlene Alderete at:

  • Thursday, June 28, 2018 1:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Rogers Park Montessori School
    Chicago, IL 60640

    Nestled in the Bowmanville neighborhood just 10 miles north of Downtown Chicago, Rogers Park Montessori School, established in 1966, serves children ages 2-14. We have a proud tradition of teacher collaboration and support. The students, teaching faculty, and parents of our five 6-9 classrooms, four 9-12 classrooms, and one Middle School classroom comprise a close-knit school community. Currently, we are seeking 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 grounding in Montessori philosophy and have, or be working toward, AMS or AMI elementary certification. BS / BA degree is required.

    Compensation is commensurate with experience. Health, vision and dental coverage offered. 401k matching.

    Positions open for the 18-19 school year: 6-9 Head Teacher 9-12 Head Teacher/Intern Elementary Assistant

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

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