Desert Sky Montessori Charter School in Bend seeks an Oregon licensed Head Teacher for our Kindergarten/1st grade class. We are structuring this classroom to bridge the gap for students who have not had previous Montessori experience and to offer further preparation for children before entering the Lower Elementary Program. We will have a smaller class size (20) to meet the needs of these combined age groups.
DSM is located in the beautiful Central Oregon community of Bend. World class skiing, fishing, golf, water sports, cycling, trail running, and myriad of other recreational opportunities are all part of a quality lifestyle for Bend residents. Bend is noted as one of the best places to live for outdoor activity by Sunset Magazine, Bike Magazine, CNN, Newsweek, and Golf Magazine. Desert Sky Montessori is dedicated to providing a nurturing and inspiring environment for students and adults alike.
The sponsoring Bend-La Pine School District and the Bend community are very supportive of the school. DSM received an amazing Implementation Grant of $450,000 from the Oregon Department of Education for our start up years, and the classrooms are complete with beautiful Montessori materials and furnishings.
The successful candidate will preferably have a Montessori teaching certification and teaching experience. Oregon State Licensure, or the ability to obtain this credential is required. Salary is commensurate with credentials and experience, and competitive with independent schools in the area. The compensation package includes professional development opportunities, medical insurance, paid days off, and the Oregon PERS retirement fund.
About Desert Sky Montessori
Desert Sky Montessori (DSM) invites you to be a part of an exciting Montessori charter school in its fifth year. We offer a fully implemented, high-quality tuition-free Montessori program. We currently have 7 classrooms ranging from K-6th grade, each classroom with a lead guide that is supported by an assistant teacher.