Job Title: Elementary Montessori Classroom Guide (Elementary years 1-3 or years 4-6)

Reports to:

Elementary Program Director

Organization description:

Great River School is a public Montessori institution serving students ages 6 through 18. Our community is committed to an engaging environment which prepares students for their unique roles as responsible and engaged citizens of the world. Our vision is world peace through education. We specifically seek to deconstruct systems of bias and oppression that interrupt relationships and access to education. We welcome applications from all backgrounds – racial justice, gender inclusion, and accessibility of education is central to our core values as a school community.

Start Date: August 2020

Classification:  1.0 full-time, exempt regular salaried employee  – (salary DOE)

Qualifications: Credential in Montessori (from a MACTE accredited program) or willingness to begin Montessori elementary training, BA or other advanced degree in Education.

Preferred qualifications: Experience working in public schools, experience working in innovative and authentic Montessori programs, a commitment to education as a transformational experience, an ability to consider the beliefs and perspectives of others, a willingness to support a culture of collaboration and team. Understanding of the unique opportunities and challenges of a Montessori program serving ages 6-18.

** We encourage applicants who are passionate about Montessori education – Great River School seeks and encourages applicants from a diverse range of backgrounds. People of the global majority are highly encouraged to apply. We seek to employ adults reflect the heritage, backgrounds, and experiences of neighborhoods where our students live. We hire employees who have a Montessori credential, and we also are excited to recruit adults who are committed to teaching at an innovative school and commit to Montessori training.

Reports to: Elementary Program Director

General Description: Elementary classroom guide leads the planning, organization, and support for a classroom of students in an authentic Montessori setting.

Preferred candidates have current teaching license and are elementary Montessori trained. Great River School will support successful candidates in planning to assure these credentials and licensure areas are complete within 2 years of hire. Please apply if you have passion and interest in public Montessori education!

Please send a letter of interest, resume and three professional letters of reference (e-mail of application materials is preferred) to:

Sam O’Brien ~ Head of School


Great River School

1326 Energy Park Drive St. Paul, MN 55108

Please see our website for more information! http://www.greatriverschool.org/employment

About Great River School

We are a public Montessori serving children ages 6-18. We are a learning community that includes lower and upper elementary, and lower and upper adolescent learning environmnents.