International Montessori School is seeking a co-lead teacher for our elementary (6-12 year old) program to join our team beginning with the 2021-2022 academic year. Our elementary program is a full one-way immersion program. Lower elementary students spend 80% of their instructional time in their Spanish immersion classroom and 20% of their instructional time in an English classroom. Our students have typically come through our Spanish immersion primary program or from other Spanish immersion or dual-language programs outside of our area. Most of our students come from English-speaking homes or have at least one parent who speaks English as their native language.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Native or near native fluency in Spanish
  • Excellent communication skills in both written and spoken English and Spanish
  • The ability to interact with others with compassion, confidence, and empathy
  • Strong organization, technology, and problem-solving skills
  • Willingness to participate in overnight field trips (post-pandemic)
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a co-teaching setting
  • Elementary Montessori certification completed or in progress from a MACTE-accredited program
  • A Bachelors degree or international equivalent
  • Classroom experience
  • Existing US work authorization

Our ideal candidate has a passion for guiding young people, is a lifelong learner, is creative, and thrives in a collaborative, international culture. In addition, experience in a language immersion or dual language program is helpful but not required.

A competitive salary and health, vision, and dental benefits are available.

IMS, an equal opportunity employer, seeks to support a diverse staff to reflect the diverse community of parents and students. Our current student body is 7% African-American or Black, 7% Hispanic, 13% Asian, 46% Caucasian, 1% American Indian and 26% Multi-Ethnic. All interested candidates should apply by sending a cover letter and a current resume/CV to hiring@imsnc.org. Newly hired staff will begin the school year August 2, 2021.

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About International Montessori School

International Montessori School is a non-profit, independent school located in Durham, North Carolina approximately 10 minutes south of Duke University and fifteen minutes north of the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill. IMS is a wonderful, diverse environment where teachers and families of many cultures, languages, and backgrounds come together in a supportive and engaging community. Our school provides full immersion programs in Spanish, French, and Mandarin Chinese for approximately 130 students from 3 to 12 years old. Full immersion means that the classroom teachers and assistants provide all instruction in the target language of the classroom. Our toddler program is in English. Most of our students come from English-speaking homes, but their parents have chosen IMS because they value being bilingual in today’s society. About 30% of our families come from homes where at least one parent speaks the target language either natively or relatively fluently.