Lewis & Clark Montessori Charter School (LCMCS) is seeking an AMI Trained Primary Guide to join our Children’s House program beginning immediately for the 2021-2022 school year.  LCMCS is in its 12th year of operation and offers a fully implemented, high-quality tuition-free public Montessori program as well as a tuition-based Children’s House program.  We currently have 15 classrooms ranging from 2.5 years-8th grade. Each classroom has an AMI Trained Lead guide that is supported by a classroom assistant.  You can learn more about our school by visiting www.lcmcs.org.

The Primary Guide will lead an established classroom with 23-25 students alongside a supportive Assistant. The Children’s House Program consists of 2 Primary Classrooms and 1 Montessori Foundations (Kindergarten) Classroom.  You will be supported by a Primary Trained Montessori Coach, Primary Trained Reading Specialist, Montessori Trained School Counselor and AMI Montessori Trained Academic Director and Head of School.

Our school week has students on campus Monday to Thursday from 8:00 to 3:30 and Friday is for Guides to complete paperwork, planning, level meetings, and professional development.  During the school year we have occasional evening and weekend commitments.  The position is salaried, exempt, benefit-eligible from your first day of employment (medical, dental, and vision insurance) and fully paid by LCMCS.  After 6 months of employment, you are eligible for the Oregon Public Employees Retirement System (PERS).  PERS is both a retirement fund and a pension (upon vestment at 5 years).  Relocation expenses are available.

Candidates will need to have at least one year of work with children ages 3-6 years and must have a patient disposition, positive demeanor and exhibit teamwork, enthusiasm, and a flexible attitude.

Our ideal candidate has a bachelor’s degree, AMI Primary Montessori Certification, and Montessori Primary classroom experience. Strong communication and organizational skills along with professional teamwork and collaboration, are key to building relationships with students, parents, and colleagues.

Interested candidates should send a resume to Courtney McWilliams at cmcwilliams@lcmcs.org.

Lewis & Clark Montessori Charter School does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, physical or mental ability, or any other status protected under local, state or federal laws in the admission of otherwise qualified students or in the administration of its educational policies or programs, hiring, or employment practices.