Lower Elementary Head Teacher 2021/22

Montessori Center School (MCS) has a rare opening in its Lower Elementary Program for a full-time Head Teacher.  Must have MACTE accredited AMS or AMI Elementary I Credential as well as a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree.  A minimum of three years’ experience as a Head Teacher is preferred.  This is a full-time position eligible for benefits.

MCS (www.mcssb.org) is an independent, non-profit school in its 55th year of operation with approximately 200 students from 18 months to 6th grade. The school is located on the Central Coast of California, in the beautiful community of Goleta adjacent to Santa Barbara.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.   Please submit a cover letter, resume, educational transcripts and/or diplomas, and three references that can document your commitment to providing a quality Montessori education.  Candidates invited to interview will be required to give a Montessori Lower Elementary lesson of their choice.

Montessori Center School is an Equal Opportunity Employer licensed by the DSS (Lic# 426205239). Clean criminal background check, CPR/First Aid training and Covid vaccine are required for this position.

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About Montessori Center School

We are a non profit private Montessori school located just north of Santa Barbara, California. We have been in existence since 1965 and are the largest and oldest Montessori school in the area. 

Vision: Our vision is an authentic Montessori environment within a collaborative, engaged community of positive role models who guide the development of each child’s human potential.

Mission: Our mission is to honor and develop the whole child from 18 months through sixth grade. We provide a nurturing, educational environment authentic to Montessori principles by fostering independent, compassionate, respectful, self-motivated, creative, life-long learners who will become positive forces to care for and transform our world.

Core Values:

Development of the Whole Child – We nurture the social, emotional, mental, spiritual, and physical development of children to prepare them for life.

Academic Excellence – We create a rich, academic environment in which students achieve their full potential as independent, curious, and resourceful thinkers and learners.

Learner Empowerment – Through collaboration and individualized support, we guide students’ love of learning through exploration and the unique expression of their interests, skills, and talents.

Family & Community – Through the Montessori principles of grace and courtesy, we engage as a supportive community by living the mission of MCS.

Respect for All – We cultivate respect for self, others, our environment, and our global community.