MMCS Seeks Elementary Guides for School Year 2021/22

Moore Montessori Community School (MMCS) is seeking trained Primary and Elementary Montessori Guides to open new classrooms as part of a planned school expansion as we move to our new permanent home: a historic 14-acre public school campus in downtown Southern Pines, NC.

Guides will lead mixed-age learning communities using the Montessori method in fully-equipped classrooms. MMCS staff includes an AMI-trained administrator, an AMI-trained instructional coach, and a highly-effective student support team.  Some of our school priorities include cultivating a love of learning among students; reflective teaching practices; supporting positive guidance; connecting children to nature; and  implementing gracious community lunches and an active going-out program.

Ideal Candidate

Believes that each child has unique human potential and gifts to offer the world
Passionate about the value of public Montessori as a means of social justice
Demonstrates flexibility, initiative and a growth mindset, along with willingness to contribute to our team of public Montessori educators


Bachelor’s degree
AMI/AMS diploma in related age group
Previous classroom experience*
North Carolina teaching license or willingness to complete lateral entry license process as employee of MMCS*


Competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package
Mission-driven work
Family-friendly work environment and priority enrollment for staff children
Professional development opportunities throughout the year
Bottomless tea & coffee!

About Moore County, NC: High quality of life, affordable living.

Vibrant Downtown Culture

Charming, walkable downtown with parks, outdoor concerts, independent movie theater, library, yoga, dance and crossfit studios. Locally-owned shops along Broad Street include: fine foods and cheese shops, bicycle shop, knitting and yarn shop, book store, ice cream parlor, outdoor store, and clothing boutiques alongside cafes, pubs and restaurants.

Local Foods, Arts & Crafts and Recreation

The many farms around Moore County offer fresh produce at local markets. The area is home to the largest community of potters in the United States (great for going-out!). Live music abounds: weekly bluegrass sessions at the Music Barn are known state-wide. Moore County also has an abundance of recreation options, including horseback riding, hiking through old-growth longleaf pine forests, tennis and golfing.

Central Location

The state capital of Raleigh is an hour away, as is Raleigh-Durham International Airport.  The Blue Ridge Mountains are a few hours’ drive west and the beaches of NC just a few hours east.

Interested applicants may send a resume and cover letter to Katherine Rucker at Katherine.rucker@mooremontessori.org.  Call 910-636-1325 with questions.


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About Moore Montessori Community School

At Moore Montessori Community School (MMCS), we believe every child is capable of building a strong academic foundation, dynamic social-emotional skills, and a trust in his or her own abilities. The goal is to prepare our students for lives of joy and purpose in the 21st century.

As a public charter school, MMCS is able to implement an authentic Montessori education model within a public setting. We are building on Dr. Angeline Lillard’s recent seminal study proving that Montessori equalizes and elevates academic and social-emotional outcomes for children from various socioeconomic backgrounds.

MMCS is the first and only public Montessori school in the region. Located in Southern Pines, North Carolina, MMCS fosters a diverse school community. Analysis of local data shows that zip codes predict academic achievement, a trend we seek to challenge.