Pullman Community Montessori (PCM) is the first public Montessori charter school in Washington State. Our founding team is seeking Montessori credentialed lower elementary guides. It is preferred the candidate have a Montessori credential from a MACTE accredited program. PCM will consider candidates working towards their credential and will pay for the remainder of their training. Traditionally trained candidates eager to pursue their Montessori credentials will also be considered. PCM pays for training. BE THE CHANGE YOU WANT TO SEE IN EDUCATION! View our job description here. We are fully enrolled and you will have a full-time dedicated instructional assistant.
Salary range: $44,199 – $78,207 (Salary Range & Benefits)
Start date: August 17
Benefits: PCM employees, like all other public school employees, will receive benefits through the Washington State Retirement System and State Employees Benefits Board (SEBB). This includes a pension plan. Base starts at 5 days PTO (paid time off) to be used at the employee’s discretion. All 10 school holidays each year. School breaks off: Fall Break (1 week), Winter Break (2 weeks), Spring Break (1 week), Shared sick leave program, 6 days sick leave.
Incentives: PCM is providing a $5,000 moving stipend with this position. For those in need of attaining state certification, PCM will provide up to $8K in direct payment to an approved training program and will sponsor conditional certification. The training is self-paced and can be completed over a 2-year period. The employee is supported throughout this process.
**We are supported by a fellow charter school, Spokane International Academy, in streamlining the application process by using their Nimble platform. Do not let the information at the top of the Nimble application confuse you. Rest assured you are applying to PCM located in Pullman, Washington not Spokane International Academy. We are working with Nimble to change this pre-formatting to eliminate confusion. If you want to apply to Pullman Community Montessori located in Gladish Community and Cultural Center (115 NW State St, Pullman, WA 99163) please complete the Nimble application and email info@myPCM.org**
WHY CONSIDER JOINING THE PCM TEAM?
Unwavering commitment to Educators and high-fidelity public Montessori.
➢Competitive pay with great health and retirement benefits!
➢Each guide will be supported by a full-time Montessori trained assistant who will also be provided professional development.
➢Grow professionally through support from a full-time Montessori Coach and high-quality personalized professional development and collaboration time.
➢No requirement for dual roles: Guides will not be asked to teach remote and online classes.
➢Grow your tool kit in meeting the needs of all learners through support from a full-time Special Educator hired and employed by PCM.
➢Benefit from strategic partnerships:
NCMPS (National Center for Montessori in the Public Sector), an organization that grows and sustains Montessori in the public sector with a focus on equity and access.
TSS Place Network (Teton Science Schools), providing support in building a strong “Going Out” program for elementary students to connect them to the Pullman community and real-world project creation.
PMA (Public Montessori in Action), supporting PCM in employment of a fully integrated multi-tiered system of support that employs both Child Study and the Nautilus behavioral approach.
- Pullman exhibits a small town feel with big town amenities and options. Home to Washington State University and 8 miles from Moscow, Idaho, home of the University of Idaho.
- Enjoy increased community diversity and international celebrations attributed to being a University town.
- Benefit from a multiplicity of resources with 2 major Universities within a 8-mile radius: libraries, museums, lab and greenhouse tours, science center, cultural center, performing arts center, jazz festival, farmers markets, community gardens, symphony, lentil festival, connected bike paths, and more.
- Enjoy access to great parks and outdoor recreation opportunities!
- Safe community with a low cost of living compared to much of Washington State.
Visit our website www.PullmanCommunityMontessori.org to learn more, view the full position description, and APPLY. Have questions: call (509) 432-9124 or email info@myPCM.org
If you are coming from a different state make sure to conduct a cost of living analysis to compare how our salary compares with where you are in your state. Compared to many states, including the West side of Washington State, Pullman offers a lower cost of living with a higher number of amenities and diversity for a rural location. Don’t forget to account for Washington State’s excellent benefits program which includes a pension. If you need help in this analysis please reach out.
About Pullman Community Montessori (PCM)
PCM is a public charter school in the beautiful University town of Pullman, Washington. Pullman is a small but vibrant rural community bridging the best aspects of a small town with the diversity and energy of a small city. PCM is the first public Montessori charter school in Washington State! The school opened doors to serve students in kindergarten through 5th grade in August of 2022. At capacity PCM will support students through 9th grade. The school is housed and will grow to capacity in the historic Gladish Community and Cultural Center conveniently located in central Pullman. The facility is equipped with a gymnasium and outdoor play space as well as access to a large and small performing-arts theater. PCM is within walking distance to Washington State University and only 9 miles from the University of Idaho.