STAR School is looking for an experienced Montessori Elementary Teacher to lead our 6-9  year-old Elementary Classroom (called Nooséłí Bighan “Home of the Growing Children,” in Navajo) beginning July for the 2021-2022 school year.  

SALARY: $43,000 – $53,000 depending on education and experience

We are looking for a confident, effective Montessori elementary lead who is comfortable with Montessori in a public setting.  Successful teachers at STAR School are eager to develop meaningful relationships with students and their families and to support the culturally responsive values and mission of the STAR School.


  • Montessori 6-9 Certification
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 2+ years’ experience leading a Montessori 3-6 classroom
  • Desired: Arizona State Teaching Certificate
  • Desired: Familiarity with Navajo Culture; Bilingual English/Navajo
  • Desired: Experience working in a Public Montessori setting and/or experience working in a Title I school
  • First Aid/CPR
  • Current DPS IPV Fingerprint Clearance Card will be required upon hire.

To apply, send a Letter of Interest and Resume to the STAR School: hr@ starschool.org.  **Please include the position to which you are applying in the subject line. 

Qualified applicants will be contacted for an interview.  Position is open until filled.

WE OFFER: Competitive Salary; Paid time off; Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance; 401(k); Professional Development support

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About The STAR School

The STAR School is a dynamic, award-winning Pre-K through 8th Grade Public Charter School serving primarily Native American children. Opened in 2001, STAR School is the first entirely off-grid, solar and wind powered charter school in the country. Drawing on foundational values of Native American cultures, STAR focuses on the 4 Rs: Respect, Relationship, Responsibility, and Reasoning with one another and with the surrounding environment. STAR stands for Service To All Relations.