Position Description

The Woods, A Montessori School, in Springfield, VA, is looking for a Lead Toddler (0-3) Teacher. The Woods is an American Montessori Society accredited school located in Northern, VA just outside the nation’s capital. The position is for the 2021-2022 school and will start on August 16, 2021.


The Woods is looking for a creative, motivated, and dedicated individual who has a passion for working with young children and the Montessori philosophy. The successful candidate will be responsible for a mixed-age classroom comprised of 10-15 16 months to three-year-olds. Responsibilities include but are not limited to giving Montessori lessons, observations, daily record keeping, communicating with parents across various mediums, parent education, training and managing assistant faculty, and most importantly providing care and support to all children. Hours are 8:00 am – 4:00 pm with occasional evening meetings and at least two weekend events a year. The Woods is a growing school with great opportunities for professional growth and advancement.



AMS, AMI or other MACTE Certified Early Childhood Montessori Credential
Bachelor’s Degree (or equivalent experience)
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
A commitment to our mission values of peace, independence, love of learning, and respect
Flexibility and commitment to working in a team atmosphere
Comfortable with electronic record keeping
Willingness to work during Summer Camp (preferred)

Salary: $35,000-$45,000 depending on experience and level of education
4 weeks paid vacation*
10 personal days*
401k (w/employer) matching
Health Insurance
Vision, Dental, Short-Term Disability
Tuition Assistance for Continuing Education
Professional Development Opportunities
Performance Bonuses
American Montessori Society Membership Dues
Paid Planning Time

* Details reflect 12-month employees and differ slightly for 10-month employees.

To apply, please send us your resume, cover letter, and references to:


The Woods, A Montessori School
Attn: Daniel Clifford, Head of School
16723 River Ridge Blvd
Woodbridge, VA 22191


or via email to headofschool@woodsmontessori.com

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About The Woods, A Montessori School

The Woods was founded in 2018 as a private school to provide Montessori classes for children in the Prince William County area. The Woods, in conjunction with its sister school, The Springs, has the largest Montessori Toddler Program in Northern Virginia.